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  • Alone in the Crowd
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    Alone in the Crowd

    Asha Tompkins, Editor

    October 3, 2017

    “If you get physical with somebody, you are gone. If you videotape an altercation, you are gone. If you are a bystander egging it on, you are gone. Hate has no place in this building.” READ MORE »»

  • Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction
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    Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

    Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

    June 14, 2017

    Silly bandz, Pokémon Go, Harambe; these are all fads that have come and gone. Meet the newest edition: Fidget Spinners. The fidget spinner was first invented by a chemical engineer named Catherine Hettinger in 1993. It was named the “must-have office toy of 2017” by Forbes; now it’s invadin...

  • It’s just a test
    Features, News

    It’s just a test

    Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

    June 14, 2017

    “It’s just a test,” they said. “It’ll be easy,” they said. Yes, the test that colleges want to see; the one past high school students warn underclassmen about. The test that almost gives you more stress than the outcome of the election. But that’s all it is: a test—the SAT, to be exact....

  • Music in the theme parks
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    Music in the theme parks

    Colby Perron, Staff Writer

    May 23, 2017

    For the Biddeford High School Symphonic Band, any win is a good win, but winning at a festival in Massachusetts turned out to be more confusing than it should have been. On Saturday May 6th, the Biddeford High School Symphonic Band took to the highway down to Agawam, Massachusetts to attend a festiv...

News

Alone in the Crowd

Alone in the Crowd

Asha Tompkins, Editor

October 3, 20171 Comment

“If you get physical with somebody, you are gone. If you videotape an altercation, you are gone. If you are a bystander egging it on, you are gone. Hate has no place in this building.”

Snapchat Streaks

Snapchat Streaks

Julia Murray, Staff Writer

June 15, 2017No Comments

Social media plays a very important role in the social status of teenagers and contributes to the acceptance of others; but sometimes people take social media to the next level especially with Snapchat Streaks. Snapchat ...

Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017No Comments

Silly bandz, Pokémon Go, Harambe; these are all fads that have come and gone. Meet the newest edition: Fidget Spinners. The fidget spinner was first invented by a chemical engineer named Catherine Hettinger in 1993. I...

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Features

“How do you stack up?”

Asha Tompkins, Editor

November 2, 2017No Comments

With a few friends and a tower of wooden blocks, the first documented Jenga team begins its rise to fame in the cafeteria of Biddeford High School. Though it started out as a pastime in the beginning of the school year, the s...

Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017No Comments

Silly bandz, Pokémon Go, Harambe; these are all fads that have come and gone. Meet the newest edition: Fidget Spinners. The fidget spinner was first invented by a chemical engineer named Catherine Hettinger in 1993. I...

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It’s just a test

It’s just a test

June 14, 2017

“It’s just a test,” they said. “It’ll be easy,” they said. Yes, the test that colleges want to see; the one past high school stude...

Be there, Bradley

Be there, Bradley

May 25, 2017

  Perfect attendance is hard to come by, but this year’s senior Bradley Laverriere took on the challenge. Laverriere has yet to miss a single d...

Creating a champion

May 24, 2017

Biddeford Graduate from the class of 2016 Olivia Souliere moved on to bigger and better things, including a national Division I cheering title.  ...

Synthetic drug causes problems for high schools

Synthetic drug causes problems for high schools

May 23, 2017

Throughout history, the human race has been surrounded by automation. From books, to self-driving cars, the world is just becoming easier due to...

A day in the life of an ELL student

A day in the life of an ELL student

May 22, 2017

A transition to a new school may be scary for any high school student, however, for many ELL students, making new friends or finding the righ...

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Arts and Entertainment

Dear Air Vents

Asha Tompkins, Editor

October 5, 2017No Comments

Dear air vents, I feel like I’m on a blind date with myself. It’s just me here in the computer lab of Pendergrass Palace. I’m taking the term “I wouldn...

Its a bird, its a plane, its a U.S. Army Truck

Its a bird, its a plane, its a U.S. Army Truck

Mitchell Farley, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017No Comments

Sitting in the rear of the parking lot, the groan of the generator powering the large Army simulator can be subtly heard from the main entrance to the school. Arriving earl...

Winner Winner Prom ticket dinner

Winner Winner Prom ticket dinner

Mitchell Farley, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017No Comments

Prom preparation can prove to be very strenuous and expensive, however, before the gauntlet of appointments, fittings, orders and phone calls, there must first be a promposa...

A woodsman’s wisdom

Conlon Kane, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017No Comments

When venturing into the great outdoors, it's important to know where you’re going, how to get there, and most importantly, to have a reliable navigator.   Any time you ...

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Opinion

Dear Air Vents

Asha Tompkins, Editor

October 5, 2017No Comments

Dear air vents, I feel like I’m on a blind date with myself. It’s just me here in the computer lab of Pendergrass Palace. I’m taking the term “I wouldn’t date you if you were the last person on Earth” to the ...

My junior prom experience

My junior prom experience

Julia Murray, Staff Writer

June 15, 2017No Comments

Prom is one of the most hyped up dances of all time in a teenager’s high school experience. Throughout my lifetime, I have watched many movies (thanks to Disney) about prom. In each one, teenagers had their perfect date, with t...

Swipe or Swap

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017No Comments

With debit cards on the rise, more and more families question the pros and cons of opening a checking account for their teenagers. Today, a debit card can be found in many students wallets here at BHS due to their benef...

The real problem in school hallways

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017No Comments

Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Jack and Rose; We get it, after spending most of your lives idolizing these icons of love, you feel the need to recreate their famous kissing scenes while you are standing ...

To the class of 2017, thank God

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2017No Comments

This is an open letter to the class of 2017. I want to begin this letter by introducing the fact that this is not a teary-eyed goodbye. This is not a fond reminder of all the “good times” we all pretend to share but n...

  • Lessons I’ve learned May 19, 2017
  • United Airlines asked to apologize May 15, 2017
  • Racial harassment occurs at two Boston Red Sox games May 12, 2017
  • My first drivers test April 3, 2017
  • Involvement crisis April 3, 2017

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Sports

From Worst to First

From Worst to First

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017No Comments

From worst to first, the boy’s basketball team turns a new leaf this season. This year, the boy's basketball team made history as they as they played in their first playoff game in over five years...

Students find their passion right off the “bat-on”

Students find their passion right off the “bat-on”

January 16, 2017

The twirlers grab their batons, standing in the center of an empty stud...

Reaching for the long shot

Reaching for the long shot

December 9, 2016

Over the course of growing up, people often hear that hard work pays off i...

The race to states

The race to states

November 16, 2016

Exhausted, freezing, and sore, the Biddeford High School girl’s cross coun...

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