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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...

The conflict in committing

The conflict in committing

Kenneth Reyes, Co-Sports Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Features, News

After years of climbing the rising steps that are high school, seniors are often presented with the option of going to college. With this opportunity, many seniors face a common question: where do they commit? Now that the process of applying to colleges is mostly over, seniors tackle the dilemma...

Senior festivities lead to “grad” finale

Senior festivities lead to “grad” finale

Shannon Douglass, Staff writer
April 15, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

May turns to June and seniors anticipate graduation, an event that brings anxiousness in preparation, but relief in completion. Important dates on the calendar are quickly approaching, but first comes finals. As the seniors’ tentative last day of school, May 27, approaches, studying for finals...

BHS students learn healthy habits at health fair

BHS students learn healthy habits at health fair

Audrey Desjardins, Paige Lessard, Lydia Gordon, Saedie Marcial, Eric Marcotte, Gabby Hamm, and Mia Martel
April 14, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Video

BHS students were given the opportunity to participate in different types of medical and health simulations on April 14th brought to the school by The University of New England Medical School. First and second year students at UNE med school set up multiple booths giving BHS students the oppo...

The Price of Prom

The Price of Prom

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer
April 13, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

Boys may have it hard when coming up with the perfect promposals, but some girls claim that buying a prom dress is one of the most stressful and time-consuming things they have ever done. When it comes to the price, many girls overlook that and just focus on trying to get a dress that will make them...

SAT Prep Class: a helpful tool or something that makes students drool?

SAT Prep Class: a helpful tool or something that makes students drool?

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
April 7, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

The time is almost here where juniors will take the last test that can either benefit or put a little misfortune on college application processes. The Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, tests reading, writing and math subjects all in about three and a half hours, and the amount of time needed to prepare...

Should senior privileges cover parking spots?

Should senior privileges cover parking spots?

Nick Guillerault, Staff Writer
April 1, 2015
Filed under News

You arrive late to school around eight one cold winter morning, turn into the parking lot and find that the area where you and all the other seniors usually park is filled with cars belonging to underclassmen, frustrated, you drive around to the far corner of the parking lot near the woods. Aren’t...

It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

Hailey Woodman, Staff Writer
March 30, 2015
Filed under News

  As the countdown to suntans, beach trips, and freedom begins, students are also marking their calendars for the day they must go out and find a place to work for the summer. In high school, most students find themselves job hunting around the end of February, whether it be to earn a litt...

Art Show Brings Attention to Student’s Artistic Abilities

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
March 28, 2015
Filed under News, Photo Galleries, Photos, Showcase

This past wednesday and thursday, the Biddeford High School held their annual art show, bringing attraction and attention to the art community. This year’s art show was one like no other. With an enormous beehive in the main lobby and various art displayed throughout the hallway, it was hard to...

Smarter Balanced testing seesaws between pros and cons

Smarter Balanced testing seesaws between pros and cons

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
March 26, 2015
Filed under News

Systems of education constantly evolve in an attempt to find a method of testing that is fair, comprehensive, and useful. The latest model is Smarter Balanced testing, set to debut in Biddeford High School this March and April. A computer-administered test, Smarter Balanced testing is comprised of...

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