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UNE press conference brings changes to Biddeford AP students

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
September 21, 2015
Filed under News

  Biddeford High School held a press conference in honor of the contract signing for a new agreement between Biddeford High School and the University of New England this Wednesday. This agreement states that credits from AP courses at Biddeford High School will transfer to the University of New...

The votes are in: Who is your next class president?

The votes are in: Who is your next class president?

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
June 9, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The pressure of picking the right candidates weighs on every student’s shoulders this time of year. As it turns out, the candidates were just as nervous and excited as the voters for this year’s student council elections. The elections, which took place on Monday, June 8th, were the hot topic...

Overcoming a different kind of s-word

Overcoming a different kind of s-word

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
May 26, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Slut: a term applied to an individual who is considered to have loose sexual morals or who is sexually promiscuous. The question is, does anyone ever deserve to be called one? “Oh, he/she’s a slut.” We’ve all heard it, maybe even said it ourselves. With the inevitable reality of being judged...

Chorus program hitting a high note

Chorus program hitting a high note

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
May 19, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

When chorus teacher Christopher Ferrell started teaching at Biddeford High School three years ago, the chorus consisted of 21 students. This year, the program tallies in at a little over 60, and Ferrell expects to see that number swell even more in the coming years. “[We have] a relatively small...

BHS having trouble hosting track meets

BHS having trouble hosting track meets

Kenneth Reyes, Co-sports Editor
May 15, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

A crowd behind their back and parents gleefully watching as their kids set all sorts of records is not a luxury that the BHS Outdoor Track Team gets to casually enjoy. With unsafe conditions, a run-down field, and the lack of necessary hurdles, the BHS Outdoor Track team isn’t able to host meets...

Army brings more than recruitment to BHS

Army brings more than recruitment to BHS

Alex Keely and Hailey Woodman
May 11, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The United States Army came to Biddeford High to raise awareness to students about how soldiers are just normal people by bringing games and simulators to show that their visits aren’t always about recruitment. On Tuesday May 5th, the U.S. Army came to BHS for something more than just a normal recruiting...

Class officers use anonymous process to choose end of year speakers

Class officers use anonymous process to choose end of year speakers

Jessica Laverriere, Staff Writer
May 11, 2015
Filed under Features, News

Giving a speech senior year is an honor and the two speeches, Class Historian and Student Guest Speaker, are being chosen a little bit differently this year. This year, the officers asked all students who wished to speak to submit an excerpt which was to be chosen anonymously. Class advisor Jayne...

Art School: A Risk Worth Taking?

Nick Guillerault, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Every year many high school students go to college and take a path that gets them a degree that will hopefully allow them to get a job after graduation, but some students stray from that path to pursue their lifelong dreams of becoming known through their art. These students have known of their talents,...

Students react to Smarter Balanced Test

Audrey Desjardin, Senior staff writer
May 1, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

This week juniors began Smarter Balanced testing, a ten hour test broken up into four parts, and everyone involved has something to say about it. Many students show negative feelings towards the new state-required test, complaining that they already have enough testing during this portion of the year...

The Roar is heard nationwide

The Roar is heard nationwide

Jace Hevey, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
Filed under News

A national newspaper referenced a story posted on The Roar written by one of the staff members. Staff writer Megan Friel was excited to hear that a story she had written was used in an article for the U.S. National News & World Report. “I was sitting in Mrs. Pendergrass’ class and she brought...

Possible effects of new School Budget

Possible effects of new School Budget

Alex Keely, Staff Writer
April 27, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Each year school administration faces the major task of creating a school budget that will be accepted by the school budget committee, city council, and in the end the voters will make the final decision. This year the school budget for Biddeford High School is down 0.24% from the last year, but because...

Parent teacher conferences: a necessity or a nuisance?

Parent teacher conferences: a necessity or a nuisance?

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
April 15, 2015
Filed under News

Parent teacher conferences were once an important part of the school year, but with lack of attendance, many students believe that they are nothing more than a tradition. Occurring at Biddeford High School twice a year, once in fall and once in spring, parent teacher conferences allow parents of students...

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