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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.

Waterhouse Field will not be the site of 2017 graduation ceremony

Waterhouse Field will not be the site of 2017 graduation ceremony

Lauren Paquet, Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With the recent closing of the bleachers due to unsafe conditions at Waterhouse Field, seniors worry about their upcoming graduation as the event approaches. To many parents and students dismay, the 2017 graduation will be held in the Tiger Gym. President of the Graduation Committee, Lisa Berry, sa...

Drug Awareness Week leaves an impact

Drug Awareness Week leaves an impact

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

With an array of unique activities filling up the week for students to participate in, many students found new information on what it means to live in the epidemic of a drug problem. Drug Awareness week occurs at Biddeford High School once a year. The week allows students to see what a life with drugs ...

Journalism and Yearbook students take on Seattle

Journalism and Yearbook students take on Seattle

Lauren Paquet, Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Journalism and Yearbook students traveled to the Emerald City all the way across the country for a conference put on by the Journalism Publication Association on April fifth through the ninth. Journalism and yearbook teacher Dawn Pendergrass takes students on a trip every year to learn more about ...

Hand-eye Kendamanation

Mitchell Farley, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase

The bell signaling the end of second block rings throughout the school, for some it simply marks the start of advisory, for others it signals time to enhance their skills in Kendama and yo-yoing. Found in various classrooms throughout school, Biddeford High School junior Aaron Dutremble perfects tricks a...

Increased state funding means great things for Biddeford schools

Increased state funding means great things for Biddeford schools

Conlon Kane, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Governor LePage’s budget proposal will mean a loss of funds for some school districts but bodes well for Biddeford. While communities like Falmouth stand to lose significant state funding, Biddeford and other districts will gain a substantial amount of money for their educational systems.  Under...

BHS students find new ways to make profits

BHS students find new ways to make profits

Conlon Kane, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Trading on Craigslist is a game of risks and rewards; sometimes you get the deal of a lifetime, other times you get shafted. A growing trend of people using Craigslist to trade vehicles has made its way into high schools.  Trading on Craigslist is a simple process: find a deal, contact the seller, ...

BHS hosts Model UN Conference

BHS hosts Model UN Conference

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  Model UN hosted their conference at Biddeford High School last weekend, and although BHS students in the club represented countries far from here, they felt at home. Model UN is a club for students interested in international politics and debating about international issues. Sophomore Sa...

BHS student reveals her culture

BHS student reveals her culture

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Walking into school on the first day she wore a hijab, her hands were cold and her body was shaking. Nothing could prepare her for the reactions she was about to encounter. Junior Washima Fairoz, a native of Bangladesh, is a practicing Muslim, but stopped wearing a hijab when she first moved to the Unit...

Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As the clock ticks toward the end of the year and students start to pick out bathing suits and tanning lotion, one last hurdle awaits the end of their school year. Many students find that preparing for an AP exam can be challenging, however with all of the snow days, the exam became worrisome due to ...

The road to black belt

The road to black belt

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

March 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

From a meek freshman to a senior proudly en route to college, one upperclassman’s journey through high school was led by an unexpected passion: karate. Senior Nick McElroy has been practicing Uechi Ryu, a style of karate originating from Okinawa, since his freshman year. Coming into a new schoo...

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