The Roar

To the class of 2017, thank God

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...

A step towards a safer Maine

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...

Russia and the American people

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...

Advice for enjoying high school

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...

Ending the stigma

December 22, 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...

The danger of a single story

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...

Trump’s tread on the press

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...

The fight against Brock Turner

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...

The destination of the American Dream

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 -...

Relationships in the life of a teenager

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...

My high school experience

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....

Dealing with Death

Dealing with Death
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...

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