McNick’s basketball season prepares for tip-off

Basketball season is about to start for McNick. The Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team plays Monday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Mariemont, and the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team plays Friday December 3 against Carroll at 7:30 p.m. Tim Monahan, head coach of the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team, said they want to build from last year’s … More McNick’s basketball season prepares for tip-off

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Top 10 Thanksgiving activities that are a must for students

The Thanksgiving holiday not only brings together families but the diverse activities that they do together on Thanksgiving. In a recent Milestone survey, students shared their top 10 activities to enjoy during this part of the holiday season. 1. Visit Extended Family With Covid being around for so nearly two years, many students haven’t been … More Top 10 Thanksgiving activities that are a must for students

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Saint Joseph Scholars take field trip to Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub

On November 11 and 18, St. Joseph Scholars students left McNicholas for a field trip the Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub. St. Joseph Scholars moderator and English teacher Julie Dill planned and moderated the event. “I am always looking for opportunities for scholars to go out into the community and have experiences that enhance their … More Saint Joseph Scholars take field trip to Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub

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Community tops gratitude list at McNick

Thanksgiving is the holiday when people gather around turkey and stuffing with their families but is also a time when show what they are grateful for.  In a recent Milestone survey, students shared what they are grateful for at McNicholas and why.  Many people said they are grateful for their friends, teachers and the community at McNick. Sophomore Remington Holder said he’s grateful for the teachers. “I am grateful for … More Community tops gratitude list at McNick

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Thanksgiving ‘How To’: Chocolate chip pumpkin muffins make the perfect sweet treat

Thanksgiving is celebrated by sitting around a table with family and friends and enjoying time together with the ones you love. Another way to celebrate is by making delicious chocolate chip pumpkin muffins! These muffins are a quick, easy, and delicious treat. They are homemade and fun to make for a tasty ending to a … More Thanksgiving ‘How To’: Chocolate chip pumpkin muffins make the perfect sweet treat

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McNick honors veterans on Nov. 11 

McNicholas once again welcomed many veterans during its annual Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, Nov. 11. This year’s guests included alumni as well as those who traveled with former McNicholas students and the Gary Sinise Foundation in April 2019 to visit the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Veterans were again able come into the school, unlike in 2020, when students had to watch a pre-recorded video … More McNick honors veterans on Nov. 11 

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Math tutoring program offered to all students

McNicholas recently added a math tutoring program that is available for access to all students who are seeking help with their math courses. Students can go to tutoring for assistance on better understanding of a topic, getting caught up, studying for tests or quizzes, and homework help. Julie Miller, the tutor, is located in the … More Math tutoring program offered to all students

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C.R.E.W. launches Gifts for Hope

On Friday, November 12, C.R.E.W. leadership met to launch the annual all-school philanthropy Gifts for Hope. Junior Autumn Strebel and senior Ashley Jarrold are heading the event. History teacher and C.R.E.W. leadership moderator Todd Naumann, Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Jennifer Tumser, and Director of Student Life Mike Orlando are also assisting with the … More C.R.E.W. launches Gifts for Hope

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Service more important than ever for students

This upcoming holiday season, many people are getting into the spirit of the holiday and volunteering. Although this time of the year inspires many people to give their time to others, it isn’t the only time that people are in need. According to Theology teacher Teresa Davis, students should volunteer to reach out and help … More Service more important than ever for students

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McNicholas Band marches to the end of a successful season

The McNicholas Marching Band ended their competition season on Sunday, Nov. 7 where they placed 15th out of 29 bands at the Mid-State Band Association’s Championships at Simon Kenton High School in Kentucky. The band competed in five competitions in addition to playing at every home football game half-time show.   At the West Clermont Band Invitational, the Rockets placed 1st Class A and won best band, music, … More McNicholas Band marches to the end of a successful season

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The Big Read: A bookclub throughout the United States

Librarian Mrs. Chelsea Almer recently announced a “Big Read” selection for November. Students have until November 15 to read Five Total Strangers Almer will hold a discussion of the book on Nov. 15 at 2:40 p.m. in the library. Snacks will be provided. The Big Read is a program that is sponsored by Sora, the … More The Big Read: A bookclub throughout the United States

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Theatre to perform All Together Now! for fall show

