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ELL students discuss their journey to a better life

ELL students discuss their journey to a better life

Lauren Paquet, Editor
October 18
Filed under News, Showcase

It’s 1:30 on a gorgeous fall afternoon, and whereas most students can’t wait for the final bell to ring and start the weekend, the students in ELL teacher Heidi Haufe’s room beam with smiles and laughs as they present their background stories to students and teachers alike. This scene presented...

From fire to family

From fire to family

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief
October 3
Filed under Features, Showcase

Arriving at the scene of a fire, one finds billows of smoke, bright lights of firetrucks, and the heros that risk their lives to be there: the men and women of the fire department. Kevin Duross, Deputy Chief of the Biddeford Fire Department, oversees the junior firefighter program; a special hands-o...

Scoring into college

Scoring into college

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
October 3
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Some students play sports to pass time through their high school career. However, some students play sports because it’s their passion, pursuing their athletic dreams in a college setting. Many people dread applying to college. However, students from Biddeford found their way into college throug...

Memes get remembered, but Harambe never dies

Memes get remembered, but Harambe never dies

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
September 28
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Sprouting up over the summer, the Harambe meme tells the story of the gorilla that just won’t die. On May 28th, 2016, the death of Harambe, the western lowland gorilla, shook the nation. After a nine-year-old boy fell into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla enclosure, the now national icon that was...

From streets to speaking

From streets to speaking

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer
September 26
Filed under News, Showcase

Drug recoverer Tony Hoffman talked to students at Biddeford High School about his life to spread awareness. Growing up Hoffman kept his head in the game when it came to BMX motorized bike racing.  He would train long hard hours, learning new tricks and keeping up with his competitors.  However he...

What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election

What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election

September 26
Filed under Editorials, Showcase

The Presidential election continues to grasp the attention of our nation, and whether you are pro-Trump or pro-Hillary, many issues have arisen since independents have no prominent candidate to vote for. Since Sanders’ withdrawal from the campaign, he has endorsed Hillary as his chosen candidate in plac...

BHS publications take home awards

BHS publications take home awards

Charles Pearl, Staff Writer
June 3
Filed under News, Showcase

BHS publications shine as four Roar journalists and The Pride win awards at New England’s premiere publications conference, the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference and the New England Scholastic Press Association Conference. Junior Megan Friel has been selected as the state of Maine...

Snapping attention with new filters

Snapping attention with new filters

Gabby Hamm, Staff Writer
June 3
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Over the past few months, Biddeford High School students and staff find themselves using the new unique filters on the popular app called Snapchat. The app allows you to take selfies and regular pictures and send them to others with the app. This past fall, the popularity of featured filters such...

NEASC visits BHS

NEASC visits BHS

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
June 1
Filed under News, Showcase

New England Association of Schools and Colleges [NEASC] visitors are welcomed to Biddeford High School ten years after their last visit, to review BHS and its educational system. BHS is evaluated under seven categories: Core Values and Beliefs, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, School Culture and Leaders...

BHS students do their part at the annual Maine Coast Marathon

BHS students do their part at the annual Maine Coast Marathon

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
May 27
Filed under Features, Showcase

The Maine Coast Marathon has been a tradition in Maine since 1980, and this year brought nothing less than hard work, hustle and dedication from not just the runners, but the volunteers, as well. Biddeford’s track team, Interact club, and student council members all arrived at each of their stations...

Hack attacks

Hack attacks

Noah Gagne, Staff Writer
May 25
Filed under Features, Showcase

In this age of unlimited access, it can be difficult to keep your online information safe. Forget the username and password for a Wizard101 account, the hackers of today snatch IP addresses, intercept emails, and control bank accounts. Some students and teachers at BHS are well aware of the dangers ...

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