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    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…

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    Are my SAT/ACT Scores College-Ready?

    Middle 50% Accepted SAT/ACT: Fall 2018 University of Florida Sat: 1300-1450 Act (remember- this is not superscored!): 29-33   University of North Florida Sat: EWR- 610-680; M: 590-670 Act: Composite- 25-29; E/W- 24-30   Florida State University Sat: 1290-1400 Act: 28-32   University of Central Florida Sat: 1280-1370 Act (remember- this is not superscored!): 26-30   University of West Florida Sat: 1130-1230 Act: 23-27   Florida A&M University  Sat: ERW- 550-590, M- 550-590 Act: 18-21   Florida Atlantic University Sat: ERW- 560-640, M- 570-640 Act: English- 20-25, Math- 20-25, Reading- 21-26, Science- 23-27    Florida Gulf Coast University Sat: ERW- 550-620, M-530-600 Act: 24-25   Florida International University Sat: 1280…

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    Hurricane Michael Approaches NE Florida

    Cover photo credit: New York Times By Maria Ribot (Managing Layout Editor) and Bre Jarvis (Co-Editor-in-Chief) Hurricane Michael is currently heading towards Florida’s panhandle and is expected to hit the northeast region of Florida by Wednesday afternoon and die off during Thursday morning. Winds should reach St. Johns county by tomorrow evening, October 9, at around 8:00. Hurricane and storm surge watches have been issued throughout the gulf coast of Florida, with a major focus on the panhandle. Many schools and universities, including Florida State University, have already been canceled for the remainder of the week. As of now, the St. Johns County School District has not released a statement on…

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    The Gen Z of Politics

    Cover Photo Credit: www.orlandosentinel.com By Denise Uy On August 28th, a handful of Nease students were able to take their first few steps in American politics—as those who were eligible to vote were able to directly participate in American democracy for the first time in this year’s primary season. This year, Florida’s political atmosphere is in full-swing as the state prepares to elect a new governor in November, with former Governor Rick Scott (R) becoming ineligible to serve another term. Along with the gubernatorial election, Florida prepares to routinely elect representatives for its twenty-seven congressional districts and one available Senate seat for the federal government’s midterm elections. Though previously serving as…