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Student struggles to balance expectations of her within different aspects of her life

Student struggles to balance expectations of her within different aspects of her life

Nadya Buffum, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


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Macy Katanga, a junior at Biddeford High School, has expectations that make her feel like she lives two lives. Katanga wants to share her story, one that no one knows about. Katanga comes from a big family that moved to the United States from Sudan after her parent’s fourth child. Her story is ...

Exchange student makes himself at home in Maine

Exchange student makes himself at home in Maine

Maria Gagnon, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


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Moving to a new country for a year was no problem for Bishoy Basilious, a Biddeford High School exchange student. Studying in America has not only brought him newfound friendships and passions, but it has brought him the extra sense of welcomeness by his host family and friends. Bishoy was born an...

BHS senior adapts to life in the United States

BHS senior adapts to life in the United States

Matthew Farley, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


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Six years ago, senior Huda Ajeel and her family immigrated from Iraq to the United States of America in 2012. Upon moving to the United States, Ajeel had thoughts about the country she was soon to call home, as any person would. “I thought the entire country was like what you see in movies, such ...

New science teacher is passionate about teaching and the environment in Biddeford

New science teacher is passionate about teaching and the environment in Biddeford

Alexis Thompson, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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In the path of life, most people transition from high school to college as they move forward. This is not the case for Dr. Joshua Williams, a new teacher here in Biddeford, who moved from teaching college classes at Virginia Institute of Marine Science to teaching physics at Biddeford High School. ...

BHS senior sees broadening opportunities for her future in America that others might take for granted

BHS senior sees broadening opportunities for her future in America that others might take for granted

Madison Arnold, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


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Imagine leaving everything you’ve ever known- going to a foreign place, where there is much uncertainty, and being overwhelmed by many challenges, such as a language barrier. For Biddeford High School Senior Natalie Nguyen, this was her reality when she immigrated from Vietnam in the fifth gra...

Senior wrestler struggles to get back to the sport he loves due to injury

Senior wrestler struggles to get back to the sport he loves due to injury

Grace Laverriere, Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

The universal truth that hard work leads to success is something that holds true for senior wrestler Peyton Bissonnette. In Bissonnette’s first year of high school, he tried something new: joining the wrestling team. He said that he heard from one of his friends that the team needed someone in ...

BHS senior leaves past behind to start a new chapter of his life

BHS senior leaves past behind to start a new chapter of his life

Nadya Buffum, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


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On June 22nd, 2015, Mamedov and his family of five took a plane from Kazakhstan to John F. Kennedy International Airport. A sixteen-hour flight to the land of the free. A Biddeford High School senior, Mamedkuli Mamedov, has an incredible story that not many know about. “My country [Kazakhsta...

Unique long term substitute says goodbye to a wonderful experience

Unique long term substitute says goodbye to a wonderful experience

Jacob Pinkham, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


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A former long term substitute now gone from Biddeford High School had the intense job of making multitasking look easy straight from college. She helped students all over the class as well as answering questions. It is hard, but the recent student from the University of Maine Farmington made it seem e...

An Inside Look at The Compass Project

An Inside Look at The Compass Project

Grace Laverriere and Taylor Wildes

June 25, 2018


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While navigating the construction of a boat for the past five months, the Compass Project program is certainly making waves at Biddeford High. The Compass Project, a boat building program available at Biddeford High School, allows students to build a boat throughout a semester. The class is led by th...

Teen breaks out of his comfort zone

Teen breaks out of his comfort zone

Lauren McCallum, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


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Originality is often admired, but not frequently mastered. For senior Jack DelPrete, originality is who he is: four-inch high heels, long hair, flawless makeup, a fashionable wardrobe, and a confidence that never falters. The journey to where he is today was long, but life-changing. He drew inspiration ...

The Creations in The COT Parking Lot

The Creations in The COT Parking Lot

Asha Tompkins, Editor

May 29, 2018


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