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Senior Olivia Whittaker brings awareness to the benefits of therapeutic art

Senior Olivia Whittaker brings awareness to the benefits of therapeutic art

Grace Laverriere, Senior Editor

May 21, 2019


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BIDDEFORD — Senior Olivia Whittaker has an unique connection with art. Since she began painting, she’s discovered its value for her and the community, and she’s even began her own business “Under a Paintbrush.” Whittaker began painting in middle school when her mother was diagnosed with bre...

A healthier habit

A healthier habit

Jacob Pinkham, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


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Students at Biddeford High School lift in the school’s weight room for sports, to be healthy, or just to relieve some stress. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday students gather after school at 3:00 p.m. in the weight room to exercise and lift. Many of these students are athletes preparing for f...

Reality vs. Expectations: BHS seniors reflect on college app process

Reality vs. Expectations: BHS seniors reflect on college app process

Madison Arnold, Junior Editor

May 7, 2019


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You’re In! These are the big bold letters seniors expect on their acceptance letter. However, is this the school they would end up at? And what happens if they’re waitlisted? Biddeford High School seniors have discovered that applying to college isn’t what they expected. The application pro...

Outgoing BHS freshman discovers passion for volleyball

Outgoing BHS freshman discovers passion for volleyball

Madison Arnold, Junior Editor

May 7, 2019


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Freshman Haleigh Wyatt is kind and outgoing. She displays dedication and loyalty to the relationships in her life, as well as the activities she is committed to. Wyatt is a pretty active teenager. She has a close relationship with her parents and she spends most of her time either playing volley...

Biddeford Students March For Change

Biddeford Students March For Change

Alexis Thompson, Staff Member

April 22, 2019


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Portland, Maine - Three students from Biddeford High School joined with hundreds of other students to voice their views on the impacts of climate change on March 15. Students from across Maine joined together in Portland to show the community that change needs to happen and fast. Biddeford students...

Marching band returns to BHS after funding cut in 2010

Marching band returns to BHS after funding cut in 2010

Jacob Pinkham, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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The marching band has been revived at Biddeford High School. This will be the first marching band in Biddeford in about 10 years. Biddeford’s marching band was once first place for States for five years in a row before funding was cut and the band ended in 2010. Now Biddeford’s new marching ban...

March spirit week brings out tiger pride in students and staff

March spirit week brings out tiger pride in students and staff

Maria Gagnon, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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Every year in spring, Biddeford High School puts on a spirit week to help keep the pride alive for students and staff. This year, spirit week was March 18 through the 22. Dodgeball tournaments, after school activities, and games during the rally all took place to help make this time enjoyable and e...

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

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...

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