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My first drivers test

Julia Murray, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

There comes a day in every teens life when she or he starts driving. Most will attend driving school at the of age 15 and get their permit. If not, they wait until they are eligible to go straight for their license instead. My parents sent me to driving school because they wanted to get me on the road ...

Involvement crisis

Mitchell Farley, Staff Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Editorials

There is an epidemic plaguing schools all around us at this very moment called uninvolvement. Waking up in the morning, arriving to school, and heading home to remain idle after the bell rings is the norm for a sizable number of students. We, The Roar, believe that students should not simply ...

Dancing their way to perfection

March 31, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Biddeford High School’s Theater students spent countless hours over the past two weeks preparing to perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie” The students who are participating in the performance of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” have been working tirelessly for two week to learn their parts.  Th...

A step towards a safer Maine

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
March 31, 2017
Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

In the past month, the lovely city of Portland has come under speculation for an issue that’s been up for debate since Ferguson, Missouri dominated the news: police wearing body cameras. With police brutality becoming more of a topic of interest with every passing day, the idea of wearing body camera...

Popular talk show host under fire.

Alex Chase, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Editorials

Whether you follow politics or not, the ear piercing voice of Tomi Lahren is worldly known. If you don’t know who she is, she’s a twenty four-year-old passionate, talk show host of Tomi on The Blaze. Or at least was. Lahren is currently facing some pretty hateful backlash for her comments about ...

The end of winter couldn’t come any slower.

Alex Chase, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Share the Plow Truck. Some of my fellow classmates who also grew up on the outskirts of South Street will concur that the City of Biddeford pretty much leaves us in the dark when it comes to plowing the snow away. I understand the plow trucks cover a lot of area in the city; however, the adequate,...

International Women’s Day causes controversy

Lauren Paquet, Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

March 8th, 2017, also known as International Women’s Day, brought feminists all over the world together to celebrate the history and strength of our gender. As with just about everything these days, there were of course many people on social media offended by or against the feminist culture. Many ant...

Russia and the American people

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
March 7, 2017
Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

In light of recent news, my suspicions of the most recent presidential election have increased tremendously. In a recent conversation in my critical issues class, we discussed the breaking news of Attorney General Jeff Session’s connections through Russia within President Trump’s campaign. As we ventu...

The biggest news of the century

Lauren Paquet, Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Hi all! So much has happened this month from awards shows to albums dropping, but the celeb news that takes the cake is monumental--BEYONCÉ IS PREGNANT...WITH TWINS! I had be be rushed to the ER when I heard that news because, quite frankly, it is the biggest news of the years for me. But there is...

The Roar’s take on Trump’s “travel ban”

Lauren Paquet, Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Editorials

Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and Libya. All of these countries have one thing in common: People from these countries cannot enter the U.S. for 90 days and refugees cannot enter for 120 days. The Washington Post reported that the countries banned are based on a bill former President Barac...

An obituary for the american education system

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Editorials

     The American education system passed away recently, having survived strong since 1902 when John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie established a system sending students to nine years of elementary education (including kindergarten) followed by four years of high school. The American education...

The roles in education

February 27, 2017
Filed under Editorials

In every coming-of-age movie there is a teacher that guides the protagonist to learn not only academics - but the world. However, there comes a point where the friendships between teachers and students can start to become less professional and more of a hangout session. We, The Roar, believe teachers should have ...

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