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Waterhouse Field renovation changes tradition

Waterhouse Field renovation changes tradition

Noah Gagne, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under News

Hosting Friday night football games and gathering the community together, Waterhouse Field’s sense of history may be enriched due to proposed renovations. Created in 2015, the Waterhouse Field Renovation Advisory Committee studied the field in hopes to pinpoint needed upgrades and renovations and co...

New SAT brings new emotions

New SAT brings new emotions

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Change happens everywhere, and change in education is no exception. Whether it’s the grading, the scheduling, and now the SAT, change is happening. Changes in education always makes its way to Biddeford High School. College Board’s SAT consists of several new aspects including a new scoring system, ...

Redefining the “perfect body”

Redefining the “perfect body”

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

A young ballet student stands at barre, warming up with pliés, when her teacher walks by and pinches her on the waist. “Oh, wow,” the teacher whispers disapprovingly. Rachel Willis, a former principal dancer for the Portland Ballet, and current ballet teacher at the Dance Studio of Maine, recalls...

Biddeford school board ends hat ban

Biddeford school board ends hat ban

Alex Keely, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

A rule banning hats from the Biddeford school district that stood for almost 60 years was struck down in a unanimous vote by the school board on January 26th. Biddeford High School Principal Jeremie Sirois fought hard for the rule change to give more leeway to the individual schools when making sc...

Adding positive people to BHS math team

Adding positive people to BHS math team

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Working out your brain muscles with math after school is something some students might call preposterous, but for members of the math team, it’s a fun way to express something they have a talent in. Completing different math problems with various difficulties in room B138 after school is what the...

Civil Rights Team returns after five year absence

Civil Rights Team returns after five year absence

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

December 17, 2015


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This year’s Civil Rights Team made a comeback after five years, giving a new face and name to the student activists of BHS. While Biddeford High School became one of the first civil rights teams in the country beginning in 1996, the team was discontinued in 2010. Maine began as a prototype for o...

Biddeford schools view potential in a new start time

Biddeford schools view potential in a new start time

Gabby Hamm, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Beep, beep, beep, the sound of an alarm goes off at 6 o’clock and a fatigued AP student, that has been up late doing homework, hits the snooze button wishing it was a late start Wednesday. The Biddeford school district may change the current start and the end of school times due to a recent study...

Fall Athletic Awards

Mia, Martel

November 24, 2015


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Almost every athlete looks forward to the sports ceremony at the end of each season. At the end of each sports season a ceremony is held to show off student athlete achievements. Assistant principal and athletic director Dennis Walton hosts each awards ceremony and has played a role in changing it into...

Seniors ready to apply early

Seniors ready to apply early

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer

November 5, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

At the age of seventeen or eighteen years old, it comes time to carry out one of the biggest decisions high school students make, applying to college. Where to go, when to apply, and what to write about for college essays become questions nearly every senior applying to college early action start...

Bringing back a Biddeford Tradition

Bringing back a Biddeford Tradition

Lydia Gordon, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Located at the corner of West and Prospect Street, Waterhouse Field, a place that holds many memories for the young and elderly in the small supportive town of Biddeford, Maine. It’s the home of Biddeford High School soccer games, lacrosse games, and of course Friday night football games.   Pai...

Viral Meningitis Invades BHS

Colby Perron, News Editor

October 14, 2015


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Viral meningitis: the inflammation of tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord. This virus made its way across Southern Maine, and now reached Biddeford High School. On October 7th, Biddeford High School learned that one of their students caught the viral meningitis virus, a virus that spread arou...

CLB Replacement coming to Biddeford High School

CLB Replacement coming to Biddeford High School

Colby Perron, Staff Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under News

New changes came for everyone as the school year started. From new classes, to new friends, even moving up one grade level changed a lot. However, one of the biggest changes: a new class taking up the block which once held the “love it or hate it” CLB. The block in between blocks 2 and 3 hosts a...

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