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Teachers need to show mercy during pandemic

Rosellen Rodriguez, Editor in chief

April 28, 2020

Covid-19 was something no one was prepared for; not the school board, not the teachers and especially not the students. It’s almost comical now to think back to seniors jokingly commenting that Wildcat Challenge could be ou...

College financial system continues to worsen

April 22, 2019

Senior year. The time where everyone gets excited to finish out their high-school careers and move on to college. October brings nothing but stress, pushing for letters of recommendation and loads of school-specific essays. The f...

Comparing teen stress to past generations

January 16, 2019

Teen stress has hit a maximum for Generation Z, with 37 percent admitting to seeing a psychologist or other mental-health professionals, according to a 2018 American Psychology Association article. Older generations have continued to c...

Staff Editorial

May 15, 2018

What if you found out that this week’s Florida Lottery had one-fourth fewer players than usual. Would you buy a few extra tickets? Of course you would. The odds would be stacked in your favor. When West Shore opened as a school...

In Our Words: World Hijab Day opens dialogue for free speech issues

March 8, 2017

Teachers’ speech is limited when they are on a public school campus. As agents of the state, they are not permitted to make any political statements because they might affect the opinions of their students. And that’s as i...

Lack of real recycling options on campus sets poor example for all

The Roar Staff

January 11, 2017

Across Brevard Public Schools campuses, recycling bins are situated in the lunchrooms and classrooms to collect paper, plastics and other recyclable materials. The same holds true for our campus. However, the recycling bins and tras...

Prom Fever

Joe Along, Copy Editor

April 8, 2015

Ah, spring time. Men’s Wearhouse looks like any mall store on Black Friday. The tandem of pollen and floral businesses flourishes. Thanks to the former, noses abroad run wild; a cause of the latter, hormones run even wilder. It i...

Professional teams’ grab for tax dollars comes at expense of high-school sports

Aalekhya Tenali, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2013

Senior Lauren Dietl runs on the varsity cross-country team in the fall, starts on the varsity soccer team in the winter and sprints for the varsity track team in the spring. However, with the new ‘pay-to-play’ system that...

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...

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...

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...

Let teachers know morning announcements aren’t optional

Staff Editorial

January 27, 2011

Increasingly, teachers have decided not to show the morning announcements during their fourth-period classes — even though that choice technically is not theirs to make. “Teachers are supposed to play the announcements,...

Holiday homework can be valid

Staff Editorial

December 26, 2010

Being assigned a five-page essay the day before spring break can be a student’s worst nightmare. But that practice could change. School board chairwoman Amy Kneessy has heard your anguished cries and proposed a policy prohibiting...

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