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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...

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 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 ...

Environmental protection in schools

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Editorials

  If Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar winner and world famous actor, believes that climate change is a major danger to our planet, why don’t you? Since the second Industrial Revolution, our country has made a very heavy carbon footprint, being the second highest source of CO2 emissions i...

Injuries: to keep playing or sit out?

Lauren Paquet, Editor
January 15, 2017
Filed under Editorials

It’s playoff season. Your entire team is working twice as hard to play their best. You lack time to sleep, eat, and the only thing that matters to you is winning. With all this pressure to perform at your highest competitive level in whatever sport you’re involved in, injuries become inevitable,...

The importance of a good book

January 12, 2017
Filed under Editorials

Cell phones and social media make it difficult for the average teenager to sit back and relish in untold stories and daring adventures. Growing up, many students are told they need to read. In primary school, children are assigned 20 minutes of reading every night with an independent reading book. A...

Creating changes for transgender students

November 7, 2016
Filed under Editorials

For centuries, gender could be divided into two specific categories: male and female. As times change and things progress, gender moved along with it. Just a few years ago, the only widely known gender identity was cisgender. Cisgender means a person identifies with the gender they were assigned at b...

What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election

What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election

September 26, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

The Presidential election continues to grasp the attention of our nation, and whether you are pro-Trump or pro-Hillary, many issues have arisen since independents have no prominent candidate to vote for. Since Sanders’ withdrawal from the campaign, he has endorsed Hillary as his chosen candidate in plac...

The Problem with the Pledge

May 5, 2015
Filed under Editorials

For years, students across America have stood up from their seats at the beginning of the day and recited the pledge. Only recently has there been an uproar as to whether or not the pledge should be something that is mandatory. With all of the new personalities and beliefs in America today, it is understandable...

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