Well Worth the Wait

Well Worth the Wait

Isabella Francois, Editor in Chief

September 5, 2018

  While sitting in traffic in the Westminster parking lot that caused my normal 10 minute commute to cross country practice take around 40 minutes, I, like many other students and staff, wondered why the school decided to allow people en route to the 100th annual PGA Golf Championship to catch ...

Sleep or School?

Sleep or School?

Rebekah Sems, Staff Writer

August 31, 2018

Sleep is an important and fundamental part of every person’s life and is especially crucial in the lives of teenagers and students. Unfortunately, the early start time of school does not allow for students to get enough sleep the night before. Without plenty of sleep, students cannot perform to the ...

NYC Summer Seminar: A Redemptive Exploration

NYC Summer Seminar: A Redemptive Exploration

Ava Hollman, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

The Big Apple. Known for its bustling crowd, busy tourist attractions, and bright lights, New York City is the metropolitan hub of America. The gem of this landmark, however, is the famous Broadway strip, lined with theatres and protruding with eye-catching advertisements to entice romantics and intelle...

South Dakota Wrap Up

South Dakota Wrap Up

Claire Sanden, Staff Writer

August 30, 2018

This summer, 26 rising seniors alongside 6 teachers went to South Dakota on a summer seminar. The students signed up for the trip back in the fall and had been looking forward to it all year. On June 8, the students arrived at school with all their clothes and all other supplies for the trip and ...

Wanted: Women in STEM

Wanted: Women in STEM

Amanda Berry, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

The cry for more women in STEM fields remains nothing new in our current culture. Increasing opportunities arise for females to enter science, math, engineering, and technology fields, and the gender wage gap even stands significantly lower in these STEM fields as an added incentive, according to the Off...

Sophomore’s Lead Special Olympics

Sophomore’s Lead Special Olympics

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

On Mar. 16 while the rest of Westminster students sit in class on a regular Friday, the sophomore class will be hosting a unique and impactful event for a group of students from several schools in the Special School District of St. Louis County. After the closing of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, the S...

Climbing to the Top

Climbing to the Top

Sam Dare and Preston Willis, Assistant Editors-in-Chief

April 10, 2018

After one-second place finish and 3 semifinalists finished in six years, the Cyborg Cats finally won their hometown regional to earn their way to the World Championship.   It was a roller coaster ride all weekend, and they made it all the way to the top. After having a practice day Thurs...

Sometimes You Get What You Pay For

Sometimes You Get What You Pay For

Luci Hilboldt, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

In St. Louis alone, there are 175 private high schools. The average tuition for all St. Louis Private schools is $16,809. Many parents insist they put their children in private schools for the religious benefits and a better education. While it is clear that children enrolled in public schools often...

The Fall of Snapchat

The Fall of Snapchat

Nicole Chelew, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

Whether it’s Kylie Jenner’s tweet bashing the app or the new update, Snapchat’s popularity is rapidly declining. Recently after Kylie Jenner tweeted, “Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me….ugh this is so sad,” Snapchat’s stock went down more than 8%. With 24.5 mi...

Followers Don’t Equal Voters

Followers Don’t Equal Voters

Samantha Huber, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2018

“You get a car! You get healthcare! Everybody gets government healthcare!” So far, Oprah Winfrey’s main qualification to run for president in 2020 is a good speech at the Golden Globes. It seems people don’t care about or pay attention to policies anymore, but rather focus purely on peopl...

Out-of-This-World Costumes

Out-of-This-World Costumes

Amanda Berry, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

Colorful, vibrant costumes fill the halls during Spirit Week, where students have transitioned from their usual various shades of navy and grey to become aliens, cowboys, and the occasional bottle of ranch dressing. While some students plan their costumes weeks in advance and have every costume read...

For Some WCA Students, Safety First Means Spirit Last

For Some WCA Students, Safety First Means Spirit Last

Isabella Francois, Feature Editor

February 1, 2018

Senior Logan Montgomery bounces the ball once, ready to take his shot in the Half Court Shot game during the Monday Spirit Week assembly. The entire gymnasium goes silent as they watch the ball sail through the air and into the net. The seniors storm the floor, burying Logan in a dog pile. Moments like...

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