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Spirit Week Continues with Twin Tuesday

Mia Martel and Lydia Gordon, Staff Writers

March 16, 2016


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Texting the night before, frantically trying to figure out what to wear and who to twin with are the actions of many Biddeford High School students the night before March 15, 2016, spirit week twin day. Sophomores and best friends Brook Davis and Katie Stewart, had one goal in mind; look cute. ...

Five BHS seniors to teach younger kids about weather hazards

Five BHS seniors to teach younger kids about weather hazards

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


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A challenge not tested ever before, five BHS seniors were sent out for special training in order to do one thing: teach younger kids how to protect themselves from severe weather. On Tuesday, January 26th, five Biddeford High School seniors were trained in order to educate a group of fourth and fifth...

MELMAC opens doors for students

MELMAC opens doors for students

Evan Paquette, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


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A daunting experience at first glance, the search for higher education becomes more in reach ever since the Maine Educational Loan Marketing Corporation and Education Foundation (MELMAC) was founded in 2001. Students all over the State of Maine become more aware of the college application process ...

College apparel day starts Spirit Week off with a hit

Lauren Paquet and Michael Tenney, Staff Writers

March 15, 2016


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Spirit Week started with a bang as students sported their college apparel, and a drug search started off the day as canine units from around Southern Maine gathered in the school parking lot. With all the excitement breaking out, the start to Spirit Week proved nothing less than eventful. Junior Amber M...

Karaoke Friday’s bring new excitement to the cafe

Karaoke Friday’s bring new excitement to the cafe

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


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A certain event during Winterfest Week in February danced its way into the cafe, catching the attention of more than just BHS students--Karaoke Friday got everyone talking, and that caused it to become more than just a one hit wonder. Student Council will host Karaoke Fridays in the cafe on every...

Virtual reality technology brings new outlook on education

Virtual reality technology brings new outlook on education

Alexandra Demeule, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016


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Virtual reality has teachers and students excited for the future of education. Virtual reality technology [VR] is a computer-generated [CG] simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment. It has become increasingly popular within education because of the immersive experience VR provides u...

BHS students show increased interest in politics

BHS students show increased interest in politics

Jacob Bilsky, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


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Dozens of eager seniors filed into the Little Theater on February 26, eager to learn to vote and register to choose the next president and their nation’s future. When Representative Ryan Fecteau, a BHS alumni and democratic representative for district eleven (which encompasses part of Biddeford),...

Waterhouse Field renovation changes tradition

Waterhouse Field renovation changes tradition

Noah Gagne, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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