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    Happenstance Order Forms

    If you would like to pre-order your copy of Happenstance, an student-created art an literary magazine, then make sure to fill out the form below and return it to room B-108 no later than May 3rd.  

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    Senior Comparisons

    Time Flies!-Baby to Senior Photos Fundraiser   High School is almost over, so take this opportunity to remember the good old days! Submit a picture of yourself in your early childhood and a current picture from your senior year along with the small fee of $5. Visit this link to pay and submit your photos to [email protected]   https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/The-Vertical-Senior-Comparisons-/SdlBeTD

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    Why did I Miss a Whole Week of School? My Experience at Space Camp

    By Maria Ribot (Managing Layout editor) I recently had the privilege to attend Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy-Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. This experience helped me strengthen my leadership skills as well as my ability to work in a team effectively. Not only this, but I was able to have clarity on other fields of study that I wasn’t interested in, such as space travel and exploration. However, the best part about this experience, was the people that I had the privilege to build amazing friendships with in such a short amount of time. The application process was so rigorous, that I almost backed…

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    Six Nease Seniors Offer Tips For Combatting Senioritis

    Google defines senioritis as “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” We asked five seniors from our staff about how they deal with their senioritis. Their answers are below. Bre Jarvis (Editor-in-Chief): Keep telling yourself that you can overcome this. Don’t. Repeat until you have a mental breakdown, fueled by caffeine the entire process. Matthew Fiedler (Opinion Editor): Don’t skip school! Tell a friend to give you a call and meet up at school. Set goals that involve coming to school. You can’t succeed if you don’t try! Denise Uy (Feature Editor): Your teachers have…

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    Linked up with Leadership

    By Maria Ribot (Managing Layout Editor) We all know that the first day of high school is a very intimidating and scary experience for all students, especially the incoming freshmen. Link Crew’s mission is to help freshmen transition into high school smoothly and also provide them with a mentor, and even a friend, to help them adapt to high school. Link crew leaders are composed of Juniors and Seniors that have gone through the application process for the organization and have really wanted to participate in this program. If accepted into the program, Link Crew leaders attend the Link Crew retreat and orientation training process, which involves getting to know how…

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    New to Nease: Exchange Students

    Cover Photo Credit: Lily McKenna By: Lily McKenna (Social Media Manager) and Halie Childress (Layout Editor)   For the 2018-2019 school year, Nease has a few exchange students from around the world. They have experienced things differently than us Nease-natives; however, they’re also normal kids just like all of us.   We decided to interview one of these students to learn about their experiences when moving to a whole new country. In addition, we have some tips on how to better welcome an exchange student to our school.   Joris Louvier, a French exchange student who is currently attending Nease for his junior year, decided to share some thoughts about his experience…

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    Vegan or Vegetarian?

    By Hannah Favorite (Editor-in-Chief of Happenstance) This post is an extension of Hannah Favorite’s article “Healthy Life, Happy Life”. If you haven’t read it yet, check out our February 2018 issue! Millennials are all about what’s in, and currently veganism and vegetarianism are in. But are these hot trends really good for you? Vegan vs. Vegetarian Vegans do not consume any animal products, including milk, eggs, fish, all meats, honey, and anything that animals may produce. Vegetarians are a little less strict, and have more wiggle room. Vegetarians traditionally do not eat meats, but will still eat fish and other animal products. There are many health benefits to both lifestyles, but…

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    Bullying in Today’s World

    By Bella Ibrahim (News Editor) Bullying has been a problem across the United States for a long time.  While rates of physical bullying have gone down across the past seventy years, verbal rates have stayed around the same, and new technology causes a new problem: cyberbullying (ecommons.luc.edu).  Sixteen percent of high school students have experienced cyberbullying in just the past year (americanspcc.org), and this problem is not going away — it is only getting worse. Fifty-two percent of all LGBT students have been cyberbullied before graduating high school. The state of Florida has strict laws against bullying and harassment at school or on school property, including the bus, but there…