The Roar

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...

A step towards a safer Maine

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

March 31, 2017

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...

Russia and the American people

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

March 7, 2017

In light of recent news, my suspicions of the most recent presidential election have increased tremendously. In a recent conversation in my critical issues class, we discussed the breaking news of Attorney General Jeff Session’s connections through Russia within President Trump’s campaign. As we ventu...

Advice for enjoying high school

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2017

As I come into the last few months of my senior year, I’m shocked by how fast the time has gone by. The past four years have blurred together into one hectic, insane, blissful and, at times, overwhelmingly saddening adventure. Reflecting on my past four years, I think of the advice I’d have given ...

Ending the stigma

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

December 23, 2016

With the days getting shorter and the nights seeming so terribly and unbearably long, the risk of suicide and depression overall seems like a weight on my shoulders that I can’t seem to shake. Being that my mom is a therapist, I’ve always grown up quite familiar with therapy and meditation in a broad...

The danger of a single story

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

November 20, 2016

Amidst all the craziness of the election and our country’s divide over politics and ethics alike, somewhere between angry Facebook posts and debates during class, I’ve found peace with a TED talk that goes a little further into America’s root problem: our closed-mindedness. With new proposals of banning M...

Trump’s tread on the press

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

October 20, 2016

I recently stumbled upon an article involving the New York Times and Donald Trump. With my inability to escape my fake-tanned friend from every news article I’ve read in the past few months, I was surprised to see this one sharing a new scandal that I think is receiving an underwhelming amount of atte...

The fight against Brock Turner

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

September 22, 2016

“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” Brock Turner, (son, swimmer, student, rapist, repeat), has recently grasped media attention by becoming the poster child for white, male supremacy. For those of you who don’t know of Turner, he has made he...

The destination of the American Dream

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

May 23, 2016

This past Mother’s Day brought about all of the usual holiday antics to my family: the family dinner at my Omi’s (my grandmother), aunts, uncles, and cousins bonding between bites, and of course - the fighting. However, this debate was one more heavy than the usual topics of discussion (religion,...

Relationships in the life of a teenager

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

May 5, 2016

High school relationships are either a hit or a miss. By this I mean that high school relationships either end in a partner or friend for life, or a fiery explosion of emotions and dismay. In high school, there's a fine line that defines a “relationship”. It’s hard to determine who exactly i...

My high school experience

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2016

As I approach my senior year as well as my 17th birthday, I can’t help but reflect on the years of my high school’s past. I started my adventure, that is, high school, as a mild and meek freshman. I wasn’t scared, despite the “scared freshman” cliché, but more so optimistic. Freshman yea...

Dealing with Death

Dealing with Death

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

February 22, 2016

They say death comes in three’s. To accept death is to both celebrate life and mourn loss. In the past month, I’ve dealt with a tremendous amount of loss. With both my  grandmother and close family friend Guy dying, it’s hard to cope with seeing my uncle Chuck soon on his way out after being ...

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