On November 12-14, 2021, the McNicholas Theatre Department will perform Music Theatre International’s All Together Now! Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased here. The show will be directed by theatre teacher Ms. Teresa De Zarn. Other technical directors include Ms. Xan Jeffery as the musical director, McNicholas alumnus Nick Robben as … More Theatre to perform All Together Now! for fall show

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Fall sports season concludes, some continue tourney play

Fall sports at McNicholas have been working hard to place well in their leagues. The teams included boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ golf, boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ volleyball, girls’ tennis, football, and cheer. An account of their records, highlights, predictions, and something exciting over the season from coaches or captains have … More Fall sports season concludes, some continue tourney play

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Dance Team should return to McNicholas

The Dance Team, also known as the Rockettes, has traditionally been one of the winter sports offered at McNick. The team has been strong for many years and received many awards, some for state and national competitions. They have performed in the Orange Bowl, the Anderson Township Tree Lighting, an NKU basketball game, the Eastside … More Dance Team should return to McNicholas

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Makerspace finds new home in STEAM hallway

The McNicholas Makerspace, a room for student use that houses many different technologies such as a 3D printer, VR, a poster printer, a laminator, programs not installed on students’ tablets, arts and crafts, and even LEGO’s, was recently moved from its former home in the English hallway to the junior hallway – or STEAM hallway … More Makerspace finds new home in STEAM hallway

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Clubs begin planning meetings, hosting events

This is the third edition of a three-part article in the Milestone. McNick Broadcasting Broadcasting Club is headed by Mr. Matt Wehrman. Broadcasting involves learning about interviewing skills, working with visuals, and putting on a show in front of the camera. “We also do sports reporting, so we put out various interviews with players and … More Clubs begin planning meetings, hosting events

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Clubs begin planning meetings, hosting events

This is the second edition of a three-part article in the Milestone. Hands Across Campus Hands Across Campus is also run by theology teacher Ms. Teresa Davis. “Three years ago, three students went to Mr. Mueller and said, ‘hey, Mr. Mueller, we need a diversity and inclusion club at McNick, and he said, ‘okay’… He … More Clubs begin planning meetings, hosting events

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Students and staff share Halloween plans, favorites

Halloween, a favorite holiday of many, is Sunday, Oct. 31. In a recent Milestone survey, students as well as facultyshared their favorite candy, movie, characters as well their plans for the day made for spooking. Favorite Halloween Candy Out of 67 responses, 28 responded that Reese’s candy was their favorite candy. Freshman Eric Reinhart said … More Students and staff share Halloween plans, favorites

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October brings awareness to ADHD  

October is a month full of awareness; it is the month set aside for Respect Life, Breast Cancer Awareness, German Americans, and Attention Deficit (Hyper) Disorder (ADHD). Those with ADHD have struggled with focusing and trying to remember things their whole life, but that’s only what people see on the outside. Aside from focus issues, those with ADHD are very creative and find ways to help themselves adapt.   There are two types of … More October brings awareness to ADHD  

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Halloween “How To”: Homemade pumpkin sugar cookies make the perfect non-candy treat

Halloween is celebrated by telling spooky stories, trick-or-treating with friends and family, carving pumpkins, and choosing that perfect costume. Another fun way to celebrate Halloween can be baking cookies! These sugar cookies are homemade and a fun dessert to make on Halloween with friends and family for a break from another Kit Kat or Reese’s … More Halloween “How To”: Homemade pumpkin sugar cookies make the perfect non-candy treat

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Eco Club speaks out about recycling importance

Every day students eat in the cafeteria and every day students don’t see the recycling bins. It only takes a quick check to know if your disposables can be recycled or not, yet many students choose not to. According to the Ecology Club President Jason Munzel, ways for people to be more recycling-aware are small … More Eco Club speaks out about recycling importance

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Cereal drive raises over 200 boxes

The 2021 McNicholas Cereal Drive recently concluded. Hosted by Hands Across Campus, the drive ran from September 27 to October 8 and collected 251 boxes of cereal. The boxes will be distributed evenly to three different food pantries: Guardian Angels in Mt. Washington, St. Leo’s Parish in North Fairmount, and SEM pantry, also in Mt. Washington. In addition to the cereal drive, there will be a canned protein food drive during Catholic Schools Week and a hygiene … More Cereal drive raises over 200 boxes

