Public schools budget tops $25 million for FY 2016

March 4, 2015

Maggie Toole Assistant Editor (February 19, 2015)  At the start of each fiscal year, the Nantucket School Committee and administrators from each school gather to discuss and finalize the budget for the upcoming year. The projected budget for fiscal year…

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Cape Wind project deemed “dead in the water”

March 4, 2015
Cape Wind project deemed “dead in the water”

Callaghan Bartlett Sports Editor (February 19, 2015)  Development of the wind farm project in Nantucket Sound has been halted by the termination of buying contracts by two major energy companies, National Grid and Nstar. Most recently, the developers of this…

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Field of candidates for Golf Club Scholarship down to 19

March 3, 2015

Maggie Toole Assistant Editor (February 19, 2015)  The Nantucket Golf Club Foundation’s (NCGF) Nantucket Scholar program awards two Nantucket seniors on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and character, with full tuition to the college of their choice. Completed applications were…

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Are standardized tests the most effective way to test aptitude?

March 3, 2015

Caroline Richards Contributing Writer (February 19, 2015)  Let’s just start out by saying that no rational, child-appreciating, good-hearted person likes standardized tests. The people who make them probably have the smallest conscience of anyone because they actually have to send…

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NHS serves as a shelter during Winter Storm Juno

March 3, 2015

Stefan Silverio Finance Director (February 19, 2015)  Winter Storm Juno ravaged Nantucket for two days, closing schools and wreaking havoc across the island. According to Nantucket Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Fronzuto, some of the hardest hit areas on the island…

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Fernando on Business: Juno on ACK

March 3, 2015

Fernando Young Contributing Writer (February 19, 2015)  Winter Storm Juno impacted all island residents with (in some cases) multi-day power outages, flooding, erosion, and other damages caused by the hurricane-force winds and heavy snow. It caused school cancellations, many events…

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Annual Valentine’s Day Cabaret spreads the love

March 3, 2015

Virginia Bullington Photo Editor (February 19, 2015)  Every year the Nantucket High School’s select choir, the Accidentals and Naturals put on a cabaret before Valentine’s day. Any member of the choir is allowed to prepare a love song to sing,…

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Nantucket Police Chief William Pittman on Ferguson aftermath

March 3, 2015

(February 19, 2015)  The following are responses to Veritas’ questions posed to Nantucket Chief of Police William Pittman regarding the article on Ferguson, Missouri from Veritas’ December 15, 2014 issue. Q: How has the Nantucket Police Department been affected, if…

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“Mermaids and Mentors” eases high school transition

March 3, 2015

Caroline Richards Contributing Writer (February 19, 2015)  Mentors and Mermaids is a new club formed by Adriene Lombardi, a seventh grade language arts teacher at Cyrus Peirce Middle School, and Elizabeth Reinemo an English teacher at Nantucket High School. It…

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Nantucket students balance jobs, schoolwork

March 3, 2015

Virginia Bullington Photo Editor (February 19, 2015)  The vast majority of Nantucket High School students take up summer jobs when school is out of session. A minority, however, continue to work throughout the school year. Cavell Malcolm, a junior at…

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Graphic design course at NHS

March 3, 2015

Gus Day Contributing Writer (February 19, 2015)  For the first time at Nantucket High School, graphic design is now being offered as a course taught by alumna Merrill Mason. Many may wonder what graphic design is, and whether or not…

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Debate Club attracts a plethora of new members

March 3, 2015

Callaghan Bartlett Sports Editor (February 19, 2015)  Debate Club, a recent addition to Nantucket High School’s roster of clubs, has gained much momentum this year, seeing attendances of over 20 students from different grades and different backgrounds. This dynamic club…

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Tattoos are becoming commonplace at NHS

March 3, 2015
Tattoos are becoming commonplace at NHS

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  The Nantucket High School Swimming and Diving team experienced an extremely successful season, despite weather-related obstacles. The boys team finished in first place at the Bay Colony Conference Championships in early February, while the…

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Boys swimming reigns as Bay Colony Conference Champs

March 3, 2015
Boys swimming reigns as Bay Colony Conference Champs

Callaghan Bartlett Sports Editor (February 19, 2015)  The Nantucket High School Swimming and Diving team experienced an extremely successful season, despite weather-related obstacles. The boys team finished in first place at the Bay Colony Conference Championships in early February, while…

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Swimmer Gus Day dominates in the water and on the field

March 3, 2015

Claire MacKay Features Editor (February 19, 2015)  Junior Gus Day has had an exceptional season swimming for the Whalers. He is not just a swimmer, however, and will be senior captain of the boys varsity soccer team in the fall.…

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Weather wreaks havoc on girls basketball schedule

March 3, 2015

Caroline Richards Contributing Writer (February 19, 2015)  The Nantucket High School girls basketball team began their season on a rough note. They have played a total of eleven games and have ended with a record of 4-7. “The season so…

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Really? NFL team calendar picks worst possible photo for Black History Month

March 3, 2015

Callaghan Bartlett Sports Editor (February 19, 2015)  After releasing their 2015 calendar, fans of the Philadelphia Eagles noticed something wrong about the month of February. It turns out the month of February, also widely known as Black History Month, featured…

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Students travel to Cape and Island music festival

March 3, 2015

Virginia Bullington Photo Editor (February 19. 2015)  Each year, Nantucket High School students have the opportunity to audition for two music festivals that take place in the Cape Cod area. Both are organized by the South East Massachusetts Music Educators.…

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Rap Translation

March 2, 2015

Mia & Stefan Silverio Editor-in-Chief & Finance Director (February 19, 2015) Modern-day Rap songs often have very offensive lyrics. We all know that. On the rare occasion, however, the sheer ridiculousness of the lyrics can overshadow their inappropriateness. The following…

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Sophie’s Choice: Stubbys

March 2, 2015

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015)  I don’t know if it’s just an American thing, but one thing is for sure: no matter where you go, it seems that each town has its own local place where you can get…

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The Best and Worst of Disney’s Princesses

March 2, 2015

Sophie Davies Editor-in-Chief (February 19, 2015) Worst: Ariel Ahhh Ariel…what a great role model for a little girl. Where would she be without Ariel showing her that the only way to attract a boy is to never speak and change…

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P.E. is the best class ever

March 2, 2015

Shane O’Connor Entertainment Editor (February 19, 2015)  Physical Education at Nantucket High School is an absolutely wonderful addition to the school’s curriculum. It not only sculpts our student bodies into the very pinnacle of athleticism, but it also provides a…

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Kanye Vs. Beck: Did Kayne take it too far?

March 2, 2015

Virginia Bullington Photo Editor (February 19, 2015)  Beck is great, aside from the fact that he is a Scientologist. He is an extremely talented artist and, blah blah blah, his Grammy is well-deserved as he has been making great music…

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Brianna’s Books

March 2, 2015

Brianna Wooters Copy Editor (February 19, 2015)  I have read every book that Amanda Hocking has written and I love them all. Frostfire is the first of three in a spin of her other series, The Trylle Trilogy. It follows…

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Volleyball closes out midterm week with a bang

February 19, 2015

Virginia Bullington Photo Editor (Thursday, February 19, 2015) Midterms are a stressful time for students and teachers alike. For six years, the Friday of midterms week has been the date of a school-wide volleyball tournament. Students and teachers form teams…

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