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AP tests: worth it or not?

AP tests: worth it or not?

Lauren Paquet, Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

With decisions about AP tests coming up, many students are left to debate whether or not to take the test or decide which tests they want to take. Many AP students may feel as though the test is too expensive or simply not worth taking, but one former BHS student begs to differ. Jessica Laverrier...

After the election

After the election

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

In the past couple of months, there have been rallies, protests, and people stating bold claims against the person who is now the President of the United States. Within days and weeks after his election, several of his supporters have tweeted to him their regret and disappointments with his actions. Not only ...

Debate to States

Debate to States

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Before they filled a room cluttered with several other debaters, arguing their way to a win with logic and evidence, the Biddeford High School Debate Team didn’t exist until one year ago. The firey passion that seems to light the debaters was lit by Debate club adviser and English teacher, Veronica...

The march that’s making history

The march that’s making history

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Women and men from all around the world gathered on January 21, 2017 to protest President Donald Trump’s resistance to women’s rights. The sea of pink left more than signs and songs: it left significance. Packed full with women, men, and children chanting “Hey, Ho, Donald Trump has got to go...

Hamilton is not throwing away its shot

Hamilton is not throwing away its shot

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

How does a genius, playwright, historian, and musician, take a historical figure from the early days of America, and turn it into a musical phenomenon? During August of 2015, a brand new musical took up residence in the New York City theater district. “Hamilton”, written by Lin Manuel Miranda...

Teens with anxiety break their silence

Teens with anxiety break their silence

Lauren Paquet, Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Depression, anxiety, and OCD have a few things in common: First of all, they connect to each other, and if someone has one of these illnesses, they most likely have experienced another; and second, no one likes to talk about them. 80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder and 60 percent o...

Yearbook: the class of commitment

Yearbook: the class of commitment

Lauren Paquet, Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Photoshopping, name-checking, crying, flicking chickens, and most importantly, having fun--these things all happen in the Yearbook. Of the many clubs and sports offered at BHS, Yearbook arguably tops the list as one of the most challenging. From countless deadlines to learning how to work cameras to ultimate...

EWSA on the rise

EWSA on the rise

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

January 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

“Earth, wind, snow, and air. They’re the four main action sport categories.” “EWSA”, otherwise known as Earth, wind, snow, and air, is the start-up company founded by senior Cole Fournier. The clothing company sells clothing mainly targeted at a teenage audience. EWSA sells products such as ...

Looking to the future

Looking to the future

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

When students enter high school, many feel overwhelmed with the idea that they need to know what they’re doing after graduation in four years. However, by senior year, many students have some sort of plan for the rest of their lives. Not many people look forward to applying to college. Students s...

Students find their passion right off the “bat-on”

Students find their passion right off the “bat-on”

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

January 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The twirlers grab their batons, standing in the center of an empty studio facing their coaches, ready to perfect their routines they’ve practiced for weeks. Many of the students within the studio, a group called Saco Jets, come from a variety of schools all over southern Maine to practice in the...

Brendan’s basement brings Christmas cheer

Brendan’s basement brings Christmas cheer

Meg Friel, Editor in Chief

January 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Walking into Brendan’s basement, one is overwhelmed with the scent of sweat and excitement. A dim green light floods the room, illuminating the posters of various bands scattered across the walls. Strangers and friends alike wait patiently, itching in their holiday sweaters, trying to bear the heat. Take y...

Ugly Sweater Contest brings out BHS’s Holiday Spirit

Ugly Sweater Contest brings out BHS’s Holiday Spirit

Lauren Paquet, Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

“Tomorrow is ugly sweater, tie, [and] outfit day at BHS. The staff is ready...are the students? Let’s see what you’ve got.” As soon as Principal Jeremie Sirois tweeted that, the battle of the annual Ugly Sweater Day became official. Just about every staff member dressed for the event, a...

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