The Current Wave

The Current Wave

School Security

Chris Dunlaevy, News Editor

April 12, 2018


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The world has changed since the events at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, this past February 14th. That much is unquestionable. But even as the world has changed, with survivors calling out the NRA, planning rallies, trying to create change, NKHS has changed as well. We have received a new school res...

The Age of Vaping

Christopher Dunlaevy, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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The Rhode Island General Assembly has signed a bill that will prohibit anyone from vaping on school property, coming into effect on January 1st. This will apply to North Kingstown High School, as well as all Rhode Island schools. According to Donna Sweet, Assistant Principal, she doesn't know what ...

Opioid Outrage

Opioid Outrage

Emma Zorner, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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You've heard of it everywhere. On the news, on the radio, at the dinner table, but the opioid epidemic is still an unanswered question on your mind. What is an opioid anyway? The true definition of an opioid is: a substance that alleviates pain by acting on the nervous system and releasing signa...

Recent NKHS graduate named Miss Rhode Island Earth United States

Recent NKHS graduate named Miss Rhode Island Earth United States

Rachel Berson, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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When her mom suggested that she participate in a pageant in order to build her resume, Isabella Bennett, a 2013 NKHS graduate, was initially a little skeptical. But her interest in environmental issues soon led her to the Miss Earth United States Pageant, a self-described “International Environmental ...

New schedule proposal: What’s different?

Josh Neronha, Staff Writer

April 8, 2017


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Over the past few weeks, students have been meeting with their guidance counselors in order to plan their schedules for next year. However, earlier this year, the administration announced a new scheduling format that they hope to implement in the coming school year. The new schedule, presented to the North Kin...

Junior Ali Hornung wins LLS Student of the Year Award

Junior Ali Hornung wins LLS Student of the Year Award

Abigail Haines, Staff Writer

April 1, 2017


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On March 4, junior Alison Hornung was awarded the title of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year 2017 after six weeks of intense fundraising, during which she raised a total of $40,000.   Hornung’s interest in raising money for pediatric blood cancer research peaked when her sister’s f...

Changes in federal transgender policy raise concerns for NK students

Changes in federal transgender policy raise concerns for NK students

Rachel Berson, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


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Just as President Donald Trump’s recent decision to remove former President Obama’s transgender bathroom policy has caused controversy throughout the rest of the nation, it has sparked ripples of shock and debate in the Ocean State. On February 22, 2017, President Donald Trump rescinded Obama-er...

Cheating outbreak affects junior class at NKHS

Hannah Kuczmarski, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


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An outbreak of cheating in the junior class this school year has left teachers not only concerned, but asking themselves, why? Dr. Denise Mancieri, NKHS’s principal, has expressed concern towards this issue and has even provided teachers with informational resources, such as Julie Lythcott-Haims’s...

Students, faculty remember Daniel Coates

Students, faculty remember Daniel Coates

Jacob Maguire, Editor-In-Chief

February 13, 2017


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When junior Dan Coates died unexpectedly on Oct. 17, his death sent shock waves through the high school and surrounding community. However, few students were as surprised to learn that Coates had taken his own life as junior Maya Hanrahan, his longtime girlfriend. Hanrahan, who met Coates at the end...

Students reflect on Obama’s presidency, Trump’s victory

Students reflect on Obama’s presidency, Trump’s victory

Rachel Berson, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


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The morning of Nov. 9, 2016 was a time of mixed emotions. Some students rejoiced at the arrival of a new administration, while others wandered dismally through the hallways, cursing the Electoral College. Still, many others were overwhelmingly relieved that the 2016 presidential election, a race characterized...

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