The Roar

A battle of racial proportions

Nathaniel Curtis, Managing Editor

August 29, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Not guilty. By now everyone has become amazingly familiar with those words following the verdict by a jury to acquit George Zimmerman of second-degree murder. I am not outraged, nor am I pleased by the verdict. I am, however,...

Ignoring Class Size Amendment unwise

Scarlett Callahan, Staff Writer

April 9, 2013

Filed under Opinions

It has come to my attention that among the many changes that will take place next year due to budget cuts could be the abandonment of the meeting Florida’s Class Size Amendment in Brevard. Many of the major changes — such...

Professional teams’ grab for tax dollars comes at expense of high-school sports

Aalekhya Tenali, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2013

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

Senior Lauren Dietl runs on the varsity cross-country team in the fall, starts on the varsity soccer team in the winter and sprints for the varsity track team in the spring. However, with the new ‘pay-to-play’ system that...

Local soccer star touched community

Emily Dubec-Hunter, Staff Writer

March 6, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Two teens driving home from college to visit their families in Melbourne Beach were hit by a drunk driver Thursday night. They crashed into a third vehicle and their vehicle caught fire, killing them both. When I first heard...

Ending busing poses complex problems

Stephanie Shaw, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013

Filed under Opinions

No more school buses means more cars driving through the campus every day, it also means students having to get their licenses earlier than planned because riding a bus no longer will be an option. With the school board’s rece...

Budget ignorance isn’t bliss

Tania Martin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Doing research on the school’s current budget, I recently came across a community forum on the Brevard Schools website where people may post their thoughts and suggestions about the cuts. I came upon a post labeled “Transportation...

Unresponsive DOE should be ashamed

Nathaniel Curtis, Managing Editor

January 11, 2013

Filed under Opinions

I had the chance to write a story regarding the school’s national Blue Ribbon Award. If you are familiar with the story, then you know that I wrote about a possible focus on private and charter schools over public schools. OK,...

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,...

A well-earned celebration

Sarah Brusca

December 14, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Finally after dedicating our lives to West Shore academics, sports, and clubs students are being awarded with the Dec. 14 Blue Ribbon celebration. Students are awarded for their hard work and are being allotted a two hour event...

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...

Blue and Silver: Time for change

December 6, 2012

Filed under Opinions

The Blue and Silver soccer game is designed to be a fundraiser that also boosts school spirit. It instead has turned into the boys showing off their skills and embarrassing the girls. “I think it’s good to scrimmage them....

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....

Blue-Silver game not fun for everyone

Sarah Brusca, Staff Writer

November 14, 2012

Filed under Opinions

The newly rescheduled for the end of the season Blue and Silver game was initially an event to bring money to the soccer programs, but it has now become the time that the boys get to flaunt their skills and come up with obnoxious...

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...

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