Autism Speaks: Who’s doing the talking?

By Stella Marlin Glowacki, contributing writer Autism Speaks is one of, if not the biggest, autism-focused organization out there, raising 94.5 million dollars in 2018, according to their website. But where is that money really going? Many autistic people actually advocate against supporting Autism Speaks. Every year Autism Speaks divides up their budget. In 2018 … Continue reading Autism Speaks: Who’s doing the talking?

Homecoming weekend is an overwhelming success

By Natalie Mack, News Editor Now that the majority of Nantucket has received the COVID-19 vaccination and life is slowly returning to normal, Nantucket High School was able to hold a homecoming last week. (October 25-31). This has been the first “normal” homecoming since 2019, before Covid hit. Last year, homecoming did take place; however, … Continue reading Homecoming weekend is an overwhelming success

The flawed treatment of athletics in society

By Anna Popnikolova, assistant editor-in-chief There’s a difference between a child who participates in Little League and a teenager who spends every single afternoon at sports practice, has no time or energy to participate in anything else, and is forced into unhealthy competition on a daily basis; between a parent signing up a child for … Continue reading The flawed treatment of athletics in society

What we should really be learning in gym class

By Natalie Mack, news editor I’ve been taking some form of a health class since about fifth grade. From then, until now, I’ve learned about puberty, eating right, the importance of exercise, how to play badminton and various other games, to stay away from drugs and alcohol, how to run a mile and many other … Continue reading What we should really be learning in gym class