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A Different Kind of Lesson

A Different Kind of Lesson

Shannon Douglass, Staff Writer
March 10
Filed under Features, Showcase

Teaching and parenting are two different job titles, but in the halls at Biddeford High School the differences become less apparent as teachers try to meet all the needs of their students. Relationships made by some of the students and teachers at BHS may play a large role in their students’ academic...

Prom-posal season begins

Amber Magnant, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Features

Imagine walking into the lobby and seeing six people there, five holding signs that spell out “Prom?” and at the end is a boy with flowers. Prom proposals were never popular before the 2010’s. According to the Washington Post, the first public prom proposal was in the Dallas Morning News newspaper,...

Charlie Hebdo: Seeing both sides

Charlie Hebdo: Seeing both sides

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
March 6
Filed under Features, Showcase

After recent events involving a terrorist attack in Paris, France, American students traveled to France to live with French families in an exchange program despite the incident. On the morning of January 7, 2015, Islamic terrorist brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi stormed the newspaper office, Charlie...

Family comes first – What’s Your Story?

Family comes first – What’s Your Story?

Paige Lessard, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under Features, What's Your Story?

Aside from balancing academics, work, and after school activities, most students look forward to spending time with their families. This past Saturday, junior Mikayla Guay with her father, helped plan for her older brother to fly to Maine from Washington State and surprise her mother for her birthday...

Global Educator for Model United Nations

Global Educator for Model United Nations

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
February 13
Filed under Features

Global Educator Andrew Juarez, from the University of Southern Maine, participates in helping students in the Model United Nations Program (Model U.N.) prepare for upcoming conferences. Model U.N. is a club in which advisors and students attend conferences which discuss global issues. Upon joining,...

Taking a walk in their own shoes

Taking a walk in their own shoes

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
January 30
Filed under Features, Showcase

Shoes have walked almost as many miles as we have, and have always been there to support us. Most of us have many different types of shoes, whether it be for style, comfort or because it’s the hottest new trend. To some people, shoes are just shoes. And for others, shoes are not only statement makers...

Taking the win at the UNE brain bee

Taking the win at the UNE brain bee

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
January 23
Filed under Features

A well-deserved victory fuels one student’s vision as a step in the right direction towards her future career in science. One of many students who participated in the Southern Maine Regional Brain Bee this year is senior Jillian Sheltra. The competition involved series of questions about a variety...

The outward expansion of social media

The outward expansion of social media

Cameron Petit and Megan Friel, Editors
January 22
Filed under Features, Showcase

With every “like” of a picture, “favorite” of a tweet, and tap of the “post” button comes the risk of presenting yourself to peers, teachers, coaches, and every one of the 1.56 billion Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users around the world. How you present yourself on social media can...

Travis Hilton – Student Spotlight

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
January 16
Filed under Showcase, Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A, Uncategorized

Q: Who is your role model and why? A: "My pepere because he always teaches me stuff I don't know." Q: If you eliminate one weakness what would it be and why? A: "Public speaking because I don't like talking in front of other people." Q: What is the best news you've ever received? ...

Winters in Maine makes for dangerous driving

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
January 15
Filed under Features

Maine winters bring more than amazing scenery and days spent braving the elements to do fun outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, and skating; along with the fun aspects of winter, the season brings the things that everyone dreads: pre–plowed roads, slippery tar, and drivers that seem to have...

Rebekah Guay – Student Spotlight

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
January 15
Filed under Showcase, Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A

Q: Who is your role model and why? A: "My grandmother because she always has a positive attitude." Q: If you could eliminate one limitation what would it be and why? A: "Public speaking, because I always have to use that and I don't have good talking skills." Q: What's the best news you've ever received...

Student Spotlight – Adrianna Jordan

January 13
Filed under Showcase, Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A

Q: Who is your role model and why? A: "My pepere because he had two strokes and he's paralyzed on his entire right side, but he didn't give up on his dream … he kind of taught me to never give up on my dream, whatever happens in life you just have to go with it, whatever life throws at you y...

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