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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...

A rapper among us

A rapper among us

Joshua Kalinowski, Staff Writer
March 25, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

C.L. Bookerson, also known as Headspinnah from the MP Klik, is a custodian by day, and a rapper by lunchtime. Recently, Bookerson has created a self-titled mixtape, which he distributes to students to determine if he ‘still has it’, though he has no plans to pursue a professional career in the...

The final strokes

The final strokes

Jessica Laverriere, Staff Writer
March 20, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Everyone finds a passion at some point in their life, some just find it earlier than others. When senior Mariah Brady was seven years old she got tired of watching her sister’s swim meets and decided to join the team; that’s when she found a passion in swimming that would be a huge part of her...

BHS ink

BHS ink

Abbie Paquette, Sports Editor
March 20, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

  Everyone has something that they treasure, whether it be a loved one or a special talent of theirs. Some people use memory boxes, but some students and teachers are taking it to the next level by inking up. Once students have reached what is the legal age of eighteen, known as the first few steps into adulthood, is where they ca...

The morning crave

The morning crave

Nick Scavuzzo, Staff Writer
March 20, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Mocha, Caramel, Vanilla, Swirls, extra cream, sugar,cups, “big straws”, hot, iced, chai, strawberry watermelon, blue raspberry. Whatever you decide to drink in the morning is up to you.  A majority of BHS students and staff carry around a sugary, caffeine-filled drink throughout the morning blocks. There...

Social media: the climb to the top

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
March 20, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

When it comes to online media, the social ladder is one not so easy to climb. From tweets to snapchats, and from posts to hashtags, social media is one way to the top of this ladder. With our new day and age, apps like Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat can define you. With every retweet comes more popularity,...

Students trade sleep for school

Students trade sleep for school

Tyler Pierpont and Gabby Hamm
March 20, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Two roads diverged and the student took the one with less sleep. Homework, jobs, and after school activities keep students awake until the early hours of the morning. According to National Sleep Foundation, the average teenager is supposed to have seven and a half to eight and a half hours of sleep....

Students practice their artistic skills at BHS

Students practice their artistic skills at BHS

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
March 18, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase

Creativity in high school students is not something that is necessarily practiced in their everyday classes, but with programs such as RFA, students are able to express their talent freely. Regional Fine Arts (RFA) is a place for students at Biddeford High School to practice their artistic skills...

What it takes to be a Marine

What it takes to be a Marine

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
March 16, 2015
Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

One of the many branches of the Armed Forces is the Marines, but no one can fully understand what exactly a Marine endures on a regular basis unless they are involved in the bootcamp themselves. The Marine Corps is known not only for its strenuous amount of physical activity, but new recruits are...

A Different Kind of Lesson

A Different Kind of Lesson

Shannon Douglass, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
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...

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