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Musician’s death sparks controversy

Auston Gonzalez, Editor in chief

October 8, 2018

June marked the passing of famous Florida artist Jahseh Onfroy, creatively known as XXXTENTACION. Though facing a decent amount of scrutiny during his lifetime for a number of reasons, there is no reason for X’s deat...

Netflix film draws heavy attention from teens

Madhav Pamidimukkala, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018

Whether you watched the movie or read the novel if you’re not living under a rock you’ve probably heard of the film erupting with popularity on social media, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The film uses the tr...

Eminem’s new album hits the target with ‘Kamikaze’

Kevin Barr, Featured writer

September 27, 2018

Less than a year after the critical and financial failure of his album “Revival,” hip-hop legend Eminem released a new record (without any promotion to boot) to his millions of ravenous fans. The album, titled “Kamikaze,” i...

The Last Straw

Natasha Mozdzen

September 27, 2018

From the gorgeous visuals to the soothing sounds, our oceans please our senses in countless ways. They also provide us with great means of transportation, an impressive variety of ocean life and food sources and even...

Dear Senior Class Group Chat

Anna Wilder, Featured Writer

September 27, 2018

To the 880 spam messages, weird and sometimes offensive memes, overly-obsessed Rich the Kid lovers and stressed out class officers, our future is debatable. The chat has recently blown up due to pessimistic rock lovers,...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Shawn Humphrey, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018

For both casual and hardcore fans of superhero movies, it was something of a game to wonder how Marvel would figure out how to fit all of our favorites into one film. But the result of mixing Iron Man and his protege, Spider-Man,...

‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’

Auston Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018

“Beerbongs and Bentleys” is Post Malone’s best work yet. Tracks such as “Stay” show his diversity as an artist with less of a hip-hop feeling, yet tracks such as “Ball For Me” featuring Nicki Minaj show the style...

‘I Feel Pretty’

Rachel Montgomery, Managing Editor

May 15, 2018

“I Feel Pretty” is supposed to be empowering, but it makes the exact opposite point. The movie’s premise is to laugh at women based on how they look, but then scolds us for doing so. This could be problematic if it was remotely...

‘Hear No Evil’

Madhav Pamidimukkala, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018

“Hear No Evil” is a pleasant surprise due to the lack of social media attention it has received. It has both a chill and relaxed vibe as “Anybody” with Nicki Minaj showcases a light beat and low vocals, and a fast pace...

Pulitizer Praise

Auston Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018

After losing the Grammy Award for album of the year in late January, Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” received a greater honor, winning the Pulitzer Prize for music last month. Lamar is the first winner who is not a classical or...

Gun restrictions won’t solve the people problem

May 15, 2018

Recently, there have been many calls for gun rights restriction. I am an avid supporter of the Second Amendment. My family owns many firearms and I have knowledge on each of them, so I believe that many opinions of anti gun politics...

Staff Editorial

May 15, 2018

What if you found out that this week’s Florida Lottery had one-fourth fewer players than usual. Would you buy a few extra tickets? Of course you would. The odds would be stacked in your favor. When West Shore opened as a school...

College acceptance always should be celebrated

Rachel Montgomery, Managing Editor

March 6, 2018

As college acceptances come out, the dreaded question “Where do you want to go?” is being asked. At the lunch table. In the hallway. By your homeroom teacher. While having a family game night. The idea of venturing off into a ne...

Letter to the editor: America’s gun problem

March 6, 2018

In 2018 we have experienced yet another abhorrent shooting, this time stealing the lives of 17 innocent souls. However, this time [the FBI] saw it coming. They knew that this could happen. They knew it could get worse. Yet, e...

Letter to the editor: Cold cafe

March 6, 2018

I think the cafeteria is way too chilly. It is completely ridiculous that I have to bring a jacket just to eat my lunch.  It is preposterous that there aren’t enough seats outside, because the younger wildcats take them an...

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