Monthly Archives: October 2014

Anonymous Yik Yak app takes hold of NHS

Anonymous Yik Yak app takes hold of NHS

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (October 10, 2014)  Yik Yak, an app designed for college students to anonymously post whatever comes to their minds, has recently become popular at Nantucket High School, but is also causing some problems amongst the student body.…

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MCAS ranking downgraded

Maggie Toole Assistant Editor (October 10, 2014)  Nantucket High School’s MCAS ranking has been downgraded by the state due to a drop in student participation during the 2014 tests. The decrease in participation is largely due to the rise in…

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PPAA no longer school club, group’s mission questioned

Nate Goss & Sophie Davies Editors-in-Chief (October 10, 2014)  Recently, the Peers Promoting Action Awareness (PPAA) group has come under scrutiny at Nantucket High School. The group’s mission is to “serve as positive role models and educate their peers on…

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Let’s keep technology in its rightful place

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (October 10, 2014)  You just woke up, groggy and confused in a dim and dirty apartment that reminds you uncannily of the apartment in the Hangover 2. Checking to make sure there aren’t any drug dealing monkeys…

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Some words are all too common at NHS

Nate Goss Editor-in-Chief (October 10, 2014)  There seems to be an illusion cast over today’s society that to use “gay” or “retarded” as an insult tantamount to calling someone “obnoxious” or “stupid.” This is both insensitive and nonsensical. The rise…

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Homecoming shouldn’t be limited to fall sports

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (October 10, 2014)  Along with the start of fall comes the start of school, as well as the fall sports season. And along with fall sports comes the annual Homecoming festivities. Among these are such events as…

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Students spend summer sailing on the tall ship Lynx

Students spend summer sailing on the tall ship Lynx

Virginia Bullington  Photo Editor (October 10, 2014) Early on a mid-August morning, four Nantucket High School students set off on the 1812 American tall ship Lynx. The four were accepted into the program after submitting essays. Applications were available after…

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Health risks of caffeine examined in Nantucket students

Health risks of caffeine examined in Nantucket students

Mia Silverio Editor-in-chief (October 10, 2014)  Caffeine has long occupied a vital place in the lives of many American adults and has recently become a necessary crutch for adolescents, perhaps at the expense of their health. At Nantucket High School,…

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AP course enrollment expands, test scores rise

Maggie Toole Assistant Editor (October 10, 2014) The Nantucket High School Advanced Placement program continues to grow due to the addition of new courses. AP scores and enrollment have been consistently increasing since the beginning of open enrollment. Open enrollment,…

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Schools plan to install new security systems

Virginia Bullington Photo Editor (October 10, 2014)  With the threat of school shootings becoming more and more pronounced in the U.S. today, Nantucket High School is instituting new safety precautions and constructions to combat security risks. There is a district-level…

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