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“How do you stack up?”

Asha Tompkins, Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

With a few friends and a tower of wooden blocks, the first documented Jenga team begins its rise to fame in the cafeteria of Biddeford High School. Though it started out as a pastime in the beginning of the school year, the seven member BHS Jenga team created an Instagram account to post videos of t...

Alone in the Crowd

Alone in the Crowd

Asha Tompkins, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

“If you get physical with somebody, you are gone. If you videotape an altercation, you are gone. If you are a bystander egging it on, you are gone. Hate has no place in this building.”

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Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

Fidget spinners: a healthy addiction

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Silly bandz, Pokémon Go, Harambe; these are all fads that have come and gone. Meet the newest edition: Fidget Spinners. The fidget spinner was first invented by a chemical engineer named Catherine Hettinger in 1993. It was named the “must-have office toy of 2017” by Forbes; now it’s invadin...

It’s just a test

It’s just a test

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

June 14, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

“It’s just a test,” they said. “It’ll be easy,” they said. Yes, the test that colleges want to see; the one past high school students warn underclassmen about. The test that almost gives you more stress than the outcome of the election. But that’s all it is: a test—the SAT, to be exact....

Music in the theme parks

Music in the theme parks

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

For the Biddeford High School Symphonic Band, any win is a good win, but winning at a festival in Massachusetts turned out to be more confusing than it should have been. On Saturday May 6th, the Biddeford High School Symphonic Band took to the highway down to Agawam, Massachusetts to attend a festiv...

Synthetic drug causes problems for high schools

Synthetic drug causes problems for high schools

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Throughout history, the human race has been surrounded by automation. From books, to self-driving cars, the world is just becoming easier due to technology. However, one thing almost nobody expected to become automated were drugs. Since the 1960s, the electronic cigarette has been present. However, it wa...

Robotic world

Robotic world

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Straight out of a science fiction movie, Biddeford High School students participated in a world championship of robotic proportions. On April 17th, 2017 a small group of BHS students took to the skies with a single goal: to win the robotics world championship. The BHS team made it to ´worlds’...

Netflix show leaves an impact

Netflix show leaves an impact

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

May 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Across the country there are several high schools and students talking about a new Netflix show that has everyone taking a stand for or against it. 13 Reasons Why arrived to Netflix on March 31, 2017. The show features a young girl named Hannah Baker who struggled - severely - in high school. She ...

Respecting your elders

Respecting your elders

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

May 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

There is one week a year that teachers look forward to where they receive stickers, gifts, and other prizes from those that appreciate them most. Teacher Appreciation Week led to many students trying to brighten the days of their favorite teachers. The Be The Change Team organized several gifts an...

The Senior Slide

The Senior Slide

Asha Tompkins, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

“We’re so close to the end; it feels like nothing even counts anymore. I have no urge to do anything.”

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Tanning for prom: BHS edition

Tanning for prom: BHS edition

Lauren Paquet, Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With prom season upon us, many girls look for easy and quick ways to get bronze for the big day. With many options out there, from spray tans to lotions to tanning in beds, girls have plenty of options to choose from. In the United States, indoor tanning is a nearly $5 billion dollars per year indus...

Berry earns recognition

Berry earns recognition

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

May 11, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Video

Students commonly see Mrs. Berry  as a mom, a secretary, and a friend amongst students of BHS. However, special recognition in the past few weeks gives Berry a new title - one she never expected.

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