Author Archive | Emilee Wermenchuk


Soft-Serve Showdown

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream, but when you need that soft-serve ice cream fix where do you go? Do you hit up Dairy Queen that is right up the road from TA or do you venture into Old Orchard Beach and get some homemade ice cream from Fielder’s Choice? I […]

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Mock Car Crash to Combat Drinking and Driving

Story by Allie Hanright Photos by Emilee Wermenchuk It started with the sound of a siren. As the tarps were pulled off to reveal a brutal crash scene, the audience gasped. It was a beautiful, sunny Tuesday morning at Thornton Academy. The sun felt warm on the skin, yet everyone had goosebumps as they watched […]

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WAGER: Fighting the Feminist Fight

You might have seen some posters of your friends or teachers around school asking you to “Spot the difference.” And to answer your question, no…there is no difference. These posters were put up by a new club at school called Women and Gender Equality Rights Club or WAGER. Every other monday the group comes together […]

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Tourist-less Attractions

Most locals in the Old Orchard Beach area know how busy our favorite beaches can get during the summer. Tourists flood our sands and local eateries. They come in from Canada, New York, and beyond. The vacationers stay for a couple months, but what happens when well-known locations are now abandoned for the winter season? Do […]

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Role of Writers in the Modern World

Machines are making people obsolete. Robots have already taken over jobs ranging from medical to legal. Imagine going into surgery and having no one around to hear your heartbeat because even the surgeon is a computer. Millions of jobs have been cut since the invention of robotics and more are set to disappear with more […]

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A Memorable Spring Sports Season

This spring has held some very memorable moments for the Thornton Academy sports teams. Success has already come from the girls track and field team and the boys tennis team. The girls track and field became the state champions and the boys tennis team became Western Maine Class A runner ups. Everyone is still waiting […]

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International Students Find Their Voice

As she stepped into the classroom during her first year as a sophomore, Jessie Zhao immediately felt out-of-place. She was outnumbered and lost in a sea of misunderstanding. There was no escape. Zhao was the only international student in her Honors Sophomore English class taught by Misharra Hefler.  said Zhao. The fear of not being […]

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