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Student to Senate: Chenette’s Journey Into Politics

Justin Chenette, former student of Thornton Academy, has left a lasting imprint on current students and the community as a whole. Chenette is currently serving as the youngest Senator in the Maine Senate, representing Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington, and part of Buxton. Recently, Chenette was re-elected back into senate by winning three out of […]

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Race in America Examined

Senior Annie D. is an Asian American whose family is Vietnamese. She has lived most her life in Saco, Maine, USA but has had a chance to travel to Vietnam 3 times. She was surprised by how hot it was and found it really different culturally. “Everything from the language, the food, how they interact […]

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The Transfer

The first day of school can be stressful for any student. Most kids feel a bit anxious walking into a gymnasium crowded with people they haven’t seen all summer. But walking into the gym on that first day of school can be a lot more stressful if you are a transfer student. According to Education Week, […]

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Death by Twitter: The Elon Musk Edition

A lot can happen from a single tweet. Political wars, record-breaking chicken nuggets, and most recently the  major upset of one of the most controversial automotive companies since Hennessy “produced” their Venom GT. On August 7th of this year, Tesla’s chairman and CEO Elon Musk tweeted; “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” […]

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Time and TATV

Student Editing Footage.Chris Jordan in action.Student in 2011 Editing Footage.Cadorette (right), works with other members of TATV, 2011.Photo of old TATV Studio. “Action,” says student Chris Jordan as he pushes the record button on the camera. This is TATV. Thornton Academy Television, (TATV) started at midnight on January 1st, 2000 on Channel 3, a local […]

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Move Over Cigs, The JUUL is Here

After Juuls went on sale in June 2015, the Juul company quickly realized teenagers were using them because they posted images of themselves vaping Juuls all over social media. Over the last three years, Juul has had an exponential rise and has become the dominant seller of e-cigarettes. The company now controls a remarkable 72 […]

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