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    Disaster in the Bahamas

    By: AJ Sanchez (Staff Reporter) On September 1st 2019 at 10:44 pm Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas and impacted thousands of residents in the area. Many houses were destroyed and several people were seriously injured.  The Bahamas were so heavily impacted because Hurricane Dorian hit them hard as a category 5 hurricane. Winds were blasting at 157 mph and faster over the weekend. That wasn’t even the worst part of the...

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    $1M Gift From THE PLAYERS for New Behavioral Health Program Announced at Nease

    Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis Attended Event at Nease to Announce Launch of New Mental Health Initiative. By: Maria Ribot (Editor-in-Chief) and Nicole Scarbrough (Publisher) THE PLAYERS Championship presented $1,000,000 to the Flagler Health Care Foundation on Monday at Allen D. Nease High School to help fund the start-up of their new initiative, B.R.A.V.E, which stands for stands for “Be Resilient and Voicing Emotions.” The $1M gift is the first funded initiative from the $9.25 million raised for Northeast Florida Charities at the 2019 tournament. The announcement event was attended by Casey DeSantis, the First Lady of Florida; Tim Forson, Superintendent of St. Johns County Schools; Anna Hampton, Nease senior and NJROTC student;…

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    Updates on Dorian (And Other Hurricane Tips)

    By Brady Lorch (Web Editor-in-Chief) As Hurricane Dorian continues to move closer to Florida, it also continues to grow and grow, leaving some people increasingly worried. While all this is happening, staying up to date is crucial to staying safe and informed. It is also good to know a few tips for waiting out a hurricane if you plan to do so. According to the National Weather Service, as of 11:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on the 2nd of September, Hurricane Dorian is reported to be a category 4 hurricane, with wind speeds of up to 155 mph, and moving west at about 1 mph. Now a category 4, Dorian is…

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    Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka Claimed by ISIS

    By Brady Lorch (Sports Editor) Although they no hold territorial sway over the Middle East, ISIS has shown that it still has the power to cause destruction when it attacked churches, hotels, and other areas across the small, island nation of Sri Lanka on Easter. Over the course of Easter Sunday, citizens of Sri Lanka were terrorized as nine bombs were detonated across the nation, killing over 200 and wounding many more. It is being reported as the deadliest act of violence since the nation’s recent civil war was resolved ten years ago. Ruwan Wijewardena, Sri Lanka’s defense minister, has labeled the bombings as terrorist attacks conducted by religious extremists. Police…

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    Nease Senior Wins First Place Award in Statewide Science Fair

    By Bre Jarvis (Editor-in-Chief) Last month, STEM students from all over Florida competed in the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. Over the course of three days, more than 900 science projects from students in sixth through twelfth grade were presented at the fair. Among the winners is of Nease’s own students, senior Katherine Rodriguez. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to ask Katherine about her experience. What awards did you win at the State Science and Engineering Fair? “I received first place in the Biomedical and Health Sciences Category, the largest and most competitive category at the fair, as well as the J.T. Malesky Award of $50…

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    St. Johns Students to Receive 100% For Final Exam Grades

    By Bre Jarvis (Editor-in-Chief) Superintendent Tim Forson announced the St. Johns County School District’s new final exam grading system today, explaining that all St. Johns County students will receive the highest grade possible (100%) for all district-based final exams. Final exams account for 10% of students’ semester grades. According to school district spokeswoman Christina Langston, Forson believes this new grading system will be fair for all students. For more information about Forson’s recent statement, visit News 4 Jax.

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    St. Johns County District Exams Cancelled

    By Bre Jarvis (Editor-in-Chief) Superintendent Tim Forson announced last Thursday that all St. Johns County school district final exams will be cancelled, with the exception of iReady testing. Forson explains that this decision was based on significant technical difficulties encountered during the first week of computer-based exams: “Ultimately, I felt we needed to cancel the district computer-based and paper-based exams to remove the frustration of inconsistent test administration and protect instructional time.” According to school district spokeswoman Christina Langston, technical difficulties experienced by students last week included the computers freezing or the students being logged out of the exams all together. The school district was unable to simply postpone the…

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    Nease Graduate Vince Covello’s Success in Golf

    By Bella Ibrahim (Managing Web Editor) Vince Covello, a Nease High School graduate, is on his way to becoming a golfing legend. Covello played his senior year at Nease and won the state individual championship, and led the Panthers to the team title.  “I’ve been wanting to play professional golf since I was 14 years old,” he said. “I’ve done well enough over the years to stay afloat and until you stake your claim, that’s the art of it.”  Through being a player on the Nease golf team he established a support system that has stayed with him until today.  He also played golf for the University of North Florida…