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Music in the theme parks-The Biddeford High School Band  wins best band at a competition at Six Flags New England http:/...
05/23/2017
Music in the theme parks

Music in the theme parks-The Biddeford High School Band
wins best band at a competition at Six Flags New England
http://bhstheroar.org/6602/news/music-in-the-theme-parks/

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...

Robotic World- The Biddeford High School robotics team reaches world championshipshttp://bhstheroar.org/6596/news/roboti...
05/23/2017
Robotic world

Robotic World- The Biddeford High School robotics team reaches world championships
http://bhstheroar.org/6596/news/robotic-world/

Straight out of a science fiction movie, Biddeford High School students participated in a world championship of robotic proportions. On April 17th, 2017 a small group of BHS students took to the skies with a single goal: to win the robotics world championship. The BHS team made it to ´worlds’ by par...

Netflix show leaves an impact - The new show on Netflix, 13 Reasons Why, has caused a lot of controversy within the medi...
05/22/2017
Netflix show leaves an impact

Netflix show leaves an impact - The new show on Netflix, 13 Reasons Why, has caused a lot of controversy within the media and with students across the country. http://bhstheroar.org/6578/features/netflix-show-leaves-an-impact/

Across the country there are several high schools and students talking about a new Netflix show that has everyone taking a stand for or against it. 13 Reasons Why arrived to Netflix on March 31, 2017. The show features a young girl named Hannah Baker who struggled – severely – in high school. She cr...

Respecting your elders - Teacher Appreciation week leaves a lasting impact on many of the teachers at Biddeford High Sch...
05/21/2017
Respecting your elders

Respecting your elders - Teacher Appreciation week leaves a lasting impact on many of the teachers at Biddeford High School. http://bhstheroar.org/6576/features/respecting-your-elders/

There is one week a year that teachers look forward to where they receive stickers, gifts, and other prizes from those that appreciate them most. Teacher Appreciation Week led to many students trying to brighten the days of their favorite teachers. The Be The Change Team organized several gifts and…

Drug Awareness Week leaves an impact - A Drug Awareness Week held at the high school led many students and staff with a ...
05/05/2017
Drug Awareness Week leaves an impact

Drug Awareness Week leaves an impact - A Drug Awareness Week held at the high school led many students and staff with a better knowledge of the drug epidemic. http://bhstheroar.org/6524/features/6524/

With an array of unique activities filling up the week for students to participate in, many students found new information on what it means to live in the epidemic of a drug problem. Drug Awareness week occurs at Biddeford High School once a year. The week allows students to see what a life with dru...

Snow days cause AP exam date changes - With the amount of snow days BHS has had this season, it left many students worri...
03/28/2017
Snow days cause AP exam date changes

Snow days cause AP exam date changes - With the amount of snow days BHS has had this season, it left many students worried that they wouldn't be prepared for the AP exams. - http://bhstheroar.org/6347/news/snow-days-cause-ap-exam-date-changes/

As the clock ticks toward the end of the year and students start to pick out bathing suits and tanning lotion, one last hurdle awaits the end of their school year. Many students find that preparing for an AP exam can be challenging, however with all of the snow days, the exam became worrisome due...

The road to black belt - Senior Nick McElroy explains his experience in karate, and what it really means to be a black b...
03/28/2017
The road to black belt

The road to black belt - Senior Nick McElroy explains his experience in karate, and what it really means to be a black belt. http://bhstheroar.org/6324/features/the-road-to-black-belt/

From a meek freshman to a senior proudly en route to college, one upperclassman’s journey through high school was led by an unexpected passion: karate. Senior Nick McElroy has been practicing Uechi Ryu, a style of karate originating from Okinawa, since his freshman year. Coming into a new school, Mc...

The importance of representation - At the start of Spirit Week, "Mainer Day" leaves some students questioning what a "Ma...
03/19/2017
The importance of representation

The importance of representation - At the start of Spirit Week, "Mainer Day" leaves some students questioning what a "Mainer" really is. - http://bhstheroar.org/6321/features/the-importance-of-representation/

As March comes around, the time for showing spirit and what Biddeford has come to know as Tiger Pride becomes a staple in the school year. The choices of theme days this year have come up with a bit of controversy. While days such as Character Day and Pi Day may not have left anyone...

AP tests: worth it or not? - http://bhstheroar.org/6234/news/ap-tests-worth-it-or-not/
03/09/2017
AP tests: worth it or not?

AP tests: worth it or not? - http://bhstheroar.org/6234/news/ap-tests-worth-it-or-not/

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 Laverriere,....

http://bhstheroar.org/6264/news/bhs-students-take-on-world-quest-competiton/ Students take on World Quest Competition - ...
03/03/2017
BHS students take on World Quest Competiton

http://bhstheroar.org/6264/news/bhs-students-take-on-world-quest-competiton/ Students take on World Quest Competition - Four students from Biddeford High School compete in a state-wide competition battling world knowledge.

