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The Twenty-Fourth Annual Navy Ball

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Navy Ball

By: Julia Jordan
The twenty fourth annual Navy Ball was held on April 15, 2017 at World Golf Village. Navy Ball is a formal event in which NJROTC members celebrate their time in the program and commemorate the military. Here are some pictures of some of the highlights of the night…

Wired Takes a Win (or Three) at STN

Wired Takes a Win (or Three) at STN

By: Denise Uy
During the last week of March, a select group of thirteen students received the opportunity to represent Nease’s student broadcast program Wired at the Student Television Network Convention in Anaheim…

27 Things to do with The Vertical

By: Fara Supre, Dasha Charapko, and Alexandra Hudson
When the time comes for a new issue of The Vertical to be distributed around school, the newspaper staff is always careful to make sure a copy is available for everyone to read. In the days after distribution, it’s always great to see people picking up the paper and reading. We also have noticed students using the paper to do other things, so to help those students who want to do more than just read it, we came up

Senior Timeline

By: Fara Supre
“Allen D. Nease High School seniors have witnessed a lot over the past four years, from new trends to coming and going of friends each student have their own history. But what about in the broader spectrum of things? This timeline was created to show the history Nease seniors have been apart of.”
~Alex Hudson, Copy Editor, Co-contributor

Panther Pranks

Panther Pranks

By: Taylor Leksander
With the school year coming to an end, the class of 2017 is starting to say their goodbyes to teachers, students, friends, and even the walls of Nease High School. Senior year consists of many memorable activities, one being the classic senior pranks. Since the opening year of Nease in 1981 pranks…

Beyond Nease: Seniors After High School

By: Vikki Damon
After their graduation ceremony in May, the graduating class of 2017 will officially be making their way out of the halls of Nease High School and forging their own new paths in the world. Many seniors at Nease have shared their aspirations for themselves after they graduate: whether it is through college, trade school, professional sports, the fine arts, the military, etc…

The Sea-sun for a Staycation

The Sea-sun for a Staycation

By: Natalja Gontrum
Residing in sunny Florida allows for a plethora of near-by vacation attractions. The options are seemingly limitless for those who love to travel or just visit discover beautiful places. While everyone knows that Florida is the home of Disney, Universal and a multitude of beaches, there are more options for someone seeking a bit of adventure. Following are some recommended “stay-cation” sweet spots, all…

Q&A with Kunze: Learn More About Our New Principal

Q&A with Kunze: Learn More About Our New Principal

By: Denise Uy and Alexander Brailsford
In January, St. John’s County Schools selected Lisa Kunze, the former principal at Swiss Point Middle School, to become Nease’s new principal after Mr. Dresback left. The Vertical conducted a brief Q&A with Mrs. Kunze in order to learn more about our new principal…

Dual Enrollment: Earning College Credit in High School

Dual Enrollment: Earning College Credit in High School

By: Anna Savo-Matthews
Through Dual Enrollment, a program available to Nease’s juniors and seniors, students are able to earn both high school and college credit at the same time by taking classes at St Johns River State College. Dual Enrollment tuition is free, so many students chose to do Dual Enrollment to earn college credit and save money. Through AP classes and Dual Enrollment credits, many students go to college with a year of…