The Herd

Welcome Jakub

Lila Harakles, Writer

October 25, 2016

This school year KHS, and its student body, is welcoming Jakub Simicak to our community. Jakub has traveled, 4,080 miles from Slovakia to spend the school year as a Kennebunk Ram. After sitting down with Jakub, I learned that one of the hardest parts for him, in his first month of being here, was tackling...

An Overview and Update: Chibok School Girls

An Overview and Update: Chibok School Girls

Grace Mastrangelo

October 25, 2016

Back in April 2014, 276 schoolgirls in Chibok Borno State, Nigeria were kidnapped at their school by the extremist terrorist group Boko Haram. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau stated in a video released in May of 2014, “Slavery is allowed in my religion, and I shall capture people and make them slaves.”...

The Noise Around Us

The Noise Around Us

October 25, 2016

Have you recently noticed a bustling cement mixer or strained your neck to witness a crane at work? Welcome to the wonderful age of renovation. Us KHS students have grown all too familiar with flying dirt and shaking classrooms, but what’s really going on out there to cause such a ruckus? I sat down...

Why Donald Trump is not a president for women

Why Donald Trump is not a president for women

Sydney Richelieu, Editor

October 19, 2016

Following the recent debates, there has been mass speculation that presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks from a place of sexism. It’s no secret that Trump doesn’t have the best filter-he says what he wants, when he wants, and demonstrates an aura of entitlement, possibly derived from the fact ...

The Truths and Lies of the iPhone 7

The Truths and Lies of the iPhone 7

Madalyn Chapman, Editor

October 17, 2016

There is no doubt in my mind that every last person reading this has at least heard of the iPhone 7. Perhaps you know exactly how you feel about it, or maybe you don’t really know what to think because you haven’t heard much about it. No matter what you may or may not know, I’m here to help you...

Slack off Seniors: Still need your community service hours?

Kayla Gralia, Author

October 16, 2016

Community service can make or break your high school diploma. You won’t even graduate if you don’t get your 30 hours of community service done. Juniors, don’t wait to get your community service out of the way. It will hit you hard senior year. Don’t be a jerk, help out your community. Don’...

The Gulf of Maine is in Hot Water

The Gulf of Maine is in Hot Water

Olivia Aiken, Author

October 16, 2016

Things are heating up in the Gulf of Maine. Literally. The gulf is the second fastest warming body of water in the world, causing concerns for fishermen and lobstermen, and more importantly, the environment. The Gulf of Maine is warming because the deep water currents that feed it have changed a...

Is preventing teens from listening to explicit music necessary?

Ava Gaulkin, Author

October 16, 2016

Adults are often badgering teenagers about the music they listen to being too ‘vulgar’ and ‘setting bad examples.’ But does explicit music really influence the mind and behaviors of teens, or is it simply parents attempting to shield their children from anything causing potential harm? A ma...

Reports of clowns haunting more than 33 states have people on edge

Reports of clowns haunting more than 33 states have people on edge

Emma Patterson, Author

October 16, 2016

Over the past few months, residents of affected states have become frightened over why various people have reported being attacked by people dressed as clowns. Some people have dressed up as clowns recently just to scare others, as a joke, although some clowns are chasing, raping, and killing innocent pe...

New Teachers at KHS

October 3, 2016

New teachers at Kennebunk High School! Mr. Hatfield Mr. Hatfield, a new English teacher explains himself as “dry, inspired, dedicated, and more laid back than peers.” Mr. Hatfield grew up in Maine, but has moved around a lot. He taught for two years in an “underperforming” school Northern Va...