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A junior’s perspective: How standardized testing is taking its toll on students’ outlook

In today’s fiercely competitive college-prep environment, it’s no secret that junior year has quickly become less about enjoying high school while it lasts and more about the academic marathon of preparing for two narrowly specific and equally dreaded events – the SAT and the ACT. When College Board President David Coleman announced 2016 changes to … Continue reading

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Changes to lobby provide synthesis of athletic pride and student resources

Those who have not visited McNicholas recently may be startled to walk through its front doors. The lobby has undergone recent remodeling and now contains high top tables and chairs as well as cushioned chairs for students and teachers. Fine Arts Department Chair Mel Gaskins, who helped the Lobby Planning Committee with furnishings, cited the … Continue reading

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Add meaning to the season: Get creative with your Lenten promise

The Mardi Gras celebration has come and gone, which can only mean one thing – Lent is upon us. Known to many as the season of abstaining from candy and being forced to attend a fish fry on Friday nights, it’s often brushed off and turns into a time of simply going through the motions. … Continue reading

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Schools should again offer life-skill classes

During the somewhat stressful process of scheduling for an upcoming year, McNicholas students are offered a variety of electives including Guitar Tech, Ceramics, and a selection of Art classes.  These choices seem to be a pattern for many schools in the area of Cincinnati, and have been so since the influx of technology over the … Continue reading

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