Archive | Health


The Struggles of Living Away From Home

“I try to pretend sometimes that I’m there, so I don’t miss anything.  For example, I Facetime with my friends when they at a party, or I Facetime with my previous classmates when they have a class, or when we have a family lunch they always call me.” Said Fanni Abonyi, a Residential Life student from […]

Continue Reading 0
Lasante and Izzie at a local pumpkin patch.

Disability Inspires Students

  The alarm clock buzzes at 5:15, and English teacher Caryn Lasante rolls up out of bed and gets ready to take on the day. She gets up and gets herself ready, then heads down to the kitchen to pack lunches and make breakfast. After an hour, she wakes up her daughter Izzie, a fourth […]

Continue Reading 0
Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 11.55.08 AM

Guide to a Tasty Meal

Submitted to Carpe Diem by Senior Paige Lawlor “Cooking is Love made Visible.” Looking for a way to thank your family for shepherding you to graduation? Why not cook them up some comfort food and enjoy a surprise dinner together? Click on the link below to see tips on making my favorite home-made meal: Shepherd’s […]

Continue Reading 1
Screen shot 2016-05-25 at 8.42.50 AM

Red Ribbon Week school meeting

The week before vacation is usually full of distractions especially for seniors whose minds wander to end of year fun and other activities besides schooling. On Tuesday, April 12, seniors were invited to an assembly as a kick off to the Red Ribbon initiative in partnership with Biddeford High School. The purpose of this assembly […]

Continue Reading 0
This figure shows the meridian lines in our bodies.

Ancient Medicine Goes Mainstream

Feelings of excitement, nervousness, and curiosity filled Meg Yudaken’s mind as she walked into the office for the first time. All her worries dissipated when she met the woman who would be treating her. She was welcoming and sweet and full of good energy. She got Yudaken some tea and they talked for awhile about […]

Continue Reading 0
Thornton senior, Abigail Ouellette, at the site of her father’s grave.

Profound Loss Too Early

F acing a parent’s death is not easy at any age, but most assume they will not lose a parent until well into adulthood. Sadly, Thornton Academy senior Abby Ouellette and Deering High School senior Priscilla Maccario had their time with their fathers unexpectedly cut short. According to a survey by Comfort Zone Camp, the nation’s’ […]

Continue Reading 0

Life Behind Cubicle Walls

When it comes to considering office jobs, people usually run in fear. There aren’t many five year olds who say they want to work in an office cubicle for a job when they get older. Senior, Zach Robinson, says that he would never work in an office because he wants to be creative with his profession and […]

Continue Reading 0

The Fight to Conquer Domestic Violence

On February 15th 2014, security cameras in a casino elevator in New Jersey, caught NFL Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his wife, Janay Rice, so hard that she was out cold in a matter of seconds. The instant viral attention this act received,  hit people of all groups to the core and not […]

Continue Reading 0

As the Older Ones Leave

My older brother left for college when I was going into eighth grade. Neither of us knew that was when I would’ve needed him most. Anyone who has had an older sibling leave the house knows that it’s not easy.  It’s hard to fill the gap. Advice isn’t as easy to come by. Sophomore Phoebe […]

Continue Reading 0

Educating students for more than 200 years.