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A New Kind of Positivity

A New Kind of Positivity

February 12, 2020

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A New Kind of Positivity

Corinna Rec, Guest Writer | February 12, 2020

PACMaine stands for Prevention,  Action, Change, in Maine. Their team came to our school and gave an Active Bystander Intervention Training, one of their many workshops. All of these workshops focus on building skills to fight violence. According to the PACMaine website, their goal is to teach people how “to counter harassment, assault and abuse through safety strategies, verbal and physical skills,...

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December 9, 2019

The following is a letter from interim RSU 21 superintendent Dr. Philip Potenziano, addressing the independent investigations and the incidents that spurred it. The letter was shared with the community and The Herd. December 6, 2019 Dear RSU 21 Community, I spent much of the snowy, extended weekend reflecting on the past year. Reflecting on my family, my experiences, my relationships, and my...

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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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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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Emily L'Heureux, Staff Writer | 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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Brian Foisy and Grant Kull | January 21, 2020

Scores and records as of January 21st   Girls Basketball - Varsity 1/17 - Kennebunk Wins 51-31 vs. Falmouth 1/18 - Kennebunk Wins 43-13 @ Leavitt 1/20 - Kennebunk Loses 37-41 vs. Brunswick Season Record 11-3   Boys Basketball - Varsity 1/17 - Kennebunk Loses 41-53 @ Falmouth 1/18 - Kennebunk Wins 74-50 vs. Leavitt 1/20 - Kennebunk Wins 67-56 @ Brunswick Season...

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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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Lily McMahon, Arts Editor | February 12, 2020

Natalie Wood is best known for her powerful performance and killer vocals in West Side Story, but did you know that she wasn’t actually the one singing in the movie? Nope, the vocals for Maria were actually sung by American singer, Marni Nixon, while Natalie Wood lip-synced. This is a musical technique called vocal dubbing, where a performer lip syncs to another singer’s pre-recorded vocals. Most...

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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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