Archive for January 2012

Chinese bring in New Year: How it differs from other New Year’s celebrations

While Americans traditionally celebrate a “new year” every Jan. 1, the New Year’s celebration varies greatly in other parts of the world. With four of McNicholas’ foreign exchange students coming from China, seniors Zhihao “Rex” Cao and Yaling Wu, junior Hanye Li, and sophomore Shuohua “Sam” Zou, the McNicholas Milestone decided to research the Chinese … Continue reading

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SOPA, PIPA postponement exemplifies citizens’ involvement in government

On Friday, Jan. 20, the postponement of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) legislations was publicly announced, leaving many relieved and in shock of the effect of recent protests.  SOPA and PIPA are bills aimed at halting internet piracy and copyright infringement. SOPA, as the more extreme of the … Continue reading

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McNicholas hosts five foreign exchange students

Each year, McNicholas hosts foreign exchange students from all over the world.  These students have stemmed from China, Mongolia, Japan, Germany, Sweden, and other countries. McNicholas’ involvement with having foreign exchange students began when former principal, Mr. Jerry Couzins, made McNicholas a sister school to a high school in Japan. For five years, this high … Continue reading

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School email: Are students using the educational tool?

Email has become an important part of life at McNicholas as its purpose is to assist students in their communication and studies. Last school year, McNicholas provided every student with a school email, but a year and a half later, many students still aren’t using it to its full potential or even at all. McNick … Continue reading

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