In a battle of the brains competition, four Biddeford High School students set out to prove that even underdogs can come out on top. This Wednesday, March 1st, four Biddeford High School students attended the World Quest Competition at Unum in Portland, held by the World Affairs Council of Maine. Th...

After the election - Students reflect on how they think President Trump is doing his first week in office. - http://bhst...
03/03/2017
After the election

After the election - Students reflect on how they think President Trump is doing his first week in office. - http://bhstheroar.org/6224/features/after-the-election/

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....

Debate to States - First year Debate team members not only find their way to States, but to first place. http://bhsthero...
02/09/2017
Debate to States

Debate to States - First year Debate team members not only find their way to States, but to first place. http://bhstheroar.org/6204/features/debate-to-states/

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 - An inside look of the Women's March of 2017 http://bhstheroar.org/6178/news/the-march-...
01/25/2017
The march that’s making history

The march that's making history - An inside look of the Women's March of 2017 http://bhstheroar.org/6178/news/the-march-thats-making-history/

Women and men from all around the world gathered on January 21, 2016 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,” as th...

Hamilton is not throwing away its shot- the hit musical Hamilton fever has infected BHShttp://bhstheroar.org/6148/arts-a...
01/20/2017
Hamilton is not throwing away its shot

Hamilton is not throwing away its shot- the hit musical Hamilton fever has infected BHS

http://bhstheroar.org/6148/arts-and-entertainment/hamilton-is-not-throwing-away-its-shot/

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, opene...

EWSA on the rise - How one student's small business spread across the world. http://bhstheroar.org/6113/features/ewsa-on...
01/20/2017
EWSA on the rise

EWSA on the rise - How one student's small business spread across the world. http://bhstheroar.org/6113/features/ewsa-on-the-rise/

“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 baseball...

Students pass their way through high school - With the “crack down” on hall passes, students are left with mixed emotion...
01/17/2017
Students pass their way through high school

Students pass their way through high school - With the “crack down” on hall passes, students are left with mixed emotions. - http://bhstheroar.org/6058/news/students-pass-their-way-through-high-school/

The buzz of the “crack down” on hall passes leaves many of the students and staff feeling an array of mixed emotions within the walls of Biddeford High School. In hopes of knowing where students are at all times, Athletic Director Dennis Walton feels the need for a hall pass is a necessity for the.....

Looking to the future - Seniors at BHS look to their future after high school and what they need to do to prepare for wh...
01/17/2017
Looking to the future

Looking to the future - Seniors at BHS look to their future after high school and what they need to do to prepare for what is to come. - http://bhstheroar.org/6060/features/looking-to-the-future/

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 stri...

Students find their passion right off the “bat-on” - Students find their passion through a sport that BHS doesn’t offer-...
01/16/2017
Students find their passion right off the “bat-on”

Students find their passion right off the “bat-on” - Students find their passion through a sport that BHS doesn’t offer-- baton. http://bhstheroar.org/6026/sports/students-find-their-passion-right-off-the-bat-on/

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 Sac...

Brendan's basement brings Christmas cheer - One student's at-home concert brings interest to BHS http://bhstheroar.org/5...
01/12/2017
Brendan’s basement brings Christmas cheer

Brendan's basement brings Christmas cheer - One student's at-home concert brings interest to BHS http://bhstheroar.org/5992/features/brendans-basement-brings-christmas-cheer/

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....

Reaching for the long shot - Senior Matt Brady signs to UConn, a division one school for throwing shot put. http://bhsth...
12/09/2016
Reaching for the long shot

Reaching for the long shot - Senior Matt Brady signs to UConn, a division one school for throwing shot put. http://bhstheroar.org/5920/sports/reaching-for-the-long-shot/

Over the course of growing up, people often hear that hard work pays off in the long run. For a senior at Biddeford High School, the hard work on the field definitely payed off in a large way. Senior Matt Brady committed to the University of Connecticut on December 2, 2016. This Division 1 school...

http://bhstheroar.org/5884/showcase/students-react-to-new-president-elect/ - Students react to new president-elect - Stu...
11/22/2016
Students react to new president-elect

http://bhstheroar.org/5884/showcase/students-react-to-new-president-elect/ - Students react to new president-elect - Students at Biddeford High School share their opinions on the results of the 2016 election.

“I can’t even believe it right now. I feel devastated. My mom is scared, I am scared – I don’t know. It’s like, I can see my future is blank. I don’t know where to go or what to do with my life.” For many students, the night of Tuesday the 8th left them feeling...

http://bhstheroar.org/5877/sports/the-race-to-states/ The race to states - The Biddeford High School girl's cross countr...
11/22/2016
The race to states

http://bhstheroar.org/5877/sports/the-race-to-states/ The race to states - The Biddeford High School girl's cross country team qualifies for states for the first time since 1994.

