Prom season arrives at Nantucket High School

April 28, 2015
Senior Kevin Santangelo "promposes" to freshman Amelia Murphy in the Hall of the Whale after school.

Caroline Richards Features editor (April 16, 2015) It is “Promposal Season” and Nantucket High School students have been scrambling to ask the dates of their dreams. Prom is currently set for May 9 at the Great Harbor Yacht Club. A…

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Janaye’s guide to African American hair options

April 28, 2015
Junior Zayda Wilson and freshmen Jadelen Harold and Kailia Starks are each proud to be rocking different hairstyles.

Janaye Kerr Contributing writer (April 16, 2015) Black Hair 101 Recently I have noticed that there is a lot of interest in the hairstyles of African American women. For instance, just this past February, many people took to social media…

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NHS sailing team sees success in face of foul weather

April 28, 2015
NHS sailing team sees success in face of foul weather

Callaghan Bartlett Sports editor (April 16, 2015) The Nantucket High School sailing team started its 2015 season with a few minor setbacks – all weather related – which affected the practice schedule and cut short the first competition of the…

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Girls lacrosse team looks to improve in spring season

April 28, 2015

Callaghan Bartlett and Deanna Weatherly Sports editor & contributing writer (April 16, 2015) One of the most popular spring sports at Nantucket High School is girls lacrosse. With about 40 players on the team this year, the team is larger…

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Athlete of the Month: three-sport athlete Lizzie Thayer

April 28, 2015

Claire MacKay Contributing writer (Aril 16, 2015) Junior Lizzie Thayer dominates every season, whether on the court or on the field. On the girls lacrosse team, Thayer plays point, but that does not hold her back offensively—she scored two goals…

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Boys lacrosse drops a close one to the Vineyard

April 27, 2015

Lianna Harrington Contributing writer (April 16, 2015) The boys lacrosse team is well-positioned to have a very strong season this spring. While losing last year’s seniors has taken a toll on the team, Head Coach Sam Aloisi is confident that…

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Boys baseball begins strong

April 27, 2015

Virginia Bullington  Photo editor (April 16, 2015)  The Nantucket High School’s boys baseball team has had a strong start this year. “I felt pretty good when the first swing of the season was a home run by Andrew Ray,” said…

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Something Natural Food Review

April 27, 2015

Sophie Davies Editor-in-chief (April 16, 2015) I had been trying to come up with an eatery to write about for several days, but to no avail. Lucky for me (and the staff of Veritas), I started craving a sandwich. Naturally,…

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Spring Break Expectations

April 27, 2015

Nat Alden Staff photographer (April 16, 2015) 1) Expectation: Going to the beach   Reality: Huddled next to the fireplace because it’s freezing outside   2) Expectation: Going out to party every night   Reality: Laying in bed watching the new season…

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Nat’s Never Ending Story Ep:2 Aquatic Adventure Pt:1

April 27, 2015

Nat Alden Staff photographer (April 16, 2015) It all started on a cold and sunny day on the island of Nantucket. Cedric came flying into Nat’s driveway with his GMC Envoy. As he pulled up he stuck his head out…

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French exchange students experience American culture

April 27, 2015

Maggie Toole Assistant editor (April 16, 2015)  Nantucket families have opened their homes to fifteen visiting students from Lyon, France. The students and their two English teachers arrived Tuesday, April 7, after spending the night in Boston. From Wednesday to…

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Basketball star Kyle Andrew Irving: Athlete of the Month

April 6, 2015

Claire MacKay Features Editor (March 28, 2015)  Senior Kyle Andrew Irving had an incredible season—and not just because of all his dunks. As the starting center for the NHS Whalers Boy’s Basketball team, Irving proved himself to be a force…

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Sophie’s Choice: Kitty Murtagh’s

April 6, 2015

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (March 28, 2015)  Is it inappropriate for me to write about an Irish bar for a food review for a student-run newspaper? Well, regardless, imma do it, ‘cause Kitty Murtagh’s is flippin’ awesome (I hope you’re enjoying…

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Why do we forget when we walk through a door?

April 6, 2015

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (March 28, 2015)  I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say I know something everyone in the entire universe has experienced: that dreadful, gut-wrenching feeling when you walk aaaallll the way to your room, only…

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Mancia’s Movies

April 6, 2015

Hugo Mancia Staff Photographer (March 28, 2015)  This year there has been a wide a variety of unique films ranging from “Cinderella” to “Fifty Shade of Bodily Fluids.” Yeah, so basically the movie that my intellectual self decided to “review”…

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Brianna’s Books

April 6, 2015

Brianna Wooters Copy Editor (March 28, 2015)  Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick is a spectacular thriller novel. It follows Britt Pfeiffer, a recent high school graduate, who has been training for months to hike the Teton Range. She and her…

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Change for Change fundraiser will send books to Africa

April 6, 2015

Luci Bresette Contributing Writer (March 28, 2015) You may have recently seen posters decorating the halls of Nantucket High School advertising a “Change for Change” fundraiser. This initiative was brought about by the student council as a response to one…

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Students participate in drug and alcohol survey

April 6, 2015

Karen Murtagh Contributing Writer (March 28, 2015)  The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) board is a group comprised of parents, Nantucket High School students, school administrators, teachers, community leaders, business professionals, and youth development and fraternal organizations. Their mission…

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Nantucket mourns loss of Robin Harvey

March 4, 2015
Nantucket mourns loss of Robin Harvey

Nate Goss Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  In a tragic accident, School Committee member and SeaGrille restaurant co-owner Robin Harvey, 58, died on Sunday, February 1 after being hit by a car while running on Milestone Road. Harvey, a beloved community…

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New school building price tag set at $44.8M

March 4, 2015

Maggie Toole Assistant Editor (February 19, 2015)  Preliminary plans for a new Nantucket elementary school building have been released, and the project is estimated to cost just under $45 million. Funding for the 71,915-square-foot building will be voted on at…

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Heroin reaches Nantucket

March 4, 2015

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  Five possible heroin overdoses in less than one month were reported on Nantucket in mid-December and January. This has convinced many of the island’s policy-makers, community members, and law enforcement personnel that Massachusetts’ heroin…

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Why are NHS students self-segregating during lunch?

March 4, 2015

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  Walk into the Nantucket High School cafeteria any day of the week and you will see, among the throngs of students waiting in line for their lunch, tables of kids defined by their ethnicity.…

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Of course the Charlie Hebdo killers are terrorists

March 4, 2015

Nate Goss Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  The satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has become the focus of an argument following the January 7 shooting, which killed 12 people and injured 11 more. The shooters, Chérif Kouachi and Saïd Kouachi, targeted…

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The pursuit of perfection may not be a joyful one

March 4, 2015

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  Across the United States, there is a growing trend; certificates of excellence, ribbons, and trophies for fifth place have become commonplace. Time and again, we hear coaches, teachers, parents, and other adults and friends…

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Make the mundane seem meaningful, somehow

March 4, 2015

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  To study for midterms this year, I did what I have always done. I took a big notebook and split it up into all my subjects. In each section, I made a study guide…

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