Wenstrup speaks about ‘other side of war’ for Veterans Day

On November 9, U.S. Representative Colonel Brad Wenstrup spoke to the McNicholas student body and staff as part of the annual Veterans Day program.  After sophomore Andy Farmer’s rendition of the national anthem, Wenstrup began the assembly by talking about how he wanted to change up his normal Veterans Day talk by speaking on what … More Wenstrup speaks about ‘other side of war’ for Veterans Day

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Masterson reflects on life after accepting Full Stature Special Achievement Award

Sister Jeannie Masterson of the Congregation of St. Joseph was awarded the Full Stature Achievement Award for 2018/2019 after being an active member of the McNicholas community for 39 years through various roles at the school. Even though her journeys have taken her all over the world, it is obvious she still has a strong sense of love towards McNick. “I believe God invites us constantly to … More Masterson reflects on life after accepting Full Stature Special Achievement Award

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The great pineapple debate: the perfect topping for the pizza world

I am a big fan of pineapple bacon pizza. I enjoy nearly all types of pizza, but pineapple bacon pizza is my favorite. “To those who say pineapple isn’t an acceptable pizza topping because it doesn’t taste good, they probably haven’t had it done right. Raw chunks of pineapple thrown around a pizza? No way. … More The great pineapple debate: the perfect topping for the pizza world

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Mallaley Chases Golf State Championship

Junior Sydney Mallaley competed in the state golf tournament on Oct. 12 and 13 at The Ohio State University’s Gray Golf Course. Mallaley was the only qualifier from the women’s golf team to make it to the state golf tournament. Willy Corbett, women’s head golf coach, described Mallaley as being “very competitive and dedicated.” During … More Mallaley Chases Golf State Championship

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McNicholas integrates new security system

As Rockets arrived this school year, they found new elements at school: key card scanners and security cameras. The scanners and cameras were installed over the summer as part of McNick’s new safety plan. Funding became available through the state, so McNicholas applied. “The state of Ohio put out a grant and we were one … More McNicholas integrates new security system

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Studying classic lit important part of teen development

Every year, high school students across the nation  are given the task of reading classic literature in their English classes. It is a commonality for students to pick up a book like The Scarlet Letter or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, read them, and then trudge through writing a paper to attain an acceptable letter … More Studying classic lit important part of teen development

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Rockets prefer college football over the NFL

For many, the fall season not only means the return of school, but the promise of months on end basking in the great American traditions of College Football Saturdays and NFL Sundays.  A poll of 100 random students and staff members, who gave their names and positions on the issue, revealed that 58% of all … More Rockets prefer college football over the NFL

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Music of the Month: Jamming out through October

A common thread held between the students at McNicholas is the love for music. In “Music Monday”, staff reporter and co-editor Madison McClellan will be providing recommendations for new songs throughout the school year. The British Band Fleetwood Mac has produced multiple hits over the years, with their most popular song to date being “Dreams” off … More Music of the Month: Jamming out through October

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Baptist, Catholic voices united; Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 3

Evening of Thursday 9/13/18 We pull into the small parking lot for Glory Bound Baptist Church and are immediately greeted by parishioners at the door for the Thursday evening service. Our experience at Glory Bound is like nothing I’d ever been a part of.  Our group outnumbers the locals in the already small church, and … More Baptist, Catholic voices united; Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 3

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Life of Marie Curie presented as part of STEAM initiative

On Sept. 20 “Curie Me Away” hit theaters for McNicholas High School. “Curie Me Away” is a play written by Sadie Bowman who lives in Minnesota, and is based on the life of Marie Skłodowska Curie, a Polish physicist. The Science Department saw it at Fringe Fest, a yearly arts festival in Over-the-Rhine. The play … More Life of Marie Curie presented as part of STEAM initiative

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Rockets experience the power of presence: Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 2

Morning of Thursday: 9/13/18 I quietly climb out of my top bunk bed to not wake my roommates.  This is not a very successful effort as I end up waking up half my room, at least for the moment, as I use my flashlight to find my notebook and sweatshirt before I make my way … More Rockets experience the power of presence: Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 2

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Non-Catholic students welcomed in McNick community

Archbishop McNicholas High School was founded as the first co-ed Catholic school in 1951 by the sisters of St. Joseph.  The curriculum is centered on Catholic tradition, but over the years many students from other religions, Lutherans to Methodists to non-denominational Christians, have joined the faith community of McNicholas. Sophomore Kristen Van Huss is a … More Non-Catholic students welcomed in McNick community

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McNicholas Theater to perform “The Matchmaker”

  The McNicholas High School Theater Department will perform Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker for their fall performance of the 2018/2019 school year. Show time for opening night on Nov. 8 is 7 p.m. in the The Jeanne Spurlock Theatre. The Matchmaker is a contemporary comedy that has been described as “extraordinarily original and funny” by … More McNicholas Theater to perform “The Matchmaker”

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McNick’s A-team prepares for upcoming season

McNicholas High School offers a variety of opportunities to join teams and clubs, but the A-team is different from the rest. The Academic Team has begun their season with weekly practices on Mondays. The team, moderated by science teacher John Chadwell and SAIL teacher Hannah Schwab, had their first match at Cincinnati State on Oct. 23. “Academic team is an extracurricular … More McNick’s A-team prepares for upcoming season

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Election day Nov. 6 to decide key positions, ballots

Midterm elections are November 6 and for those who are able to vote, state and local officials as well as tax levies and drug related issues will fill the ballot. Voting is the main way to influence government and as social studies teacher for Randy Royal said, “You don’t vote, you don’t have a voice.” … More Election day Nov. 6 to decide key positions, ballots

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