Posts Tagged ‘ Mia ’

Helium balloons banned on Nantucket

Mylar balloons are currently sold at the Nantucket Stop and Shop.

Mia Silverio & Sophie Davies Editors-in-chief (April 16, 2015) Island voters have endorsed a ban on helium balloons on Nantucket. The new law was proposed by Scott Leonard, the Director of Operations at the Nantucket Marine Mammal Conservation Program, who…

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On “promposals:” women have the ability to say no

Mia Silverio Editor-in-chief (April 16, 2015) Everyone in the school has noticed that prom asks—“Promposals”—have been getting grander and more glamorous as the “asking season” progresses. These sometimes over-the-top and often very public promposals have attracted some serious negative attention,…

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AP program sees expansion and spike in enrollment

Mia Silverio & Luci Bresette Editor-in-chief and contributing writer (April 16, 2015)  Nantucket High School guidance counselors and students alike suspect that enrollment in advanced placement classes will increase dramatically next year as a greater variety of APs are available…

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Kevin Breel speaks about mental illness, depression

Kevin Breel and NHS senior Leah Hull shake hands after the performance.

Mia Silverio Editor-in-chief (April 16, 2015) Kevin Breel is a comedian and a mental health activist. Though that combination might seem counterintuitive, Breel marries comedy and mental health quite well. The Nantucket High School student body had the chance to…

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Heroin reaches Nantucket

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?

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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Make the mundane seem meaningful, somehow

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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Rap Translation

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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Hispanic students drive surging diversity

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (November 13, 2014)  The English Language Learner population in the Nantucket Public School (NPS) system has increased substantially each year since 2008. This year, the per-annum increase in ELL hit an all-time high. Since the 2013 school…

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Music works wonders for people, not just me

Mia Silverio Editor-in-Chief (November 13, 2014)  Recently, I read a personal essay for college that described one student’s love for travelling on buses. He wrote that when he was on a bus with his earbuds plugged in, he felt like…

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