• Front Page,  Opinion

    Why the Ocean Keeps Bleeding

    By Bre Jarvis (Editor-in-Chief) During the summer of 2018, red waters crept up the beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast. As dead sea life washed ashore and a pungent smell ran through the sea breeze, it almost seemed as if the ocean were bleeding. Indeed, Heather Barron, head veterinarian at Florida’s Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, said of the frightening conditions last August: “Anything that can leave has, and anything that couldn’t leave has died” (National Geographic). But why was the ocean bleeding? Perhaps you’ve heard of the culprit: red tide. Red tide is a natural phenomenon that involves the growth of microbial algae in ocean environments. Its name comes…

  • News

    On the Run, But Sure to be Back

    By Brady Lorch (Sports Editor) After four years of combat, US-backed combatants have finally flushed members of ISIS out of the last village held by the radical Islamic group. After withstanding a small siege in the town of Baghuz, Syria, the final piece of ISIS controlled land was taken and this nearly 20 year war was ended. Although the ideals still live on and members are still attacking targets in the Middle East, ISIS has lost its most important asset: the ability to tax the people it controls. By controlling major regions of the Middle East, the Islamic State was able to fund the production of military grade weaponry including…

  • Feature

    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…

  • News

    What Being an “A”-Rated District Entails

    By Bella Ibrahim (Managing Web Editor) Did you know that St. John’s County recently received an A grade for the last nine years in a row?  Maybe… but what exactly does that mean?  Jackie Pappas believes it comes from “attention to students’ success so overall scores increase and opportunities become more available.”  However, she also said that it places more of an importance on test scores than the information the students are able to retain in the future.  For more information on what qualifies a district as A-rated (spoiler alert a lot of it is test scores!) and what the A-rated schools all seem to have in common. Click here for…

  • Nease News,  Sports

    Girl’s B-Ball Slam-Dunks to States

    By Nicole Scarbrough (Art Director) The Nease Girl’s Basketball team defeated Fort Meyers today (March 1st, 2019) with a final score of 52-40, advancing to Championships. We are keeping our fingers crossed and hope for the best as they take on Dillard at 2pm on Saturday, March 2. Currently, our Panthers are ranked 5th in the State, and 88th Nationally. GO PANTHERS! Click here for more information. Photo Credit: Hannah Favorite

  • News

    FREE Prom Dress Giveaway

    Show Me Shoes Foundation is doing a FREE prom dress giveaway on March 3, 2018 at The Grand Rose Ballroom for junior and senior girls that may not be able to afford the luxuries of purchasing a dress. The event is called Prom Project 9: More Than a Dress and this is our second year holding the event in Jacksonville however this is the organization’s 9th year hosting the event across the country (Kansas City, MO; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; and San Diego, CA). Over the last 9 years we have helped over 2,000+ teen girls across the country find the perfect dress for prom along with a day…

  • News,  Sports

    Farewell, Coach Krause

    By Brady Lorch (Sports Editor) and Maria Ribot (Managing Layout Editor) The Nease football coach, Tim Krause, is resigning as of next season, to be a head coach at Bishop Kenny High School. According to Krause, saying goodbye to the athletes and parents was emotional. However, he is looking forward to returning to Bishop Kenny, the place where he started his coaching career. He has stated that Bishop Kenny holds a “special place in his heart.” After coaching for 8 years at Bishop Kenny before Nease, his ties with Bishop Kenny run deep. Having the experience of head coaching at Nease for 5 years helped him to be chosen for…

  • Sports

    Winter Guard: New Season, New Show

    By Brady Lorch (Sports Editor) Now that winter is underway, Nease’s Winter Guard is competing in more and more competitions. After starting their practices in December and working hard through to the new year, Nease’s Junior Varsity and Varsity Guard team traveled to Flagler Palm Coast High School to take second place in their division. On the 2nd of February, they competed at Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, taking fourth place in their division. As the season progresses, the Guard will continue to have more competitions, and with practices every other weekday, they will develop their show to perfection. Breanna Miller, a member of the Varsity Winter Guard team,…