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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


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  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


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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


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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 ...

Job Shadow Day sparks inspiration for potential careers

Job Shadow Day sparks inspiration for potential careers

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

March 23, 2017


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Biddeford High Schools first ever Job Shadow Day gives students insight on potential careers.

BHS students take on World Quest Competiton

BHS students take on World Quest Competiton

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

March 3, 2017


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In a battle of the brains competition, four Biddeford High School students set out to prove that even underdogs can come out on top. This Wednesday, March 1st, four Biddeford High School students attended the World Quest Competition at Unum in Portland, held by the World Affairs Council of Maine....

From Worst to First

From Worst to First

Tiffany Curro, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

From worst to first, the boy’s basketball team turns a new leaf this season. This year, the boy's basketball team made history as they as they played in their first playoff game in over five years. For senior captain Patrick Pear, this was his first time playing in one. “We have not made it int...

Cheer season ends with an unexpected twist

Cheer season ends with an unexpected twist

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 3, 2017


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The cheering season ended with many unexpected events as injuries, drama, and tears engulfed the girls’ experience at States. From constantly changing their routines to challenges between teammates, this season definitely tested the cheering team’s limits. For junior Lydia Gordon, she spent mos...

AP tests: worth it or not?

AP tests: worth it or not?

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 3, 2017


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With decisions about AP tests coming up, many students are left to debate whether or not to take the test or decide which tests they want to take. Many AP students may feel as though the test is too expensive or simply not worth taking, but one former BHS student begs to differ. Jessica Laverrier...

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