Coronavirus impacts U.S. international students

International students in the U.S. will return early to their home countries, ending their school year because of Coronavirus. Currently, Coronavirus is spreading all around the country, and all of the United States’ schools, including colleges, are closed until Coronavirus completely disappears.  Therefore, students are doing homeschooling or video conferencing to catch up with classes … More Coronavirus impacts U.S. international students

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Fur-ever friends: Students, faculty show off their companions

On the list of lovable things in life, pets are surely near the top. McNicholas students and faculty share their dogs, felines, and everything in between, with whom they are able to spend more time with now that we’re social distancing due to COVID-19. Type of pet: Dog Name: Brady Nicknames: Brad, Roo, Ray, Bean, … More Fur-ever friends: Students, faculty show off their companions

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The Disappearance of Johnathan 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. PART FIVE: THE SMUGGLER Jillian’s eyes caught mine from the entrance of the tent before I could avert my gaze. A half-smile tugged at the corners of her … More The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

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Keeping yourself busy: Top documentaries to watch while stuck inside

Now that we’ve all been working from home for the past week and half and our weekends consist of travel only from our bedrooms to our living rooms, many have probably exhausted most of the trending series and movies on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Disney.  However, there might be a few you missed.  Think about … More Keeping yourself busy: Top documentaries to watch while stuck inside

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Fourth quarter burnout: Students share tips on staying focused

Fourth quarter has just arrived and so have longer days, warmer weather, and the online schoolwork that has come about as a result of the coronavirus.Many McNick students say that they find it more difficult to stay on top of school work as we move into the fourth quarter, and that issue is compounded by … More Fourth quarter burnout: Students share tips on staying focused

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McNick to move to virtual lessons on March 18th

On Thursday, March 12, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that starting Mon. March 16, all Ohio public and private schools, K-12, will be closed through Friday, April 3, out of concern of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. With this news, McNick looks to online options to continue learning. In response, McNicholas will use Microsoft … More McNick to move to virtual lessons on March 18th

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How to: Setting up Microsoft Teams for online instruction

Starting Wednesday 18, 2020, McNicholas will be transitioning into online classes as a result of the recent COVID-19  outbreak. Classes will be held using Microsoft Teams, a communication and collaboration service that allows for group chats, video conferences, and online meetings. To set up Microsoft Teams and join classes, follow these steps: Step One: Open … More How to: Setting up Microsoft Teams for online instruction

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Spread of coronavirus brings precautions

By Hallie Kim, assisted by Milestone Staff As of Wednesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. there are four confirmed cases of coronavirus, COVID-19, in Ohio with 21 people testing negative and 24 who are showing symptoms of “respiratory distress,” according to the Ohio Department of Health. On Tuesday, March 9, Governor Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency in Ohio and made recommendations … More Spread of coronavirus brings precautions

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Mental illnesses turned quirky trend, sabotages legitimacy

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year and 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. The fields of psychiatry and psychology are still relatively young which allows for a lack of knowledge and understanding. Though both fields … More Mental illnesses turned quirky trend, sabotages legitimacy

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Teachers reveal student behaviors needing improvement

On a daily basis teachers interact with a plethora of students and must adapt to the personality and habits of each class. When interacting with students in and out of the classroom, little annoyances are bound to arise. In a Milestone survey, teachers expressed student behaviors they find bothersome, and the majority agreed that tablet … More Teachers reveal student behaviors needing improvement

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Dorm room packing made easy: A guided list of what to bring

As third quarter comes to an end and seniors at McNicholas prepare for the next phase of life, the extensive changes that accompany the shift into college life can be intimidating. One of said changes is the transition from living at home to living in a dorm or apartment. It can be difficult to discern … More Dorm room packing made easy: A guided list of what to bring

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Take up the challenge: Impact the future with student fundraiser

Now is the time to call your grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and even second cousin Judith to inform them of the current goings-on at McNicholas and show them why they should support our school. It’s time for the annual student fundraiser. Many school fundraisers, including this one, are designed to raise money so that tuition … More Take up the challenge: Impact the future with student fundraiser

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Lunches need to return to 48 minutes

Disclaimer: The following is a Milestone staff editorial and it does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the McNicholas administration, faculty, or community as a whole. All interviews were conducted prior to the end of the school day on February 25, 2020. This piece is a culmination of approximately month of interviewing, researching, and collaborating … More Lunches need to return to 48 minutes

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