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Straight Into the Workforce

Justin Foss, a senior at Thornton Academy, is continuing with his current job and is going straight into the workforce after graduation. Foss shares experiences and his life choices that led him to where he is today. Foss will be pursuing his career with drive and determination. Listen to Justin Foss’s plan for after graduation […]

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Buying Your First Car

A note: This feature is much like a “Pick-Your-Own-Ending” type of writing. Start at the beginning, and follow the directions until you’ve come to a conclusion that fits you! 16 years old, fresh out of the BMV with your license and maybe some money saved up to buy your first car. Buying your first car […]

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Going Away

The college selection process is hard and stressful for most students. Picking a school that is right for you can be hard and life changing. Many students choose to stay close to home and study locally, but many students including some at TA choose to expand their horizons and go far away for college.   […]

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Year-Round Mud Season

Research has shown that daredevils have a specific gene that creates an urge to do crazy stunts. For example, attempting a near-impossible flip during the Olympic finals, driving fast on the highway, cliff jump or going off trail on a ski slope. People who perform and seek out extreme, daredevil conduct, researchers presumed, likely process […]

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Driving and Teens

In Maine, teens can go to drivers education at age 15, and get their license at age 16. For a very long time, this has been a tradition, but year after year students are getting their license at a later age. AAA did a study in 2018 and found that only 54% of teens have […]

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Can I get a DUI While Driving High? Yup.

Recreational Marijuana has been legalized in eleven states and DC. Each state has wrestled with designing new laws and regulations that are appropriate and based on research, but with the legalization of recreational use being so new, that is not always easy. One area of hot debate is how to measure “stoned driving” since according […]

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Exotic Animals

When we think of exotic animals we normally think of tamed pets like a rat or turtles. The kind of animals we are going to be looking at may not even be from this country. More and more people have been acquiring exotic animals. According to A.P.P.A. (American Pet Products Association), In 2013 alone 19.4 […]

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Shauna Johnston -librarian

Shauna Johnston, our school librarian, was born and raised in Portland and always knew that she wanted to become a librarian as she’s had a passion for books ever since she was a small girl. Her grandparents were also very captivated scholars. Her grandmother taught college and her grandfather was a minister. ” I just […]

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