The Roar

Band students exercise right to vote

November 13, 2018

Filed under Connect Briefs

The election season hasn’t ended for the school’s band students who have been given an opportunity to exercise their right to vote for which pieces they will play in the upcoming winter concert. “With the older ensembles, we read a lot o...

Apple abandons lightning port

November 13, 2018

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

Apple has recently announced the release of its iPad Pro with some special features, such as the edge to edge design, Face ID and the new Apple-designed seven-core GPU. But most surprisingly to many Apple consumers is the swi...

Academic team ends season in first place

November 13, 2018

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

The academics team ended the season with an undefeated record following its last regular-season match Monday. As a result of finishing in first place, the West Shore team heads into district competition with confidence. “I’m...

Boys’ basketball adds four new players

November 13, 2018

Filed under Briefs, Sports Briefs

Tryouts have been held and the team has been set. Sophomores Bennett Kent, Chase Burton, Henry Pavlick and junior James Leonard will join the nine varsity basketball players on the court when preseason play opens next week. "I...

Girls’ soccer announces new players

November 10, 2018

Filed under Briefs, Sports Briefs

The girls’ varsity soccer team will take the field with eight new faces this season after losing seven seniors to graduation last May. According to new right-wing Brooke Rentschler, last week’s three-day tryouts were rigorous. "We...

Harry Potter Club gets sorted out

Matthew Corrigan, Harry Potter Club BEAT

November 9, 2018

Filed under Briefs, Connect Briefs

Grab your wands and your Nimbus 2000 because there’s a new club coming off the train station at platform 9 3/4.  The school has many clubs, but one is much different than any other.  The Harry Potter Club is run by anatomy t...

New grade-reporting software up and running

November 7, 2018

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

Focus has replaced Edline as Brevard Public School’s grade-reporting software, causing initial skepticism among the school’s stakeholders. The transition occurred at the beginning of the second nine weeks of school, forcing...

Spanish Honor Society inducts 16 members

November 6, 2018

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

The National Spanish Honor Society recently welcomed 16 new members during a ceremony in the media center. “It was really cool,” sophomore and new NSHS member Meghan Matthys said. “We all sat in rows and held candles. Th...

Science lab adds spooky touch for Halloween

November 5, 2018

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

Science teacher Linda Johnson and her eighth-grade class decided to dip their tongs into some dry ice on Halloween for a spooky school activity to learn about sublimation. "Technically it is in the curriculum. I want you to...

Girls’ soccer gets spooky for Halloween

November 5, 2018

Filed under Sports Briefs

The girls’ soccer team got into Halloween spirit Wednesday for their practice. “We dressed up and played soccer,” sophomore Ella McMullin said. “It was a mostly fun practice and did a lot of crossing and finishin...

Crew team competes in alien costumes

November 5, 2018

Filed under Briefs, Sports Briefs

Captain Emily Eastwood (12) placed third out of 11 boats in the varsity double race, and novice Anastacia Devlin (9) fifth out of 11 in the junior eight and second out of 11 in novice eight race to pace Space Coast Crew i...

Boys’ basketball tryouts begin Monday

November 4, 2018

Filed under Sports Briefs

The boys' junior varsity and varsity basketball tryouts have been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. The team has two weeks from then until it takes on its first challenge in the annual Space Coast Preseason Classic. "We have...

Cheerleaders work to avoid injuries

October 31, 2018

Filed under Briefs, Sports Briefs

The cheerleaders are preparing for their long season, which began in July and runs through February, by trying to avoid injuries that come with the sport. To that end, before they cheer the team stretches and warms, but Coach Ca...

Sciatic injury sidelines varsity runner

Shawn Humphrey, Staff writer

October 23, 2018

Filed under Sports Briefs

When freshman and two-sport athlete Noa Miller-Caraballo began the 2018-19 school year, he was hoping to find success as both a member of the school’s cross-country and soccer teams. Now, with cross-country season concluding...

June SAT curve causes students’ scores to fall

Emily Lovelock, Staff writer

October 8, 2018

Filed under News Briefs

Fearing the impact on college admissions, students and parents have been rallying for College Board to rescore the June SAT- on which many students received surprisingly low scores due to a harsh curve. The movement started to gain moment...

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