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Cellular WiFi no longer permitted at BHS

Cellular WiFi no longer permitted at BHS

Audrey Desjardin, Junior editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

In today’s generation it seems WiFi is necessary to work all of the gadgets on our smart phones, and with BHS taking away that WiFi for non-school related devices it causes another problem on its own. The school’s WiFi only has a certain amount of bandwidth which is being taken up by cell phone...

Breaking News: Trivia Crack

Breaking News: Trivia Crack

Kenneth Reyes, Co-sports Editor
January 20, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

As swift as a spinning roulette,  Trivia Crack sweeps through students’ phones, and serves to be the “it” game for the time being. Trivia Crack is an app available for both Android and Apple devices. How it works is the questions in the game are divided into 7 sections: history, sports, art,...

New schedule, new midterms

New schedule, new midterms

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
January 19, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

Last year, January meant two days of finals that lasted from 7:45 AM to 11:00 AM. This year, things grew more complicated. On Tuesday the 20th, the four days of midterms start. Tuesday, an Orange day, will be broken up with a Block 1 test 7:45 to 9:15, then Block 2 class 9:20 to 10:15, followed by...

Students and teachers participate in Ugly Sweater Day

Students and teachers participate in Ugly Sweater Day

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
December 21, 2014
Filed under News

Amongst red and green blinking lights, christmas ornaments, and seasonal buttons is a certain day within the school dedicated to the ugliest of sweaters. Otherwise known as “Ugly Sweater Day,” students and faculty have the opportunity to purposefully create or buy an ugly sweater and wear it to...

College applicants receive acceptance letters

College applicants receive acceptance letters

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

As if the stress of applying college isn’t enough, the waiting process for a school to accept or decline a student’s application is potentially even more stressful. In the midst of commotion before Christmas break, some students are already finding college acceptance letters appearing in their...

Importance of Social Media to Students

Importance of Social Media to Students

Kenneth Reyes, Co-sports Editor
December 9, 2014
Filed under News

Like a vine that’s coiled around a huge tree, technology has become an integral part of our lives and society, to the point where it might start raising eyebrows. It’s not exactly easy to scale how much technology has rooted itself into the lives of countless people, but one thing is certain:...

Coming next year: Homecoming 2.0

Coming next year: Homecoming 2.0

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
November 4, 2014
Filed under News

This year’s homecoming week brought a mixture of enjoyment and disappointment to the students of BHS. Though overall they deemed the experience a positive one, many students had the same complaint: there weren’t very many events. They lay the blame for this on the shortened week. “It didn’t...

BHS football potential move to class B

BHS football potential move to class B

Audrey Desjardin, Junior editor
October 30, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Biddeford High School to move down to class B after playing in class A for as far back as BHS football history goes. The class A cutoff for football is 875 students in a school, yet Biddeford still manages to compete with only 830 students. This gives the other teams an unfair advantage to choose ...

Dual-enrollment Courses Being Offered Courtesy of UMaine

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
October 27, 2014
Filed under News

The University of Maine is offering online courses to juniors and seniors that have maintained average grades throughout high school. College is a costly investment. But for one of these UMaine courses, students are only expected to pay for their books, which is a huge savings. Cost of books varies...

First scheduled drug sweep occurs at BHS

First scheduled drug sweep occurs at BHS

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under News

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, 2014
Filed under News

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, 2014
Filed under News

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...

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