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The end of winter couldn’t come any slower.

Alex Chase, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Share the Plow Truck. Some of my fellow classmates who also grew up on the outskirts of South Street will concur that the City of Biddeford pretty much leaves us in the dark when it comes to plowing the snow away. I understand the plow trucks cover a lot of area in the city; however, the adequate,...

International Women’s Day causes controversy

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

March 8th, 2017, also known as International Women’s Day, brought feminists all over the world together to celebrate the history and strength of our gender. As with just about everything these days, there were of course many people on social media offended by or against the feminist culture. Many ant...

Russia and the American people

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

March 7, 2017


Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

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...

The biggest news of the century

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Hi all! So much has happened this month from awards shows to albums dropping, but the celeb news that takes the cake is monumental--BEYONCÉ IS PREGNANT...WITH TWINS! I had be be rushed to the ER when I heard that news because, quite frankly, it is the biggest news of the years for me. But there is...

The Roar’s take on Trump’s “travel ban”

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials

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


Filed under Editorials

     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


Filed under Editorials

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 ...

Skating into February

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

February 18, 2017


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

Although Max and I have been together for these past three winters, we have never gone ice skating, which I find really weird considering his family sets up an entire ice rink in their backyard. This rink is welcomed to all of their friends and families who make frequent visits. I can’t even count h...

What I’ll miss about the 44th president

Lauren Paquet, Editor

January 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With the recent inauguration of the 45th president, Donald Trump, and in light of the negativity everywhere from social media to just about every news station and magazine, I want to focus this month’s column on what I enjoyed about having Barack Obama as my president from fourth to twelfth grade: Wa...

Environmental protection in schools

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017


Filed under Editorials

  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...

Repeal for Obamacare brings controversy to America

Repeal for Obamacare brings controversy to America

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With a new president-elect soon to be in office as the official POTUS, new changes are certain to come to the United States, including the controversial repeal of the Affordable Care Act. As President-Elect Donald Trump inches his way closer to office, the  Republican party begins to strip the ACA of it’...

Advice for enjoying high school

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

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 ...

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