Everyone should own a gerbil: A guide to caring for a new pet rodent

By Maggie Deller Common household pets are dogs and cats, but exotic animals such as gerbils are often overlooked. There are many reasons why gerbils make great pets. Here is a basic guide for gerbils and how to care for them. They are cute, loving companions Gerbils are small, cute, and friendly creatures. They can … More Everyone should own a gerbil: A guide to caring for a new pet rodent

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Senior spreads Christmas cheer with 50,000 Christmas lights

By Isabella Daley Some people start planning their Christmas decorations in the middle of October, some start December 1, and some wait until a week before Christmas.  Senior William Granlund spent almost one year preparing his Christmas decorations. Granlund programmed about 250 strands of LED lights to display a Christmas lights show at his house, … More Senior spreads Christmas cheer with 50,000 Christmas lights

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McNick-connected organization provides service to community

By Abbey Pour McNicholas High School students, staff, and alumni have always worked to provide support to the surrounding communities through businesses and organizations. One of these organizations, Churches Active in Northside (CAIN), is run by Executive Director MiMi Chamberlin, a McNicholas alumnus of 1979. CAIN provides crisis assistance, education, counselling, and more in the community. … More McNick-connected organization provides service to community

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Food face-off: Japanese restaurant authenticity narrowly triumphs fast-food

By Faith Miller and Nicholas Wynn A common staple of American culture and cuisine is the fast food industry. With different establishments drawing from different culinary types and styles, fast food can provide quick, easy, and diverse meals. However, can fast food beat a classic restaurant? Between a fast food stop and full-service restaurant, which … More Food face-off: Japanese restaurant authenticity narrowly triumphs fast-food

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Rocket Quiz: Settling pet preference; are you a dog or cat person

By Maggie Deller Made popular by Buzzfeed, entertainment quizzes have told us everything from which Friends character we are, which Harry Potter house we’re in, to what kind of dog breed we are. The Milestone has joined the movement with our own style of quizzes. Are you more of an energetic canine or a chill … More Rocket Quiz: Settling pet preference; are you a dog or cat person

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New teacher joins World Languages Department

Sergio Munda, the new Spanish II teacher at McNicholas High School, was hired to replace Cass Cleavinger who did not return to McNicholas for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Munda has been teaching since 2009 both abroad and in the U.S. However, he knew how to speak Spanish long before he began teaching it. From a … More New teacher joins World Languages Department

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