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Carpe Diem’s Movie Buff Extravaganza presents– An Argument for Ambiguity in Horror: Sometimes Less is More

Minor to Major spoilers for/Films highlighted: Halloween(1978) Alien(1979) THE THING(1982) Zodiac(2007) One thing that used to bother me when I watched movies was their sense of ambiguity. That when the lights in a theater were shining on me afterwards, the answers for the film which I sat through were not always there, that certain story […]

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The Faces of Indigo

Sometimes a person’s presence feels bigger than life. These people exude an aura of a higher purpose than simply existing. A couple of terms could be associated with them but the most common is Indigo. The term “Indigo Children” was invented by Nancy Ann Tappe, a teacher and counselor in the early 1960s. Tappe studied […]

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TA Prepares for Art Show

  Today Thornton Academy opens its student art show. “This is our largest exhibit of the year, with about 270 works being submitted and 150 artworks chosen for this show. This is a juried exhibit, which means the art educators gather and view, discuss, assess the artworks submitted for their composition, use of media, concept, […]

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We Should Do Stick N Pokes

Outside the door of SPACE Gallery in the heart of Portland, Maine two girls hold each other in black and white on craft paper. I am on my way into the arts venue to interview the pop-punk duo Diet Cig when the mural catches my eye. For some reason, the image makes me feel slightly […]

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The Drama Family: A place to Call Home Through the Strange and Wonderful High School Years

According to the American Alliance for Theater and Education, “Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between drama involvement and academic achievement. In addition to having higher standardized test scores than their peers who do not experience the arts, student who participate in drama often experience improved reading comprehension, maintain better attendance records, and stay generally […]

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