• Feature,  Front Page,  Stories

    A Dive to Remember

    By: Ocean Medlock (Managing Layout Editor) Brianna Ramos (Opinion Editor) Underwater, calming,  peaceful, and ending the day with a license. Or that is what Maria Morcom, a junior at Nease, thought was going to happen on September 14th ,when she went to get her scuba diving license. That day, she ended up saving two free divers’ lives at risk. “Of course it changed my life, any moment in life something crazy can happen and you might have to save yourself or others and act...

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    NHS Vertical: How It Has Changed Throughout the Years

    By: Ava Harris (Happenstance Art Editor) As Nease high school expands and changes throughout the many years, so does its newspaper. The Nease Vertical has existed for so many years, specifically since 1984. So many years that we students haven’t been here at Nease for, and for most of those years we weren’t even born yet. There’s been lots of ups and downs, and plenty of changes. Staff members have come and gone, leaving their own impact on...

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    Second Disasters – When Aiding Countries Fail

    By: Tyler Heineman (Staff Reporter/Photographer) If you have never heard of second disasters before, it’s what humanitarian workers call it when countries affected by natural disasters fail to get the aid that they need. This affects countries greatly, as without aid from organizations, residents of that country are unable to sustain themselves for long, enacting harsh reactions such as emigration from their native country.

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    Got Hours?

    By: Nina Findley (Copy Editor) There are many ways to get easy service hours, maybe by even doing something you enjoy. There are no service hour requirements to graduate high school. However, if you are interested in an academic scholarship, service hours are required. For example, the Bright Futures Academic Scholarship requires that a high school student complete a minimum of 100 community service hours and the Bright Futures...

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    Clubs! Clubs! Clubs!

    By: Lynne Park (Happenstance Editor-in-Chief) and Donovan Germain (Web Editor)   As an integral part of the high school experience, every student should join a club at one time or another within their career. Luckily, Nease has hundreds of clubs to choose from. From honor societies and special interests to community-service based clubs, any Panther has the opportunity to  find their own pack within our large campus. Here are some highlights of a couple clubs here at Nease!   Nease E-Sports Club The Nease E-Sports competes in competitive video-gaming tournaments with other high schools. According to the president of the club, Anderson Ball, they “take dubs every day of the week.” Those…

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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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    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…