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Crystal Kepler began her soap business a few summers ago in the kitchen of her Saco home. She wanted to find an activity that would allow her to bond with her daughter Emma, who is a vegan. Kepler knew that there weren’t many commercial soaps that had vegan options, so she decided to start her […]

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Early Birds vs. Night Owls

There are two different types of people in the world; early birds and night owls. Some people wake up at 5am and get a million things done before 9am. Then, there are some people who wake up late and start off their day by getting ready for school or work in 15 minutes or less, […]

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Get to really know caffeine

What exactly is caffeine? Our school cafeteria sells almost 200 cups of coffee a day. They sell even more on rainy days, maybe because students need a little extra energy when it is dark and dreary out. 20 years ago there was no coffee sold in the school cafeteria and only only one coffee shop […]

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Winter Dance Concert 2018

On January ninth and tenth, the Thornton Academy dance program presented a Winter Dance Concert. All seven TA dance classes performed, along with the Dance Company, Community Dance Project, and Ballroom Club. In total, over 200 students performed at the two shows. The show presented all kinds of dance styles, from contemporary to jazz, ballroom, […]

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The Stress of the Holidays

While the holidays can be a very fun time of year, many teens also feel stressed trying to get the perfect gift for their family members and making it to all of their families holiday events. Delainey Curit ‘20 said, “The most stressful part of the holidays is making sure you have enough gifts for […]

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Sophomore Deanna Curit poses for a selfie with no makeup on

The Power of Makeup

“I think makeup can be both a good or bad thing, it can be a good thing because I think makeup can make people feel good, but it can also be a bad thing because if you wear a lot it can cover up all of your flaws which are the most beautiful part about […]

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