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Students without cellphones

It may seem as if basic or flip phones are a thing of the past, given that 73% of teens have a smartphone. But according to a Pew Research Center study, that still leaves 15% of teens who only have a basic cellphone and 12% who have none at all, and it makes a difference […]

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Kristina Rex

Reporter (or MMJ —Multimedia Journalist as she calls herself)  Kristina Rex came to talk to our Journalism class during a maroon 1 block and although she nailed her presentation, she admitted her mind was elsewhere. She was “incredibly nervous” about an assignment looming large that afternoon. “I am an incredibly sympathetic person and have a […]

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Fake News-2016 Election

It’s no doubt that fake news played a huge role in the 2016 election and almost every day there are more reports about the way fake news has flourished.  Fact checking has always been part of election media processes, but Donald Trump has taken the whole telling untruths to a new level. Whatever you thought […]

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Mock Car Crash to Combat Drinking and Driving

Story by Allie Hanright Photos by Emilee Wermenchuk It started with the sound of a siren. As the tarps were pulled off to reveal a brutal crash scene, the audience gasped. It was a beautiful, sunny Tuesday morning at Thornton Academy. The sun felt warm on the skin, yet everyone had goosebumps as they watched […]

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The Shoe Game

When most people think of shoes they think of them as a thing that goes on your feet. Some people use them for style and comfort. In high school having a “fresh” pair of shoes is always a plus. Being the kid who has the new Jordan’s or the new Kamakazies is a big topic […]

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Thornton Students Get Political

Seniors Sam Lambert, Tasha Dube, David Bouffard attended a democratic Caucus for the first time, to support their favorite candidate, Bernie Sanders. While they felt really lucky to attend the caucus, they were surprised by the chaos and the amount of time it took, and worried that busier community members may not have been able […]

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Teens Thoughts on Donald Trump

It was a very chilly morning, but that didn’t stop hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters from standing outside of the Donald Trump rally to protest for hours. On Thursday March 3rd, presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at Congress Square Park in Portland. Outside of the rally, there was an overwhelming amount of Sanders supporters protesting […]

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