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How to spend your winter months right

Megan Friel, Editor
November 19, 2014
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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...

Waterhouse field renovation

June 2, 2014
Filed under Editorials

Being one of the most symbolic places in Biddeford, Waterhouse Field is now competing in a contest to win money for renovation. Along with other causes and projects in America, Waterhouse Field is among the list of nominees for ‘The Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge’: a contest that grants...

Paying for college

June 2, 2014
Filed under Editorials

It seems that everything today comes at a high cost. College, being one of those things, isn’t something every student plans to attend after high school. What most colleges are starting to realize is how expensive it actually is for students and parents in the long run. College can either be beneficial...

A glimpse into the Editor’s mind

Cameron Petit, Editor
May 29, 2014
Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

Almost all stereotypes that adults hold over teenagers I disagree with, because I don’t think that stereotypes capture all of the population, just a small, yet influential group. But in the case of our technological craze, I without a doubt agree that our generation prizes our smartphones more than...

Students still talking about the new schedule

May 28, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Biddeford High School is not unfamiliar with change recently. With a new principal, who has a bunch of promising concepts, including one that seems to be quite controversial among students. The idea of changing how students' schedules are set up is something that holds true for the 2014-2015 year and...

Positive changes coming to graduation ceremony

May 28, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With new changes on the way, Biddeford’s seniors will be looking at a shorter graduation, with less speakers. We believe that the new program for graduation is more efficient, and student-centered, compared to how it was the previous years. From seating arrangements to the amount of time a speaker...

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