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Encryption: Is it Necessary?

Encryption is a part of our daily lives, whether you like it or not. Usernames and passwords for any online account are all encrypted. But what if the government wanted to abolish it? No good can come from that. Giving Up the Keys When people think about encryption, they think it’s used to protect their […]

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If you've ever been to the Saco Heath, you can expect a similar scene. There is a long board walk over the bog and is surrounded by trees and a variety of wildlife.

Road Trippin’ in Maine

The Holt Pond Preserve is one of the many beautiful trails in Maine. It’s a little over an hour from Saco, and the drive up is almost as beautiful as the hike, with snow capped mountains, lakes, rivers, and beautiful trees. The drive and hike is definitely worth it for the view. Holt Pond Preserve, […]

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Kelly Munyuza from Rwanda

Three International Students Share Future Goals

  In the past century the goals of teenagers have changed a lot. Just a hundred years ago, almost everything was decided for teens by their parents. Today teenagers are constantly  asked about their future goals and have an endless list of options, but all this opportunity can be overwhelming not just for students from the […]

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Teens Explore The Impact Of White Privilege

“There wasn’t really a moment at which I realized I was a different race than my parents, I just knew that I had dark skin while theirs was light. They explained adoption to me at some point but I never really wondered why I was black,”  said Portland High School senior, Moses Small. As a […]

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Spring Road Trip

If you and your friends are looking for a killer spring road trip, pack a picnic and head on down to Fort Williams! Roughly 20 minutes from campus, this is a great trip for anyone. You can see the ocean, explore old forts, and have a picnic in one of the huge fields.

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Portland to Portland

Over February break the airport is a busy place. During my travels from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, I met many interesting people. From airport employees, pilots, mothers and business men they were all on the move. Heres the story behind the many busy faces seen in the airport.

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Mind body connection

The Curative Power of Positive Thoughts

From  childhood we learn that if we are in pain we’re automatically going to get some medicine or pills to feel better. We have been taught if we are sick, our body “needs” some drugs to kill the bacteria. But maybe it is a mistake for us to rely so heavily on something we call […]

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TA Cafeteria

Thoughts From The Ten Percent

The signs throughout the cafeteria show graphics illustrating the dietary needs for good health. Thornton claims that there are options for everyone.  But I have found that it is nearly impossible to get a nutritious meal being a vegetarian. On most days the only option is a small garden salad, peanut butter and fluff sandwiches, […]

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Skyler Gaudette senior, with her lucky number.

Power of Numbers

  Two years ago everything changed for me when I discovered that 16 was destined to be my lucky number. I started seeing this number everywhere just after I turned sixteen, which might not be too weird on its own, but what happened just a few weeks  before my birthday is what really made this […]

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