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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,...

Studying has never been easier

Studying has never been easier

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
April 1, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Time to ditch the textbooks, a new student online study tool is making its first appearance at BHS. Advanced placement courses (AP) are some of the most challenging classes offered at Biddeford High School. One in particular, AP Literature and Composition, has students analyze and interpret imaginative...

Feature Story: Curtis Paradis

Feature Story: Curtis Paradis

Kenneth Reyes, Co-sports Editor
March 26, 2015
Filed under Features, News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

From its highest peaks, to the flattest of its trails, the slopes served to pave the winter-themed road for this BHS senior to ski his way to victory. With his laid-back demeanor and positive-vibe-spreading attitude, one might see senior Curtis Paradis as a rather simple and happy guy. Behind his...

Pi for all

Pi for all

Shannon Douglass, Staff writer
March 26, 2015
Filed under Features, Video

America’s favorite kind of pie is apple, but this teacher’s favored pi starts with 3.14159. One faculty member at Biddeford High School, math teacher Jonathan Jacques, stands out from the rest as he shares his pi day festivities like song writing and pie eating to tie together a pi themed day. “The...

Breaking point

Breaking point

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
March 25, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

The air starts to seem heavy and stale. It’s hot and hard to breathe. The pressure to perform well in school, sports, and home life starts to corner students in the comfort of their own home. Sitting up in bed at night worrying about anything and everything under the sun has become a routine part...

Teachers need free time too

Teachers need free time too

Paige Lessard, Staff Writer
March 25, 2015
Filed under Features

Although most students think a teacher’s lifestyle is all work with no play, Biddeford High School’s teachers have a variety of hobbies that they enjoy in their free time. According to Teacher Stress by Ken Mrozek, Surveys show that 20% to 33% of teachers report that teaching is extremely stressful...

Cell phones shape academics

Mia Martel, Staff writer
March 25, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s clear that students love using their phones whenever they’re able to, but to some teachers, phones inevitably cause distractions. Cell phones and iPads in classrooms can easily be the most helpful and most distracting thing for students. Even if they’re not using them, the temptation to...

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