Exhausted, freezing, and sore, the Biddeford High School girl’s cross country team crossed the finish line at their regional meet with hope in their hearts that states was within arms reach. The girl’s cross country team faced regionals with one goal set in mind: states. After placing fourth in thei...

BHS senior takes his hockey career to a new level - http://bhstheroar.org/5890/features/bhs-senior-takes-his-hockey-care...
11/18/2016
BHS senior takes his hockey career to a new level

BHS senior takes his hockey career to a new level - http://bhstheroar.org/5890/features/bhs-senior-takes-his-hockey-career-to-a-new-level/

It’s 7 a.m. on a Monday morning, and senior Dylan Demers wakes up, gets dressed, and goes right to the the Biddeford Ice Arena for morning practice. For Demers, every day starts with hockey, and he doesn’t just play for fun–for him, it’s a scholarship opportunity for college, a passion, and an outle...

Finstagram: the new age of online openness. With the new craze of finstagram on the rise, Biddeford High School explores...
10/28/2016
Finstagram: the new age of online openness

Finstagram: the new age of online openness. With the new craze of finstagram on the rise, Biddeford High School explores what it truly means to be a finstagrammer. http://bhstheroar.org/5844/features/finstagram-the-new-age-of-online-openness/

Breaking the barriers of online graces, “finstagrams” show a new side of Instagram users. Flooding newsfeeds around the country, the trend known as finstas, or fake instagrams, attracts more and more teenagers use finstas as a way to escape the pressures of aesthetically-pleasing online profiles. Wi...

Wednesday night lights- Homecoming week nighttime activities saved by the senior classhttp://bhstheroar.org/5840/sports/...
10/25/2016
Wednesday night lights

Wednesday night lights- Homecoming week nighttime activities saved by the senior class

http://bhstheroar.org/5840/sports/wednesday-night-lights/

As the golden sun sunk behind the dark shadows of the trees, a swarm of black, orange, and pink flooded the track outside of the school as teams arrived for a nighttime flag football game. The referee yelled loudly, kicking off the first of a series of games as two teams, one donned in black...

ELL students discuss their journey to a better life - http://bhstheroar.org/5819/news/ell-students-discuss-their-journey...
10/20/2016
ELL students discuss their journey to a better life

ELL students discuss their journey to a better life - http://bhstheroar.org/5819/news/ell-students-discuss-their-journey-to-a-better-life/

It’s 1:30 on a gorgeous fall afternoon, and whereas most students can’t wait for the final bell to ring and start the weekend, the students in ELL teacher Heidi Haufe’s room beam with smiles and laughs as they present their background stories to students and teachers alike. This scene presented itse...

From fire to family - The junior firefighter program introduces students to what it's like to be a part of the firehouse...
10/04/2016
From fire to family

From fire to family - The junior firefighter program introduces students to what it's like to be a part of the firehouse family. http://bhstheroar.org/5791/features/from-fire-to-family/

Arriving at the scene of a fire, one finds billows of smoke, bright lights of firetrucks, and the heros that risk their lives to be there: the men and women of the fire department. Kevin Duross, Deputy Chief of the Biddeford Fire Department, oversees the junior firefighter program; a special hands-o...

Scoring into college - Students find their path to college through their athletic talent and determination. http://bhsth...
10/04/2016
Scoring into college

Scoring into college - Students find their path to college through their athletic talent and determination. http://bhstheroar.org/5789/sports/scoring-into-college/

Some students play sports to pass time through their high school career. However, some students play sports because it’s their passion, pursuing their athletic dreams in a college setting. Many people dread applying to college. However, students from Biddeford found their way into college through th...

Memes are remembered but Harambe never dies- Over the summer, the Harambe meme sprouted up after the death of the behemo...
10/04/2016
Memes get remembered, but Harambe never dies

Memes are remembered but Harambe never dies- Over the summer, the Harambe meme sprouted up after the death of the behemoth animal in May.- http://bhstheroar.org/5785/arts-and-entertainment/memes-get-remembered-but-harambe-never-dies/

Sprouting up over the summer, the Harambe meme tells the story of the gorilla that just won’t die. On May 28th, 2016, the death of Harambe, the western lowland gorilla, shook the nation. After a nine-year-old boy fell into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla enclosure, the now national icon that was Haramb...

What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election - http://bhstheroar.org/5775/showcase/what-bernie-fans-should-do-in-...
09/30/2016
What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election

What Bernie fans should do in next month’s election - http://bhstheroar.org/5775/showcase/what-bernie-fans-should-do-in-next-months-election/

The Presidential election continues to grasp the attention of our nation, and whether you are pro-Trump or pro-Hillary, many issues have arisen since independents have no prominent candidate to vote for. Since Sanders’ withdrawal from the campaign, he has endorsed Hillary as his chosen candidate in…

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