The Roar

Girls’ soccer unveils a new look, new attitude

Chris Johnson and Cullen Capaldi

January 17, 2019

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Following a 14-5-1 season, six players chose not to return to the girls’ varsity soccer team. The former players, all seniors, ultimately chose not to play for various reasons including injury, lack of competition, time commitme...

After-school speeders causes neighborhood worries

Leighton Johnson, Staff writer

January 17, 2019

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More than 9,500 teens have died from speeding-related accidents, according to a study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. And similar harm could come to someone you know. After the final bell rings, students have been see...

Gen Z’s struggle with stress derives from myriad sources

Emily Lovelock, Staff writer

January 17, 2019

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In its annual Stress in America™ survey, the American Phycology Association found that Generation Z respondents reported the highest average stress levels of all generations surveyed. This is the APA’s 12th annual survey on str...

District looks into new college-planning program

Justin Ho, Staff writer

January 17, 2019

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For a school that has produced more than 2,800 graduates, it’s an important question where these graduates have ended up especially for a college prep school such as West Shore. During the past 20 years, alumni have landed at...

Meme culture’s impact skews perceptions

January 17, 2019

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There is a war going on in our hands every day. The fight seeps into our brains as we scan through material we may believe to be true, and this culture brawl is just reaching the front. Right there with the rest of the army, ...

Staff and students cite their biggest concerns

Valery Linkenhoker, Managing Editor

January 17, 2019

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From dirty water fountains and animals in the ceiling to vaping and stress, students and staff are expressing their concerns about life on campus. Seventh-grader Iona Peters said the biggest problem is people cutting in the lunch ...

Research teachers eye Science Fair

December 19, 2018

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As first semester comes to an end, students in science research are just starting the testing portion of their projects. Teachers Mary Schropp and Paula Ladd are helping their students prepare for the competition in February. ...

Two dances, one cheer team

December 19, 2018

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The cheerleaders were all in this together Friday during the JV and varsity basketball games. The teams united as one to put on a performance during both halftimes. Junior Katelyn Curtis said the performance was smooth with littl...

Potter Club celebrates Christmas

December 19, 2018

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“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” Sirius Black said that in Harry Potter’s Goblet of Fire. The guideline for assessing character pops up through out the Harry Potter series.&n...

Faculty pitches in to score senior papers

December 18, 2018

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For those in 12th grade, the senior paper represents a semester’s worth of research, writing and revision, and those who grade the papers must turn them around quickly and score them with integrity. “The senior papers were...

Sophomores kick it in homerooms

Catrina Narmore

December 18, 2018

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The sophomore class recently started what it hopes will become a new tradition. Four homerooms were picked to battle it out in a kickball tournament while the rest of the classes watched. Linda Johnson's homeroom class lost to...

JV boys’ basketball beats Satellite 36-32

December 17, 2018

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Lead by sophomore Kyle Peters with 20 points, the JV boys' basketball team won its first game in two years against the Satellite Scorpions Thursday night 36-32. "It felt good that we were able to finally pull the team together...

Dual-enrollment student face shorter Winter Break

December 14, 2018

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Classes for Eastern Florida State College students ended Dec. 7, more than two weeks before public high schools release for Winter Break. While that might sound like good news for those enrolled full-time at the college, those...

Anti-vaping presentation scheduled for January

December 14, 2018

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A guest speaker will be visiting campus early next semester to discuss the dangers of vaping. The speaker will be giving two presentations that will be held on Jan. 11 during home room in the gym. Student Government officers found out about ...

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