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Rebekah Guay – Student Spotlight

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
January 15, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A

Q: Who is your role model and why? A: "My grandmother because she always has a positive attitude." Q: If you could eliminate one limitation what would it be and why? A: "Public speaking, because I always have to use that and I don't have good talking skills." Q: What's the best news you've ever received...

Student Spotlight – Adrianna Jordan

January 13, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A

Q: Who is your role model and why? A: "My pepere because he had two strokes and he's paralyzed on his entire right side, but he didn't give up on his dream … he kind of taught me to never give up on my dream, whatever happens in life you just have to go with it, whatever life throws at you y...

Tis the season for ornament making

Tis the season for ornament making

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under Features

For the first time, students and Do-It-Yourself-ers can create glitzy ornaments and submit them in a contest to have them hung in the Smithsonian, or even the White House. Yet this is no regular contest, as the ornaments must be intricately made and mapped out with a 3D printer. The theme of this...

How wearing a single band can change lives

How wearing a single band can change lives

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
December 4, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

Not everyone has the opportunity to truly make a difference in their school or community, never mind the world, but a BHS student has recently shown that giving back on a global scale is possible. With perseverance, hope, and a ton of hard work, senior Mariah Brady and her team made their mark on...

Girl’s soccer faces difficult season

Girl’s soccer faces difficult season

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
November 4, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Biddeford Girls Soccer endured an up-and-down season, filled with injuries, heartbreak, and triumph. Throughout this fall season, several players in girl's soccer suffered mild to severe injuries, forcing their team to come together and work hard to finish the season. With the majority of their team...

Androids versus iPhones: the ongoing battle

Androids versus iPhones: the ongoing battle

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
November 4, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

Androids and iPhones have become a staple to a teenager’s lifestyle; whether it be utilizing apps such as Twitter, Instagram and even the weather. Androids and iPhones have been battling back and forth to top the charts since 2008, when the first Android came out. The iPhone had already been launched...

Senior nights showcase more than just departing athletes.

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
October 31, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

As the end of fall sports approaches, so does the era of many students who reluctantly played their final season as a fall athlete. Senior games serve to celebrate and recognize the departing fall athletes, but seniors never seem to leave this game feeling happy, rather they are often consumed by...

Snapshots of the year

Snapshots of the year

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
October 23, 2014
Filed under Features, Showcase

People use yearbooks in all sorts of ways, such as writing friends a lovely end-of-the-year letter, to get contact information to keep in touch, or to permanently engrave memories of the year in a tangible object. Instead of the traditional printed out pictures or a public Facebook album to remember...

Student Spotlight: Brooke Connolly

Student Spotlight: Brooke Connolly

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
October 21, 2014
Filed under Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A, Uncategorized

Brooke Connolly is a junior and new to Biddeford High School.  Coming to a new school has been tough she says, but for only being here a month she “loves her classes and the town.” When not in school, she enjoys reading while sitting in the sun, going to bonfires with friends, and listening to a...

How American should our history be?

How American should our history be?

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
October 9, 2014
Filed under Features

Students staged walkouts in 16 of 17 high schools in Jefferson County, Colorado, and lined the streets, holding signs and shouting about their right to an uncensored education. The cause for the student unrest lies in a proposed curriculum review policy, found here. The idea that history material must present “positive aspects of the United States and its heritage” has led students to fear that their classes wil...

Student set to compete in Miss Teen Maine Pageant

Student set to compete in Miss Teen Maine Pageant

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
October 7, 2014
Filed under Features

First year pageant contestant Shelby Gale hopes to impress judges not only with beauty but with heart as well when she competes in the 2014 Miss Teen Maine Pageant. From endless amounts of makeup to dresses fit for a walk down the red carpet, the Miss Teen Maine Pageant is not just about the glitz...

Senior privilege problems

Senior privilege problems

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
October 7, 2014
Filed under Features

Leaving for lunch, a senior privilege that in the past proved a relaxing break from school for students, has now turned into a time-battling hassle. While school lunches used to be 45 minutes, changes to advisory and CLB have forced lunches to be cut to 30 minutes. Unless students have a block three...

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