Monthly Archives: April 2014

Island skaters shine, but declining participation cuts synchro team

Island skaters shine, but declining participation cuts synchro team

Logan Hennessey Sports Writer   (April 28, 2014)  The Nantucket Skating Club will be much different this year, due in large part to the absence of a synchronized skating team. As in previous years, there have been two teams, a…

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Food Review: Sophie’s Lola Burger Epiphany

Food Review: Sophie’s Lola Burger Epiphany

Sophie Davies Managing Editor (April 28, 2014) My first thought upon noticing a new restaurant at the rotary was “oh dear Lord something smells incredible.” Honestly, I have no idea when this little burger joint opened, but I know that this…

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Cliffnotes: The War of the Roses

Lydia Gullicksen Veritas Editor-in-Chief  (April 28, 2014) Once upon a time in a place that particularly liked tea (which is why the colonists throw it into the harbor but that’s a story for a different time), everyone really liked fighting each other…

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Cozort will seek new elementary school building in 2015

Cozort will seek new elementary school building in 2015

Parker Richards Editor-in-Chief   (April 28, 2014)  Superintendent of Nantucket Public Schools Michael Cozort wants to ask Nantucket voters for funding to build a new school within a year. The new school, which would be the fourth in the district,…

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MCAS replacement tested at NPS

Virginia Bullington Features Editor   (April 28, 2014)  The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System is a standardized test that all public school students in Massachusetts are required to take. However, a new test will soon replace it and will be administered…

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NHS dropout rate holds at 5 percent

 Nate Goss Copy Editor   (April 28, 2014)  Nantucket High School Principal John Buckey reported that the dropout rate of the Class of 2013 was 5.4 percent at a school committee meeting last month. The data on dropout rates, courtesy…

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Changes coming to SAT test to align it with Common Core

Changes coming to SAT test to align it with Common Core

Maggie Toole Contributing Writer   (April 28, 2014)  The SAT is a standardized test that is designed to allow students to show what they have learned in their high school career and their capability of applying that knowledge. The SAT…

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Suicide prevention groups counsel island students

 Mia Silverio Assistant Editor   (April 28, 2014)  The recent surge in deaths due to heroin overdose has spurred states to mandate the availability of naloxone to first responders so they, when confronted with an opiate-based health emergency, are prepared…

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Incumbents sweep town elections

By Parker Richards Editor-in-Chief   (April 28, 2014)  Incumbents Bob DeCosta and Rick Atherton won reelection to their second and third, respectively, terms on the Board of Selectmen in last week’s election. Incumbent John Stackpole narrowly retained his seat on…

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Spanish Club dinner fundraiser a treat for all

Spanish Club dinner fundraiser a treat for all

  By Lizzie Thayer & Mia Silverio Contributing Writer & Assistant Editor   (April 28, 2014)  The Spanish Club at the Nantucket High School provides many opportunities for its members. The various things the Spanish Club does throughout Nantucket High…

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