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British music invades the United States

Mr. Kiley’s Big Idea How he plans to connect with the EHS student body By Jen Kelley Mr. Kiley, Page 2

talon Go Blue Hawks! An in depth look at Exeter High’s evolving school spirit

Mr. Kiley tackles bullying

By Libby Abizaid By Doug Marino

In a phase reminiscent of the original British Invasion, the United States’ music scene has been swept by British fever. With its roots in the 1964 arrival of Beatlemania, British music has consistently had an impact on American pop culture.It took off in the 1960s and 70s, with bands such as

“British music has recently made a noticeable comeback with the youth of America.” The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Led Zeppelin finding immense success and paving the way for artists of the 1980s and 90s. The Brits scored billboard hits from musicians such as Duran Duran, The Cure, Radiohead and Oasis, constantly maintaining their presence in American media. British-based musical success in the United States has been somewhat scarce in the past

British Music, Page 10

We’ve been talking about this for a long time. And yet, no matter how many assemblies we have, articles we read, or friends we see get hurt, the issue of bullying hasn’t stopped. Now, Exeter High School has a new principal who is ready to tackle the issue. Mr.

Photo Credit: Cam Bumsted

For the first time in many years, pride, excitement and school spirit seem to be emerging here at EHS

By Ellen Garnett Black and white photos of the young beaming faces of former Exeter students crowd the display case across from the library. Beside these open yearbooks, a varsity football jacket rests amid team trophies, stale newspaper articles and assorted memorabilia. These are the remnants of a stronger school culture. What does it mean to have school spirit today? For some of us, it’s the call-back cheer, the hour and a half of freedom

Its Terrier Time for Senior Abby Short By Shawn Stephens See Sports, Page 14

from our classes during pep rallies and, of course, the booing of the freshmen. But has it always been like this? “It is not a tradition. It is something that I would say has been going on since we came to this building,” Mr. Forbes said of booing the freshmen. During Winnacunnet week, for example, his class of ’91 surpassed the seniors in spirit. “I remember freshman year we actually won the trophy


and the seniors were so mad that they stole it, took it away and I think it got broken. They were so upset at us so, freshman year winning the trophy was pretty funny,” said Mr. Forbes. Mr. Forbes remembered being a student and hearing about a former teacher who had a substantial amount of pep.

School Spirit, Page 8

Penn State Cheated By The League, Not Vice Versa By Taylor Orlando See Opinion, Page 6

“Even though there are so many people who care, many still are reluctant to talk about it [bullying].” Kiley is not only aware of this serious problem, but he wants to end it. “It’s gotta stop,” Mr. Kiley said. “It’s going to take a lot of listening, and a lot of trust building.” That is the theme of Mr. Kiley’s plan for creating a more inclusive school; he wants to create an environment where listening is

Bullying, Page 4

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