The Herd

Everett Beals, Staff Writer | October 9, 2019

On September 26, 2019 - just 17 days after her hiring on the 9th of the same month - the RSU 21 School Board of Directors moved to accept the resignation of interim superintendent Dr. Maryann Perry, a decision which they have described as a “mutual agreement.”   Perry, hired by unanimous vote last month, was involved in a large controversy in the district where she had previously served...

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Everett Beals, Staff Writer | September 14, 2019

This Monday, September 9th 2019, the RSU 21 School Board moved to confirm the hiring of interim superintendent Dr. Maryann Perry. The motion passed with unanimous consent, with both student representatives voting in favor. The decision comes in the wake of the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Kathryn Hawes, who has since taken on a teaching position at the University of Southern Maine. Perry,...

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Grant Kull, Sports Editor | October 31, 2019

The 2018/19 Boston Celtics were supposed to be the team to come out of the Eastern Conference last year. They turned out to be a burning pile of toxic waste.  From inconsistent play for the young guys and veterans, to a toxic locker room, and spotty coaching from Brad Stevens, the 18/19 season was just an all-around miserable time to be alive.  Although last season was a disappointment and expectations...

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Grant Kull, Sports Editor | October 23, 2019

Football Oct 18th. Kennebunk loses 14-48 to Marshwood Season Record 5-2   Field Hockey Oct 19th. Kennebunk loses 1-3 to Sanford  Season Record 6-8-1   Boys Soccer Oct 18th. Kennebunk loses 0-2 to Sanford Oct 22nd. Kennebunk wins 9-1 over Massabesic  Season Record 9-3-2   Girls Soccer Oct 18th. Kennebunk wins 4-0 Over Sanford Oct 22nd. Kennebunk...

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Maeve Sheehan and Elizabeth Mills | October 31, 2019

For our first review, the original plan of attack was to try out the new Christian’s Cafe in downtown Kennebunk.  Like many other students, we had an extracurricular after school, in our case, mock trial. After getting out around 4:30, we sped over to Christian’s with the fervor of 1,000 rhinos. Unlike any other cafe in Kennebunk, we had history there. Some might remember the infamous “Shakespeare...

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Brian Foisy, Editor-in-Chief | September 18, 2019

2019 was shaping up to be one of the best summer movie years of all time. The season began with Avengers: Endgame, which would later become the highest grossing film in the history of planet earth. Some big films - like Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, the Fast and the Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw, an Elton John biopic, and a Men in Black sequel - teased that the summer would...

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Emily L'Heureux, Staff Writer | October 23, 2019

Since the inception of the English language, and the languages leading up to it, one letter’s identity has remained constant. Y has always been considered, at least partially, a vowel. In addition to this, we’ve all heard the chants, the songs, and the nursery rhymes that perpetuate the same basic ideology that there are 5 vowels in the English language: A, E, I, O, and U. But there’s one letter,...

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Elliot Gere, Guest Writer | October 9, 2019

NCAA football is a lucrative business… an extremely lucrative business. A study by the Wall Street Journal estimated that in the 2018-2019 season alone, Division 1-A football brought in a revenue of $5.6 billion. To put that number in perspective, in the same 2018-2019 season, NFL teams collectively grossed $8.8 billion. From this perspective, $3.2 billion is all that separates collegiate football...

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