My Thoughts on Social Issues

Jack, staff

May 9, 2018


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Hey, folks! For my last story I thought I would crack open a wokonut on you (coconut with extra woke). Bear in mind the following thoughts are just an opinion, but I think they are relevant.  Do me a quick favor. Scroll through our editorial and news pages and take note of the types of articles y...

Raising Taxes

Alyssa, staff

May 9, 2018


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Probably the number one highest point of economic contention between the major political groups in the United States is the amount of money taken up in taxes. Should we make more tax cuts or more spending cuts? Should we implement a flat tax? A progressive tax? Should we socialize certain parts of government...

The Truth About High School: Advice from a Senior

Ronnie, staff

May 9, 2018


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"These will be the best four years of your life." You've probably heard that about a hundred times from every school faculty member, older family member, and elders in the community, right? But to what extent is this actually true? Will this really be the BEST four years of your life? Is the time...

Is There A Proper Way To Eat Certain Foods?

Haley, staff

May 9, 2018


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There have been many debates over the years as to whether or not people are eating certain foods incorrectly. Is there really an incorrect way to eat some foods, or are people just being too particular? One of the most debated foods when it comes to this question is string cheese. While some people...

Let’s Talk Donations

Noah, staff

May 9, 2018


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I work at a very popular fast food chain that has been ridiculed for its charity. I did a personal test over the span of a week of who is willing to donate to the charity. The first three days I didn't ask and from a seven hour sample, no one donated. The next three days, I asked no matter the change...

Banned Book Lists: Helpful or Harmful?

Alyssa, staff

April 25, 2018


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Books are banned from school reading lists for many different reasons: profane language, mature content, extreme violence, propaganda or harmful promotions, etc., and as with any restriction on freedom, there are two hard and heavy opinions about how books should be assigned in classes. One perspect...

Do We Give Children Too Many Trophies?

Ronnie, staff

April 25, 2018


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Children these days are awarded trophy after trophy, mostly for mere participation and average ability. Is this okay? Are we building up false expectations that everyone has to win, ALL the time? Or are we building up the confidence of children to help them be better members of society? Giving children...

How Should Schools Handle Bullying?

Ronnie, staff

April 11, 2018


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How should schools handle bullying? Should there be an immediate and standard action taken for all bullying incidents? Many have debated what action would be most appropriate to protect students. Of course, with any topic, there are many opposing views. Giving everyone the same punishment for all...

Do You Complain Too Much?

Kayla, staff

March 14, 2018


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Do you see the glass as half empty? Do you regularly express your negative feelings to others, even a best friend? Is drama always in your life? Are you always stressed or unhappy with something? If the answer is yes to most of those questions, then you probably complain too much. But, that’s...

The Weight of a Word

Alyssa Wynn

March 14, 2018


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This week, our very own middle school has decided to put up a petition. School staff have offered it for students to sign of their own volition. The petition states that the word "retarded" should be banned, and should be an offense warranting disciplinary action. Here at The Roar, our staff has alre...

#OscarsSoLame

Kaleb, staff

March 14, 2018


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This year's Oscars happened on Sunday, March 4th. Not many Americans tuned in for the yearly award show, however. The Oscars reported an all-time low on viewership. This is likely due to the fact that the Oscars have become a overly-political. People don't want to be berated for four hours about what...

Dangers of College Sports Fandoms

Alyssa, staff

February 28, 2018


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Avid sports fans are abundant in the United States. There are tons of types of them, too. Some of us are excited baseball fans, passionate football fans, dedicated basketball fans, obsessed soccer fans, or more. There's hockey, golf, tennis, and more sports that have countless numbers of fans. Even the...

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