The Roar

Gun control, mental health need to be addressed

Molly Minta, Editor in chief

February 2, 2015

At 12:25 a.m. on Nov. 20, Myron May, a lawyer and alumnus of Florida State University, walked into the Strozier Library on FSU’s Tallahassee campus and opened fire, injuring two students and paralyzing one. Police officers from FSU ...

Time to put the brakes on extreme college culture

September 9, 2014

College, from its single-sex beginnings to now, has always been a rite of passage. And, as is the way of the world, the attitudes towards that rite of passage are changing. No one needs to tell you that kids party in college....

School absence policy unreasonable

Autumn Scheer, Letters to the Editor

September 3, 2014

We’ve all been absent for sickness, vacation, personal problems or to take a break from all the stress. And, usually, you don’t think about how many unexcused absences you may have because the allotted nine seem reasonable....

Florida Primary unsurprising but fruitful

Evelio Sotolongo, Opinions Editor

August 31, 2014

Florida voters recently took to the polls in the state’s gubernatorial primary election. A sense of predictability characterized the primary, with most of the races ending in landslide victories.  Though several state and...

Dress code accusations uncalled for

Hana Bilicki

January 17, 2014

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...

Textbook controversy focuses on the wrong things

Dana Brown, Web Manager

November 9, 2013

Did the creators of Prentice Hall’s ninth-grade world history textbook make a mistake by creating a book that gives more attention to Islam than Judaism and Christianity? Yes, as State Representative Ritch Workman pointed out....

A battle of racial proportions

Nathaniel Curtis, Managing Editor

August 29, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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