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    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…

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    Linked up with Leadership

    By Maria Ribot (Managing Layout Editor) We all know that the first day of high school is a very intimidating and scary experience for all students, especially the incoming freshmen. Link Crew’s mission is to help freshmen transition into high school smoothly and also provide them with a mentor, and even a friend, to help them adapt to high school. Link crew leaders are composed of Juniors and Seniors that have gone through the application process for the organization and have really wanted to participate in this program. If accepted into the program, Link Crew leaders attend the Link Crew retreat and orientation training process, which involves getting to know how…

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    New to Nease: Exchange Students

    Cover Photo Credit: Lily McKenna By: Lily McKenna (Social Media Manager) and Halie Childress (Layout Editor)   For the 2018-2019 school year, Nease has a few exchange students from around the world. They have experienced things differently than us Nease-natives; however, they’re also normal kids just like all of us.   We decided to interview one of these students to learn about their experiences when moving to a whole new country. In addition, we have some tips on how to better welcome an exchange student to our school.   Joris Louvier, a French exchange student who is currently attending Nease for his junior year, decided to share some thoughts about his experience…

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    Vegan or Vegetarian?

    By Hannah Favorite (Editor-in-Chief of Happenstance) This post is an extension of Hannah Favorite’s article “Healthy Life, Happy Life”. If you haven’t read it yet, check out our February 2018 issue! Millennials are all about what’s in, and currently veganism and vegetarianism are in. But are these hot trends really good for you? Vegan vs. Vegetarian Vegans do not consume any animal products, including milk, eggs, fish, all meats, honey, and anything that animals may produce. Vegetarians are a little less strict, and have more wiggle room. Vegetarians traditionally do not eat meats, but will still eat fish and other animal products. There are many health benefits to both lifestyles, but…

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    Bullying in Today’s World

    By Bella Ibrahim (News Editor) Bullying has been a problem across the United States for a long time.  While rates of physical bullying have gone down across the past seventy years, verbal rates have stayed around the same, and new technology causes a new problem: cyberbullying (ecommons.luc.edu).  Sixteen percent of high school students have experienced cyberbullying in just the past year (americanspcc.org), and this problem is not going away — it is only getting worse. Fifty-two percent of all LGBT students have been cyberbullied before graduating high school. The state of Florida has strict laws against bullying and harassment at school or on school property, including the bus, but there…

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    Halloween Fun

    By: Bella (News Editor) and Maria (Opinion Editor) Halloween is coming up and we are going to help you plan the best party on the block! Pre-Party Fun: Corn Maze Harvest Fields Corn maze 2300 FL-40, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 Pumpkin Patch Mandarin United Methodist Church 11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Party Decorations & Set Up: Glow-in-the-Dark Party (karaspartyideas.com) For a glow-in-the-dark spectacular, replace your light-bulbs with the very low budget black lights. With this minor change of lights, your guests will glow in the dark, making your party very spooky and entertaining for all ages. DIY Photo Booth (celebrations.com) This inexpensive custom idea will leave your guests wanting more.…

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    Beyond Nease: Seniors After High School by Vikki Damon

    After their graduation ceremony in May, the graduating class of 2017 will officially be making their way out of the halls of Nease High School and forging their own new paths in the world. Many seniors at Nease have shared their aspirations for themselves after they graduate: whether it is through college, trade school, professional sports, the fine arts, the military, etc. Several seniors are taking their academic skills to universities later this year. Senior Alexis Gilliard, actively involved in Nease’s theatre program, has been accepted into Molloy College, where she will take part in the BFA Theatre Arts Program. She says, “My plan is to attend there in the fall and, like for most,…

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    The Sea-sun for a Staycation by Natalja Gontrum

    Residing in sunny Florida allows for a plethora of near-by vacation attractions. The options are seemingly limitless for those who love to travel or just visit discover beautiful places. While everyone knows that Florida is the home of Disney, Universal and a multitude of beaches, there are more options for someone seeking a bit of adventure. Following are some recommended “stay-cation” sweet spots, all four hours or closer and relatively affordable. *the distance to each location is from Allen D. Nease High School Amelia Island- 1 hour trip -13 miles of beaches -Rated one of Florida’s top 10 beaches -Historic location due to being the south’s deepest natural harbor -Whale sitting in the winter for…

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    Prom on a Budget by Maggie McElhaney, Taylor Leksander, and Julia Jordan

    All girls look for the perfect prom dress, but often at an un-perfect price. However, the perfect dress is still out there and at a much more affordable price! Check out these prom dress “dupes” to make your heart and your wallet smile! 1. Red and Bling Price: $397.99 at Star 33 vs. Price: $199 at Prom Girl 2. Sleek and Dark Price: $377.99 at Star 33 vs. Price: $189 at Prom Girl 3. Elegant Two-Pieces                           Price: $298 at Prom Girl vs. Price: $198 at Prom Girl