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NHS teacher shortage points to underlying issues: “chaotic, top-down miscommunication”

As Nantucket High School (NHS) finds itself in a teacher shortage crisis, instructors at the school point to a “top-down” lack of communication and support in the system, and high cost of housing as key causes.


  • Thirteen students inducted into National Honor Society

    by Sarah Swenson, editor-in-chief On Wednesday, October 26th, at 6:00 pm, thirteen new students—seven juniors and six seniors—were inducted into the Nantucket chapter of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization that recognizes students who exemplify their four chosen pillars: character, service, leadership, and scholarship. Once inducted, students work to […]

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  • The misogynistic myth of football

    by Anna Popnikolova, editor-in-chief Earlier this week, my advisory took a trip from the second floor, down the back stairwell and out to the football field, where we sat on the bleachers and promptly traveled back in time. That is to say, we watched the pep rally.  As we progress sociopolitically in this modern day […]

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  • Homecoming fun despite sports losses

    by Anna Popnikolova, editor-in-chief Following a week of spirit days, Nantucket High school’s annual Homecoming week ended with soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and football games, as well as the Homecoming dance finishing off the week.  The Homecoming tradition is held to celebrate school spirit and get students excited for the upcoming games. On the 22nd, […]

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  • Drama club in rehearsals

    by Natalie Mack, assistant editor-in-chief The Nantucket High School drama club is deep in rehearsals for their show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on the novel by Mark Haddon. The cast and crew have been at work since October creating the set, working on lighting and sound details, and blocking […]

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  • We need stricter gun regulations

    by Sarah Swenson, editor-in-chief What do you need a permit for? To drive, to sell or distribute alcohol, to build a house, to run a commercial kitchen, to hang signs or posters. Not, if you live in Texas, to own guns. To renew your driver’s license, you need a certified original copy of your birth […]

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  • Swim team left with no coaches six weeks before season starts

    by Anna Popnikolova Six weeks before the start of Nantucket’s Swimming and Diving winter season, all three varsity swim coaches unexpectedly resigned from the program. Now, a little over three weeks before the start of the season, the team still does not have coaches. The announcement that the three coaches—Jim Pignato, Natalie Thompson and Olivia […]

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