• Sports

    Rough Start for the Jaguars

    The Jacksonville Jaguars had a rough start in the NFL season opener after Sunday’s 23-13 loss to the Broncos. While many fans were frustrated with the players’ performances, the Jaguars are making progress. The team has improved their game this week than last, with fewer penalties and turnovers. Coach Meyer noted that the defense played a better game, with kick returner Jamal Agnew taking a kickoff back 102 yards for a touchdown, the longest in franchise history.  Despite the rocky start, they hope to turn the corner against the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday. “We will break this rock. And when we do, I want them to enjoy it, ” Meyer…

  • News

    Contract Tracing in St. Johns County

    The St. Johns County School District has decided to take steps to improve contact tracing. With schools needing extra assistance with contact tracing they decided to hire an outside company, Maxim Healthcare Staffing Services Inc. They hired the company due to the fact that the Florida Department of Health has not been able to keep up with the demands of contact tracing in schools. They have a one-year contract with the district and will begin working on September 20th. They will provide a team of 6 nurses including medical assistants, practical nurses, and a supervising registered nurse to help with contact tracing services. As of now the contact tracing can…

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    No More FSA?

    Any student that has gone to school in Florida is familiar with the dread that anticipates the Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) that occur at the end of every school year. Florida students have been required to take these standardized tests every year since 2003, but that may not be the case much longer. On Tuesday, Sept. 14th Gov. Ron DeSeantis announced that he would like to see the end of the FSA and replace it with progress monitoring which is a more individualized assessment of students throughout the entirety of the year. In regards to the proposed change, the governor said, “This is going to be more student friendly. This…

  • Opinion

    Met Gala Outfits- Yay or Nay?

    On Monday, September 13th, an iconic event took place in New York City- the Met Gala. The Met Gala is essentially a showcase of elaborate costumes made by famous designers. There were some very iconic and gorgeous looks, but there were also some questionable ones. Here is my personal account of the five best outfits and the three worst.   In fifth place is Valentina Sampaio. Her red dress was gorgeous on her, and the photo posted by Vogue portrayed her as a powerful woman with a strong voice. On a scale of 1-10, I rate her look as a 9. Next is Lili Reinhart. Her dress was also gorgeous…

  • Sports

    Nease football team makes a comeback

    The past few years Nease’s football team has seemed to be on a losing streak. Just a few weeks ago has Panthers went into a game no one thought we would win. We defeated Ponte Vedra for the first time since 2009. sadly after coming off a big win we did lose against Creekside but we put up a great fight. We can only assume it’s from the new coaches’ end how COVID restrictions have been lifted. Another factor that might Be another reason that we are making such great of a comeback because of the energy in the stands. The Ambiance of people being there cheering for their school…

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    Football Season has Returned!

    If there is one thing all students agree on, it is that around the nation we have lucked out on various social events including football games, homecoming, and even aspects of graduation. Last school year, Nease High School students lost the opportunity to attend these exhilarating football games with band and color guard performances, the Pantherettes halftime show, and showing off school spirit with our peers. However, the new year brings new changes. The 2021-2022 school year brings promise to our stadium. Students and parents can now attend our once treasured football games with minimal restrictions. Our football team began conditioning and training in Summer, and through this, we have…

  • Stories

    Big Dog Rescue Ranch Saving Lives

    The 33 acre land called Big Dog Ranch Rescue located in West Palm Beach Florida has made its purpose of rescuing injured and/or neglected dogs in need. Lauree Simmons says, “Seventy-five percent of our dogs come from kill shelters.” Not only do they save them, they train the dogs too! Since the ranch opened in 2009, it has been able to save about 47,000 dogs and continues today.  They have created many programs like veteran dog training to benefit their organization as well!  You can learn more about Big Dog Rescue Ranch at https://www.bdrr.org/ Additional Source: Image credit: https://www.google.com/search?q=big+dog+ranch+rescue&sxsrf=AOaemvJEUnMVlg_VWeZOhp44Es-AeVMMBQ:1631149137669&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=2ahUKEwi6nrSH2PDyAhXLQvEDHYDQAwgQ_AUoA3oECAEQBQ&biw=1440&bih=821

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    Orange County and the Importance of Accurate Vaccine Data

    Orange county health officials reported reaching vaccination goals at the start of Labor Day weekend, releasing data that 70% of eligible the population had received at least one dose. As vaccinations are distributed more commonly and a greater portion of the population becomes vaccinated, availability of vaccine data becomes increasingly critical. It allows residents to decide how to approach quality of life issues and when compromising health can cause serious risks. However, when news 6 reached out to the Orange County Florida Department of Health they received a conflicting report that only 67.62% of residents were vaccinated. Presence of mistakes like this may be evidence of problematic handling of data…

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    Security Gets a Boost

    The house recently proposed legislation providing $1.9 Billion to improve security at the capitol, after the insurrection on January 6th. The bill would provide funding for fences, and improvements to windows and doors. By: Ryan Roe