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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? ...

Rebekah Guay – Student Spotlight

Megan Friel, Feature Editor

January 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A

Q: Who is your role model and why? A: "My grandmother because she always has a positive attitude." Q: If you could eliminate one limitation what would it be and why? A: "Public speaking, because I always have to use that and I don't have good talking skills." Q: What's the best news you've ever received...

Back from Break

Megan Friel, Feature Editor

January 13, 2015


Filed under Meg'n More - Megan Friel, Opinion, Showcase

Waking up for the first day back to school, the dread settles in the air. After a long vacation filled with Netflix, napping, and friends, sinking back into your usual school routine can be hard. With some helpful tips to get back into spirit, you'll be writing essays and finishing reports in no time. C...

Student Spotlight – Adrianna Jordan

January 13, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Student SPOTLIGHT Q&A

Q: Who is your role model and why? A: "My pepere because he had two strokes and he's paralyzed on his entire right side, but he didn't give up on his dream … he kind of taught me to never give up on my dream, whatever happens in life you just have to go with it, whatever life throws at you y...

Department store versus digital store

Department store versus digital store

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor

December 16, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

In the age of the internet, people seem to be turning to websites more and more often, for everything from grocery shopping to finding new restaurants. Yet the online-shopping craze doesn’t reach as far into the teenaged generation as most people would believe. That’s an idea poised to shock many...

College applicants receive acceptance letters

College applicants receive acceptance letters

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

As if the stress of applying college isn’t enough, the waiting process for a school to accept or decline a student’s application is potentially even more stressful. In the midst of commotion before Christmas break, some students are already finding college acceptance letters appearing in their...

Meg n’ More: Gift giving

Megan Friel, Feature Editor

December 6, 2014


Filed under Meg'n More - Megan Friel, Showcase

As most Christmas seasons are, this happy holiday is the busiest of all. With people rushing and the days ticking away, finding the perfect gift for family, friends, and that special someone can be more stressful than anything, especially on a budget. As an amateur gift-giver myself, I know the confusion and frus...

How wearing a single band can change lives

How wearing a single band can change lives

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Not everyone has the opportunity to truly make a difference in their school or community, never mind the world, but a BHS student has recently shown that giving back on a global scale is possible. With perseverance, hope, and a ton of hard work, senior Mariah Brady and her team made their mark on...

Horror is the new hit

Horror is the new hit

Marissa Heffernan, Managing Editor

November 21, 2014


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Ghosts, mad scientists, cruel doctors, witches and freaks: the chillingly popular TV show American Horror Story boasts anything a horror fan could dream of. Sometimes, it even provides aspects of terror fans never thought of before. “It’s really scary,” said Grace Bermeo, a freshman who star...

Girl’s soccer faces difficult season

Girl’s soccer faces difficult season

Megan Friel, Feature Editor

November 4, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Biddeford Girls Soccer endured an up-and-down season, filled with injuries, heartbreak, and triumph. Throughout this fall season, several players in girl's soccer suffered mild to severe injuries, forcing their team to come together and work hard to finish the season. With the majority of their team...

Androids versus iPhones: the ongoing battle

Androids versus iPhones: the ongoing battle

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor

November 4, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Androids and iPhones have become a staple to a teenager’s lifestyle; whether it be utilizing apps such as Twitter, Instagram and even the weather. Androids and iPhones have been battling back and forth to top the charts since 2008, when the first Android came out. The iPhone had already been launched...

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