The Herd

The Rarest of Asian Americans

Kaia Wirth, Editor in Chief

September 9, 2020

I am under judgement every time my family decides to eat at a restaurant.  Every time a “table for three?” is directed towards my mother, father, and brother,  Conveniently deleting me from a picture-perfect narrativ...

I just moved in, nice to meet you.

Kaia Wirth, Editor in Chief

September 9, 2020

When I was younger, I had a recurring dream of a house.  It was a small cottage, white shutters and large windows built on a precipice. To the East, floor length frames overlooked rolling fields of lilacs. To the West, the un...

On Living

Kaia Wirth, Editor in Chief

September 9, 2020

There is a couple I pass every evening  While I ride my bike by the beach Their hair is turning gray But they walk at a comfortable pace I smile at them as the sky burns They smile back   What will I be whe...


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 d...

Making Maine “The Way Life Should Be”

Everett Beals, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2020

For visitors to the state of Maine, our spirit of hospitality is one of the first things they notice. It marks our license plates, our highway signage, and is written on the face of almost every local. Slogans famously describ...

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Kenna McLeod, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

For my second article for The Herd, I asked my schoolmates a simple question: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why? Inevitably, as a Gen-Zer, I took to Instagram. I set up a Q&A type of deal o...

what it’s like to be a side character in someone else’s story

Kaia Wirth, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

I’m the electricity powering the city lights that Boy and Girl see from a parking garage. Boy and Girl love the view They feel it within their soul Boy says that he’s only ever gone there alone And Girl finally recognizes...

Love, As Experienced by a High School Student

Kaia Wirth, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

I felt the presence of love before I was able to taste the vowels of the word on my tongue. Unbeknownst to me, it found me from thousands of miles away, in the lovely form that is my parents-yes, my real parents. Sleeping six-m...

Dear Teenage Girl in an Unhealthy Relationship

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 f...

College Applications hit me with a bus and throw my corpse in a woodchipper

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 t...