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Climate Change: Is it Really About the Climate?

Climate Change: Is it Really About the Climate?

Bartholomew Murphy, Columnist

February 25, 2020

We hear it all the time.   “Ocean levels are rising!”   “Temperatures are getting higher!”   “The icecaps are melting!”   Often in the discussion about climate change, the framing is a binary choice. One can either go all-in and become a paper s...

The Joker Gen X

The Joker Gen X

Bruce Brasier, Advisor

December 5, 2019

  The Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaqin Phoenix, is set in the late ’70s New York. From the opening shots the director of photography, Lawrence Sher, recreates the look of the era with tremendous attention to detail.  I felt more than a hint of nostalgia for the 70's film...

Speaking Out Against Gun Violence

Taylor Wildes, Staff Writer

June 15, 2018

Imagine you walk into school like every other day. You greet friends in the hall before the first bell rings, and you head to your first block. Until the past few years, nobody in this typical school setting would ever be thinking that when they arrive to school it could be their last day. School s...

Goodbye, Instagram

Grace Laverriere, Staff Writer

June 15, 2018

“No internet connection,” reads the harsh red rectangle. This glaring reminder at the top of the screen reminds student that their favorite social media app has been blocked. For most of the 2018 school year, the social media app Instagram has been blocked from being used on school wifi. However pr...

“Avengers: Infinity War” Review

“Avengers: Infinity War” Review

Lauren McCallum, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018

Infinity War tore out my soul and ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Empowerment of Entertainers

The Empowerment of Entertainers

Asha Tompkins, Editor

December 15, 2017

The very thought of revealing a private part of your life that you had never decided to share until the moment you were alleged with sexual harassment is farcical, ludicrous and everything beneath the kitchen sink.

Dear Air Vents

Asha Tompkins, Editor

October 5, 2017

Dear air vents, I feel like I’m on a blind date with myself. It’s just me here in the computer lab of Pendergrass Palace. I’m taking the term “I wouldn’t date you if you were the last person on Earth” to the next level--which totally brings me to my main topic: Air conditioning. ...

My junior prom experience

My junior prom experience

Julia Murray, Staff Writer

June 15, 2017

Prom is one of the most hyped up dances of all time in a teenager’s high school experience. Throughout my lifetime, I have watched many movies (thanks to Disney) about prom. In each one, teenagers had their perfect date, with their perfect hair and makeup, and had the time of their life with all th...

Swipe or Swap

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

With debit cards on the rise, more and more families question the pros and cons of opening a checking account for their teenagers. Today, a debit card can be found in many students wallets here at BHS due to their beneficial purposes. Although their popularity is at a high, these plastic cards still re...

The real problem in school hallways

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Jack and Rose; We get it, after spending most of your lives idolizing these icons of love, you feel the need to recreate their famous kissing scenes while you are standing in the hallways of public school. However, we at BHS The Roar have a simple req...

To the class of 2017, thank God

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2017

This is an open letter to the class of 2017. I want to begin this letter by introducing the fact that this is not a teary-eyed goodbye. This is not a fond reminder of all the “good times” we all pretend to share but never seem to recall. This isn’t a thank you, but instead, a thank God. T...

Lessons I’ve learned

Lauren Paquet, Editor

May 19, 2017

Hi everyone! For my last column ever, I want to share some lessons I’ve learned these past four years. It’s definitely been a rollercoaster for me, and I’ve learned a lot about myself. For example, I learned how to actually do my eyebrows that were horrendous, and no one told me!!! (not bitter)...

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