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BHS student reveals her culture

BHS student reveals her culture

Lauren Paquet, Editor
March 29
Filed under News, Showcase

Walking into school on the first day she wore a hijab, her hands were cold and her body was shaking. Nothing could prepare her for the reactions she was about to encounter. Junior Washima Fairoz, a native of Bangladesh, is a practicing Muslim, but stopped wearing a hijab when she first moved to the Unit...

Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
March 28
Filed under News, Showcase

As the clock ticks toward the end of the year and students start to pick out bathing suits and tanning lotion, one last hurdle awaits the end of their school year. Many students find that preparing for an AP exam can be challenging, however with all of the snow days, the exam became worrisome due to ...

The road to black belt

The road to black belt

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
March 21
Filed under Features, Showcase

From a meek freshman to a senior proudly en route to college, one upperclassman’s journey through high school was led by an unexpected passion: karate. Senior Nick McElroy has been practicing Uechi Ryu, a style of karate originating from Okinawa, since his freshman year. Coming into a new schoo...

The importance of representation

The importance of representation

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
March 19
Filed under Features, Showcase

As March comes around, the time for showing spirit and what Biddeford has come to know as Tiger Pride becomes a staple in the school year. The choices of theme days this year have come up with a bit of controversy. While days such as Character Day and Pi Day may not have left anyone feeling disclud...

Jason Mulvey, a senior of BHS that isn’t afraid to follow his dreams

Jason Mulvey, a senior of BHS that isn’t afraid to follow his dreams

Julia Murray, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under Showcase, What's Your Story?

His love for musicals has guided him through the good and the bad and will always give him hope for a better future. For nineteen-year-old senior Jason Mulvey, his home is the chorus room where he spends most of his time with his closest friends practicing for musicals he plays in for the school. ...

Senior Trey Burnham, an active outdoorsman and competitive athlete.

Senior Trey Burnham, an active outdoorsman and competitive athlete.

Alex Chase, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under Showcase, What's Your Story?

He’s a long time wrestler who excels not only on the mats of Biddeford High School but the environments of Maine’s coastline as well. Raised in a family that spends most of their free time outside, Trey Burnham explores the woods pursuing his passion avidly hunting deer, turkey, duck and even g...

Cheer season ends with an unexpected twist

Cheer season ends with an unexpected twist

Lauren Paquet, Editor
March 3
Filed under News, Showcase

The cheering season ended with many unexpected events as injuries, drama, and tears engulfed the girls’ experience at States. From constantly changing their routines to challenges between teammates, this season definitely tested the cheering team’s limits. For junior Lydia Gordon, she spent mos...

AP tests: worth it or not?

AP tests: worth it or not?

Lauren Paquet, Editor
March 3
Filed under News, Showcase

With decisions about AP tests coming up, many students are left to debate whether or not to take the test or decide which tests they want to take. Many AP students may feel as though the test is too expensive or simply not worth taking, but one former BHS student begs to differ. Jessica Laverrier...

After the election

After the election

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Features, News, Showcase

In the past couple of months, there have been rallies, protests, and people stating bold claims against the person who is now the President of the United States. Within days and weeks after his election, several of his supporters have tweeted to him their regret and disappointments with his actions. Not only ...

Debate to States

Debate to States

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Features, Showcase

Before they filled a room cluttered with several other debaters, arguing their way to a win with logic and evidence, the Biddeford High School Debate Team didn’t exist until one year ago. The firey passion that seems to light the debaters was lit by Debate club adviser and English teacher, Veronica...

The march that’s making history

The march that’s making history

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
January 25
Filed under News, Showcase

Women and men from all around the world gathered on January 21, 2017 to protest President Donald Trump’s resistance to women’s rights. The sea of pink left more than signs and songs: it left significance. Packed full with women, men, and children chanting “Hey, Ho, Donald Trump has got to go...

Hamilton is not throwing away its shot

Hamilton is not throwing away its shot

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
January 20
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

How does a genius, playwright, historian, and musician, take a historical figure from the early days of America, and turn it into a musical phenomenon? During August of 2015, a brand new musical took up residence in the New York City theater district. “Hamilton”, written by Lin Manuel Miranda...

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