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    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…

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    Senior Expectations vs. Reality

    By Bre Jarvis (Editor-in-Chief) Senior year is the greatest year of your life: unless you’re a senior, of course. Sorry to crush your dreams, but being a senior just isn’t everything you’ve dreamed up in that innocent little mind of yours. So, to help prepare you for reality, I’ve prepared a list of some of the expectations you might have about senior year vs. the reality of actually being a senior. Expectation: underclassmen in the halls will part before you like the Red Sea Reality: you’re still trudging along at 1 mph with everybody else, the cheese-grater walls slowly scraping your flesh off Expectation: you’ll feel confident now that you’re…

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    Recreating Cheesy Couple Photos

    Were you featured in our latest Panther on the Prowl? Do you want to save a pic of you and your significant other so you can show off how good you both look on social media? Here’s a gallery of all the cheesy couple pics from our February 2018 issue. (Click on any photo to view/save full size)

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    I Remember Mama

    By: Julia Jordan (Entertainment Editor) Nease’s drama department is gearing up for their newest play, “I Remember Mama.” The play is set to premiere on October 19 and continue through October 22 in the Performing Arts Center. The Thursday, Friday, and Saturday showcases will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the Sunday showcase will begin at 2:00 pm. Tickets for the show can be purchased for $5 per ticket. The play is about the ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family living in San Francisco. Lead actress Katie Logue, who plays “Mama,” says that “the play has a heartwarming message about family, but can also make you laugh.” Displayed below are the lead actors and actresses performing in…

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    27 Things to do with The Vertical by Fara Supre, Dasha Charapko and Alexandra Hudson

    When the time comes for a new issue of The Vertical to be distributed around school, the newspaper staff is always careful to make sure a copy is available for everyone to read. In the days after distribution, it’s always great to see people picking up the paper and reading. We also have noticed students using the paper to do other things, so to help those students who want to do more than just read it, we came up with…. 27 Things to do with The Vertical 1. Impress and horrify the people around you by eating an entire wad of the paper. 2. Create a paper mache significant other who will care about…

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    Panther Pranks by Taylor Leksander

    With the school year coming to an end, the class of 2017 is starting to say their goodbyes to teachers, students, friends, and even the walls of Nease High School. Senior year consists of many memorable activities, one being the classic senior pranks. Since the opening year of Nease in 1981 pranks have always been a tradition. So since the beginning years of Nease, what have been some of the pranks at our very own school? The seniors will go to multiple extremes and there is no telling what they will do each year to prank the school. After asking multiple teachers that have been to Nease or have been working here awhile, some of Nease’s old senior pranks were discovered. One year the seniors posted the dean’s…

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    Retro Musical and Ghostly Comedy Take the Stage By Vikki Damon

    Nease’s musical theatre students performed the musical “Back to the Eighties” on April 18th and 19th in the PAC. Both Mrs. Poe and Mrs. Laird’s classes participated in the production. In addition, the drama department hosted an additional performance, with Mrs. Laird also directing Nease’s annual spring play; this year, the play was Blithe Spirit and was performed on April 6th, 7th, and 9th. Back to the Eighties is a musical in which every song is a famous hit from the 1980s, such as “Time of My Life”, “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, and “Material Girl”. The story follows an awkward teenager named…

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    2016 Celebrity Deaths by Vikki Damon

    The year 2016 has come and gone – and it took many beloved celebrities with it. Many famous men and women passed away last year, and each one deserves to be remembered. The first notable death of the year was on January 10th, when famous musician David Bowie died at age 69 because of liver cancer. He was a singer known for hits such as; “Space Oddity”, “Ashes to Ashes”, and “Starman”. Bowie was soon followed by actor Alan Rickman. He was known for playing the character of Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movie series. He passed away on January 14th at the age of 69 as a result…