The Herd

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, Staff Writer

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...

Land of the Free, for who?

Grant Kull, Opinion Contributor

June 12, 2019

When you hear that children are being separated from their parents and locked in cages for weeks at a time, you probably wouldn’t expect for that country to call themselves “the land of the free.” Since May 2018 the ...

Vaccines, A Necessity for the Future

Augustus Cote, Opinion Contributor

June 12, 2019

Measles, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, smallpox: these are some of the many contagious diseases that can infect you and those around you. In recent years, people have debated whether or not vaccines are safe for children ...

The Price of Prom

Brian Foisy, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

America has a culture of doing out-of-the-ordinary things just because they’ve always been done. "It’s just the way it is," they say. Our daily life is filled with things that are the way they are because they always have ...

Trolling the SAT

Brian Foisy

April 24, 2019

I’m 17, so I’m in the eye of the storm right now as far as the college search process goes. Some parts are cool like when college advisors shake your hand and give you free stuff. I like that. But most of it is an insidious,...

This I Believe

Liam Crowley

April 24, 2019

  I believe in the power of literacy; of the written word, and the spoken word; of the power to change a species and a planet. The development of language is the mark of a species which has reached a level above that ...