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Tanning for prom: BHS edition

Tanning for prom: BHS edition

Lauren Paquet, Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With prom season upon us, many girls look for easy and quick ways to get bronze for the big day. With many options out there, from spray tans to lotions to tanning in beds, girls have plenty of options to choose from. In the United States, indoor tanning is a nearly $5 billion dollars per year indus...

Waterhouse Field will not be the site of 2017 graduation ceremony

Waterhouse Field will not be the site of 2017 graduation ceremony

Lauren Paquet, Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With the recent closing of the bleachers due to unsafe conditions at Waterhouse Field, seniors worry about their upcoming graduation as the event approaches. To many parents and students dismay, the 2017 graduation will be held in the Tiger Gym. President of the Graduation Committee, Lisa Berry, sa...

Journalism and Yearbook students take on Seattle

Journalism and Yearbook students take on Seattle

Lauren Paquet, Editor

May 5, 2017


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Journalism and Yearbook students traveled to the Emerald City all the way across the country for a conference put on by the Journalism Publication Association on April fifth through the ninth. Journalism and yearbook teacher Dawn Pendergrass takes students on a trip every year to learn more about ...

Answering the call

Mitchell Farley, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


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  With the recruiters and United States Military representative present, the first portion of the ASVAB exam is passed around the room to the young men and women who are seeking to serve their country. Among those young men and women are Biddeford High School seniors Brennan Labonte and Bra...

Holding The Paintbrush

Holding The Paintbrush

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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You walk down a long ramp into the maze of canvases and sculptures. Eyes young and old gaze in awe at the careful brushstrokes and molded clay. Bright colors shine against the dark backdrops, a musty scent hangs in the air. Voices echo against the walls; but something else echoes as well. Heartbeats, in...

Increased state funding means great things for Biddeford schools

Increased state funding means great things for Biddeford schools

Conlon Kane, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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Governor LePage’s budget proposal will mean a loss of funds for some school districts but bodes well for Biddeford. While communities like Falmouth stand to lose significant state funding, Biddeford and other districts will gain a substantial amount of money for their educational systems.  Under...

Changes needed for Netflix

Changes needed for Netflix

Julia Murray, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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Netflix promises to make new changes to the system in 2017 for people to enjoy their experiences better while watching their favorite shows, but seem to keep slacking in the quality of the changes. Netflix has been continuously updating their system by adding new movies for many kids, especially ...

BHS hosts Model UN Conference

BHS hosts Model UN Conference

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  Model UN hosted their conference at Biddeford High School last weekend, and although BHS students in the club represented countries far from here, they felt at home. Model UN is a club for students interested in international politics and debating about international issues. Sophomore Sa...

Too many snow days leaves BHS with alternative options to finish school on time.

Alex Chase, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


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Snow days are typically a blessing for high school students, but as the winter season comes to an end (hopefully) the administration quickly made decisions to accommodate for the missed school days. An hour will be extended to the end of the school day along with dismissing teacher workshop days and...

Defining a mainer

Defining a mainer

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


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When driving under a bridge or by abandoned buildings, everyone sees street art, but very few take the time to think about the culture behind it. But to some, street art is the best way to get a message across. On Wednesday, March 1st, the Biddeford High School Civil Rights Team brought in a street...

BHS student reveals her culture

BHS student reveals her culture

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Walking into school on the first day she wore a hijab, her hands were cold and her body was shaking. Nothing could prepare her for the reactions she was about to encounter. Junior Washima Fairoz, a native of Bangladesh, is a practicing Muslim, but stopped wearing a hijab when she first moved to the Unit...

Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As the clock ticks toward the end of the year and students start to pick out bathing suits and tanning lotion, one last hurdle awaits the end of their school year. Many students find that preparing for an AP exam can be challenging, however with all of the snow days, the exam became worrisome due to ...

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