The Roar

Cross-dressing comments wrong

November 6, 2012

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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...

Tech week advantage seems unfair

Stephanie Shaw, Staff Writer

October 24, 2012

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Every year the drama department puts on a fabulous fall musical.  This year those amazing actors and actresses along side with dancers and tech crew put together “Hello, Dolly!”  I went to see the production, and it was...

Different test versions impact scores

Valerie Ferretti, Staff Writer

October 23, 2012

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We learn all throughout school not to cheat on anything, especially not tests. Yet students may not realize, that teachers can also cheat during tests. Often teachers will make different test versions to prevent students from copy...

Extra credit too much of a hassle

Sarah Brusca, Staff writer

September 14, 2012

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It is absolute anarchy that extra credit for bringing in charitable goods, taking part in your school’s Spirit Week and anything other than academics has been dismissed.  Students obviously work to maintain their grades, but...

Practice test creates needless work

Stephanie Shaw, Staff Writer

September 13, 2012

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Senior students are submitting applications for colleges and starting their last year of high school.  They don't need one more thing to worry them like having to take a practice SAT writing test.  Most of us have already taken...

Take the survey, and save sibling clause

Nathaniel Curtis, Managing Editor

September 5, 2012

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A debate has been roaring over the sibling preference clause, threatening to split up potential Wildcat families. And Brevard Public Schools is asking you to weigh in by taking a survey on its web site. The current acceptance...

Reserved senior parking a flawed idea

Abby Kawa, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

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Here at West Shore, we’re not exactly known for the benefits that seniors are granted, but will the new reserved parking spaces plan spark too much controversy among licensed students? Starting this year, seniors are being...

Death anniversaries nothing to celebrate

May 16, 2012

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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...

Prom playlist had better be exciting

Aalekhya Tenali, Business Manager

April 20, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

It’s that time of the year again where love is in the air. OK, so maybe that cliche isn't entirely true, but it is time for Prom. Being an event that is exclusive to the upperclassman, Prom is something that most juniors and...

Championship shirts good idea

March 13, 2012

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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

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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...

Dual Enrollment options: a real drag

March 7, 2012

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Next year I’m going to be taking Early Enrollment at BCC.  It’s the only way I’ll be able to take the classes I need to for my senior year and begin preparing for my years of college.  As much as I’d like to remain at...

Don’t hate, instead appreciate

March 6, 2012

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So, I was walking around the commons area before the school day started, and I saw a bunch of people arrive at school from their buses, cars, vans, trucks, etc. But then, as soon as people started to get closer to the shaded picnic...

A fine for enthusiasm?

Aalekhya Tenali, Business Manager

February 27, 2012

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As senior John Bocinsky fired the ball into the back of the net for the state championship goal in double overtime Feb. 17, hundreds of West Shore fans roared with approval and excitement. Given the momentousness of this...

Classes take backseat to soccer games

February 13, 2012

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As much as I deeply support the boys’ soccer team accomplishments and congratulate them endlessly, I’m not in favor of the scheduling shuffle that’s happened as a result of their championship winning streak. I understand...

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