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Remembering Will Fulford

Remembering Will Fulford

The Roar Staff
December 13, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Will Fulford, 29, Biddeford High School Cross Country and Indoor & Outdoor Track coach and Educational Technician passed away on Sunday, December 11th after collapsing while running on a treadmill at the University of New England. He is survived by his wife Ashley Potvin-Fulford who coaches Girls...

My week as a Free Spirit

My week as a Free Spirit

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
December 9, 2016
Filed under Showcase

With December now on the horizon, I find myself reflecting back to my summer scripted with memories of my trip to Washington, D.C. for my week as a Free Spirit. In the spring of 2016, I was selected to be the representative for the state of Maine for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Freedom Forum schol...

Reaching for the long shot

Reaching for the long shot

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Over the course of growing up, people often hear that hard work pays off in the long run. For a senior at Biddeford High School, the hard work on the field definitely payed off in a large way. Senior Matt Brady committed to the University of Connecticut on December 2, 2016. This Division 1 school gave Brad...

BHS senior takes his hockey career to a new level

BHS senior takes his hockey career to a new level

Lauren Paquet, Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday morning, and senior Dylan Demers wakes up, gets dressed, and goes right to the the Biddeford Ice Arena for morning practice. For Demers, every day starts with hockey, and he doesn’t just play for fun--for him, it’s a scholarship opportunity for college, a passion, and an...

Students react to new president-elect

Students react to new president-elect

Megan Friel, Editor in chief
November 17, 2016
Filed under Showcase

“I can’t even believe it right now. I feel devastated. My mom is scared, I am scared - I don’t know. It’s like, I can see my future is blank. I don’t know where to go or what to do with my life.” For many students, the night of Tuesday the 8th left them feeling hopeless. Many couldn...

Finstagram: the new age of online openness

Finstagram: the new age of online openness

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
October 24, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Breaking the barriers of online graces, “finstagrams” show a new side of Instagram users. Flooding newsfeeds around the country, the trend known as finstas, or fake instagrams, attracts more and more teenagers use finstas as a way to escape the pressures of aesthetically-pleasing online profile...

Wednesday night lights

Wednesday night lights

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the golden sun sunk behind the dark shadows of the trees, a swarm of black, orange, and pink flooded the track outside of the school as teams arrived for a nighttime flag football game. The referee yelled loudly, kicking off the first of a series of games as two teams, one donned in black and the...

ELL students discuss their journey to a better life

ELL students discuss their journey to a better life

Lauren Paquet, Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

It’s 1:30 on a gorgeous fall afternoon, and whereas most students can’t wait for the final bell to ring and start the weekend, the students in ELL teacher Heidi Haufe’s room beam with smiles and laughs as they present their background stories to students and teachers alike. This scene presented...

From fire to family

From fire to family

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
October 3, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Arriving at the scene of a fire, one finds billows of smoke, bright lights of firetrucks, and the heros that risk their lives to be there: the men and women of the fire department. Kevin Duross, Deputy Chief of the Biddeford Fire Department, oversees the junior firefighter program; a special hands-o...

Scoring into college

Scoring into college

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Some students play sports to pass time through their high school career. However, some students play sports because it’s their passion, pursuing their athletic dreams in a college setting. Many people dread applying to college. However, students from Biddeford found their way into college throug...

Memes get remembered, but Harambe never dies

Memes get remembered, but Harambe never dies

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Sprouting up over the summer, the Harambe meme tells the story of the gorilla that just won’t die. On May 28th, 2016, the death of Harambe, the western lowland gorilla, shook the nation. After a nine-year-old boy fell into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla enclosure, the now national icon that was...

From streets to speaking

From streets to speaking

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer
September 26, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Drug recoverer Tony Hoffman talked to students at Biddeford High School about his life to spread awareness. Growing up Hoffman kept his head in the game when it came to BMX motorized bike racing.  He would train long hard hours, learning new tricks and keeping up with his competitors.  However he...

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