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Fast Food’s Impact On Our Health

Senior Anna Dimatteo admits, “I eat fast food every day, usually from any restaurant that I am around because I go out a lot and get hungry. Cooking isn’t my thing, it takes up too much time, and when I’m hungry I want to eat right away not wait for myself to cook a full […]

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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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Hayley Desjardins: The Most Well Known Teen in Saco

Hayley’s first time running the Hugs for Hayley Race. Hayley with 6th grade basketball team.Hayley with her family on transplant day.Hayley post transplant.Hayley crossing the finish line with friends, Olivia Paradis and Victoria Labbe.Hayley on the Jimmy Fund trip to the Red Sox spring training in Florida.Thornton Academy basketball team at the Hoops for Hope game.Hayley […]

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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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Teen Migraines

I was diagnosed with chronic migraines when I was in the fifth grade. Since then, I’ve missed a total of over 100 school days because of the condition. I’ve missed best friend’s birthday parties. I had to quit my gymnastics team. I’ve stayed up all night before school on multiple occasions trying to cram weeks […]

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Understanding Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that causes impaired communication and interaction. Because of a gender bias with diagnosis, 25% more males are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder than females, with around 1.2 million people under 21 having the disorder. Since 2013 all autism disorders were now classified under the same umbrella, which includes Autistic […]

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What’s Really in Your Lunch?

According to the CDC the childhood obesity rate has quadrupled in adolescents in the last thirty years. Americans have access to hundreds of thousands of different supermarkets and stores. There are endless options of different food choices people can buy. All of which contain healthy options, yet the problem of growing obesity still remains. In […]

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