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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