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Apathy, applications, and the issue of activity-stacking

With college application season officially at hand, seniors across the nation are working overtime, doing everything they can to make themselves seem desirable in the eyes of universities. Deadlines are approaching, final test dates are on the horizon, and the time has finally come for students to make decisions about where they will be spending … Continue reading

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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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