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Kathleen Pierce

Advice from an Expert on Modern Journalism

Kathleen Pierce, a writer for the Bangor Daily News, focuses on the local southern Maine restaurant scene. Pierce visited Thornton Academy on April 8th, 2016 to speak to the Carpe Diem staff about how to improve writing skills and how to better develop our own stories. Some of her more recent pieces include Modern Milkmen: Why […]

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The Man Behind the Camera

2/12/16 – Hailey Robinson interviews Robert Pennington, a traveling photographer, about his life and future goals.   On Thursday, February 4th, Robert Pennington was a guest speaker at Thornton Academy. He shared with the students some of his incredible photography captured in his time in places like Syria and Colombia. As a journalist and aspiring […]

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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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Bringing Attention to Attendance

Students and teachers returning to TA this year were introduced to the new attendance policy. At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, the faculty identified advisory and the lack of attendance as issues that needed to be addressed. A committee of faculty, administration, social workers, guidance counselors, and deans spent all last year collecting […]

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Why Chinese Students Choose America

The United States is consistently the top study abroad destination for students around the world, with nearly 900,000 international students coming to the U.S. to study during the 2013-2014 school year, according to a study completed in 2015 by Voice of America. As reported by an annual survey called 2013 Open Doors Report on International […]

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Passing On The Passion

Fall leaves wet with dew crinkle as students make their way into the forest. The sun has just risen for their 8am walk. They are quiet with anticipation as they spot their trap. Mutters and gasps come as they approach their first successful catch. Everyone stops walking and not even the leaves are crinkling anymore. […]

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Managing the Terrifying Leap to College

Like many seniors, Mary Martin is facing the realization that in just a few months everything will be different. She said, “I think about it all the time. It’s very stressful. Especially when you don’t have a car and can’t go to work to make money.” Because it all felt overwhelming and she wants to […]

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