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The Roar

Running a business and loving everyday of it

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
May 7, 2015
Filed under Features

“I love people, I’m a people person, and it puts a smile on my face just going to meet people...that’s my favorite part.” That’s what makes BHS senior Dominic D’alessandro’s business so successful: his dedication to making his customers happy. D’alessandro is owner of his one–man...

Moped trend sparks BHS

Moped trend sparks BHS

Nick Scavuzzo, Staff Writer
May 7, 2015
Filed under Features

With summer right around the corner, spring fever is in full swing. Some students at BHS are eager to get outside, and take in the fresh spring air. Kids that own mopeds are dusting them off from last summer and starting to move away from cars. This money saver is as convenient as it is fun. An average...

Skateboarding becomes prevalent in Biddeford community

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
May 7, 2015
Filed under Features

When it comes to the Biddeford community, skateboarding is an activity commonly seen. All around town there are kids boarding and trying new tricks. But how much recognition does skateboarding really get? With the attention set on most other sports like football or basketball, kids that skateboard...

Go Set A Watchman

Go Set A Watchman

Hailey Woodman, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Well-known author Harper Lee is deciding to give consent to publish the book that sparked To Kill A Mockingbird, making Mockingbird lovers unable to wait for the release on July 14th. Harper Lee wrote her book Go Set a Watchman about a grown-up Scout Finch returning home to visit her father, Atticu...

Migraine Madness

Migraine Madness

May 5, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Many studies have shown the direct relationship between stress and migraines, but more often than not both adolescents and adults fail to realize the effect these headaches have and what they can do to prevent them. According to the website WebMD, many teenagers experience these disabling headaches...

Vine: the rise and fall

Vine: the rise and fall

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
May 5, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Short videos made their way into the world, creating inside jokes to last a lifetime for people everywhere. Vine is an app for users, mostly teenagers, to post funny videos that are six seconds or less. Making six-second videos isn’t the only thing Vine users can...

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...

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