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....

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...

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...

Why Y Deserves Better

Emily L'Heureux, Fiction and Satire Editor

October 23, 2019

Since the inception of the English language, and the languages leading up to it, one letter’s identity has remained constant. Y has always been considered, at least partially, a vowel. In addition to this, we’ve all heard the ...

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

Elliot Gere, Guest Writer

October 9, 2019

NCAA football is a lucrative business… an extremely lucrative business. A study by the Wall Street Journal estimated that in the 2018-2019 season alone, Division 1-A football brought in a revenue of $5.6 billion. To put tha...