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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...

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...

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