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Mindsets change in a post-Parkland society

Mindsets change in a post-Parkland society

Asha Tompkins and Lauren McCallum

April 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Rondeau explains that despite a large amount of training and planning, nobody can plan for the possible “what-ifs.”

Many Students Unaware of the Impact GPA Differential has at Biddeford High School

Many Students Unaware of the Impact GPA Differential has at Biddeford High School

Grace Laverriere, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

One test: know all dates, events, and people from 1491 to the present, analyze texts, identify primary and secondary sources, classify changes and continuities throughout time, connect events to outside regions. All of these skills are needed for an AP United States History exam in a three hour time block...

What’s Your Story: Olivia Sullivan

What’s Your Story: Olivia Sullivan

Samantha Ruth, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

Awards are being handed out, from everything to the fastest player to most goals in a season. They all depict a small metal man frozen in a perfect pose, his form perfect to score the winning goal. While her teammates one-by- one walk up to the podium for their award, her name is never called. Becau...

What’s Your Story: Daniel Urling

What’s Your Story: Daniel Urling

Taylor Wildes, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

Having someone to look up to is something almost everyone needs in their life. A person to help guide you down the right path and always be there for you no matter what. For Daniel Urling, a sophomore at Biddeford High School, one of these people in his life lives about four hours away. Urling spe...

What’s Your Story: Matthew Lamoureux

What’s Your Story: Matthew Lamoureux

Asha Tompkins, Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

His cleats tear up the ground. Sweat drips down his neck. His hair is pushed back in the wind as he sprints towards the soccer ball. Bystanders call his name in support as he steals the ball from the feet of the opponent and kicks it upfield to a teammate near the sideline. Without care for whether or not...

What’s Your Story: Cynthia Luyindula

What’s Your Story: Cynthia Luyindula

Taylor Wildes, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

To many, a star is simply known as something that is seen in the sky every night. The stars, the bright shiny, twinkling dots that help light up the atmosphere above us. For Cynthia Luyindula, however, a star brings up a different meaning: a memory from a past place she grew up in. Luyindula grew ...

What’s Your Story: Ernest Nijimbere

What’s Your Story: Ernest Nijimbere

Adrianna Jordan, staff writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

From Southern Africa to America, this high school senior doesn’t let his travels keep him from accomplishing his goals. With a little hard work and dedication, it has helped him make his dreams become a reality. Ernest Nijimbere moved to America from Burundi to meet up with his dad. This change of ...

What’s Your Story: Grace Bermeo

What’s Your Story: Grace Bermeo

Grace Laverriere, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

Bustling streets, big schools, and bright lights replaced with pine trees, quiet nights, and a close community. For Grace Bermeo, this move from New York to Maine offered her so much more than a new zip code. At the end of her fifth grade school year, senior Grace Bermeo and her family moved from...

What’s Your Story: Isaac Gaither

What’s Your Story: Isaac Gaither

Lauren McCallum, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, What's Your Story?

Initially quiet, freshman Isaac Gaither seems like every other high school student. That’s the thing, though. He’s not. Once he gets talking, it’s clear where his values and his heart lay: with his family. With a mother who has supported him and his two younger brothers since they were born, I...

The Empowerment of Entertainers

The Empowerment of Entertainers

Asha Tompkins, Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Asha Tompkins, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

The very thought of revealing a private part of your life that you had never decided to share until the moment you were alleged with sexual harassment is farcical, ludicrous and everything beneath the kitchen sink.

Stop…HAMR time!

Stop…HAMR time!

Asha Tompkins, Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Despite their efforts to improve the 40 minute period of “advisory and HAMR time”, the school administration continues to deal with the issues surrounding the block. Since the first day of school when it was announced, many students and teachers have brought to attention the inconveniences of ...

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