Monthly Archives: December 2012

Citizens question law as seal population grows

Citizens question law as seal population grows

  Mia Silverio Veritas Features Editor   (Dec. 13, 2012)  Since the Marine Mammal Protection Act was passed in 1972, Nantucket Island and its surrounding waters have seen an enormous large increase of Harbor and Gray Seals. Many commercial fishermen…

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Guidance staff questions roles as titles change

Guidance staff questions roles as titles change

  Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (Dec. 13, 2012)  Nantucket High School’s Guidance Department has undergone a subtle but distinct shift this year, as its staff have gone from being “guidance counselors” to “school counselors,” which represents the newfound roles…

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Whalers lose by one point in devastating Island Cup loss

Whalers lose by one point in devastating Island Cup loss

  Amanda Sandoval Veritas Assistant Editor   (Dec. 13, 2012)  Nantucket Whalers’ fans joined the CPS, JV, and Varsity football players to cheer their teams on in the annual Island Cup match against Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in the…

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Unreported bullying troubles Cyrus Peirce school students

Sophie Davies Veritas Social Media Director   (Dec. 13, 2012)  Wikipedia defines bullying as “the activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person, physically or mentally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to…

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Senior girls score only touchdown in powderpuff game

Senior girls score only touchdown in powderpuff game

  Amanda Sandoval Veritas Assistant Editor   (Dec. 13, 2012)  Flag football has taken on another meaning entirely. Especially when you take junior and senior girls and put them against each other in a death match for victory. ‘Powder Puff’…

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NHS exchange student Myra Beal saves life of bus driver in Australia

NHS exchange student Myra Beal saves life of bus driver in Australia

  Amanda Sandoval Veritas Assistant Editor   (Dec. 13, 2012)  Myra Beal is in Australia, on an exchange program called Ayusa International. Her educational trip “down under” unexpectedly put her in a position to assist in saving a life. On…

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Nantucket Golf Club Foundation gears up for 2013 scholarship

Parker Richards Veritas Editor   (Dec. 13, 2012)  The Nantucket Golf Club Foundation is already in full swing for its 2013 Nantucket Scholar program. The scholarship, which offers full four-year tuition and fees to a Nantucket High School graduate for…

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NHS Students from abroad share their holiday traditions

NHS Students from abroad share their holiday traditions

  Mia Silverio Veritas Features Editor   (Dec. 13, 2012)  We all know the holiday drill by heart. First there is Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, which is jump-started by the arrival of Christmas Stroll weekend. Although the routine is…

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Swimming and diving prepare for strong season

Swimming and diving prepare for strong season

  Sophie Davies Veritas Social Media Director   (Dec. 13, 2012)  The Nantucket High School’s swim and dive team has seen a phenomenal turnout of new talent this year, nearly doubling the amount of people on the team from last…

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Land Bank preps for new purchases

Virginia Bullington Veritas Editing Staff   (Dec. 13, 2012)  The Nantucket Land Bank had its beginnings at the Nantucket Town Meeting in 1983. The measure to create it was passed, having 446 “yes” votes and a single “no” vote.  The…

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