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New Year, New You starts with kindness

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
January 5, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As the ball drops, new wishes and resolutions are made in hopes of becoming a better “you.” However, in all honesty, about 75% of us high schoolers are far too lazy to follow through with these resolutions for 2015. Sure, we can buy a bunch of fruit or a gym membership and become healthy, but with...

Prioritizing Priorities

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
December 16, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Prioritizing Priorities - by Hayley Lefebvre

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s around this time where being with family seems to be more important than any other time of year. We have all heard it before, “family are the people who care the most.” So, whether it be buying us christmas gifts or celebrating New Years with us, it’s...

Meg n’ More: Gift giving

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
December 6, 2014
Filed under Meg'n More - Megan Friel, Showcase

As most Christmas seasons are, this happy holiday is the busiest of all. With people rushing and the days ticking away, finding the perfect gift for family, friends, and that special someone can be more stressful than anything, especially on a budget. As an amateur gift-giver myself, I know the confusion and frus...

Utilizing your family’s holiday presents that you secretly hate

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
December 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It seems that as soon as we’re done stuffing our faces with sweet cranberry sauce, mouth-watering mashed potatoes, and succulent turkey, that Christmas is on our minds. We all look forward to wrapped gifts and spending time with our families. Yet, there's always a gift that we get a one point in our...

The confliction and contradiction that is senior year

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
November 26, 2014
Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

Senior year is one big pot of conflicting emotions. It’s the end of an era, a transition in about every possible aspect of one’s being, and the start of a new life all in a nine month span. We come into senior year excited about the only school year we would probably ever categorize as “fun”...

How to spend your winter months right

Megan Friel, Editor
November 19, 2014
Filed under Meg'n More - Megan Friel

As we approach the chilly winter months, we feel the cold rush to our bones and the snow settle in our brains. Living in Maine, those 3 or 4 months tend to turn into 4 or 5, leaving even the toughest skiers and snowboarders in a frosty funk. Though this winter blues may be tough to break, it’s not...

Spending your fall the “right way”

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
November 1, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Everyone has their own idea of how to spend their days right before the snow starts to fall. As the wind gets crisper and the days get shorter, fall is a time to rejoice the time spent with your family, while also drinking lots of hot chocolate to stay warm. Fall has two views on it from what I’ve...

How much we missed out

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
October 21, 2014
Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

Homecoming week at Biddeford High School has always been a beloved and traditional competition between the classes. This year, however, the week has changed substantially, as the competitive nature was completely obliterated. Instead, a Tiger Pride Award was set forth, rewarding the class that exhibited...

A glimpse into the Editor’s Mind

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
September 19, 2014
Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

Competition is a funny thing, really. It’s all around us everyday–the need to get the better grade, the excitement that comes with winning a football game, or the selectiveness of colleges and jobs–yet we loathe it simultaneously. For many of us, it brings out our bad side, the minuscule portion...

How to Beak: all the dos, and the don’ts, of chanting for your team

Abbie Paquette, Junior Editor
September 19, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Finally, fall is here. Not only do you dig out your warm sweaters and boots, but it’s finally fall sports season. Along with fall sport season comes the reinstatement of a special group for BHS: the Beak Squad. Many have passed down this enduring tradition; buying shirts and yelling at the top of their...

Free Spirit conference leads to freer experience

Free Spirit conference leads to freer experience

Marissa Heffernan, Junior Editor
September 15, 2014
Filed under Opinion

In June, I spent six days in Washington, D.C. at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism conference. Along with 50 other free spirits (one from each state as well as D.C.), I found myself immersed in a whirlwind of lectures, studio visits, and question sessions with people I had only before seen on...

A glimpse into the Editor’s mind

Cameron Petit, Editor
June 12, 2014
Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

I have to say, if you would’ve asked me a week ago how I felt about the changes to graduation, I would’ve probably went on a rage about traditions and how we can’t change them. I think that’s how everyone feels, as it is a Biddeford tradition to keep tradition and get upset when those traditions...

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