The Roar

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...

United Airlines asked to apologize

United Airlines asked to apologize

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2017

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

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...

Involvement crisis

Mitchell Farley, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

     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

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

  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

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

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...

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