The Roar

Series treats subject with respect

Emily Lovelock, Staff writer

April 22, 2019

Despite initial concerns due to Netflix’s reputation for using mature content simply for its shock value rather than its actual artistic value, the platform’s new show “Sex Education” proves to be a refreshing step toward w...

Cheating the system

April 22, 2019

The cheating epidemic at West Shore is worse than most teachers would think. The rate at which students are getting stealthier with their cheating is surpassing the rate at which teachers can catch onto the cheating, and it is due...

Give sports their due

April 22, 2019

I feel as though that our school and the West Shore community does not put enough energy and support into our sports teams as we should. I feel that academics are a very important part in our lives and that we should all take our ...

College app process can be stressful

Valery Linkenhoker, Managing editor

April 22, 2019

College is one of the most stressful topics as you reach senior year. Whether it be applications, decision letters or considering where you will study, the process as a whole is full of ups and downs. The application process is probably...

College financial system continues to worsen

April 22, 2019

Senior year. The time where everyone gets excited to finish out their high-school careers and move on to college. October brings nothing but stress, pushing for letters of recommendation and loads of school-specific essays. The f...

Trump strikes conciliatory pose, but will it last?

Auston Gonzalez, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2019

“The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.” President Donald Trump initiated the annual State of the Union Address to a national audience...

Materialism is distracting the true meaning of holidays

Madhav Pamidimukkala, Sports Editor

January 17, 2019

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy, splendor and appreciation for family and friends, but it seems that tradition is being eroded by materialism. Along with festive decorations and music, the holiday season ...

Comparing teen stress to past generations

January 16, 2019

Teen stress has hit a maximum for Generation Z, with 37 percent admitting to seeing a psychologist or other mental-health professionals, according to a 2018 American Psychology Association article. Older generations have continued to c...

Metro Boomin reinvents himself with new style

Madhav Pamidimukkala, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

After a weekend of highly anticipated releases from artists including Takeoff, Vince Staples and Jay Critch, “retired” Metro Boomin’s “NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES” takes the crown.  I would say something cliché like “this album ...

New amendment passed in election allows felons to vote

Auston Gonzalez, Editor in chief

December 4, 2018

During the Nov. 6 election, around 64 percent of voters decided to pass Florida Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to people with prior felony convictions upon completion of their sentences, including prison, parole and pr...

‘Hill House’ spooks viewers into enjoyment

November 15, 2018

Halloween season may be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good scare with “The Haunting of Hill House,” a TV show adaptation of a book by Shirley Jackson. Critics and viewers alike are in love with this new...

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