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Hats off to BHS

Hats off to BHS

Patrick Pearl, Staff Writer
May 5, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Due to a recent school board vote, students can now wear hats in the hallways and during classes, as opposed to previous rule which prohibited students wearing hats in the school building. Like many decisions on policy, there are people for and against the outcome of the vote. But the general feeling...

Stepping out of the box – What’s Your Story?

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
April 7, 2016
Filed under What's Your Story?

The trees sway in the breeze, and the crowd cheers showing off their Tiger Pride to the opposing team. The adrenaline starts pumping through the player’s veins, sweat puddles in their palms; it’s time to play. Biddeford softball player and freshman Samantha Mucci has a nervous gut feeling stepp...

COT restores decrepit home

Gabby Hamm, Staff Writer
April 1, 2016
Filed under Features

Students come together to recreate the former glory the home once held, no matter, rain, sunshine, or even the weekend. In September of 2015, the city of Biddeford gave the Center of Technology (COT) a property located on Main Street. Students from the Buildings Trade program work to rejuvenate  the...

After the accident: A former student’s road to recovery

After the accident: A former student’s road to recovery

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
April 1, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

“The fact that something like this would happen to any of us never crossed our minds. At the risk of sounding dramatic, some things you just can’t forget.” Biddeford High School class of 2008 graduate Alex Paul’s life changed forever after a tragic car accident left him a quadriplegic, or para...

Steering students in the right direction

Steering students in the right direction

Taylor Turgeon, Staff Writer
March 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s 11:15 on a Thursday morning in the boatshop. After gathering around the whiteboard and assigning jobs, the students grab their safety goggles and get to work. One boy planes an oar, smoothing it down to give it a rounded shape. One girl cuts a piece of wood, focusing with her tongue out t...

What’s your story – Embracing an injury

What’s your story – Embracing an injury

Paige Lessard, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

Sitting on the sidelines of her favorite hobby wasn’t easy for sophomore Megan Gregoire, but with a serious back injury, she was forced to only watch her fellow gymnasts working hard, instead of being able to participate like always. Gregoire, who has been a gymnast for most of her life, fract...

A trip to the Yucatán

A trip to the Yucatán

Mia Martel, Staff writer
March 13, 2016
Filed under Features

A break from cold snowy Maine to a vacation in sunny Mexico expresses what most students want and need. For about ten years now, the World Language department has held these abroad trips on and off. This year's world language trip was to the Yucatán Peninsula, and they stayed in the capital of Mer...

From mess to success

From mess to success

Evan Paquette, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Features, Uncategorized

A young girl with a beaming smile passes you in the halls. She is on her way to class knowing she is safe, yet it didn’t always used to be this way. Three years ago, Sophomore Washima Fairoz moved to the United States from her original home of Dhaka, Bangladesh after threats were made towards her f...

Will the real Ben Plante please stand up?

Will the real Ben Plante please stand up?

Jacob Bilsky, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

The crowd sat silent in the gym, barely containing their eagerness to split off into teams as Mr.Walton announced the Biddeford All-Academic Athletes. The hot dry room kept the students on edge. While most years, only the names change at the banquet; this one turned out differently. “Ben Plante,...

Finding the right path – What’s Your Story?

Finding the right path – What’s Your Story?

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under Showcase, What's Your Story?

Finding direction as a teenager in high school is one of the toughest challenges to face when it comes to discovering where a student belongs. With a direction in mind, junior Skye Kendrick knows precisely where she belongs: sonography. Sonography consists of tasks such as taking x-rays or ultrasound...

Student safety is BHS’s number one concern

Student safety is BHS’s number one concern

Alex Keely and Colby Perron
January 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

In this day and age, safety in schools is one of the most important things administration can take into consideration before beginning the school year. Biddeford High School completed renovations at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, leading to an increasingly safe environment for students. ...

Tigerstock raises controversy over dance host

Tigerstock raises controversy over dance host

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
December 9, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Change a word which makes almost every high school students cringe. Change is something many people don’t take well, especially high school students. In the past few weeks, student council brought attention to the possibility of sophomores putting on Tigerstock and receiving the money produced....

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