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BHS, is it time to “Think Different”?

BHS, is it time to “Think Different”?

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer
March 24, 2015
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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, 2015
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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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...

SAT Anxiety Among Juniors

SAT Anxiety Among Juniors

Kenneth Reyes, Co-Sports Editor
March 1, 2015
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With the days counting down, juniors are left preparing to ride down the massive wave known as the SATs. Every year, juniors are mandated to take the SATs, and with it comes the weight of having to choose where they want to go to college and what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Though...

March Spirit Week

March Spirit Week

Audrey Desjardin, Junior Editor
February 25, 2015
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To get everyone through the last dragging few months of the school year, one student had the idea of creating a spirit week in March to make up for the unevent filled Homecoming week. Senior Cameron Petit started the idea and even made his own agenda of how he feels the week should go. “It had...

Students React to Senior Superlatives

Kenneth Reyes, Co-Sports Editor
January 30, 2015
Filed under News

With a looming silence in the air, the students of BHS sat quietly to hear the results of one the most anticipated contests--the senior superlatives. This year’s senior superlatives resulted in various reactions. Some results were predicted from the start, while others left people surprised. Senior...

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