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BHS senior adapts to life in the United States

BHS senior adapts to life in the United States

Matthew Farley, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Six years ago, senior Huda Ajeel and her family immigrated from Iraq to the United States of America in 2012. Upon moving to the United States, Ajeel had thoughts about the country she was soon to call home, as any person would. “I thought the entire country was like what you see in movies, such ...

New science teacher is passionate about teaching and the environment in Biddeford

New science teacher is passionate about teaching and the environment in Biddeford

Alexis Thompson, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the path of life, most people transition from high school to college as they move forward. This is not the case for Dr. Joshua Williams, a new teacher here in Biddeford, who moved from teaching college classes at Virginia Institute of Marine Science to teaching physics at Biddeford High School. ...

BHS senior sees broadening opportunities for her future in America that others might take for granted

BHS senior sees broadening opportunities for her future in America that others might take for granted

Madison Arnold, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Imagine leaving everything you’ve ever known- going to a foreign place, where there is much uncertainty, and being overwhelmed by many challenges, such as a language barrier. For Biddeford High School Senior Natalie Nguyen, this was her reality when she immigrated from Vietnam in the fifth gra...

Senior wrestler struggles to get back to the sport he loves due to injury

Senior wrestler struggles to get back to the sport he loves due to injury

Grace Laverriere, Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

The universal truth that hard work leads to success is something that holds true for senior wrestler Peyton Bissonnette. In Bissonnette’s first year of high school, he tried something new: joining the wrestling team. He said that he heard from one of his friends that the team needed someone in ...

BHS senior leaves past behind to start a new chapter of his life

BHS senior leaves past behind to start a new chapter of his life

Nadya Buffum, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

On June 22nd, 2015, Mamedov and his family of five took a plane from Kazakhstan to John F. Kennedy International Airport. A sixteen-hour flight to the land of the free. A Biddeford High School senior, Mamedkuli Mamedov, has an incredible story that not many know about. “My country [Kazakhsta...

Unique long term substitute says goodbye to a wonderful experience

Unique long term substitute says goodbye to a wonderful experience

Jacob Pinkham, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

A former long term substitute now gone from Biddeford High School had the intense job of making multitasking look easy straight from college. She helped students all over the class as well as answering questions. It is hard, but the recent student from the University of Maine Farmington made it seem e...

Field hockey team’s special bond carries them to a state championship

Field hockey team’s special bond carries them to a state championship

Grace Laverriere, Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The final buzzer blared across the field to announce the Biddeford Tiger field hockey as the Maine Class A State Champions. This past Saturday, the field hockey team became the first field hockey team to win a state title since 1990 with a 4-3 win over the Skowhegan Indians. For the girls on t...

A glimpse into Biddeford’s community through sports

A glimpse into Biddeford’s community through sports

Grace Laverriere, Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Crowds roaring. Plays shouting. Sweat dripping. The feeling of playing a game on the iconic Waterhouse Field is one like no other. Biddeford’s newly renovated Waterhouse Field houses a whole new atmosphere. The field, a landmark to the community’s hardworking nature, hosts much more than sports g...

An Inside Look at The Compass Project

An Inside Look at The Compass Project

Grace Laverriere and Taylor Wildes

June 25, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

While navigating the construction of a boat for the past five months, the Compass Project program is certainly making waves at Biddeford High. The Compass Project, a boat building program available at Biddeford High School, allows students to build a boat throughout a semester. The class is led by th...

Speaking Out Against Gun Violence

Taylor Wildes, Staff Writer

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Imagine you walk into school like every other day. You greet friends in the hall before the first bell rings, and you head to your first block. Until the past few years, nobody in this typical school setting would ever be thinking that when they arrive to school it could be their last day. School s...

Goodbye, Instagram

Grace Laverriere, Staff Writer

June 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“No internet connection,” reads the harsh red rectangle. This glaring reminder at the top of the screen reminds student that their favorite social media app has been blocked. For most of the 2018 school year, the social media app Instagram has been blocked from being used on school wifi. However pr...

“Avengers: Infinity War” Review

“Avengers: Infinity War” Review

Lauren McCallum, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Infinity War tore out my soul and ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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