The Herd

Advice to Underclassmen

Emily L’Heureux, Fiction and Satire Editor

May 14, 2020

I’m not here to pretend that I’m super mature or whatever. But thinking about how incredibly stupid I was for the first 3 years of high school makes me want to make sure that no one repeats even, like, 11% of my mistakes....

Schooling In The Era of COVID-19: Student and Staff Testimony

Corinna Rec, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it's that the new online schooling process is difficult. Online learning is a true test to our school system and to everyone’s ability to adapt to change, not to mention the non-...

A Positive Outlook from Robbie Sanders

Robbie Sanders, Guest Writer

April 29, 2020

These are trying times, no doubt about it. From this global pandemic, there are missed graduations, proms, and rights of passage; everyone is sacrificing something. This sucks, but it sucks for everyone. Eventually, there wil...

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...

Planning for a Pandemic

Lily McMahon, Arts and Culture Editor

April 15, 2020

On Friday the 13th, I laughed with my class as Mr. Moody told us that he thought, “this is our last day of school for the year. ” The idea seemed absurd. Sure, this Corona thing seemed pretty serious, but it was only March....

Quarantine Recommendations

Lily McMahon, Arts and Culture Editor

April 10, 2020

Well, we all have a lot of extra time on our hands, so I figured it would be good to compile a list of different movies, TV shows, podcasts, and music that my friends and I have been watching/listening to so far. I broke up the lists...

Pandemic Perspective

Brian Foisy, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2020

Perspective is important in everything. No situation can be accurately evaluated, no statement or conclusion made without first considering perspective. Perspective is important; perspective is everything.  Still, there a...

Bernie, Biden, and the Coronavirus: an analysis of the 11th Democratic Debate

Kayley Roche and Brian Foisy

March 21, 2020

The 11th Democratic primary debate took place Sunday, amidst all of the frenzy and panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic that is overtaking the nation. Co-hosted by CNN and Univision, the debate was moderated by CNN’s Dana B...

Social Distancing in the Kennebunks, and what it means for you

Everett Beals, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

In December, it was the subject of light murmurings. In February, a growing concern. All the while, though, the spread of the novel coronavirus - officially COVID-19 - seemed something distant. In a mere matter of weeks, howe...

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...