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The Haunted Brain’s 3rd annual exhibit

The Haunted Brain’s 3rd annual exhibit

Lauren Paquet, Entertainment Editor
November 3, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The Haunted Brain exhibit put on by Rebecca Auten’s AP Psychology class enjoyed another success this year during their third annual presentation on October 29th. The exhibit featured Halloween characters and explained the brain’s activities with an interactive approach. The presentation took place on...

Coming soon to BHS: Comedy of Errors

Coming soon to BHS: Comedy of Errors

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
October 28, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The school play makes its way back to the stage with a new show in the works; and new characters along with it. Director Christopher Ferrell chose William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” for the students to put on this fall. “This one was actually really difficult to choose because we...

The Monthly Five: October’s Picks

Lauren Paquet, Entertainment Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, The Monthly Five - by Lauren Paquet, The Monthly Five - Lauren Paquet

We all have that one friend who texts you as soon as they find a new song they love, or dances (pretty embarrassingly) to every song on the radio, right? I’m that friend. One thing you’ll learn very quickly in this column is that music makes me very excited. I love finding new music and listen...

Gabby’s “Go For It” – October

Gabby’s “Go For It” – October

Gabby Hamm, Staff Writer
October 24, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Gabby's Go For It! - Gabby Hamm

Every month I will do a different do it yourself (DIY) project that will be either a success or an epic fail for your enjoyment. For, the month of October thoughts of Halloween strike everyone's mind. Candy and decorations are the main focus for Halloween, so why not combine candy and decorations?  Today...

The Movie Buff October: The Martian

The Movie Buff October: The Martian

Colby Perron, News Editor
October 22, 2015
Filed under The Movie Buff - Colby Perron

Wow, all I can say is, it’s official: the movie industry has spent an unusual amount of money trying to rescue Matt Damon. Saving Private Ryan, Interstellar, now The Martian. But hey, if he keeps bringing us great movies, I say keep it going! As you can more than likely tell, I went to see “The Martian,...

The BHS marching band: setting records and raising hopes

The BHS marching band: setting records and raising hopes

Lauren Paquet, Entertainment Editor
October 20, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

As the number of band members continues to skyrocket this year, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities arise, and the expectations of band members remain as high as ever. Band director Pat Bolin feels very excited about having more students than ever this year and has high hopes for what they will accompl...

Product review: “Cupcake” face mask

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
October 10, 2015
Filed under Fresh Face: Product of the Month - Michael Tenney, Opinion

Skincare is something that I take seriously in my day-to-day life. Whether it be a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, or a face mask. There are several ways to clean your face, make it glow, and be ready to walk the runway of a fashion show. However, it doesn’t start off day one; taking care of your skin...

Scream Queens: The new thing

Scream Queens: The new thing

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
October 8, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Television introduces a new perspective to both the horror and the comedy scene. Something that, to viewers, is a fresh outlook on the new genre. Scream Queens makes its way to several people’s “must-watch” list, leaving many with a new Ryan Murphy (the co-creator of Scream Queens) show to be...

Everything you need to know about this year’s homecoming week

Everything you need to know about this year’s homecoming week

Lauren Paquet, Entertainment Editor
September 30, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Homecoming Week remains a long-held tradition at BHS, as the junior class of 2017 and the Student Council sew up the last-minute preparations for this year’s activities. Both groups have worked all through the summer to plan the events. The class of 2017 class advisor, Victoria Salo, said how hard t...

Breaking free

Breaking free

Shannon Douglass, Staff writer
May 19, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Break dancing stretches the human body to its limit, and sometimes pushes students to theirs. BHS is home to many dancers, a select few including junior Jordan Cook are breakdancers. Break dancing is a style of dancing that mixes with Hip Hop music to perform stunts with footwork and power moves like...

Chorus program hitting a high note

Chorus program hitting a high note

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
May 19, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

When chorus teacher Christopher Ferrell started teaching at Biddeford High School three years ago, the chorus consisted of 21 students. This year, the program tallies in at a little over 60, and Ferrell expects to see that number swell even more in the coming years. “[We have] a relatively small...

Places to Be and Places to See in N.E.

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
May 15, 2015
Filed under Places to Be and Places to See in N.E. - Marissa Heffernan

Summer is drifting into Maine like the tide, with a forward burst of sultry heat that’s retracted the next day as a breeze raises goosebumps through a sweatshirt. While true summer still remains somewhat elusive, the incoming warmth invariable turns minds to that essential summer location: the beach. In...

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