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Dear Air Vents

Asha Tompkins, Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Asha Tompkins, Opinion

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


Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Editorials

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


Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

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


Filed under Opinion

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)...

United Airlines asked to apologize

United Airlines asked to apologize

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials

In a world surrounded by chaos, peace and quiet can be found in the most unexpected places. Row by row of a plane, for example, you can find peace. Left alone with a neck pillow and snacks, one can prepare for a business meeting, watch a movie, or drift into sleep. However, this peace was disrupted for on...

Racial harassment occurs at two Boston Red Sox games

Lauren Paquet, Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials

On Monday, May 1, a Boston Red Sox fan yelled racial slurs and threw a bag of peanuts at Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and security ejected him immediately from the game. This incident occurred just before another racial incident on Tuesday night, May 2, when a fan made a racial comment a...

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...

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