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Say Goodbye to Kennebunk: Interviews with Jake Towne and Nels Faul

Sarah Durham, Staff Writer | June 5, 2019

The end of the year is almost upon us. It’s the time of year where we have to say a sad goodbye to our seniors once again. And for the seniors, an era of their life is about to come to a close. Here at The Herd we decided to talk to some seniors and asked them to reflect on the past four years they’ve spent here. Here’s what they said: Jake Towne How does it feel knowing you are looking...

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What is 18 like?

May 22, 2019

These collages made by Mrs. Thombs' senior class are inspired by the New York Times' multimedia project, This is 18. This student project compiles the thoughts, traits, and dreams of various 18-year-olds in 2019. (Here's a clickable link to that playlist)      

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Jake Towne | May 15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14th was the date of the annual budget meeting for the RSU 21 district. The meeting was relatively quick compared to previous years. Before each vote, usually decided by a show of hands, the moderator, Durward Parkinson, would ask for discussion. Only three articles (4, 6, 11) had further discussion, all of which were simply explanations of the articles in question. Despite the impact...

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Cameron Fox, Sports Contributor | June 17, 2019

Can you really call dressing up for a nice occasion with fancy glasses, polo Ralph Lauren shirt, and beige or even white dress pants acceptable attire for competing in a sporting event? I think not lads. With growing numbers of people playing the leisure game, whether or not golf is a sport has increasingly become a point of contention in the sporting world. Golf is definitely not a sport....

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Cal Montembeau, Sports Contributor | June 17, 2019

From hand-eye coordination to muscle memory, golf is one of the most challenging sports one can play. The status of golf in the sporting world was recently challenged when it was debated as to whether or not it should be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics. It was, and will be again at the 2020 Tokyo games. The Oxford Dictionary defines sport as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill...

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Lily McMahon, Staff Writer | May 8, 2019

Buy your Sprite in bulk now, theater kids, the Tony’s are on the horizon. For those who don’t know, the Tony Awards are an award show for Broadway musicals and plays. It’s like the Oscars or Grammys, but instead of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga singing about being in the shallows, it’s Lin-Manuel Miranda rapping with a group of 20 people in very sparkly outfits dancing in the background. All...

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Ethan Eickmann, Arts Contributor | March 30, 2019

All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by what turned out to be a very fresh take on several old stories. Of the four fairy tales woven together - Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood - all provided a compelling story as relevant to the Middle Ages as to the present and contributed another layer to the play’s overall message: Each of us may be travelling into the...

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Grant Kull, Opinion Contributor | June 12, 2019

When you hear that children are being separated from their parents and locked in cages for weeks at a time, you probably wouldn’t expect for that country to call themselves “the land of the free.” Since May 2018 the Trump administration has enacted a “zero tolerance policy” for migrants crossing the border illegally.  This policy means that when migrants are found, the adults get prosecuted...

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Augustus Cote, Opinion Contributor | June 12, 2019

Measles, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, smallpox: these are some of the many contagious diseases that can infect you and those around you. In recent years, people have debated whether or not vaccines are safe for children and whether or not children should be required to be vaccinated. The answers to these questions are right in front of us: vaccines are safe for children and they should be required...

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