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Most Environmentally Conscious: Ida Whitcomb

Most Environmentally Conscious: Ida Whitcomb

by Breanna Gosse Ida Whitcomb has been helping out the environment since she was a child, and she has carried that with her through her high school years. She is concerned about the disappearance of the world’s beautiful places, like the coral reefs, rain forests, and the Arctic and Antarctic areas. She hopes to help preserve them for future generations and for the sake of the global climate. “When I was younger, my parents taught me and my … Read entire article »

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Most Unique: Franny Graff

Most Unique: Franny Graff

By Breanna Gosse When Franny Graff was in kindergarten she decided that she would never wear dresses again because you can’t do cartwheels in them, and that was the last time she let society define her choices. “She’s special because she’s crazy and is not afraid to be herself… and I think that’s why people like her so much,” says Dover High … Read entire article »

Most Humorous: Sydney Copp

By Emily Thorpe Ever since she moved to Dover 10 years ago, Sydney Copp has been known for her ability to light up a room the second she walks in. Her laughter bounces through the halls, and everyone knows her smiling face. “With all the challenges we face from day to day it’s always good to look on the bright side and find the humor in every situation,” Sydney said.  “I’m just trying to do what I love with the people I care about,” she said. “Laughter truly is the key to happiness, so making yourself smile will only make others do the same.” “Sydney and I have a great bond because we always have inside jokes to laugh … Read entire article »

Wanna huck some D?

Wanna huck some D?

By Brian Eldridge Special to The Tide Wanna huck some D? Dover High School will be starting an Ultimate Frisbee club team for the 2014 season. Everyone is welcome to come out and play. We don’t care if it’s your first time picking up a disc or a seasoned veteran, the more people that come out to play the better. Our competitive season won’t … Read entire article »

Fortitude evident in girls’ varisty lacrosse

Fortitude evident in girls’ varisty lacrosse

By Aria Satish DOVER– At the core of Dover High School’s girls’ lacrosse team is the determination and drive needed to succeed at a sport. Talk to anyone on the team, and you will find that regardless of the record, these girls will always push themselves to do better. “Our record definitely doesn’t reflect what we’re capable of as a team, but … Read entire article »

A True Leader: Elizabeth Malia

A True Leader: Elizabeth Malia

By Zoë Kay In the four years senior Elizabeth Malia has been in high school, she has never been in the background. Serving her class as president for all four years and taking on the role of captain of the award winning swim team for her junior and senior years, Elizabeth has had many opportunities to use her keen leadership skills. “Leadership … Read entire article »

The Great Gatsby: Well done, Old Sport

The Great Gatsby: Well done, Old Sport

By Emily Thorpe If you didn’t understand the book, the movie will make everything click. Baz Luhrmann shoots and scores with his rendition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. In 1922 Long Island, New York, young Nick Carraway settles into a tiny guest house next to a lavish mansion that closely resembles a palace. The owner of said mansion is the … Read entire article »

Unusual Sport: Shawn Dawley

Unusual Sport: Shawn Dawley

By Tara Muhoza While Shawn Dawley may be known for his time on the football field at Dover High School, he can also be found playing rugby. After having a friend talk him into playing three years ago, Shawn has fallen in love with the sport. Joe Kewley, one of Shawn’s coaches, described Shawn as “a leader on and off the field … Read entire article »

The gift of life

By Emily Thorpe Everyone has their own fear; some hate needles, some hate blood, and many hate both. But are these fears only a part of our imagination? Is there a way to overcome them? I believe that we can, and there’s a very good reason why. Look at the inside of my left elbow and you’ll see four very tiny scars. Each came from a different blood donation. Once would seem like enough, right? Wrong. So why do I keep doing it? Because people keep needing it. There will never be a day that someone doesn’t need a transfusion in order to survive. In America, someone is in need of blood every two seconds. Five million … Read entire article »

Make an impact and donate blood

By Tina Gibbons Did you know every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood? The Red Cross, founded in 1881 in Washington D.C., is still going strong across America. They have been helping the military and civilians through both world wars but it wasn’t until after WWII that they started the first civilian blood program.  The Red Cross blood donation services currently provide over 40 percent of the blood donations in the country. The Red Cross states on their web site, “We continued to provide services to members of the armed forces and their families, including during the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf wars. The Red Cross also expanded our services into such fields as civil … Read entire article »

The Tide’s Teacher of the Year

The Tide’s Teacher of the Year

By Tara Muhoza “We were all done interviewing, and then she walked in. And in five minutes, we knew she was the one,” Marcia Goodnow, an English teacher at DHS, said when describing the day they hired Deborah McManus.   McManus is The Tide’s pick for teacher of year. The Tide picks a teacher based on the following criteria: participates in out of … Read entire article »

Community Leader: Leah Burke

Community Leader: Leah Burke

By Tara Muhoza Leah Burke has been helping others since she was a kindergartener. She used to come to school early to help the librarian put away the books. Today, Leah is the President of Dover High School’s Interact Club. Her favorite community service activity is when Interact helped Horne Street Elementary’s faculty at their annual Halloween party this year, where they … Read entire article »

Respecting people should be built into a person’s character

By Monique Vachon It has been a long day, and you’ve had enough. The morning traffic made you late for work; you spilled your coffee all over your white shirt, and you just want to go home. You have to stop at the store before you go home to pick up a few things, and for some reason you find yourself being short with people. Is it right to let your own frustrations out on other people? Respect and tolerance should be built into someone’s character. People should want to be nice and make the best out of every situation they are given. However, from what I have noticed, respect is something that seems to be forced and encouraged … Read entire article »

Most Artistic: Megan Kenyon

Most Artistic: Megan Kenyon

By Aria Satish The summer before freshman year, Megan Kenyon’s passion for art began to blossom. To help her through some tough times, Megan found release by stumbling upon a picture of one of her favorite singers and trying her best to draw it for fun. She got lost in drawing the singer, trying to make sure every line was perfect. Before that first … Read entire article »

Eight Dover students qualified for States

Eight Dover students qualified for States

By Breanna Gosse DOVER- Dover’s Track & Field athletes are a multi-talented group, with eight Dover student athletes qualifying for the States meet in 13 different events. Sophomore Jessi Hackett, senior Brittney Sorbello, senior Helen Fletcher, junior Cody Trush, senior Mike Shanahan, senior Shane Perron, sophomore Christian Seaver, and sophomore Doug Rose have qualified for the States meet on May 24 at Winnacunnet High School. Hackett qualified … Read entire article »