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Everett Beals, Staff Writer | March 21, 2020

In December, it was the subject of light murmurings. In February, a growing concern. All the while, though, the spread of the novel coronavirus - officially COVID-19 - seemed something distant. In a mere matter of weeks, however, it’s brought daily life to a screeching halt around the globe. Even here in Maine, this virus is no longer something to merely write off. Life has changed, and it’s going...

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Corinna Rec, Staff Writer | March 16, 2020

The KHS Unified basketball team is composed of 13 players who are diversely abled, and 16 partners who assist the players during a game. Kennebunk is one of many towns with unified teams, but it hasn't always been this way. There used to only be 5 or 6 teams across Maine, and now there are over 60 teams in towns stretching across the state. The teams practice 8 times a season and have 12 games. There...

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Kayley Roche and Brian Foisy | March 21, 2020

The 11th Democratic primary debate took place Sunday, amidst all of the frenzy and panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic that is overtaking the nation. Co-hosted by CNN and Univision, the debate was moderated by CNN’s Dana Bash and Jake Tapper, and Univision’s Ilia Calderón who was standing in for moderator Jorge Ramos, absent due to possible coronavirus exposure. This debate was significant...

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Elliot Gere, Guest Writer | November 23, 2019

The Kurdish people — or “Kurds” — are the largest ethnic group in the world that do not occupy a state of their own. This unfortunate status has been associated with them ever since the early 1920s when Britain and France took the liberty of chopping up the Middle East into modern-day Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. This imperial division of the region left the Kurdish people — who had historically...

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Amelia Duca, Staff Writer | March 11, 2020

This past swim season was very successful for both the boys and girls swim teams. School records were broken and trophies were won.  Starting off with girls’ South Westerns: The girls' team won for the sixth consecutive year. The school record for the 200 free event was broken by team captain Ella Yentsch who was also named Outstanding Performer of the meet for the 2nd consecutive year. Ella...

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Emily L'Heureux, Fiction and Satire Editor | January 29, 2020

Since hockey has become a widely popularized sport, it’s been best known for the “tough” element involved, with high levels of contact and, perhaps the most iconic element of hockey, the fighting. These associations tied to hockey have created a culture surrounding the sport characterized by overt and acute displays of masculinity, a constant vie for toughness, and yes, even direct violence....

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Lily McMahon, Arts and Culture Editor | April 10, 2020

Well, we all have a lot of extra time on our hands, so I figured it would be good to compile a list of different movies, TV shows, podcasts, and music that my friends and I have been watching/listening to so far. I broke up the lists by streaming services to make it easier to find what you can watch! YouTube If you're looking for a good laugh I would highly recommend watching a Starkid show....

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Brian Foisy, Editor in Chief | February 13, 2020

Like I said in my last piece, the Oscars are meaningless and incorrect, I am right, and they are wrong. I acknowledged this would be my excuse if my picks were their picks, so given that I got half incorrect, I’ll use the excuse. I built myself this backdoor, and now I shall leave through it.  However, if I want to drag out my pain and analyze my faults, the main problem with my predictions are...

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Emily L’Heureux, Fiction and Satire Editor | May 14, 2020

I’m not here to pretend that I’m super mature or whatever. But thinking about how incredibly stupid I was for the first 3 years of high school makes me want to make sure that no one repeats even, like, 11% of my mistakes. I have some advice, and most of it isn’t the stupid stuff you’ll find on Pinterest or blog websites about how you should use a planner. For the record, I never used a planner....

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Corinna Rec, Staff Writer | May 6, 2020

If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it's that the new online schooling process is difficult. Online learning is a true test to our school system and to everyone’s ability to adapt to change, not to mention the non-academic restraints of a quarantine keeping us all at home. There have been many bumps along the road, and there are going to be more. However, we must keep in mind that we are...

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