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Seniors Living With Seniors

Family can be a big support group through stressful high school times, but what that family network looks like is different for all people. For example, there are a number of T.A. students that live with their grandparents. “Living with my grandparents has always seemed normal to me. To me, it’s like a normal nuclear […]

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How Global Warming Affects Winter in Maine

Students in Mrs. Cardosi’s honors biology classes are learning about how climate change can negatively impact plants. Maine plants are adapted to cold weather in the winter and this could negatively affect them because plants are living organisms and need to be within a certain temperature threshold or else their enzymes will denature (deform). This […]

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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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