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Redefining the “perfect body”

Redefining the “perfect body”

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer
February 25
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
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
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
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
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...

BHS can’t Stop!

BHS can’t Stop!

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
January 29
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Players search their brain to find the correct answer and an adrenaline rush pumps through the body to fill in all five blank spaces in time. The ding, indicates the clock has run out and the opposing player cuts the panic to answer from the player’s body. Fanatee recently created and released the...

Moody wins Gatorade player of the year award

Moody wins Gatorade player of the year award

Gabby Hamm, Staff Writer
January 29
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Established in 1985, the Gatorade Player of the Year award focuses on high school athletes’ academic and athletic performances, as well as their honorable characters. Senior Jocelyn Moody won the Gatorade Player of the year after being nominated two years in a row. For Moody, she has wanted an...

Finding the right path – What’s Your Story?

Finding the right path – What’s Your Story?

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer
January 28
Filed under Showcase, What's Your Story?

Finding direction as a teenager in high school is one of the toughest challenges to face when it comes to discovering where a student belongs. With a direction in mind, junior Skye Kendrick knows precisely where she belongs: sonography. Sonography consists of tasks such as taking x-rays or ultrasound...

Star Wars movie brings the force back to Biddeford High School

Star Wars movie brings the force back to Biddeford High School

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
January 15
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

There were rumors about the movie. It’s true. All of it. Changes to the popular movie trilogy Star Wars excited fans everywhere after Disney bought Lucasfilm, the film and television production company that birthed and bred the legendary Star Wars franchise in 2012. Along with the new purchase c...

Student safety is BHS’s number one concern

Student safety is BHS’s number one concern

Alex Keely and Colby Perron
January 12
Filed under Features, Showcase

In this day and age, safety in schools is one of the most important things administration can take into consideration before beginning the school year. Biddeford High School completed renovations at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, leading to an increasingly safe environment for students. ...

Adding positive people to BHS math team

Adding positive people to BHS math team

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer
January 6
Filed under News, Showcase

Working out your brain muscles with math after school is something some students might call preposterous, but for members of the math team, it’s a fun way to express something they have a talent in. Completing different math problems with various difficulties in room B138 after school is what the...

Civil Rights Team returns after five year absence

Civil Rights Team returns after five year absence

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief
December 17
Filed under News, Showcase

This year’s Civil Rights Team made a comeback after five years, giving a new face and name to the student activists of BHS. While Biddeford High School became one of the first civil rights teams in the country beginning in 1996, the team was discontinued in 2010. Maine began as a prototype for o...

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