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Brendan’s basement brings Christmas cheer

Brendan’s basement brings Christmas cheer

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

January 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Walking into Brendan’s basement, one is overwhelmed with the scent of sweat and excitement. A dim green light floods the room, illuminating the posters of various bands scattered across the walls. Strangers and friends alike wait patiently, itching in their holiday sweaters, trying to bear the heat. Take y...

Ugly Sweater Contest brings out BHS’s Holiday Spirit

Ugly Sweater Contest brings out BHS’s Holiday Spirit

Lauren Paquet, Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

“Tomorrow is ugly sweater, tie, [and] outfit day at BHS. The staff is ready...are the students? Let’s see what you’ve got.” As soon as Principal Jeremie Sirois tweeted that, the battle of the annual Ugly Sweater Day became official. Just about every staff member dressed for the event, a...

Tropical Smoothie causes Biddeford frenzy

Tropical Smoothie causes Biddeford frenzy

Lauren Paquet, Editor

December 15, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The newest food-chain in town, located conveniently on Alfred Street, opened just last week and has attracted attention from loyal Tropical Smoothie lovers to curious customers, and from the sounds of praise from BHS students, local coffee chains will get a run for their money. Tropical Smoothie Ca...

Remembering Will Fulford

Remembering Will Fulford

The Roar Staff

December 13, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Will Fulford, 29, Biddeford High School Cross Country and Indoor & Outdoor Track coach and Educational Technician passed away on Sunday, December 11th after collapsing while running on a treadmill at the University of New England. He is survived by his wife Ashley Potvin-Fulford who coaches Girls...

My week as a Free Spirit

My week as a Free Spirit

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2016


Filed under Showcase

With December now on the horizon, I find myself reflecting back to my summer scripted with memories of my trip to Washington, D.C. for my week as a Free Spirit. In the spring of 2016, I was selected to be the representative for the state of Maine for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Freedom Forum schol...

Reaching for the long shot

Reaching for the long shot

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Over the course of growing up, people often hear that hard work pays off in the long run. For a senior at Biddeford High School, the hard work on the field definitely payed off in a large way. Senior Matt Brady committed to the University of Connecticut on December 2, 2016. This Division 1 school gave Brad...

BHS senior takes his hockey career to a new level

BHS senior takes his hockey career to a new level

Lauren Paquet, Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday morning, and senior Dylan Demers wakes up, gets dressed, and goes right to the the Biddeford Ice Arena for morning practice. For Demers, every day starts with hockey, and he doesn’t just play for fun--for him, it’s a scholarship opportunity for college, a passion, and an...

Students react to new president-elect

Students react to new president-elect

Megan Friel, Editor in chief

November 17, 2016


Filed under Showcase

“I can’t even believe it right now. I feel devastated. My mom is scared, I am scared - I don’t know. It’s like, I can see my future is blank. I don’t know where to go or what to do with my life.” For many students, the night of Tuesday the 8th left them feeling hopeless. Many couldn...

Finstagram: the new age of online openness

Finstagram: the new age of online openness

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Breaking the barriers of online graces, “finstagrams” show a new side of Instagram users. Flooding newsfeeds around the country, the trend known as finstas, or fake instagrams, attracts more and more teenagers use finstas as a way to escape the pressures of aesthetically-pleasing online profile...

Wednesday night lights

Wednesday night lights

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the golden sun sunk behind the dark shadows of the trees, a swarm of black, orange, and pink flooded the track outside of the school as teams arrived for a nighttime flag football game. The referee yelled loudly, kicking off the first of a series of games as two teams, one donned in black and the...

ELL students discuss their journey to a better life

ELL students discuss their journey to a better life

Lauren Paquet, Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

It’s 1:30 on a gorgeous fall afternoon, and whereas most students can’t wait for the final bell to ring and start the weekend, the students in ELL teacher Heidi Haufe’s room beam with smiles and laughs as they present their background stories to students and teachers alike. This scene presented...

From fire to family

From fire to family

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Arriving at the scene of a fire, one finds billows of smoke, bright lights of firetrucks, and the heros that risk their lives to be there: the men and women of the fire department. Kevin Duross, Deputy Chief of the Biddeford Fire Department, oversees the junior firefighter program; a special hands-o...

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