Monthly Archives: November 2013

Veritas wins Pacemaker Award

Veritas (Nov. 26, 2013)  Veritas has been awarded by the National Scholastic Press Association with a prestigious Pacemaker award. The award was announced during the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association National High School Journalism Convention in Boston earlier this…

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Senior ladies shine at Distinguished Young Women event

Senior ladies shine at Distinguished Young Women event

By Lydia Gullicksen Veritas Editor   (Nov. 15, 2013) Cara Godlesky was named the 36th Distinguished Young Woman of Nantucket earlier this month at the Mary P. Walker Auditorium during the scholarship competition formerly known as Junior Miss. Fifteen Nantucket High…

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Student parking overcrowded

By Sophie Davies Veritas Managing Editor (Nov. 15, 2013)  Parking problems on Nantucket are not limited to just the downtown area. This year, with an increased number of students, faculty members, and the Community School’s need for daytime parking at…

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Impromptu senior skip day catches school administrators by surprise

Impromptu senior skip day catches school administrators by surprise

By Parker Richards & Virginia Bullington Veritas Editor & Veritas Features Editor (Nov. 15, 2013) Nearly half of the Nantucket High School senior class decided to hold an impromptu “skip day” early last week. The widespread absences took school administrators by…

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New late detention policy draws mixed reactions at NHS

By Fernando Young Contributing Writer (Nov. 15, 2013)  The Nantucket High School’s late arrival policies have recently changed. Instead of the previous one-strike system, the new policy will use a series of progressing consequences to attempt to deter tardiness. In…

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Students take advantage of early college application programs

By Mia Silverio Veritas Assistant Editor   (Nov. 15, 2013)  For many seniors, the prospect of being finished with the college process by December or January is a completely worthwhile and appealing venture. Students who desire to start their process…

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Students divided on bathroom renovations, hands-free tech

By Mia Silverio Veritas Assistant Editor (Nov. 15, 2013)  When Nantucket High School students arrived to school in September, many new renovations greeted them, including renovated bathrooms. Leaky faucets were replaced with touchless ones, and the paper towel distributor was…

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Controversy follows comments by football coach, AD

Controversy follows comments by football coach, AD

By Parker Richards Veritas Editor (Nov. 15, 2013)  The Nantucket High School Whalers varsity football program experienced a controversy in the first part of its season as coaches and Athletic Department staff gave quotes to the media regarding specific players’…

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CPS technology on the rise under Cohen

By Evan Borzilleri Contributing Writer (Nov. 15, 2013)  The Nantucket Public Schools  is just one of the many school systems that has strived to implement the latest forms of technology, while also taking advantage of existing technologies. Cyrus Peirce Middle School is…

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River Bennett helps bring water to African nations

River Bennett helps bring water to African nations

By Maggie Toole Contributing Writer   (Nov. 15, 2013)  River Bennett, a graduate of Nantucket High School’s Class of 2009 and former Assistant Editor of Veritas, began his endeavors with water as a sophomore at NHS. Through an email from…

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