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Feature Story: Curtis Paradis

Feature Story: Curtis Paradis

Kenneth Reyes, Co-sports Editor
March 26
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...

Snow causes problems for spring sports

Snow causes problems for spring sports

Alex Keely and Amber Magnant
March 26
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Due to record snowfall in 2015, BHS athletic teams are now forced to practice inside for their upcoming outdoor sports season. Many teams wonder how to prepare for a season with no chance to practice outdoors because of snow covering all the playing surfaces. This poses challenges for Athletic Director...

“Skin Is In” Pledge takes on BHS

Audrey Desjardin, Senior Staff Writer
March 26
Filed under News

With prom around the corner tan skin becomes more desired, but this year a student at BHS has plans to reduce the amount of tanning that takes place before the event. The “Skin is In” pledge was brought to BHS by senior Jillian Sheltra. The pledge gives students attending prom the ability to sign...

BHS, is it time to “Think Different”?

BHS, is it time to “Think Different”?

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer
March 24
Filed under News

With the endless amount of apps to choose from, and the easy access to social media, iPads are becoming more and more of a distraction to the younger students. Freshmen and sophomores are granted iPads at the beginning of  school year.  The purpose was to help kids who could not get to a library...

Finally, a change

Finally, a change

Jace Hevey, Staff Writer
March 24
Filed under News

Out with the old and in with the new is what student services and administrators are thinking as they move into the 21st century for scheduling student’s classes. Biddeford High School’s has never changed in terms of how students sign up for classes for the upcoming year. However, for the 2015-2016...

For which it stands

For which it stands

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
March 20
Filed under News, Showcase

The Pledge of Allegiance was once an important part of morning announcements, but as the time goes on, it seems to be becoming less routine and more controversial. Originally instituted in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance is a 31-word statement that is used to show respect to the country of the United...

Spirit week brings BHS students to their feet

Spirit week brings BHS students to their feet

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
March 18
Filed under News, Showcase

The first of its kind, Spirit Week originated thanks to senior Cameron Petit, who brought the idea to life after what he described as an underwhelming Homecoming Week. “I went to Mr. Sirois because during Homecoming Week I didn’t feel like our school came together the way it did when I was a freshman...

What it really takes to get a scholarship

Emily Gelinas, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under News

There is so much seniors think about: prom, college applications and scholarships. With college applications come acceptances and with acceptances come scholarship hunting. School guidance counselor Carl Lamb sees a lot of students that come in with questions about where to start with applying to...

BHS embraces challenges from new schedule

BHS embraces challenges from new schedule

Alex Keely and Colby Perron
March 6
Filed under News, Showcase

The 2014-2015 school year started off with a new twist for both students and staff alike. BHS changed to a new alternating day schedule to ensure students took more of the core classes that were not being taken throughout the year in the past. The new schedule rotates on orange and black days which...

Working hard or hardly working on school snow days?

Working hard or hardly working on school snow days?

Abbie Paquette and Lydia Gordon
March 6
Filed under News, Showcase

With each passing day comes a new fear of the thing New Englanders dread most: snow. White fluffy snowflakes can only mean two things; shoveling and snow days. Mother Nature seems to have it out for New England residents this winter after dumping almost 73.3 inches of snow in Maine. While some people...

Repercussions of Twitter Drama

Repercussions of Twitter Drama

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
March 6
Filed under News, Showcase

Various arguments between students at BHS, as well as other schools, reach the realms of Twitter, and the consequences of this online drama prove that it causes more trouble than most students think. Many students take their drama onto social media without a second thought, but many also fail to realize...

Benefits of taking Advanced Placement classes in high school

Benefits of taking Advanced Placement classes in high school

Tyler Pierpont, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under News, Showcase

All high school students have the possibility to save hundreds to thousands of dollars when it comes to college, just by taking Advanced Placement courses. Advanced Placement (AP) classes can be taken by any student between sophomore and senior year, and count as a college credit. The main factor...

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