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AP test score importance according to the list

AP test score importance according to the list

Emily Gelinas, Staff Writer
May 1, 2015
Filed under Features

  Various four year colleges were asked to make a list of important qualities for what they look for in an applicant. The most important on the list are students grades in college prep classes, below that strength of curriculum, and eight more below that the AP test scores. Some students...

CLB’s try to expand students learning

Mia Martel, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Customized learning blocks (CLB’s) come in different shape and sizes at Biddeford High School. Forty five minutes, three times a week students use CLB in the hopes of raising SAT test scores and to give students more personalized study time. Junior Cassidy Gonneville feels that she's really ben...

Student surfers splash into summer

Student surfers splash into summer

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

As the never-ending winter of 2015 comes to a close, surfers at BHS are just itching to get that wetsuit back on. There are many reasons students surf, some do it because it’s something that runs in their family and other surf for cultural experience. Surfing has run in junior, Mia Laflamme’s...

Students subscribe to BHS youtubers

Students subscribe to BHS youtubers

Paige Lessard, Staff Writer
April 16, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Teenagers view and subscribe to Youtube channels for advice and entertainment in their freetime Students of BHS introduce a new type of online world called Youtube to peers where they share, post, and comment on videos of their choice. Freshman Aaron Dutremble and Breece Sleeper created a Youtube...

The conflict in committing

The conflict in committing

Kenneth Reyes, Co-Sports Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Features, News

After years of climbing the rising steps that are high school, seniors are often presented with the option of going to college. With this opportunity, many seniors face a common question: where do they commit? Now that the process of applying to colleges is mostly over, seniors tackle the dilemma...

BHS’s Electric Guitar Building Class gets rocking reviews

BHS’s Electric Guitar Building Class gets rocking reviews

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Here at BHS, you can learn to play guitar--but you can also learn to build one. The electric guitar building class, a CP-level class open to grades 11 and 12, worth half of a fine art credit, is a new addition to the curriculum this year. The class starts off with a week of shop safety and background...

The Price of Prom

The Price of Prom

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer
April 13, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

Boys may have it hard when coming up with the perfect promposals, but some girls claim that buying a prom dress is one of the most stressful and time-consuming things they have ever done. When it comes to the price, many girls overlook that and just focus on trying to get a dress that will make them...

The pressure of getting your license

The pressure of getting your license

Amber Magnant, Staff Writer
April 13, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Biddeford High School students face the pressure of passing or failing their drivers test knowing their license is on the line. A new law has surfaced and students must get 70 hours of driving before they can go for their license. Before they had to get 35 hours of driving in. It adds to the 6 months...

Car expenses “brake” student’s wallets

Car expenses “brake” student’s wallets

Jessica Laverriere, Staff Writer
April 9, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Getting a car is seen as a benchmark of the transition to adulthood, but what many do not realize is the amount of expenses that come with it. Often times people spend months searching for a car trying to find the best deal possible. However, no matter how hard someone searches, it is inevitable that...

The Abyss rekindles students’ creativity

Gabby Hamm, Staff Writer
April 8, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

The search for submission forms, the excited voices shouting out what tasks that they take responsibility for, and the overall welcoming personalities, all make up The Abyss publication. The Abyss took off about two years ago, publishing a collection of poems, photos, and artwork, that students ...

The selfie invasion

The selfie invasion

April 7, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Selfie taking has made a mark in today’s society, with nearly everybody participating in the worldwide photoshoot. A selfie is a picture that somebody takes of themselves, whether they’re on the go or just bought a new outfit they need to show off. Sophomore Logan Maushart is quite familiar with...

Triangl Bikinis: Trend or Trainwreck?

Triangl Bikinis: Trend or Trainwreck?

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
April 7, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

With all the recent hype about Triangl bikinis, some students think they put all other bathing suits to shame, while others think they’re just another overrated trend. Triangl is an Australian swimwear line that sells around 40 different bikinis worldwide. Everything from magazines to Twitter, Instagram,...

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