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Dear Teenage Girl in an Unhealthy Relationship

December 5, 2019

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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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Michael Jarowicz, Staff Writer | November 20, 2019

Last week, on Wednesday, Nov. 13th, guest speaker Philip Gregory came to the KHS Economos Lecture Hall to speak about the Juliana v. US government case. He is the lead attorney in this case about climate change and its effect on future generations. It was named after the Plaintiff that originated it, Kelsey Juliana, who was only 15 when she teamed up with the Our Children’s Trust organization to...

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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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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 and Grant Kull | January 16, 2020

Scores and records as of January 16th   Girls Basketball - Varsity 1/07 - Kennebunk Wins 47-44 vs. Wells (6-2) 1/09 - Kennebunk Wins 62-34 @ Westbrook (1-8) 1/11 - Kennebunk Wins 52-35 @ Biddeford (1-7) 1/14 - Kennebunk Wins 49-45 vs. Greely  Season Record 9-2   Boys Basketball - Varsity 1/07 - Kennebunk Wins 68-47 vs. Wells (3-4) 1/09 - Kennebunk Wins 84-42...

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Brian Foisy | December 18, 2019

Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” is easily the biggest small film made in 2019. His somewhat autobiographical story of the inner workings of divorce is sincere, emotional, and beautiful. Baumbach both wrote and directed the film showing restraint on both ends, ultimately creating something that's nuanced yet powerful.  The film stars a fantastic duo, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johannson,...

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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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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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