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Passion helps in the long run

Passion helps in the long run

Alex Keely, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Finding a passion is hard for anyone, especially for high school students. When it comes to running, junior Jordan Cook found his passion at a young age. He discovered his love for running in sixth grade, and began competing in cross country in the eighth grade. “I started competing in cross country be...

G-Week brings a refreshing change

G-Week brings a refreshing change

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hundreds of BHS students swarmed into the Little Theater, adorned in gear for each of their sports. Taking their seats, the students prepared to be showered in free goodies, celebrating a new event known as G Week. G-Week is an event put on by Gatorade where specific schools are selected to have...

From Biddeford to the Big Apple

From Biddeford to the Big Apple

Taylor Turgeon, Staff Writer

May 9, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

On the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 57th Street, there sits a 125-year old auditorium that has housed some of the biggest names in music, such as the Beatles, the Boston Symphony, Bruce Springsteen, and now, the Biddeford Singers. After two years of planning, the Maine Festival Chorus, comprise...

Hats off to BHS

Hats off to BHS

Patrick Pearl, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Due to a recent school board vote, students can now wear hats in the hallways and during classes, as opposed to previous rule which prohibited students wearing hats in the school building. Like many decisions on policy, there are people for and against the outcome of the vote. But the general feeling...

A day at the fair

A day at the fair

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

April 29, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The University of New England’s Brain Fair brought students and community members together in an effort to learn more about our most powerful tool - the brain. Two weeks ago on Friday, April 8th, students and community members from Biddeford, Dayton, Old Orchard Beach, and Westbrook visited the Unive...

Students putting their best foot forward in half marathons

Students putting their best foot forward in half marathons

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Track athletes at Biddeford High School run countless miles throughout their season, but a select few participate in races outside of track meets, and take on a half-marathon. According to junior track athlete Lelani Melton, a half marathon takes more than just training. It takes motivation and endless...

Senior athletes say farewell

Senior athletes say farewell

Jacob Bilsky, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As their time at Biddeford High School dwindles and academics seem to matter less, the senior athletes feel new pressure entering their final athletic season. The class of 2016 now leaps into the spring sports season, trying to finish strong and enjoy their remaining playtime. Senior lacrosse and...

The journey to Eagle

The journey to Eagle

Taylor Turgeon, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Scouting isn’t just a walk in the park... or a camp-out in the woods. The Boy Scouts of America prides itself in citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness through many different activities and the goal for every Scout is the same: acheive Eagle status. Since it was first awa...

Winning begins when nobody’s watching

Winning begins when nobody’s watching

Evan Paquette, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The American Athletic Union (AAU) and dozens of other leagues host youth competitors and have them square up against the nation’s highest competition. Some high school athletes choose these travel athletics over traditional high school sports.        As the balance between sports and school ca...

Off-season motivation and training

Off-season motivation and training

Noah Gagne, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Lifting weights and conditioning, BHS athletes prepare for the spring season through vigorous training and motivation. After the conclusion of the winter sports season, BHS athletes find themselves with at least two options: taking some time off or jumping right back into training. Senior indoor and...

Diving into new territory

Diving into new territory

Samantha DuBois, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Each winter the BHS Varsity Swim and Dive Team spend long hours practicing and competing in meets, but that all abruptly ended last year after budget cuts took place. After the cut, Biddeford High Swimmers had the chance to join Thornton Academy’s swim team during the 2015-2016 season. The inde...

Shamu goes out with the tide

Shamu goes out with the tide

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

SeaWorld Entertainment, the source of much controversy in the past few years,  has made a ground-breaking decision. Shamu is living his last years in the care of SeaWorld as they announce the end of an era. On March 17th, 2016, Joel Manby, CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment, announced a historic deci...

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