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Growing into adulthood

Megan Friel, Editor in chief
November 19, 2015
Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

In our modern-day society, the phrase “growing up” is a term that's used loosely. The reality of it is I am no longer “growing” into adulthood, but instead I am shoved into adulthood, headfirst with no helmet. As I make my way towards my senior year, with college looming just around the corner,...

Alex v The World- Travel Edition

Alex Keely and Paige Lessard
November 10, 2015
Filed under Alex v The World - Alex Keely & Paige Lessard, Opinion, Showcase

This month as the weather gets colder and people start to get ready to go on vacations, we will be discussing our most important item for guys and girls traveling on vacation. For Guys: An electronic device: When traveling, everybody knows you need something to do. Having your cell phone, laptop...

Fresh Face: “Burt’s Bees Face Scrub”

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
November 10, 2015
Filed under Fresh Face: Product of the Month - Michael Tenney, Opinion

Scraping the dead skin off of your face can be disgusting; but exfoliating can be one of the most important things in your skin routine. Exfoliating is the removing of all of the nasty dead skin cells off of your face. Don’t feel bad about that though because everyone has dead skin cells; it isn’t...

The First Steps

Hailey Woodman, Staff Writer
November 5, 2015
Filed under Breaking out of the Comfort Zone - Hailey Woodman, Opinion, Showcase

Trying new things is an essential part of finding out who you are as a person and what you like or dislike. Lately, I’ve noticed that I hold myself back from the unknown, so each month I have set a goal for myself to try new things and write my opinion on it. For me, to willingly agree to try somet...

A Bond Like No Other

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under Living Like Lydia - Lydia Gordon, Opinion, Showcase

My dad and I had a countdown, so whenever anyone asked how many days until he left we had a exact answer. My brother was leaving for college, and it was every younger siblings dream, so I thought. This is my representation of how the cycle of his senior year played out for me.   My brother wa...

The Monthly Five: October’s Picks

Lauren Paquet, Entertainment Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, The Monthly Five - by Lauren Paquet, The Monthly Five - Lauren Paquet

We all have that one friend who texts you as soon as they find a new song they love, or dances (pretty embarrassingly) to every song on the radio, right? I’m that friend. One thing you’ll learn very quickly in this column is that music makes me very excited. I love finding new music and listen...

Shootings leave students scared

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
October 20, 2015
Filed under Millenial Manifesto - Meg Friel

Every time my parents recount the day I was born, my family laughs and smiles, talking about the nurses, the surgery, the frantic trip to the hospital in the middle of the night, but there is one part that’s sure to never be left out. My birthday is April 19, 1999 - the day before the Columbine ma...

The Fall Experience

Alex Keely and Paige Lessard
October 12, 2015
Filed under Alex v The World - Alex Keely & Paige Lessard, Opinion

This month Paige and I will be looking over some fall topics that we notice around the school during the fall. Friday Night Lights is the biggest thing in the fall for high schoolers. Alex's Opinion: Friday Night Lights, otherwise known as Friday night football, is the cornerstone of the beg...

Product review: “Cupcake” face mask

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
October 10, 2015
Filed under Fresh Face: Product of the Month - Michael Tenney, Opinion

Skincare is something that I take seriously in my day-to-day life. Whether it be a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, or a face mask. There are several ways to clean your face, make it glow, and be ready to walk the runway of a fashion show. However, it doesn’t start off day one; taking care of your skin...

What it means to be a feminist

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
June 17, 2015
Filed under Meg'n More - Megan Friel, Opinion

To all who follow my column, you’ll know that my usual writing-style is a how-to. This week, however, I’ll be writing something a little more on the serious side. The topic I’ll be writing about is something that not only I, but most of America seems to have an opinion on: feminism. Feminism,...

Tiger Pride

Nick Scavuzzo, Staff Writer
June 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

What a great experience we’re getting here at Biddeford High School, am I right? This place is always filled with energy, laughter, and excitement. We have our athletes, our band kids, our AP students, and many many other diverse types of students. Our diverse enrollment here at Biddeford High School...

How to survive four years of High School

How to survive four years of High School

Audrey Desjardin and Kenneth Reyes
May 22, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Tips by Kenneth & Audrey

Surviving high school is a matter of skill, luck, and tolerance. When thinking of survival in this prison, try to think of what Indiana Jones would do, beyond the fact that no one here will ever be as cool as him. Making it through high school can be tough, so we will give you some insight as to how...

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