Forget History, and We May Repeat It

Forget History, and We May Repeat It

Samantha Huber, Opinions Editor

September 15, 2017

In the wake of the Charlottesville protests and the Confederate statue and flag debates, people can’t seem to come to an agreement on exactly how our nation’s history should be preserved and remembered. The most important aspect of this debate is making sure history is preserved. America must be v...

Private Education is the Clear Choice

Private Education is the Clear Choice

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Many parents ponder the important decision of sending their children to the local public school or paying the extra tuition to help them achieve a prestigious, private education that will give them the opportunity to go above the norm and fully engage in their learning. While students learn many o...

Has Hollywood Run Out of Original Ideas?

Has Hollywood Run Out of Original Ideas?

Caroline Hinrichs, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

In a world dominated by media and television, you don’t have to wait long before you’ll see an ad or preview for yet another franchise movie. Whether it be Star Wars or various superhero movies, an incredibly large percentage of new releases each year have been confined to the “sequel” or “reboot...

Survival Flight

Survival Flight

Jimmy Obertop, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

On Thursday morning I was supposed to act as a person who was involved in a distracted driving accident and once the paramedics arrived on the scene, they had to cut me out of the car because I was in critical condition. They called a helicopter to come get me and take me to the hospital. In ...

When the Classroom Becomes the Course

When the Classroom Becomes the Course

Ava Bidner, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017

After a morning full of difficult tests and extensive papers, seven eighth-graders gathered in their fifth-hour class, pushed the desks to the side, and began laying down tape and wooden blocks, creating a miniature golf course. As part of their geometry and angles unit, the students were required to ...

The Age of Technology

Emily Lytle

August 25, 2017

Westminster is heading towards becoming a “paperless” school in the upcoming years as the iPad becomes the most common tool for students in grades 7-11. When researching the reason for iPads in all grades, Westminster’s website articulates that, “simply stated, with the iPad, classroom w...

WCA Alumni Hitchhikes Across Europe

WCA Alumni Hitchhikes Across Europe

Allison Eichenlaub

August 25, 2017

Andrew Eichenlaub, a 2015 graduate, set off for Europe on June 5th with only the clothes he was wearing and a 40 pound hiking backpack. Andrew took off on his great expedition with Reed Schick, a friend from Westminster. The two boys had no idea what was in store for them over the next 10 weeks, th...

Ice Cream Parlor Victory

Ice Cream Parlor Victory

Natalie Ford, Entertainment Editor

August 24, 2017

It’s interesting to find fun and exciting places to eat and/or visit. In Clayton, there is a strip on coffee shops, oyster bars, and an ice cream parlor named Clementines. This was the first time I have been to this side of Clayton and it was cute, quaint, and cozy. The inside of Clementine’s is...

WCA Community Experiences Totality

WCA Community Experiences Totality

Samantha Huber, Editor

August 22, 2017

On Monday, St. Louis experienced its first total solar eclipse since 1442. The WCA community took some time out of their school day to recognize and observe this special event. Needless to say, it was exciting for both students and faculty who had been waiting in anticipation for this once in a lifetime eve...

Seniors Take on Russia for Spring Break

Seniors Take on Russia for Spring Break

Lauren Ramos, Print Editor

April 12, 2016

Who was the trip through? ES:  “We traveled with Randy Mayfield and a team made up of mainly Central Presbyterian Church members. We went to Russia to work with the Comfort Foundation which provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to orphans and children in poor family situations.” ...

Cyborg Cats Enter into Competition Season

Cyborg Cats Enter into Competition Season

Lauren Bell, Staff Writer

April 12, 2016

The sound of motors running and balls droppings surround the Westminster robotics team as they enter into competition season. The season has recently begun and the team is ready to compete. On March 11th and 12th, the Cyborg cats attended a competition at the Chaifetz Arena and soon began to show that ...

New Principals Announced for 2016/2017 School Year

New Principals Announced for 2016/2017 School Year

Audrey O’Neill, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2016

     On March 8 at Westminster’s Association Meeting in the Theater, three grade level principals were announced for the upcoming school year: Heather Marsee, English department do-dhair, Mallory Rohlfing, upper school dhemistry and drchestra teacher, and Chris Pederson, football coach and upper sc...

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