The Roar

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...

Death anniversaries nothing to celebrate

May 16, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Film review, paw ratings don’t match

December 20, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...

The School Newspaper of West Shore Junior/Senior High School