The Lion's Roar

Gender and Social Media

Meghan Davis '19, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

For hundreds of years, women have been struggling to gain the recognition and respect they deserve. People are constantly degrading and shaming women, to the point where some of them contemplate suicide. Why is it okay to praise a m...

Letter to the Editor

Gabe Marvasi '16, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016

If you were to take a survey throughout the school and ask all the students that attend Cherry Hill High School West if they’d rather drink a glass of tap water or a bottled water, there is no doubt that the majority of student...

Standardized Testing, Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Charles Marinelli '17, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016

Oh, I just love standardized testing with the stress, the mess, and the potential fact that your entire graduation could ride on it. Clearly, standardized testing has no drawbacks whatsoever, especially when students miss class tim...

Fast Food: What Are We Consuming?

Nick DiVietro '18, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

America is known for its lazy, fat, savages desperate to find anything that will cost less than a dollar. Fast food fuels the largest epidemic in America, as an easy, quick, efficient way for a busy American to get dinner for...

All Genders Are Equal

Marian Castellanos '17, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

At what point in childhood should kids be educated about gender discrimination?  When should they be taught that men and women are equal? Children must be taught at a young age that gender shouldn’t matter, that they can be...

A Better Way for Animals

Amal Essa '19, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

One animal every 10 seconds is abused in the US which makes about 3.2 million animals a year. This creates a big problem that not only includes the animals we have as pets and the animals around us, but the food we eat and the...

Donald Trump: Is He Really Going to Make America Great Again?

Johnathan Swisa '17, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

No one in the Republican race for president has garnered more attention than the former host of the Celebrity Apprentice himself: Donald Trump. When Trump spoke about the possibility of running for president in 2012, people didn’t...

The Refugee Crisis

Josee Matela '16, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Each day, I walk into West with a bright pink backpack. Throughout the day, I utilize its convenient carrying capabilities to add levels of ease to my day. Anatomy notebook? Bam. Right there in the big pocket. Empty stomach? Easily...

Stop Lying to Children About Things That Matter

Tajah Moore-Verdell '17, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Over the years, we’ve been told so many things by our parents and educators, some of which are, simply put, lies. As small children, we learned about Christopher Columbus coming to this new land and helping the pilgrims and...

Hillary Clinton for President in 2016: Facts for Thought

Justin Gick '16, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, former U.S. Senator to New York, and most recently former Secretary of State is now on the quest to become the first female President of the United States in 2016.  Clinton has had many accomplishments...

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