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We Should Do Stick N Pokes

Outside the door of SPACE Gallery in the heart of Portland, Maine two girls hold each other in black and white on craft paper. I am on my way into the arts venue to interview the pop-punk duo Diet Cig when the mural catches my eye. For some reason, the image makes me feel slightly […]

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The Drama Family: A place to Call Home Through the Strange and Wonderful High School Years

According to the American Alliance for Theater and Education, “Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between drama involvement and academic achievement. In addition to having higher standardized test scores than their peers who do not experience the arts, student who participate in drama often experience improved reading comprehension, maintain better attendance records, and stay generally […]

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An Adoption Dog’s Unconditional Love

Clarissa Merrifield recently adopted a dog named Bailey from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, “I saw Bailey on the refuge league site….On February 3rd I walked in and said, ‘Hi I’m here to bring Bailey home today!’” This wasn’t just an everyday dog adoption for Merrifield, she was looking for a sweet pit […]

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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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The Shrinking of the Huge American Family

Over the years, family sizes have been shrinking. In the 1700’s it was common to have a household with more than seven children. By 1850, the average family had 5.5 kids. As of 2015, the average number of children in a household is 2.5 says Infoplease.com and Statista.com. Having a large family size is often […]

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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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