The Art of Conversation: A Guide

Andrew Zacks, Columnist

November 2, 2018

You come up to me on the street and say you know me from the columns I hide behind in the Bi-Line. Two things are liable to happen: either we are both instantaneously teleported to a clearing in a wintry forest and fight to su...

Why banning guns is our only hope

Payton Selby, Columnist

November 2, 2018

The harsh reality of the 2nd Amendment debate is that a great deal of useless argumentation is made by both conservatives seeking to uphold their perceived “God, Guns and Beer” form of national identity, and by the newly empo...

Technology Effects on Youth

Anna Bass, Columnist

November 2, 2018

Technology has grown from a privilege to an expectation, especially in our youth today. While technology has numerous benefits, such as instant communication, a form of expression, and new forms of art, it also has numerous ne...

Bad publicity is still publicity: Kanye West’s Obsession with Attention

Phoebe Lariccia, Columnist

November 2, 2018

“Thank you Kanye, very cool!” tweets President Trump in reply to rapper Kanye West’s outspoken support, engendering a war of controversy on social media. These days, West’s face seems to be plastered over every news ar...

America’s Second Civil War – Tribalism and the Internet’s impact on politics

Andrew Stevens, Columnist

November 2, 2018

Is America headed toward a second Civil War? Instead of a war that poses the North against the South, the new Union and Confederacy seem to be our partisan system of Democrats and Republicans. Even our leaders, a new generation...

Space and Time: Some Things and Other Things

Andrew Zacks, Columnist

September 28, 2018

        How high can you count? Go for it. Stop there! That was really good. I’m impressed. But! Be warned, you didn’t even make it to the square footage of your home. In 2013, the average size of a house in the United S...

Who is really to blame for student’s stress?

Anna Bass, Columnist

September 28, 2018

        BREAKING NEWS: Westminster students get stressed from time to time. Due to the high numbers of gifted students, competition to succeed, or even remain average, while balancing extracurricular activities makes the rigor of W...

School choice

Payton Selby, Columnist

September 28, 2018

        “Would you say to Indiana, that schools cannot discriminate against LGBT students if you want to receive federal dollars? Or would you say the state has the flexibility?” – This was the fiery question Represen...

School Spirit

Addie Anderson, Columnist

September 28, 2018

        This school year, students around the campus are seeking to increase school spirit. School spirit gives life to the campus and to the daily routines of school. It lets us connect with others, show our pride for our ...

Is the pen really mightier than the keyboard?

Andrew Stevens, Columnist

September 28, 2018

        It’s Tuesday, August 14 – the first day of school. You stumble into your first class at 8:34, AP Zoology, or something like that, and your teacher hands you a pink piece of paper (she thinks that she’s edgy b...

What is the American dream?

Ashley Ahn, Columnist

March 5, 2018

On Feb. 12, 17-year-old Korean-American Chloe Kim won her first gold medal in the women’s snowboarding halfpipe event. With this win, Kim also became the youngest woman to ever win the women’s halfpipe event at the Winter Ol...

The war on capitalism: Why we should not support socialism

Will Wallace, Guest Columnist

March 5, 2018

In recent years in the United States, capitalism has come under attack. The primary opposition or “solution” presented to capitalism is socialism. I am here to explain why socialism is not only impractical but utterly greed...

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