The Roar

Film review, paw ratings don’t match

December 20, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I think that the review and rating in The Roar are somewhat inconsistent. The “Footloose” review indicates that the movie is just slightly above the minimum of tolerable; the 3-star (well, paw) rating indicates that the movi...

Lunch line woes frustrate student

December 20, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Being like any typical high school student, I like food, but being in a lunch period with half of the school, I have to wait for over half of the lunch period to even get any food. That leaves little time to eat lunch. Not only...

Basketball collection a worthy cause

December 16, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

There were many questions going around about all the basketballs being carried in the halls. I would ask my friends about them, and they would just say they were for extra credit. Now that I know the story behind them, I will...

Dress code remains behind the times

December 16, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The dress code has made all of  us frustrated at one point in time because of the ever-changing rules and the strict faculty, but none of us have gone to the extreme side of the dress code. The faculty is always looking around...

Offer study hall as an elective

December 16, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Why doesn’t our school include study hall under its list of electives. I have been given the explanation as to why home economics is not offered at West Shore and that is because it is a college prep school and home economics...

Multiple tests on same day equals stress

December 7, 2011

Filed under Opinions, Staff Editorials

There's nothing like staying up all night and watching the sun rise after studying for AP Lang, Physics and Spanish tests. And junior  Shaye Wilson says she’s has experienced this too many times. Because of having multiple...

Flies in classes distracting

September 30, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Flies in classrooms have always been a nuisance.  The number of flies in each classroom has drastically increased throughout this school year. I currently take five classes here at West Shore, and there is not one of my classrooms...

Schedule costs library customers

September 30, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The media center used to be my favorite spot to hang out. If I had time before school, I would go there and find a book, or use the computers to check email. After school, I would work on homework before swim practice — on Mondays...

Canopy fans too small to be efficient

September 30, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I have known and heard of the numerous complaints thrown towards the new canopy.  Many speak of the useless fans that hang so high up, which do nothing in return for consuming electricity. The shade does enhance the cool air...

Dress code is unreasonable

September 30, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I’ve always been very frustrated by the dress code. I have never personally gotten dress coded, but I’ve heard stories of my friends getting dress coded and it has always upset me. I feel like when it comes to dress code,...

Volleyball team deserves support

September 30, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Being on the volleyball team, I have noticed the lack of fans we have in our stands. This is something we really need to change. As of now, the number of fans we have is pathetic and disappointing to our team. There are only about...

West Shore needs football

September 30, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor

It is my opinion that not having a football team is hurting West Shore. I have known good students who have decided to leave West Shore, because they want to go to a school with a football team. Many of our students, including...

Dress code enforcement distracting

September 30, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor

  The dress code rule has gotten out of hand and has become a larger distraction than what students are actually wearing. Most students can make a well-enough decision on their outfits so they look decent enough to be...

Ten years later, Sept. 11 scars remain

Stephanie Shaw, Opinions Page Editor

September 13, 2011

Filed under Opinions

We will never forget. These are the words that everyone in the United States has heard for the past 10 years. Words that make me think of that horrible sight of planes crashing into the World Trade Center and wondering if could...

End-of-year cramming adds to stress

May 18, 2011

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Stressed out. The phrase describes the feelings most all high-school students experience during some point.  As students near the end of the year, the homework load might appear to become lighter but, in fact, the opposite is...

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