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Biddeford Students March For Change

Biddeford Students March For Change

Alexis Thompson, Staff Member

April 22, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Portland, Maine - Three students from Biddeford High School joined with hundreds of other students to voice their views on the impacts of climate change on March 15. Students from across Maine joined together in Portland to show the community that change needs to happen and fast. Biddeford students...

Marching band returns to BHS after funding cut in 2010

Marching band returns to BHS after funding cut in 2010

Jacob Pinkham, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

The marching band has been revived at Biddeford High School. This will be the first marching band in Biddeford in about 10 years. Biddeford’s marching band was once first place for States for five years in a row before funding was cut and the band ended in 2010. Now Biddeford’s new marching ban...

Model UN team holds conference for neighboring schools

Model UN team holds conference for neighboring schools

Matthew Farley, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Saturday March 16 at Biddeford High School, the Model United Nations team held a conference. The conference took place in the Center of Technology discussion room. About three schools attended and participated in the conference. The conference touched upon issues such as rights to colonize, s...

Senior indoor track athletes find success in the fast lane

Senior indoor track athletes find success in the fast lane

Madison Arnold, Junior Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

They prepared, they competed, they achieved success. Seniors Mariah Whitmore and Sam Mills used their States experience to propel themselves forward in their athletic careers. Unlike other sports, track is individualized. Two Biddeford seniors found their own victory at the Maine Indoor Tracks S...

Teacher at John F. Kennedy Memorial School plans to hike entirety of Appalachian Trail

Teacher at John F. Kennedy Memorial School plans to hike entirety of Appalachian Trail

Grace Laverriere, Senior Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Mariel Leonard, a functional life skills teacher at John F. Kennedy Memorial School, has monumentous plans for next year. Leonard petitioned the school board for a leave of absence from Feb. 2020 until June 2020 to hike the entirety of the Appalachian Trail. The committee voted on the motion for her...

March spirit week brings out tiger pride in students and staff

March spirit week brings out tiger pride in students and staff

Maria Gagnon, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year in spring, Biddeford High School puts on a spirit week to help keep the pride alive for students and staff. This year, spirit week was March 18 through the 22. Dodgeball tournaments, after school activities, and games during the rally all took place to help make this time enjoyable and e...

Junior Nate Eugley returns to public school after struggle with Lymes disease

Junior Nate Eugley returns to public school after struggle with Lymes disease

Joshua Hanson, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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Nate Eugley, a junior at Biddeford High School, returned after being homeschooled for over three years. In sixth grade Nate Eugley was diagnosed with Lymes disease, after he’d suffered a tick bite to his neck. “After I’d found the tick on my neck, I went to go get it tested for Lymes dise...

Dual enrollment available to BHS students in 2019-2020

Dual enrollment available to BHS students in 2019-2020

Nadya Buffum, Staff Member

March 22, 2019


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Are you a student that got a 480 or higher on your PSAT’s and/or SAT? Then lucky for you, you are eligible to take the new dual enrollment classes next year. Dual enrollment is a way to get college and high school credit at the same time. Jennifer Rowland, a Biddeford High counselor, has taken on ...

Senior Yuriy Reiter survives car crash

Senior Yuriy Reiter survives car crash

Joshua Hanson, Staff Member

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On January 24th Senior Yuriy Reiter was in a car crash. At around five in the morning Reiter was driving around to clear his head when he lost control of his vehicle and went off the road. “I went over a bridge and at the end of the bridge, there was a turn. I turned going 50 Miles Per Hour and the c...

Student struggles to balance expectations of her within different aspects of her life

Student struggles to balance expectations of her within different aspects of her life

Nadya Buffum, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Macy Katanga, a junior at Biddeford High School, has expectations that make her feel like she lives two lives. Katanga wants to share her story, one that no one knows about. Katanga comes from a big family that moved to the United States from Sudan after her parent’s fourth child. Her story is ...

Vaping becomes an epidemic within high schools

Vaping becomes an epidemic within high schools

Matthew Farley, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As the rise of electronic cigarettes  becomes more common in our society, it’s also become more prevalent in high schools across the United States, including Biddeford High School. According to a survey conducted by Monitoring the Future, an organization that studies trends in American youth, mor...

Exchange student makes himself at home in Maine

Exchange student makes himself at home in Maine

Maria Gagnon, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Moving to a new country for a year was no problem for Bishoy Basilious, a Biddeford High School exchange student. Studying in America has not only brought him newfound friendships and passions, but it has brought him the extra sense of welcomeness by his host family and friends. Bishoy was born an...

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