Senior Editor Trevor Salema: Cure CF

Reflecting Back: October Charity Event & Team Trevor

Every year OPL Charities does a charity golf event to benefit Cystic FibrosisCystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body. Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. Although cystic fibrosis requires daily care, people with the condition are usually able to attend school and work, and often have a better quality of life than people with cystic fibrosis had in previous decades. Improvements in screening and treatments mean people with cystic fibrosis now may live into their mid- to late 30s, on average, and some are living into their 40s and 50s. 

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TWO-bur-uhs skluh-ROH-sis), also called tuberous sclerosis complex, is a rare genetic disease that causes noncancerous (benign) tumors to grow in many parts of the body. The signs and symptoms of tuberous sclerosis vary widely, depending on where the tumors develop and how severely a person is affected. Tuberous sclerosis is often detected during infancy or childhood. Some people with tuberous sclerosis have such mild signs and symptoms that the condition isn’t diagnosed until adulthood, or it goes undiagnosed. Others experience serious disabilities. Although there’s no cure for tuberous sclerosis, treatments are being studied. The course or severity of the disease can’t be predicted, but with appropriate care, many people who have tuberous sclerosis lead full, productive lives.

The charity event is held on the Island of Siesta Key, it is located right by Sarasota at the Southwestern part of Florida. It is held from October 13th-15th at The Resort at Longboat Key Club which has 2 separate golf course locations on the Island. Each night there is a different event and the first night is always the most fun night because it is Hawaiian/Luau night! There are sand designs made on the beach where the luau is held and they are beautiful. There is always a man there who is in a leaf skirt and flowers around his neck and he is a fire master. The other two nights are held in a 1500 sq. foot tent and they have a live auction and comedy act one night and then they have a silent auction for the last night where the charities get the checks that OPL gifts them and presents a video and speech for the guests.

To learn more about how you can help locally, visit Team Trevor’s website today.

Story By: Trevor Salema (’17)

Staff Profiles – Mr. Kiernan

Staff Profiles – Mr. Kiernan

Mr. Kiernan is one of the two guidance counselors here at Traip Academy. A well traveled faculty member, he has spent extended periods of time outside of the United States. His stops have included Turkey, Spain, Germany, Austria, and many more. He has two children including a 5 year old girl named Ella and a 4 year old boy named Grady. During his downtime, he loves to spend time with his kids. Going to the beach and watching movies are some of the family favorites. He enjoys playing all sports, but he absolutely loves playing ‘spikeball’. Don’t know what spike ball is? Neither did I. To top it all off, I bet that you didn’t know Mr. Kiernan is a great hacky sacker.

Read more after the jump to learn about Mr. Kiernan!

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A Day in the Life: Alexis Bickley

A Day in the Life: Alexis Bickley

Above: School life, work life, pizza life – the struggle is real, people. (Alexis Bickley, Class of 2018)

When I woke up today, I got up later than I would have wanted to. I usually get up at 4:30, but I got up an hour late. So like anyone that gets up late in the morning I promptly went on Facebook (and ONLY Facebook) for about 45 minutes. When I was done with my Facebook assignments I decided to quickly get ready for school. What have I done! I have no time. What will I choose?

“Oh look that seems good – WAIT, do these colors match?

“Eh, good enough.”   

I really hoped that I hadn’t forgotten anything.

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RLB Faces in the Crowd: Anna Catgiu

RLB Faces in the Crowd: Anna Catgiu

This year the Ranger Log Blog will be continuing our “Faces in the Crowd” feature on the site. This year we are starting off with a Traip Academy exchange student and Publications staff member, Anna Catgiu.

Stay posted for more profiles as we welcome our international students to Maine this fall. Each week there will be a different student. We want this experience to be helpful to other students. If you only talk to your friends, you’re missing out on a chance to get to know the many people of Traip!

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We’re Back! Coming Soon on the RLB

Hello Traip Academy!

It’s publishing week for the Ranger Log Blog! This week’s stories will include student interviews, ‘A Day in the Life’ of a Traip Academy student, and an update on our new 2016-17 Ranger Log staff from Mr. Sanborn. Stay tuned for updates to our site this week, and be sure to visit the link below to purchase your copy of the 2017 yearbook before the fall sale ends on Friday, October 28th! Ranger Logs start at $45 – don’t miss out on the lowest price of the year.

Feature Stories This Week By:

Senior Writer | Trevor Salema
Junior Writer | Alexis Bickley
Freshman Writer | Austin Bull

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ig-post-2-_-9-26-16Pictured Above: 2017 RL Photography Staffers Savannah Gibson (left) and Belle Sillsby (center) do some ‘self-reflecting’ in the computer lab in September.

Rangers Stay Red Hot | Huge Playoff Matchup Slated for Thursday at Sacopee Valley

Rangers Stay Red Hot | Huge Playoff Matchup Slated for Thursday at Sacopee Valley

It’s the perfect time to take a look back at a hot stretch of baseball for the Rangers, beginning with a recap of their wins over Waynflete, Old Orchard Beach and Yarmouth the week of May 9th. Read more after the jump to track their impressive ten game streak. Their quarter-final matchup against Class C rival Sacopee Valley begins at 4pm on Thursday in Hiram. Continue reading “Rangers Stay Red Hot | Huge Playoff Matchup Slated for Thursday at Sacopee Valley”

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