The Roar

Schedule costs library customers

September 30, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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...

Let’s work together to change class tone

May 18, 2011

It's no secret to some on campus that the soon-to-be junior class isn't exactly considered a family. We are known by the rest of the school as the most cliquish grade on campus. Even the yearbook staff knows it, and put it in...

Online class mandate wrong-headed

May 17, 2011

A bill introduced by state Rep. Anitere Flores and recently passed by the Florida Legislature will require high-school students to take at least one online class before graduating. Though one class may seem like no big deal, I...

Store mannequin sends wrong message

May 17, 2011

When I was at Kohl’s about a week ago, I saw something that absolutely horrified me. I was looking at bathing suits, when I noticed one of the mannequins had been made to look like it had hip bones and ribs sticking out....

Computerized testing disruptive, inefficient

May 17, 2011

Recently, Florida’s Department of Education computerized the FCAT math test. I had the “pleasure” of taking it, on the first day, and I was not impressed or happy about it. The test takes up too much time from regular schooling...

Online interims a significant improvement

May 10, 2011

I think having interims online is a great thing. First off, it saves paper by not having to print out an interim for every student. In addition, I think its a really good thing for students to see their grades for assignm...

Buying extra credit equals buying grades

May 10, 2011

You're having a bad day. You just failed the only test your teacher has given you this semester, and your grade is bound to plummet as a result. You're worrying about how horrible your life will be after your parents ground you,...

Too much of Casey Anthony

May 10, 2011

Every time I turn on the news there is some new "breaking news" on the Casey Anthony case. This has been going on for about two years now, and there seems like there will be no end to it. Anthony is everywhere I look. The...

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