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The prom dress search begins

The prom dress search begins

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Every girl dreams of the day they go prom dress shopping, trying on virtually every dress in the store, and seeing the faces of everyone in the store light up. As prom season approaches, so does the season for girls to scurry to find the perfect dress, and more factors than they could imagine come i...

Horseback riding trots its way to BHS

Horseback riding trots its way to BHS

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Trotting down the 25 acres of free land, horseback riders feel their own sense of peace with the wind gliding through their hair and the gallop of their horse taking them through the field. Horseback riding makes its way to a few passionate students at Biddeford High School. Junior Emily Thorndike...

Steering students in the right direction

Steering students in the right direction

Taylor Turgeon, Staff Writer
March 28, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s 11:15 on a Thursday morning in the boatshop. After gathering around the whiteboard and assigning jobs, the students grab their safety goggles and get to work. One boy planes an oar, smoothing it down to give it a rounded shape. One girl cuts a piece of wood, focusing with her tongue out t...

Dreams of memes

Dreams of memes

March 24, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

“Memes, you will never find a more wretched hive of humor and absurdity. We must be cautious.” By paraphrasing Obi Wan Kenobi’s famous quote in Star Wars one can describe how outsiders often view the internet and its native “memers”; foreign and unfamiliar they intimidate the novice. Desp...

BHS track teams to host home meets

BHS track teams to host home meets

Alex Keely, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After two seasons without a home meet, BHS Track & Field will host three home meets because of $10,000 in new equipment and renovations for the 2016 season. For two years in a row, the BHS outdoor track teams have been unable to host home meets because of not having enough equipment that met track...

Warm weather shortens seasons for winter activities

Warm weather shortens seasons for winter activities

Noah Gagne, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Due to surprisingly warm weather this year, winter sports enthusiasts experienced short and lackluster seasons for their favorite outdoor winter sports. Sports such as skiing, ice fishing, and snowboarding had shorter seasons than usual this winter. With the warm spells that struck Maine this ye...

Five BHS seniors to teach younger kids about weather hazards

Five BHS seniors to teach younger kids about weather hazards

Colby Perron, Staff Writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

A challenge not tested ever before, five BHS seniors were sent out for special training in order to do one thing: teach younger kids how to protect themselves from severe weather. On Tuesday, January 26th, five Biddeford High School seniors were trained in order to educate a group of fourth and fifth...

MELMAC opens doors for students

MELMAC opens doors for students

Evan Paquette, Staff Writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

A daunting experience at first glance, the search for higher education becomes more in reach ever since the Maine Educational Loan Marketing Corporation and Education Foundation (MELMAC) was founded in 2001. Students all over the State of Maine become more aware of the college application process ...

College apparel day starts Spirit Week off with a hit

Lauren Paquet and Michael Tenney, Staff Writers
March 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Spirit Week started with a bang as students sported their college apparel, and a drug search started off the day as canine units from around Southern Maine gathered in the school parking lot. With all the excitement breaking out, the start to Spirit Week proved nothing less than eventful. Junior Amber M...

What’s your story – Embracing an injury

What’s your story – Embracing an injury

Paige Lessard, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

Sitting on the sidelines of her favorite hobby wasn’t easy for sophomore Megan Gregoire, but with a serious back injury, she was forced to only watch her fellow gymnasts working hard, instead of being able to participate like always. Gregoire, who has been a gymnast for most of her life, fract...

Fix your stitch

Fix your stitch

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Finding new ways to enhance a wardrobe can take a long time to accomplish. With all of the new outlets and trends that come and go, it’s challenging to find a niche and stick with it. Getting an online personal stylist, from company’s such as “Stitch Fix,” “Bombfell” or “Trunk Club” allows ...

Karaoke Friday’s bring new excitement to the cafe

Karaoke Friday’s bring new excitement to the cafe

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
March 14, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

A certain event during Winterfest Week in February danced its way into the cafe, catching the attention of more than just BHS students--Karaoke Friday got everyone talking, and that caused it to become more than just a one hit wonder. Student Council will host Karaoke Fridays in the cafe on every...

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