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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 ...

“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.”

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...

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