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Free Spirit conference leads to freer experience

Free Spirit conference leads to freer experience

Marissa Heffernan, Junior Editor

September 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion

In June, I spent six days in Washington, D.C. at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism conference. Along with 50 other free spirits (one from each state as well as D.C.), I found myself immersed in a whirlwind of lectures, studio visits, and question sessions with people I had only before seen on...

A glimpse into the Editor’s mind

Cameron Petit, Editor

June 12, 2014


Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

I have to say, if you would’ve asked me a week ago how I felt about the changes to graduation, I would’ve probably went on a rage about traditions and how we can’t change them. I think that’s how everyone feels, as it is a Biddeford tradition to keep tradition and get upset when those traditions...

Waterhouse field renovation

June 2, 2014


Filed under Editorials

Being one of the most symbolic places in Biddeford, Waterhouse Field is now competing in a contest to win money for renovation. Along with other causes and projects in America, Waterhouse Field is among the list of nominees for ‘The Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge’: a contest that grants...

Paying for college

June 2, 2014


Filed under Editorials

It seems that everything today comes at a high cost. College, being one of those things, isn’t something every student plans to attend after high school. What most colleges are starting to realize is how expensive it actually is for students and parents in the long run. College can either be beneficial...

A glimpse into the Editor’s mind

Cameron Petit, Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

Almost all stereotypes that adults hold over teenagers I disagree with, because I don’t think that stereotypes capture all of the population, just a small, yet influential group. But in the case of our technological craze, I without a doubt agree that our generation prizes our smartphones more than...

Students still talking about the new schedule

May 28, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Biddeford High School is not unfamiliar with change recently. With a new principal, who has a bunch of promising concepts, including one that seems to be quite controversial among students. The idea of changing how students' schedules are set up is something that holds true for the 2014-2015 year and...

Positive changes coming to graduation ceremony

May 28, 2014


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With new changes on the way, Biddeford’s seniors will be looking at a shorter graduation, with less speakers. We believe that the new program for graduation is more efficient, and student-centered, compared to how it was the previous years. From seating arrangements to the amount of time a speaker...

How you should have spent your April vacation…

How you should have spent your April vacation…

Audrey Desjardins and Kenneth Reyes

May 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

What are some of the things one could do in order to make their vacation a lot better? Can’t figure it out? Then here are some tips as to how you can do just that, sheep. Tip #1 Audrey: First things first, finish an entire series on Netflix. Not just a season, a series. Netflix is life, if you d...

Students starting to reach their potential

Mallory Mourmouras, Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Growing up is when our dreams start to fall into place. As a child, though, we are built up to be anything we want to be, President, a lawyer from Harvard. Of course we don’t have ambitions like this now, but shouldn’t we still be pushed to our full potential? When we get older we are shut...

How our definition of bullying is affecting the problem

Cameron Petit, Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

Bullying has become a national, and probably international, epidemic, affecting mostly teens as they face both middle and high school. The problem has now expanded as well due to the fact that there are infinite ways to bully someone through the Internet and social media. And although I do acknowledge...

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