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Meet Mr. Bush

September 16, 2020

Meet Mrs. Lira

Meet Mrs. Lira

September 16, 2020

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Leah Wimpfheimer, Staff Writer | September 16, 2020

This fall, many students at Kennebunk High School may see a familiar face in the hallway or in their gym class. Mr. Bush, who was previously one of the gym teachers at the Middle School of the Kennebunks, will be joining the high school this year as the new gym teacher. When asked how he felt about seeing former students from the middle school as high schoolers, Mr. Bush stated that he is “looking...

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Meet Mrs. Lira

Ainsley Morrison, Staff Writer | September 16, 2020

On September second, I sat down to talk to Kennebunk High School’s new social worker, Mrs. Lira, in typical COVID fashion via Google Meets. This setup was representative of one of our main topics: going back to school after months spent in quarantine and learning on a virtual platform. This has created high tensions and anxieties around returning to school this fall. For many, the past months have...

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Janelle Powell, Staff Writer | September 21, 2020

Since social-distancing started, most of our social media feeds have changed from pictures of outings with friends to information about current events, from COVID-19 procedures to protests to more recently orange, smokey skies. These photos are definitely concerning, but many don’t understand the true severity of the current situation in California. While this could be seen as just another fire season,...

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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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Connor Keefe, Staff Writer | September 13, 2020

With the cancellation of spring sports around the country this past year, players are looking forward to finally being able to resume sports this fall. However, with the pandemic still prevalent, athletics may have to be put on pause for this upcoming season. This puts athletic departments in a tough predicament in which they have to balance players’ and coaches’ desires to return to the field...

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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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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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Kaia Wirth, Editor-in-chief | September 21, 2020

It’s been a long and arduous journey from the start to end of quarantine, and while many are aching for a chance to finally escape their families and reclaim the familiar normalcy of school, there are still many unanswered questions and concerns upon the Kennebunk student body’s return. In the hopes that some have an idea of what this year might look like, I took the liberty of interviewing a few...

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Kaia Wirth, Editor in Cheif | September 7, 2020

Coming to terms with the simple fact that people will see my brown skin before my white upbringing is something I’m still learning how to do. There is an underlying beauty to knowing your identity. To be viscerally aware of the demographic that fits you best, to have an understanding of your place in the world. This is an awareness that I lacked for a great majority of my youth. I’ve spent years...

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