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

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

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
March 15, 2015
Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Places to Be and Places to See in N.E. - Marissa Heffernan

Our icy shell has started the process of dripping, melting, and sloughing away. Thanks to the short spurts of warmer weather, I can almost see over the snowbanks when I back out of my driveway, and the sidewalks are reappearing under heaps of snow that were just too much to bother moving. With spring...

Now trending: A Maine tradition

Now trending: A Maine tradition

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
March 10, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Maine: known for forests, moose, lobsters and...L.L. Bean boots? When L.L. Bean opened its first store in 1912, it was a small local business run by Leon Leonwood Bean, an avid outdoorsman who wanted to provide quality products. Today, there are stores in eleven states outside of Maine, as well as...

Get Your Fix With Some Flicks: February Edition

Kenneth Reyes, Co-Sports Editor
March 8, 2015
Filed under Get Your Fix with some Flicks - Kenneth Reyes, Uncategorized

For this month’s edition, I’m giving everyone a hint of what this movie is all about. It involves a billionaire, and a lot of grey (borderline shades of black, really). If you were thinking about 50 Shades of Grey, here’s the good news: it’s not. Seriously, this is a column on a school newspaper;...

An annual tradition comes back to Biddeford High School.

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
March 6, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Hopeful contestants make their way to the stage with blank smiles and big dreams as they compete to make it to the top. Mr. BHS, an annual tradition at Biddeford High School, has males from each class compete for the title of Mr. BHS-but some new changes have been put in place. “This year we’re...

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

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

With February vacation underway, plans surely range from hibernation to a plane ride somewhere tropical. If you’re still searching for an activity with which to fill these grey days, I have a suggestion that falls in the middle of the two aforementioned extremes. With the lure and magic of a vacation,...

Get Your Fix With Some Flicks: January Edition

Kenneth Reyes, Co-Sports Editor
January 31, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Get Your Fix with some Flicks - Kenneth Reyes

Ah, January. To be honest with you guys, this month is the graveyard slot for movies, and there really isn’t a lot to watch around this time. It’s basically the “Hangover 3” of the months. But this is exactly what I’m here for: to review some good movies...or at least something that will hold my a...

Breaking News: Trivia Crack

Breaking News: Trivia Crack

Kenneth Reyes, Co-sports Editor
January 20, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

As swift as a spinning roulette,  Trivia Crack sweeps through students’ phones, and serves to be the “it” game for the time being. Trivia Crack is an app available for both Android and Apple devices. How it works is the questions in the game are divided into 7 sections: history, sports, art,...

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

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

The word ‘winter’ calls to mind a variety of things, not all of them pleasant. Bitter cold, frozen windshields, and sniffles or coughs that just won’t go away top the list of unpleasant associations. ‘Winter activities’, on the other hand, conjures up images of soaring snowball fights, rushing...

Department store versus digital store

Department store versus digital store

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
December 16, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

In the age of the internet, people seem to be turning to websites more and more often, for everything from grocery shopping to finding new restaurants. Yet the online-shopping craze doesn’t reach as far into the teenaged generation as most people would believe. That’s an idea poised to shock many...

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

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
December 15, 2014
Filed under Places to Be and Places to See in N.E. - Marissa Heffernan

Christmas lights muted under a sprinkling of fine powder, or encased in shimmering ice. Greenery dressed in red bows and a blush of snow, draped over lamp posts and wound along railings. The stately tree, rising high above the street, lights twirling around buoy ornaments that remind you you’re at...

Get Your Fix With Some Flicks: November/December Edition

Kenneth Reyes, Co-Sports Editor
December 2, 2014
Filed under Get Your Fix with some Flicks - Kenneth Reyes

Guess what time it is? If you thought “Adventure Time,” then immediately stop reading this review and leave, since we all know this is all about me and my narrow-minded view of the film industry. Where was I again? Oh yes, movies. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of...

Horror is the new hit

Horror is the new hit

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Ghosts, mad scientists, cruel doctors, witches and freaks: the chillingly popular TV show American Horror Story boasts anything a horror fan could dream of. Sometimes, it even provides aspects of terror fans never thought of before. “It’s really scary,” said Grace Bermeo, a freshman who star...

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