Understanding Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that causes impaired communication and interaction. Because of a gender bias with diagnosis, 25% more males are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder than females, with around 1.2 million people under 21 having the disorder. Since 2013 all autism disorders were now classified under the same umbrella, which includes Autistic […]

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Students without cellphones

  It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But according to a Pew Research Center study, that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a […]

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What’s Really in Your Lunch?

According to the CDC the childhood obesity rate has quadrupled in adolescents in the last thirty years. Americans have access to hundreds of thousands of different supermarkets and stores. There are endless options of different food choices people can buy. All of which contain healthy options, yet the problem of growing obesity still remains. In […]

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Snapchat: a Now Famous Ghost Born as a Failure

From weird inventions like high heels with wheels inserted for easier movement, to unique apps that can help with securing or even controlling the house from away, technology has the capacity to change people’s lives. But being on the creating end is a huge gamble. According to Startup Grind writer Patrick Maloney, “Somewhere between 30 percent […]

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Boudreau Breaks Thornton Record

Tuesday night was one for the history books, the Thornton Academy Golden Trojans remains unbeaten as they cruise pass the Gorham Rams. Thornton improves to an impressive 8-0 with their 61-40 road victory, they have proved to dominate not only at home but on the road this year. TA has shown why they should be […]

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Kristina Rex

Reporter (or MMJ —Multimedia Journalist as she calls herself)  Kristina Rex came to talk to our Journalism class during a maroon 1 block and although she nailed her presentation, she admitted her mind was elsewhere. She was “incredibly nervous” about an assignment looming large that afternoon. “I am an incredibly sympathetic person and have a […]

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The Shrinking of the Huge American Family

Over the years, family sizes have been shrinking. In the 1700’s it was common to have a household with more than seven children. By 1850, the average family had 5.5 kids. As of 2015, the average number of children in a household is 2.5 says Infoplease.com and Statista.com. Having a large family size is often […]

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Fake News-2016 Election

It’s no doubt that fake news played a huge role in the 2016 election and almost every day there are more reports about the way fake news has flourished.  Fact checking has always been part of election media processes, but Donald Trump has taken the whole telling untruths to a new level. Whatever you thought […]

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Homework: How Much is too Much?

Students have to juggle many responsibilities. School, sports, work, family, and other extra-curricular activities. Many students complain about receiving too much homework. And many make their arguments for what amount of homework is the right amount. So, how much homework is too much?     Ms. Lasante says, “ a couple reasons I assign homework, one is […]

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The Language to Know in Today’s World

By HANEEN AHMIDA & FANNI ABONYI When the Arabic course was first introduced in 2011 it was an X block class, TA was actually  the first school to offer Arabic in the State of Maine. It wasn’t until 2013- 2014 that the language became part of the regular school day offerings. In 2014-2015 Arabic II […]

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