Veterans Day 2019: WWII veteran shares story with McNicholas community

Each year on November 11, Americans bow their heads in gratitude towards their veterans. Men and women dutifully serve in five branches of the military: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. In what was originally called Armistice Day, which was named after the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I, … More Veterans Day 2019: WWII veteran shares story with McNicholas community

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Decorating for Christmas: How early is too early?

Christmas decorations seem to be appearing earlier and earlier each year. It’s said to be the most wonderful time of the year, which is celebrated with friends and family with hopes for a blanket of white on Christmas day, but when is it appropriate for Christmas to take over the corporate world?“Mid-November. People get upset … More Decorating for Christmas: How early is too early?

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What Thanksgiving food are you based on your McNicholas preferences

Personality quizzes are a pop culture favorite requiring readers to answer questions to reveal “secret truths.” After all, knowing what brand of shoe you are is essential knowledge. The McNicholas Milestone is joining the trend by offering readers the opportunity to know what Thanksgiving food they most resemble based on McNicholas preferences. Find out this … More What Thanksgiving food are you based on your McNicholas preferences

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The Disappearance of Jonathan Andrews

The following is a fictional story that will be published through the McNicholas Milestone in installments. All characters, settings, and dialogue are purely figments of the imagination. Thumbnail courtesy of http://www.criminalelement.coment. PART ONE: JOSEY “Dead?” that one-word question sent my world reeling and falling down around my shoulders. “Dead,” the slurred conformation slipped from Mother’s … More The Disappearance of Jonathan Andrews

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Behind the scenes: Senior leads theatre set painting

One of the most important aspects of a live theatrical performance is making sure that the set stands out and fits the tone of the production.  Once the set is designed, it is another person’s job to bring it to life through color. In the McNicholas High School theatre, Erin Callahan isthat person. Callahan has … More Behind the scenes: Senior leads theatre set painting

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Get to know the ‘Humans of McNick’ Vol. 2: Tara Rammel

In 2010, Brandon Stanton began Humans of New York as a photography project. Somewhere along the way, he started not only asking for pictures of his subjects but their stories too. This feature series is entirely inspired by Humans of New York. To determine who will be interviewed for this feature, all 500+ students at … More Get to know the ‘Humans of McNick’ Vol. 2: Tara Rammel

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Sock, coat drives offer service opportunities for all students

For the next week and beyond, there are two service opportunities for McNicholas students to help others by a simple donation. The first opportunity where Rockets can help is with the “Socktober” sock drive. Students can bring in new pairs of socks to fill the bins outside of the Counseling and College Readiness office. “The … More Sock, coat drives offer service opportunities for all students

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Hong Kong betrayed by selectively activist companies

The McNicholas Milestone welcomes Letters to the Editor and other guest articles. The views expressed in this Letter to the Editor do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Archbishop McNicholas High School administration, faculty, or students. With any submission, The McNicholas Milestone reserves the right to edit as well as refuse publishing any material … More Hong Kong betrayed by selectively activist companies

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Students should spend more time with others, not their cell phones

By Hallie Kim Most students use their cell phones in school hallways, classrooms, and café during every school day. They often play games on their cell phones, watch YouTube, send and receive messages with friends, and search Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  This phenomenon is a common occurrence in a world where technology has advanced and … More Students should spend more time with others, not their cell phones

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Woodruff works to keep McNick clean and neat

One of the most important figures at McNicholas often eludes the public consciousness. However, his contributions to the school are long-lasting and impactful. McNicholas High School’s Manager of Buildings and Grounds, Mr. Mike Woodruff, often flies under the radar among McNicholas students. However, he is responsible for the upkeep and improvement of the McNicholas campus. … More Woodruff works to keep McNick clean and neat

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International students share surprises, differences between McNick, home schools

Students from Germany, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and Vietnam chose to study McNicholas High School for the 2019-2020 school year instead of their home schools. The international students have now studied almost a full quarter of their year in the U.S. and The Milestone talked with them about wh at they were most surprised by … More International students share surprises, differences between McNick, home schools

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Café introduces a little bit of green becoming Styrofoam free

The McNicholas cafeteria introduced new environmentally sound packaging for the 2019-2020 school year. Eco Club moderator Mary Dennemann said, “Mrs. Donna wanted to have something better for the environment.” This new packaging promotes recycling and puts less in the landfills. The McNicholas High School cafeteria looked to become more economically friendly for the 2019-2020 school … More Café introduces a little bit of green becoming Styrofoam free

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New faculty and staff join McNicholas for the 2019-2020 school year

Four new faculty, staff members have joined McNicholas for the 2019-2020 school year:  Biology and Health teacher Dr. Kristy Brandabur, Photography teacher Bea Gardner, Counselor Erica Stablum, and Liturgical Music Director Kim Zang. Before teaching at McNicholas, Dr. Kristy Brandabur taught high school “for several years and taught all the way down to Montessori, and … More New faculty and staff join McNicholas for the 2019-2020 school year

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April Book Review: A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me will leave you in stitches

Disclaimer: The following review may contain some spoilers revolving around the plot and background. The review is simply my own opinion, you may disagree. This year, I will be reviewing books based on their genres. This month’s genre is Non-Fiction. In these reviews, I will rate the books on a starring system using an appropriate … More April Book Review: A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me will leave you in stitches

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Newman Centers offer unique opportunity for college students

By: Madison McClellan, Vinny Ramundo, and Ellie White Colleges are communities filled with people of many backgrounds, diversities, and religions.  Catholic Newman Centers are present and active on many campuses nationwide.  These are parishes that function primarily as a place for Catholic students to continue their faith journey together in welcoming, vibrant communities centered in … More Newman Centers offer unique opportunity for college students

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