The Roar

Unresponsive DOE should be ashamed

Nathaniel Curtis, Managing Editor

January 11, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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