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What’s Your Story: Ernest Nijimbere

What’s Your Story: Ernest Nijimbere

Adrianna Jordan, staff writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

From Southern Africa to America, this high school senior doesn’t let his travels keep him from accomplishing his goals. With a little hard work and dedication, it has helped him make his dreams become a reality. Ernest Nijimbere moved to America from Burundi to meet up with his dad. This change of ...

What’s Your Story: Grace Bermeo

What’s Your Story: Grace Bermeo

Grace Laverriere, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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Bustling streets, big schools, and bright lights replaced with pine trees, quiet nights, and a close community. For Grace Bermeo, this move from New York to Maine offered her so much more than a new zip code. At the end of her fifth grade school year, senior Grace Bermeo and her family moved from...

What’s Your Story: Isaac Gaither

What’s Your Story: Isaac Gaither

Lauren McCallum, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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Initially quiet, freshman Isaac Gaither seems like every other high school student. That’s the thing, though. He’s not. Once he gets talking, it’s clear where his values and his heart lay: with his family. With a mother who has supported him and his two younger brothers since they were born, I...

“How do you stack up?”

Asha Tompkins, Editor

November 2, 2017


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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 seven member BHS Jenga team created an Instagram account to post videos of t...

Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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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

It’s just a test

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


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“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....

Be there, Bradley

Be there, Bradley

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


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  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 day of school in the past four years of high school. Every class, he shows up ready and focused for whatever projects and assignments are thrown a...

Creating a champion

Conlon Kane, Staff Writer

May 24, 2017


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Biddeford Graduate from the class of 2016 Olivia Souliere moved on to bigger and better things, including a national Division I cheering title.  After leaving the halls of Biddeford High, Souliere began her studies at the University of New Hampshire.  Along with taking on her new course load, she be...

Synthetic drug causes problems for high schools

Synthetic drug causes problems for high schools

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


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Throughout history, the human race has been surrounded by automation. From books, to self-driving cars, the world is just becoming easier due to technology. However, one thing almost nobody expected to become automated were drugs. Since the 1960s, the electronic cigarette has been present. However, it wa...

A day in the life of an ELL student

A day in the life of an ELL student

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2017


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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 right class is the least of their worries. For English Language Learning teacher Heidi Haufe, the past year has resulted in immense changes for her job and cla...

Netflix show leaves an impact

Netflix show leaves an impact

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

May 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Across the country there are several high schools and students talking about a new Netflix show that has everyone taking a stand for or against it. 13 Reasons Why arrived to Netflix on March 31, 2017. The show features a young girl named Hannah Baker who struggled - severely - in high school. She ...

Respecting your elders

Respecting your elders

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

May 21, 2017


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There is one week a year that teachers look forward to where they receive stickers, gifts, and other prizes from those that appreciate them most. Teacher Appreciation Week led to many students trying to brighten the days of their favorite teachers. The Be The Change Team organized several gifts an...

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