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Eat the bug

Freshman science classes run annual June Bug lab
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Get it out. Lenora Curtis ’27 spits out the June bug during her first period science class on May 28.

The crunch is always worse than the taste. The feeling of knowing that the little pop is the bug’s guts will get you more than the taste will. To me, the bug didn’t have a taste. It was mostly the liquid in my mouth and knowing that I just ate a live bug. The pop ruined Gushers for me, and I’m not sure how people were able to eat multiples of them.

On Tuesday, May 28 the freshman science classes had the opportunity to eat June bugs. This was introduced to them on Friday the 24, and they had all weekend to collect the bugs.

So how did this tradition come to be? “I used to teach a Maine Natural History Class where we talked about edible things in Maine and June bugs were one of those things so we ate them,” assistant principal and former science teacher Joe Greaves said. “It’s been a tradition for probably ten years. COVID slowed us down a little bit.”

So were students able to stomach these? Jensen Doughty ’27 ate two of these bugs.

What about the students that couldn’t stomach them? After being asked about why she spit it out on her hand, Paige Cormier ’27 said, “It tastes like intestines, I was sick the next day.”

Although it wasn’t for everyone, some people had to miss out on the experience. “I’m sad I missed it, I wanted to eat a bug,” Triston Ibister ’27 said.

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