Author Archive | Allie Hanright


One Acts 2016

The clock ticks furiously in everyone’s ears. Palms are sweaty and feet are restless. The audience holds their breath as their competitors race to set up their set in just five minutes. There is nothing like the thrill of performing in front of an audience, so what happens when you’re performing not only in front […]

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Heroin Use in Maine Continues to Expand

On December 1st, 2015, Carpe Diem asked 208 teens, 18 years or younger, using Snapchat, texting, personal interviews, and Facebook. …In Your Opinion, What is the Biggest Threat to Our Generation: Technology, Terrorism, Global Warming, Infectious Disease, or Addiction. Out of the 208 teens, 48 teens responded that addiction is the biggest threat to our […]

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The Power of Food

 Imagine waking up, going to go get breakfast but there is nothing in the fridge. Nothing to eat for the most important meal of the day.  Kids all over the state worry about what they are going to eat. Nearly half of Thornton Academy qualify for free and reduced lunch. Nearly half of Thornton Academy […]

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Educating students for more than 200 years.