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  • BHS student reveals her culture
  • Snow days cause AP exam date changes
  • The road to black belt
  • The importance of representation
  • Jason Mulvey, a senior of BHS that isn’t afraid to follow his dreams
  • BHS student reveals her culture
    News

    BHS student reveals her culture

    Lauren Paquet, Editor

    March 29, 2017

    Walking into school on the first day she wore a hijab, her hands were cold and her body was shaking. Nothing could prepare her for the reactions she was about to encounter. Junior Washima Fairoz, a native of Bangladesh, is a practicing Muslim, but stopped wearing a hijab when she first moved to the Unit...

  • Snow days cause AP exam date changes
    News

    Snow days cause AP exam date changes

    Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

    March 28, 2017

    As the clock ticks toward the end of the year and students start to pick out bathing suits and tanning lotion, one last hurdle awaits the end of their school year. Many students find that preparing for an AP exam can be challenging, however with all of the snow days, the exam became worrisome due to ...

    The new schedule for AP exam dates.

  • The road to black belt
    Features

    The road to black belt

    Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

    March 21, 2017

    From a meek freshman to a senior proudly en route to college, one upperclassman’s journey through high school was led by an unexpected passion: karate. Senior Nick McElroy has been practicing Uechi Ryu, a style of karate originating from Okinawa, since his freshman year. Coming into a new schoo...

  • The importance of representation
    Features

    The importance of representation

    Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

    March 19, 2017

    As March comes around, the time for showing spirit and what Biddeford has come to know as Tiger Pride becomes a staple in the school year. The choices of theme days this year have come up with a bit of controversy. While days such as Character Day and Pi Day may not have left anyone feeling disclud...

    Senior Matt Brady and senior Jacob Bilsky.

  • Jason Mulvey, a senior of BHS that isn’t afraid to follow his dreams
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    Jason Mulvey, a senior of BHS that isn’t afraid to follow his dreams

    Julia Murray, Staff Writer

    March 7, 2017

    His love for musicals has guided him through the good and the bad and will always give him hope for a better future. For nineteen-year-old senior Jason Mulvey, his home is the chorus room where he spends most of his time with his closest friends practicing for musicals he plays in for the school. ...

News

Defining a mainer

Defining a mainer

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

When driving under a bridge or by abandoned buildings, everyone sees street art, but very few take the time to think about the culture behind it. But to some, street art is the best way to get a message across. On Wednes...

March 29No Comments

BHS student reveals her culture

BHS student reveals her culture

Lauren Paquet, Editor

Walking into school on the first day she wore a hijab, her hands were cold and her body was shaking. Nothing could prepare her for the reactions she was about to encounter. Junior Washima Fairoz, a native of Bangladesh, is a practicing ...

March 29No Comments

Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

As the clock ticks toward the end of the year and students start to pick out bathing suits and tanning lotion, one last hurdle awaits the end of their school year. Many students find that preparing for an AP exam can be challen...

March 28No Comments

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Features

The road to black belt

The road to black belt

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

From a meek freshman to a senior proudly en route to college, one upperclassman’s journey through high school was led by an unexpected passion: karate. Senior Nick McElroy has been practicing Uechi Ryu, a style of ...

March 21No Comments

The importance of representation

The importance of representation

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

As March comes around, the time for showing spirit and what Biddeford has come to know as Tiger Pride becomes a staple in the school year. The choices of theme days this year have come up with a bit of controversy. Whil...

March 19No Comments

Recent Features Stories

Jason Mulvey, a senior of BHS that isn’t afraid to follow his dreams

Jason Mulvey, a senior of BHS that isn’t afraid to follow his dreams

March 7

His love for musicals has guided him through the good and the bad and will always give him hope for a better future. For nineteen-year-old senior Jason Mulvey...

Senior Trey Burnham, an active outdoorsman and competitive athlete.

Senior Trey Burnham, an active outdoorsman and competitive athlete.

March 3

He’s a long time wrestler who excels not only on the mats of Biddeford High School but the environments of Maine’s coastline as well. Raised i...

After the election

After the election

March 2

In the past couple of months, there have been rallies, protests, and people stating bold claims against the person who is now the President of th...

Debate to States

Debate to States

February 9

Before they filled a room cluttered with several other debaters, arguing their way to a win with logic and evidence, the Biddeford High School Deba...

New teacher brings a new out look to BHS

January 25

Teaching, surfing, and traveling are only a few things that science teacher Kelsey Johnson, enjoys to do with her free time. This school ...

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Arts and Entertainment

The Movie Buff March: Beauty and the Beast

The Movie Buff March: Beauty and the Beast

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, stockholm syndrome. In the past seven or so years, Disney has set out on a conquest to take their most popular animated films ...

March 29No Comments

Fresh Face: Oxy Spot Treatment

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

I’ve had gal pals ever since I can remember; gals that understand my perfection, and gravitate toward it. Over the years, I’ve had pals get too intimidated by my fierce bone ...

March 21No Comments

The consuming cubes

The consuming cubes

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

Swiftly moving their hands across their Rubik’s Cube, students study new patterns and new challenges.   For many students, this has become a huge hobby for them this...

March 3No Comments

Fresh Face: Nail Clippers

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

Clipping away my problems has never been so easy.  The change that comes with a new set of nicely trimmed nails makes solving the world’s problems so much easier. Granted, I c...

February 17No Comments

Recent Arts and Entertainment Stories

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Opinion

International Women’s Day causes controversy

Lauren Paquet, Editor

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 man...

March 28No Comments

Russia and the American people

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

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 S...

March 7No Comments

The biggest news of the century

Lauren Paquet, Editor

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...

March 3No Comments

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

Lauren Paquet, Editor

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 Washingt...

March 2No Comments

An obituary for the american education system

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

     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 (inclu...

March 1No Comments

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