The School Newspaper of West Shore Junior/Senior High School

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  • Thanksgiving holiday. No school Nov. 22-24.

  • Winter sports team photos will be taken Nov. 17 at 3:45 p.m. in the gym.

  • Middle-school play scheduled for Nov. 18 in the school auditorium.

The Gift of Wisdom

Danielle Ferretti

January 11, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I would like to use this space to give some knowledge from a wise senior to the younger grades. In this segment, I will explain how to buy presents for people when you’re broke. One really good way to buy cheap presents is t...

Disposition for Position

Melek Turkmen

January 11, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

College. That’s the one word constantly raging at upperclassmen’s minds. So, during the last two years of high school, most students desperately try to join more clubs and presumably run for leadership positions. What I don’...

Saving Senioritis

Nic Stelter

January 11, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Seniors, this is to you. Several weeks ago we pitted several of our greatest classmates against one another for the intense voting of senior superlatives. All was well and dandy until someone in your class (probably one of the pe...

Look beyond the stress moment

December 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

As we approach the time of midterms, I feel as though an immeasurable amount of fallacies has entered each one (or at the very least, most of) our individual minds. We all berate ourselves with feelings of inadequacy. Whatever...

Going vegan takes dedication, courage

Katelyn Kent

May 9, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I’ve been vegetarian for six years and started eating vegan about eight months ago. However, I’ve only started considering myself truly vegan and referring to myself as so since the beginning of February. My hesitation wa...

Political Correctness Culture is Ruining All of Us

Marc Spurlock

May 6, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

 Political correctness is rubbish. There, I said it and if you have a problem with it, you can go to your “safe space” to cry about it. Day in and day out, citizens practicing their right to free speech are ostracized by so...

Dress code accusations uncalled for

Hana Bilicki

January 17, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Have you ever heard the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover?” Yes, everyone has been at fault of passing judgement on someone’s appearance at some point, and although I can’t speak for everyone, I try not to judge...

Celebration cuts into exam review time

December 14, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

A school-wide celebration has been planned in response to West Shore being named a National Blue Ribbon School earlier in November. Normally this would be fine, but the celebration has been planned to take up 2 hours on Friday,...

New lunch portions hurt athletes

December 11, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor

The new school lunch guidelines state that the lunches have to be under 850 calories. These guidelines don't makes sense for a couple of reasons. Athletes eat more calories a day then the average person. So cutting back on those...

School uniforms not the solution

December 6, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor

At a recent school meeting regarding changes to the dress code the idea of uniforms was brought up. Personally I am totally against establishing uniforms. I think uniforms take away students freedom of expression and individuality....

Chick-Fil-A debacle is no overreaction

November 6, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I think there is a misconception on the “freedom of speech” as spoken of in the First Amendment. Real quick, let’s tackle that issue. Freedom of Speech. Freedom of speech allows any citizen to say just about anything...

Cross-dressing comments wrong

November 6, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Melia made a comment at the pep rally that really hit me hard. He said that cross dressing was prohibited and those that participated in such an act would be dress coded. I for one believe that there...

Death anniversaries nothing to celebrate

May 16, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Thousands of people gathered in the streets at Ground Zero in New York City on May 1 with flags and horns to celebrate the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. Though it may be considered by a fraction of Americans a celebration...

Championship shirts good idea

March 13, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Having made the T-shirts to sell to the student body was a really good idea because it's a way to show school spirit and also a way to raise money for the soccer team. The boys worked really hard and deserve to live in the glory...

KONY project not the best way to help

March 9, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

On March 5, the Invisible Children Inc. posted a video on YouTube titled “KONY 2012” and has already reached almost 12 million views. In the video’s producers explain how Joseph Kony is the most wanted war criminal throughout...

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