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First scheduled drug sweep occurs at BHS

First scheduled drug sweep occurs at BHS

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
October 17
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Around 9:20 AM on Thursday, October 16, the school and COT entered lockdown for a drug sweep. The sweep began in the school, with police officers assisted by K9 dogs searching the hallways. After completion of that search, the lockdown was partially lifted in the school before the block ended at 10:10...

New food regulations bring change to cafeteria

New food regulations bring change to cafeteria

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
October 1
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New food regulations change cafeteria menus at many schools across the country, calling for more nutritional foods. Biddeford High School is one of those schools, now abiding by the new set of rules put forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Department of Child Nutrition, responsible...

Changes to come to homecoming week 2014

Changes to come to homecoming week 2014

Audrey Desjardin, Junior editor
September 30
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Every year students anticipate the competition of homecoming week, but this year traditions have ended and the competition aspect of the week has ended. Whether it ends up with a positive outcome or negative, the student council committee has a lot to say about why the changes are taking place. President...

France trip in jeopardy

France trip in jeopardy

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
September 23
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Planes shuttle between the US and France every day, and for the past couple years, BHS students have had the chance to be on them. Starting in 2011, BHS participated in an exchange program with a “sister school” in France. Lycee Carcouët, the equivalent of American high school, is located in...

Student Services is now the new Guidance

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
September 19
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Changes within the school continuously increase in number and importance. The guidance department is no exception, with a new name and way of operating. Currently now known as Student Services, the guidance department has expanded and now encompasses more people, including the counselors in order...

Staff accepts ALS ice bucket challenge

Staff accepts ALS ice bucket challenge

Audrey Desjardin
September 16
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The Biddeford High School staff decided to raise awareness and donate to ALS research by participating in the viral ice bucket challenge on September 4. Along with the staff, students did their part in this challenge by dumping large recycle bins full of icy water over their favorite teacher’s heads,...

Students speak about the importance of being a freshman mentor

Students speak about the importance of being a freshman mentor

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
June 10
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Nobody wants to come to school and feel scared or hesitant, but this feeling is one of the many some freshman experience their entire first year in high school. Luckily for them, a program designed specifically to decrease those feelings exists. Freshmen Mentor day is a day where students spend a...

BHS students spend a day making a difference in our community

BHS students spend a day making a difference in our community

Mallory Mourmouras, Editor
June 10
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Despite the various interests and local conflicts, the town of Biddeford always holds one thing in common: improving the community. With the help of 34 Interact members and other students from Biddeford High School, the annual Day of Caring was a success, not only by impacting the community but affecting...

Caps, gowns, and changes make an appearance at graduation this year

Caps, gowns, and changes make an appearance at graduation this year

Cameron Petit, Editor
June 10
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As the end of the year rolls around, it seems that graduation and other end of the year ceremonies are all that anyone can talk about, especially this year. From shortened speeches to arrangement changes to the ceremony, the graduation celebrating the Class of 2014 was definitely different from previous...

Students surprised with Sea Dogs game as make-up for Special Olympics

Students surprised with Sea Dogs game as make-up for Special Olympics

The Roar Staff
May 29
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The day started as any other, but for one group of Biddeford High School students, an announcement from Ms. Joyce Tarpy and a visit from Superintendent Jeremy Ray turned Thursday, May 30th into a day to remember. When the Special Olympics was cancelled due to poor weather, there was not a make-up ...

BHS holds Community Day to bring business’ and schools together

BHS holds Community Day to bring business’ and schools together

Kenneth Reyes, Staff Writer
May 29
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Biddeford High School hosted its first Community Day, in which organizations provided information about their services to Biddeford’s citizens. BHS held its first Community Day on May 17th, as a new approach of introducing local businesses’ services, and giving the citizens of Biddeford access...

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