NHS keeps “meaningful” community service graduation requirement despite pandemic, dearth of opportunities

By Sarah Swenson, Assistant News Editor As the school shuts down once again due to the coronavirus pandemic, administrators have opted to maintain the traditional graduation requirement of 20 hours of community service, even though opportunities are severely limited. The school argues that the requirement is too meaningful, and that fulfilling it should still not … Continue reading NHS keeps “meaningful” community service graduation requirement despite pandemic, dearth of opportunities

Football hopes for traditional season in Fall II after Blue Team emerges victorious in flag season

By Will Harris Unlike the other fall sports, the football team is expecting to have a regular season this winter, so the boys could treat this fall as more of a preseason to prepare for the much anticipated winter. Coming off a stellar season, falling just short of a conference championship, the Whalers will look … Continue reading Football hopes for traditional season in Fall II after Blue Team emerges victorious in flag season

Seven charts that show America is hardly a democracy

In 2016, Donald Trump became the fourth person in United States history to become president while losing the popular vote, possible because the U.S President is selected by the Electoral College, which awards electors to each state, rather than by popular vote. This system leads to smaller states being dramatically over-represented in the process of … Continue reading Seven charts that show America is hardly a democracy

PFAS contamination threatens island residents

By Maclaine Willett, Assistant News Editor In the midst of the many conflicts of the present times, a new issue has arisen within the Nantucket community concerning the health of community members. Recently, the discovery of PFAS, (poly-fluoroalkyl substances), was confirmed in the water provided and circulated near the Nantucket Memorial Airport. This man-made chemical … Continue reading PFAS contamination threatens island residents

Gluten, sugar and dairy free double chocolate chip zucchini muffins (recipe)

By Reese Burns, Assistant Editor I got this recipe from my grandmother and she makes them every time we go visit! I promise; these are so good. I recommend storing them in your refrigerator; they’ll last longer and they taste really good on top of some yogurt and fruit for breakfast! They are also the … Continue reading Gluten, sugar and dairy free double chocolate chip zucchini muffins (recipe)