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Working hard or hardly working on school snow days?

Working hard or hardly working on school snow days?

Abbie Paquette and Lydia Gordon

March 6, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

With each passing day comes a new fear of the thing New Englanders dread most: snow. White fluffy snowflakes can only mean two things; shoveling and snow days. Mother Nature seems to have it out for New England residents this winter after dumping almost 73.3 inches of snow in Maine. While some people...

Charlie Hebdo: Seeing both sides

Charlie Hebdo: Seeing both sides

Megan Friel, Feature Editor

March 6, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

After recent events involving a terrorist attack in Paris, France, American students traveled to France to live with French families in an exchange program despite the incident. On the morning of January 7, 2015, Islamic terrorist brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi stormed the newspaper office, Charlie...

Repercussions of Twitter Drama

Repercussions of Twitter Drama

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer

March 6, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Various arguments between students at BHS, as well as other schools, reach the realms of Twitter, and the consequences of this online drama prove that it causes more trouble than most students think. Many students take their drama onto social media without a second thought, but many also fail to realize...

Are morning hockey practices beneficial or detrimental to hockey players?

Are morning hockey practices beneficial or detrimental to hockey players?

Mia Martel, Staff Writer

March 5, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

While some students struggle to wake up early enough for school, others struggle with getting to their 5 a.m. practice on time. The Biddeford Girl’s Ice Hockey varsity team practices for an hour every Tuesday morning, and the Boy’s team practices for an hour and a half every Monday and Friday...

Benefits of taking Advanced Placement classes in high school

Benefits of taking Advanced Placement classes in high school

Tyler Pierpont, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

All high school students have the possibility to save hundreds to thousands of dollars when it comes to college, just by taking Advanced Placement courses. Advanced Placement (AP) classes can be taken by any student between sophomore and senior year, and count as a college credit. The main factor...

March Spirit Week

March Spirit Week

Audrey Desjardin, Junior Editor

February 25, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

To get everyone through the last dragging few months of the school year, one student had the idea of creating a spirit week in March to make up for the unevent filled Homecoming week. Senior Cameron Petit started the idea and even made his own agenda of how he feels the week should go. “It had...

Four Games

Four Games

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief

February 24, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“I tore it my third time, the fourth game into our season.” Those four games meant the world to junior Mia Laflamme, because it only takes one game to take it all away. If anyone knows that, it’s her. She’s been fighting a battle with her anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) since the eighth...

Taking a walk in their own shoes

Taking a walk in their own shoes

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

Shoes have walked almost as many miles as we have, and have always been there to support us. Most of us have many different types of shoes, whether it be for style, comfort or because it’s the hottest new trend. To some people, shoes are just shoes. And for others, shoes are not only statement makers...

Cellular WiFi no longer permitted at BHS

Cellular WiFi no longer permitted at BHS

Audrey Desjardin, Junior editor

January 28, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

In today’s generation it seems WiFi is necessary to work all of the gadgets on our smart phones, and with BHS taking away that WiFi for non-school related devices it causes another problem on its own. The school’s WiFi only has a certain amount of bandwidth which is being taken up by cell phone...

The outward expansion of social media

The outward expansion of social media

Cameron Petit and Megan Friel, Editors

January 22, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

With every “like” of a picture, “favorite” of a tweet, and tap of the “post” button comes the risk of presenting yourself to peers, teachers, coaches, and every one of the 1.56 billion Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users around the world. How you present yourself on social media can...

New schedule, new midterms

New schedule, new midterms

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor

January 19, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Last year, January meant two days of finals that lasted from 7:45 AM to 11:00 AM. This year, things grew more complicated. On Tuesday the 20th, the four days of midterms start. Tuesday, an Orange day, will be broken up with a Block 1 test 7:45 to 9:15, then Block 2 class 9:20 to 10:15, followed by...

Travis Hilton – Student Spotlight

Megan Friel, Feature Editor

January 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A, Uncategorized

Q: Who is your role model and why? A: "My pepere because he always teaches me stuff I don't know." Q: If you eliminate one weakness what would it be and why? A: "Public speaking because I don't like talking in front of other people." Q: What is the best news you've ever received? ...

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