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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....

Capturing the moments

Capturing the moments

Paige Lessard, Staff Writer
December 3, 2015
Filed under Features

People see her out on the field with a giant camera in hand and may wonder who she is. With the time ticking on the clock, Tammy Belanger is there for practically every moment to capture memories of many sports games throughout the year. Belanger, a well known photographer and Biddeford resident, ...

Students find their place in anime club

Students find their place in anime club

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
November 29, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Expressing one’s self is mainly seen through music, writing, or art. But for one club at Biddeford, their form of expression is one unlike any other - anime. Anime club, one club at Biddeford High School made up of students with an interest in anime and run by history teacher Ryan Minzy, embo...

Local teen joins the army

Local teen joins the army

Alex Keely, Staff Writer
November 20, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior Josh Laverriere joined the Army creating many changes in his day to day life before even graduating high school. Laverriere officially enlisted in the Army on July 24, 2015 a year before graduation, but has wanted to join for over five years. The military is a big part of his family's history...

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