• News

    Farewell, Coach Krause

    The Nease football coach, Tim Krause, is resigning as of next season, to be a head coach at Bishop Kenny High School.   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 the position of Head Coach, according to Thorsen, the former football coach of Bishop Kenny football team and now athletic director.   As of Victory Day, Mr. McCool will ensure that this tradition endures, so the community can still enjoy and take advantage of the experience that comes with this special day. All…

  • 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,…

  • News

    SOUPer Bowl: Great Event—Even Greater Cause

    The 2019 SOUPer Bowl took place January 31 at Nease High School and raised approximately $30,000 from ticket sales and donations. Money raised at the event will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that fills backpacks with food for children in need to take home on weekends. Tickets were sold for $25 dollars each and donations were taken as well. Each attendee was able to bring home a bowl made by a St. Johns County student and was able to try 26 soups provided by various restaurants in the community. At the end of the event, each attendee was able to vote on which soup was their…

  • News

    Common Core is No More

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order Friday afternoon finally disbanding Common Core learning styles in Florida schools. Many are on edge about the potential impact regarding this sudden change. For more information click here.

  • Feature

    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…

  • Entertainment

    WIRED Takeover: Updated Regularly

    The Vertical and WIRED are collaborating to make the switch of the century. Both crews will swap to see what it’s like to fulfill each other’s roles and responsibilities. In these next couple of weeks, the WIRED crew will be in the journalism room, learning how to pitch, plan, write, layout, and publish news stories. Currently, the WIRED crew is beginning to write their pitched and approved stories, which will appear on the March 2019 issue of The Vertical, coming out in March. Stay tuned for the epic and iconic WIRED and Vertical switch! Follow us on Instagram at @nhsvertical and WIRED on @neasewirednews   Update 1/29/19 The WIRED teams…

  • News

    Nease Votes are in—and the Results are Not the Same as the Rest of FL

    By Alexander Brailsford Although many students do not yet have the ability to legally vote, The Vertical’s mock election granted them the power to voice their preferences in this year’s midterm elections. Some pundits have labeled this year’s elections as the most important of our lifetimes, with many issues potentially arriving at the forefront of the political agenda as Democrats battle the Trump administration. All eyes have been on Florida this year. Millions of dollars were given to campaigns from both in-state and out-of-state contributors. The current governor, Republican Rick Scott, faces term limits and has instead pursued the seat of Democrat Bill Nelson, who was up for reelection. To…

  • Nease News

    2018 Happenstance Calendar Contest

    Cover photo credit: emaze.com What is Happenstance? Happenstance is Nease High School’s student art and literature magazine. What is Happenstance‘s calendar contest? Each year, Happenstance collects student art and writing to compile a calendar. You can submit your work now for a chance to be featured in our calendar for the 2018–2019 school year. What can I submit to Happenstance? You can send us your original poetry or prose, as well as a copy or picture of one of your original art pieces. Writing submissions can be no longer than 100 words, and sculptures must be submitted as a picture. How do I submit my original work to Happenstance? First, you’ll…