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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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Boudreau Breaks Thornton Record

Tuesday night was one for the history books, the Thornton Academy Golden Trojans remains unbeaten as they cruise pass the Gorham Rams. Thornton improves to an impressive 8-0 with their 61-40 road victory, they have proved to dominate not only at home but on the road this year. TA has shown why they should be […]

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The Language to Know in Today’s World

By HANEEN AHMIDA & FANNI ABONYI When the Arabic course was first introduced in 2011 it was an X block class, TA was actually  the first school to offer Arabic in the State of Maine. It wasn’t until 2013- 2014 that the language became part of the regular school day offerings. In 2014-2015 Arabic II […]

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Selfies of TA

Selfies are a worldwide phenomenon that have taken the world by storm over the last few years. These simple pictures of people taking a photo of themselves have flooded all forms of social media and have connected people from all across the world. In fact, over one-million are taken globally each day, and it’s estimated […]

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Women; The Same Around the World

Subin Jung  stood in the doorway watching her mother, grabbing the binder and papers she needed for the day. They were embarking for China, a new business opportunity unfolding. Her mother, a very successful business women, is always imagining how to become more prosperous. Jung admires her mother’s ability to juggle her family, along with […]

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Why Chinese Students Choose America

The United States is consistently the top study abroad destination for students around the world, with nearly 900,000 international students coming to the U.S. to study during the 2013-2014 school year, according to a study completed in 2015 by Voice of America. As reported by an annual survey called 2013 Open Doors Report on International […]

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Passing On The Passion

Fall leaves wet with dew crinkle as students make their way into the forest. The sun has just risen for their 8am walk. They are quiet with anticipation as they spot their trap. Mutters and gasps come as they approach their first successful catch. Everyone stops walking and not even the leaves are crinkling anymore. […]

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