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Dear Air Vents

Asha Tompkins, Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Asha Tompkins, Opinion

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 next level--which totally brings me to my main topic: Air conditioning. ...

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, 2017


Filed under Mitchell Farley

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 early Monday morning on the first of May, an Army tractor trailer truck housing a firing range simulator positions itself in the rear portion of the student parking lot at Biddeford High sc...

Winner Winner Prom ticket dinner

Winner Winner Prom ticket dinner

Mitchell Farley, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


Filed under Mitchell Farley

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 promposal. Every year, two free prom tickets are given to a student who sends in the best promposal to the prom planners. This year, sen...

A woodsman’s wisdom

Conlon Kane, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under A Woodsman's Wisdom - by Conlon Kane

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 step into the wilderness, you should have a plan. Where are you going? How long will it take to get there? What will you do once...

My First Day in BHS

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Asha Tompkins

The first moment I stepped into Biddeford High School, I realized that it smelled like Campbell’s chicken noodle soup and deodorant. Soup, because there was a weird smell wafting into the hall from the cafeteria; deodorant, because I accidentally ran into the arm of a guidance counselor who was try...

Fresh Face: High School

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Fresh Face: Product of the Month - Michael Tenney

I thought, for my very last column, I would write about something that could be taught to many generations to come, and one day may find itself in your children's history books. I wanted to write about something that really mattered and something that has meaning. I wanted to explore writing a column ab...

Love your Lobstermen

Mitchell Farley, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Mitchell Farley

Every summer, thousands upon thousands of tourists flock to Maine. Many for the beautiful coast, others come for the camping and some to simply get away. However, there is one thing in Maine that everyone comes for: the lobster. Everyone out there wants a taste of the world-renowned lobster that lives abund...

A Woodsman’s Wisdom

Conlon Kane, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under A Woodsman's Wisdom - by Conlon Kane

In my short time on this planet, I have spent a rather significant amount of time in the wilderness.  I am an Eagle Scout who has gone on backpacking trips, spent the night on more than one mountain, backpacked for 96 miles through the New Mexican backcountry, and spent a week on a deserted island in...

Biddeford vs India

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Asha Tompkins

Have you ever tried to do homework sitting on top of a dining room table, holding an electric bug zapper, swatting at mosquitoes big enough to suck out your soul, while trying to stay away from a lizard the length of your forearm? No? I am. Right now. I’m doing homework in India. It’s a pretty snaz...

The Movie Buff March: Beauty and the Beast

The Movie Buff March: Beauty and the Beast

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under The Movie Buff - Colby Perron

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, stockholm syndrome. In the past seven or so years, Disney has set out on a conquest to take their most popular animated films and convert them into live action. While continuing with this quest, Disney has had some major hits (2015’s “Cinderella,” an...

Fresh Face: Oxy Spot Treatment

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under Fresh Face: Product of the Month - Michael Tenney

I’ve had gal pals ever since I can remember; gals that understand my perfection, and gravitate toward it. Over the years, I’ve had pals get too intimidated by my fierce bone structure and incredible personality. However, there has been one thing that has stuck by my side for years. The ultimate g...

The consuming cubes

The consuming cubes

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Swiftly moving their hands across their Rubik’s Cube, students study new patterns and new challenges.   For many students, this has become a huge hobby for them this school year. They try and solve the cubes between classes, during lunch, and whenever they have a free second. For senior Matt B...

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