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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...

Insane jobs for sane students

Insane jobs for sane students

Ally Demeule, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

From rude customers to con-artists to Furries to drug addicts, BHS students encounter numerous predicaments while on the job. Some days on the job can be difficult, some can be weird, and some can be downright scary, but students have seen it all. Junior Colby Perron works as a crewmember at a...

After the accident: A former student’s road to recovery

After the accident: A former student’s road to recovery

Megan Friel, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

“The fact that something like this would happen to any of us never crossed our minds. At the risk of sounding dramatic, some things you just can’t forget.” Biddeford High School class of 2008 graduate Alex Paul’s life changed forever after a tragic car accident left him a quadriplegic, or para...

The prom dress search begins

The prom dress search begins

Lauren Paquet, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Every girl dreams of the day they go prom dress shopping, trying on virtually every dress in the store, and seeing the faces of everyone in the store light up. As prom season approaches, so does the season for girls to scurry to find the perfect dress, and more factors than they could imagine come i...

Horseback riding trots its way to BHS

Horseback riding trots its way to BHS

Michael Tenney, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Trotting down the 25 acres of free land, horseback riders feel their own sense of peace with the wind gliding through their hair and the gallop of their horse taking them through the field. Horseback riding makes its way to a few passionate students at Biddeford High School. Junior Emily Thorndike...

Steering students in the right direction

Steering students in the right direction

Taylor Turgeon, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s 11:15 on a Thursday morning in the boatshop. After gathering around the whiteboard and assigning jobs, the students grab their safety goggles and get to work. One boy planes an oar, smoothing it down to give it a rounded shape. One girl cuts a piece of wood, focusing with her tongue out t...

Dreams of memes

Dreams of memes

March 24, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

“Memes, you will never find a more wretched hive of humor and absurdity. We must be cautious.” By paraphrasing Obi Wan Kenobi’s famous quote in Star Wars one can describe how outsiders often view the internet and its native “memers”; foreign and unfamiliar they intimidate the novice. Desp...

BHS track teams to host home meets

BHS track teams to host home meets

Alex Keely, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After two seasons without a home meet, BHS Track & Field will host three home meets because of $10,000 in new equipment and renovations for the 2016 season. For two years in a row, the BHS outdoor track teams have been unable to host home meets because of not having enough equipment that met track...

Warm weather shortens seasons for winter activities

Warm weather shortens seasons for winter activities

Noah Gagne, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Due to surprisingly warm weather this year, winter sports enthusiasts experienced short and lackluster seasons for their favorite outdoor winter sports. Sports such as skiing, ice fishing, and snowboarding had shorter seasons than usual this winter. With the warm spells that struck Maine this ye...

Five BHS seniors to teach younger kids about weather hazards

Five BHS seniors to teach younger kids about weather hazards

Colby Perron, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

A challenge not tested ever before, five BHS seniors were sent out for special training in order to do one thing: teach younger kids how to protect themselves from severe weather. On Tuesday, January 26th, five Biddeford High School seniors were trained in order to educate a group of fourth and fifth...

MELMAC opens doors for students

MELMAC opens doors for students

Evan Paquette, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

A daunting experience at first glance, the search for higher education becomes more in reach ever since the Maine Educational Loan Marketing Corporation and Education Foundation (MELMAC) was founded in 2001. Students all over the State of Maine become more aware of the college application process ...

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