The Roar

West Shore moves up three spots in rankings

Isabel Burden, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

We’re No. 4. Each year, “U.S. News and World Report” ranks every high school in the United States, and in its recent list, West Shore ranks fourth overall in Florida and 53 in the United States. “U.S. News and World Report...

Guidance counselors: We’re still there for you

Olivia Blackwell, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

While guidance counselor Hannah Smith started a “Wildcat Wellness” group for students to de-stress earlier this school year, Smith wants students to know that they can still reach out to her despite being away from school...

Gloom, doom — or an opportunity to bloom

Keira Coleman, Special to the Roar

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 has been a disruptive influence on us all. Some adults have lost jobs, and others have been hailed as heroes. Likewise, some students have been left feeling vulnerable while others have experienced newfound empowermen...

Teacher Appreciation Week goes virtual

May 12, 2020

Teachers around the globe have had to adapt to the changes brought to the classroom by COVID-19. With more than 90 percent of the world’s schools closed, teacher appreciation week might have been forgotten due to the concerns o...

Pandemic provides upside for environment

May 4, 2020

Within all of the negatives associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a silver lining. The environment has started to replenish itself because people have been kept indoors and out of harm's way. Luke Marzano (11), co-founder...

Distance-learning overwhelms some students

Isabel Burden, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

As Zoey Hogeland (10) sits down to do her schoolwork in the morning, she becomes even more frustrated and overwhelmed with her long to-do list of assignments from her teachers.  “Without being able to actually stand in f...

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