The Herd

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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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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Ellen Neale, Staff Writer | November 20, 2019

Despite the criticism that they faced, the Golden State Warriors ended the 2018-19 NBA season at the top of the Western Conference. They rebounded from injury after injury, with many of their top players consistently being unable to play. Despite this, they were still able to maintain an incredible record. However, their season ended on a disappointing note. After a long season, they made the finals...

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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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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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Kenna McLeod, Guest Writer | December 5, 2019

Dear teenage girl in a toxic relationship,  Yes, you, the one who just went back to him for the fourth time this month.  The one who can’t seem to stop blaming herself for every mistake and every disagreement despite the fact that you feel safe and comfortable in the little world you two have created together, you still feel shivers down your spine when he touches you the wrong way or when...

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Brian Foisy, Editor in Chief | November 14, 2019

It's that time of year again when college applications have come, and everyone needs to know about it all the time. In fact, it's the main topic of discussion for anyone in the senior class. Every so often, I feel compelled to tell a group of people to take it down a notch. Now is one of those times.  I understand your hype. From many people's perspective, these college applications can seem like...

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