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Underclass final exams start Friday

May 21, 2019

With the end of the school year closing in, that means final exams are too. Junior Ishaan Jathal said he’s not too worried about finals though because everything comes easy for him. “I took five AP classes so I don’t reall...

New law makes texting while driving a primary offense

May 14, 2019

A proposal to make texting while driving a primary offense in the state of Florida was put into action April 29 when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 107 into law. School Resource Officer Valerie Butler said she thinks this change was...

Claims of carcinogens in groundwater

May 13, 2019

Higher-than-normal rates of cancer have been reported in two ZIP codes that include Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, South Patrick Shores, Suntree, Palm Shores and Viera, according to a recently released report by the Florida ...

Chemistry students make teacher feel appreciated

May 9, 2019

Third and fourth period AP Chemistry students surprised teacher Carolyn Horst in her classroom recently by giving her a gift to welcome her back after she missed three days of class because of a car accident. “I definitel...

Still no teacher contract as year nears end

May 9, 2019

After yearlong negotiations over teachers’ contracts, Brevard Public Schools is now in a mediation process to decide the terms of the document. County teachers have not had an official contract this entire school year and thi...

Excitement stirs for yearbook distribution

May 9, 2019

The end of the year always means tests: AP exams, finals, and FSAs. But it also means yearbook distribution, which junior Shelbi Winslow is eagerly awaiting. “I usually get [a yearbook] every year,” Winslow said. “...And...

Anatomy classes dissect cats

April 27, 2019

Dissections have been underway for the anatomy class at the end of the school year. Anatomy teacher Maggie Molledo has had her students perform many throughout the course of their studies. “What we’re doing right now is rabbits, ...

NHS pet food drive ends Friday

April 22, 2019

National Honor Society currently is holding its first non-affiliated pet food drive to collect wet or dry cat and dog food. The drive, which lasts through Friday, was initiated to help senior members earn the 20 points they need in...

May-only testing schedule causes concern

April 22, 2019

Purchasing the latest review books, sophomore John Luu readies himself for his upcoming AP exams set to start during the second week of May; however, unlike in years prior, Luu will have to balance his studying time with the stat...

Convention energizes journalism students

April 15, 2019

More than 1,400 students were “electrified” this past weekend at the Florida Scholastic Press Association convention in Orlando. Thirty-three journalists from West Shore’s TV pro, yearbook newspaper and Journalism 1 attended...

Students add jobs to busy schedules

April 15, 2019

Freshman Madeleine Coalter and Sophomore Kyle Peters have recently begun jobs in search for money and a way to spend their free time. They are among other students including sophomores James Green and Chase Burton, who work at C...

NHS seniors scramble for required points

April 10, 2019

National Honor Society held a senior-only meeting on Tuesday April 2 in Missy Landmesser’s room to discuss the number of points seniors still need to be able to wear stoles at graduation and how the seniors can get those point...

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