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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...

Virtual reality technology brings new outlook on education

Virtual reality technology brings new outlook on education

Alexandra Demeule, Staff Writer
March 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Virtual reality has teachers and students excited for the future of education. Virtual reality technology [VR] is a computer-generated [CG] simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment. It has become increasingly popular within education because of the immersive experience VR provides u...

BHS students show increased interest in politics

BHS students show increased interest in politics

Jacob Bilsky, Staff Writer
March 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Dozens of eager seniors filed into the Little Theater on February 26, eager to learn to vote and register to choose the next president and their nation’s future. When Representative Ryan Fecteau, a BHS alumni and democratic representative for district eleven (which encompasses part of Biddeford),...

Making a Murderer: the voices of BHS

Making a Murderer: the voices of BHS

Samantha DuBois, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

As he takes his first step out of the building, where he’s spent the past 18 miserable years of his life, the first breeze of freedom brushes over his worn out face. He appears rough and tired, but the glowing smile on his face cancels out all the lines he gained while locked up. He’s a free man, u...

Decisions, decisions

Decisions, decisions

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
March 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

A job in school administration is stressful and demanding, waking up earlier than the sun and tying a tie that doesn’t come off until 11 o’clock on some nights is a lifestyle some people would take displeasure to. Along with long hours came tough decisions and Biddeford High School’s very own...

Teachers play video games?

Teachers play video games?

Alex Keely, Staff Writer
March 4, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

A well known factor of high school life is video games, at BHS not only do students play video games, but teachers do too. Given that video games haven’t been looked kindly upon by schools because of the possible distractions and addiction that can come from playing them, but that doesn’t stop...

New SAT brings new emotions

New SAT brings new emotions

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
February 26, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Change happens everywhere, and change in education is no exception. Whether it’s the grading, the scheduling, and now the SAT, change is happening. Changes in education always makes its way to Biddeford High School. College Board’s SAT consists of several new aspects including a new scoring system, ...

Redefining the “perfect body”

Redefining the “perfect body”

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

A young ballet student stands at barre, warming up with pliés, when her teacher walks by and pinches her on the waist. “Oh, wow,” the teacher whispers disapprovingly. Rachel Willis, a former principal dancer for the Portland Ballet, and current ballet teacher at the Dance Studio of Maine, recalls...

Hall of honor ceremony brings alumni back to BHS

Hall of honor ceremony brings alumni back to BHS

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
February 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Many student athletes here at Biddeford High School never forget the numerous games, practices, and teammates had throughout their seasons. These former athletes continued to remember these memories as they returned to their home gym. Thursday, February 4th, the Biddeford High School athletics de...

Will the real Ben Plante please stand up?

Will the real Ben Plante please stand up?

Jacob Bilsky, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

The crowd sat silent in the gym, barely containing their eagerness to split off into teams as Mr.Walton announced the Biddeford All-Academic Athletes. The hot dry room kept the students on edge. While most years, only the names change at the banquet; this one turned out differently. “Ben Plante,...

Soccer player suffers from concussion, but refuses to be knocked down

Soccer player suffers from concussion, but refuses to be knocked down

Taylor Turgeon, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

She didn’t see it coming. She hustled toward the middle of the field for the ball, and before she knew it, she was blindsided by a hit that sent her head flying back to the ground. Everyone looked on in disbelief. Parents were mad. Teammates were concerned. “You’re a dirty, dirty player!” a w...

Biddeford school board ends hat ban

Biddeford school board ends hat ban

Alex Keely, Staff Writer
February 8, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

A rule banning hats from the Biddeford school district that stood for almost 60 years was struck down in a unanimous vote by the school board on January 26th. Biddeford High School Principal Jeremie Sirois fought hard for the rule change to give more leeway to the individual schools when making sc...

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