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...

What Styles to Ditch This Spring

Ronnie, staff

February 28, 2018


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Many styles have become overused in the recent, and I'm here to tell you what styles should be ditched this spring. Many fashion statements have become severely overdone, and we're all sick of seeing them. Some of these styles include: chokers!!! (any style, any size, any color) shorts and bow ties ...

What Not to Do on the First Date

Ronnie, staff

February 14, 2018


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As you all know, Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and that means love is in the air. Well, maybe not for you... But, here's some advice just in case you're considering taking that special someone out on February 14th. There are many things to avoid on the first date to help you snag your...

Are Movie Critics Right?

Alyssa, staff

January 31, 2018


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You want to hit the movies this weekend, but you seem to have a one problem: you don't know what to see. Whatever shall you do? Ask the ticket seller at the theater window? Go in BLIND?! Well, thank goodness for popular culture and the internet, because we have something that can save you from the ter...

Fashion Trends

Natalie, Staff

January 31, 2018


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Trends come and go and usually define what we buy and wear. Everyone has seen outrageous outfits and styles worn on the runway, but we also all know those people who try to bring the runway-only styles into everyday life, and it just is not working out. We have also seen those cutesy Instagram or Pinterest outfits...

Cultural Appreciation vs. Cultural Appropriation

Alyssa, staff

January 30, 2018


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A big topic in a society as integrated as today's is, and has been since the beginning of documented history, is racism. Racism, as we are all likely familiar with in its basic form, is a discrimination against another culture as a whole due to personal or learned prejudices. However, sometimes we don't...

Relevant Education

Ronnie, staff

January 17, 2018


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Are teens REALLY learning in school? Of course, they're learning the different parts of a cell and how to draw a self-portrait, but where's the relevancy in it all? Too much useless information is being taught in schools these days. Teens graduate virtually unprepared for "the real world." There...

Santa: Should We Make Our Kids Believe in a Fictional Man?

Ava Grace, staff

December 14, 2017


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I, like most children grew up with Santa. I was raised believing a large man dressed in red snuck into my house and left me toys. The more you say it, the creepier it sounds. I used to love Santa; he was an essential piece of every Christmas holiday. My parents would put a few gifts under the tree for...

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