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Rocket community continues to celebrate Hispanic Culture

For the past month, McNicholas has celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. Starting September 15 and ending October 15, it is the celebration of those from Hispanic heritage and the recognition of their contributions to society. “The origination of Hispanic Heritage Month came in the 1960’s by a decree from the president, President Johnson. However, for us, … More Rocket community continues to celebrate Hispanic Culture

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The Olympics bring the torches to McNick

The Olympics have stopped by McNicholas High School, providing inspiration for Homecoming weekend. Starting on October 4, McNicholas students will celebrate Homecoming Week with outfits each day to match the Homecoming theme. “It’s one of the best weeks I feel like here. Spirit weeks are fun, they get everybody high spirits, ready for the big … More The Olympics bring the torches to McNick

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Student journalists join Milestone staff for 2021-2022 school year

Five students have joined the journalism staff for the 2021-2022 school year. Freshmen Kennedy Kramer, Jack Sampson, and Ava Wille, and junior Charlie Louis join returning staff member sophomore Amanda Braig to complete the McNicholas Milestone staff for 2021-2022. In a series of Milestone interviews, the students spoke about their experiences and plans for the … More Student journalists join Milestone staff for 2021-2022 school year

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Teachers offer book club just for freshmen

At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, Librarian Mrs. Chelsea Almer, SAIL teacher Ms. Hannah Schwab, and English teachers Mrs. Julie Dill, and Ms. Gretchen Thomas decided to begin a book club just for freshmen. They will act as moderators for the club. According to Almer, the Freshman Book Club’s goal is to help … More Teachers offer book club just for freshmen

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McNick continues to implement new logo

In August 2020, McNicholas introduced its new logo and colors. Principal Mr. Dave Mueller, Former Director of Communications and Marketing Mrs. Shannon Kapp, Athletic Director Mr. Drew Schmidt, parents, and board members formed a committee and researched with an outside company about colors and designs to bring about this change. “The idea was that we … More McNick continues to implement new logo

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Letter from the editor: Rohling says final goodbyes to Milestone, McNicholas

Dearest students, parents, teachers, alumni, fellow-bloggers, loved ones/liked ones, The headline of this “article” (though it is a letter) is Letter from the editor and I am the one writing it which means I am “the editor.” In the first week of my senior year in journalism, I was named Editor-in-Chief. Editor-in-Chief is the quarterback … More Letter from the editor: Rohling says final goodbyes to Milestone, McNicholas

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Sisters of St. Joseph reflect on McNick through the years

By Lauren Cox and Paula Zalar Sister Janet Roesener and Sister Joan Hartlaub visited McNick for the first time in many years on Apr. 20. The Sisters of St. Joseph played an instrumental role in transitioning the all-girls St. Joseph Academy into McNicholas High School. Hartlaub was a member of the last graduating class of … More Sisters of St. Joseph reflect on McNick through the years

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Spring sports begin wrap up, head to tournaments

As the school year comes to a close at McNick, so do the sports. The spring sports season is well underway and teams are now rolling into tournament play. Softball Coached by Terry Doyle, the Women’s Varsity Softball Team is currently sitting in second place in the GCL behind Badin with a 22-3 record and … More Spring sports begin wrap up, head to tournaments

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A day in the life: Counselor Matt Wehrman covers many bases

While most might think they know what school guidance counselors do, Matt Wehrman’s job at McNick covers many responsibilities. While the main “paying” part of his position is as a school counselor, his life also includes broadcasting, softball, among others. “I usually get here around 6:45. During that time, I’m preparing for the day. If … More A day in the life: Counselor Matt Wehrman covers many bases

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McNicholas to hold Class of 2021 graduation at Riverbend

At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, there were many uncertainties about how the year would go. One of those uncertainties dealt with the Class of 2021’s graduation. Will there be a graduation for the Class of 2021? Will the graduation for the Class of 2021 be similar to the individual graduation ceremonies for … More McNicholas to hold Class of 2021 graduation at Riverbend

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Where do you want to be in 10 years: Seniors share future dreams

By Kyler Helvey and Jackson White The future can be a daunting, especially for those aren’t sure exactly where they want to go and what they want to do after high school. Instead of focusing on the immediate future, the Milestone decided to inquire about where many see themselves ten years out of high school. … More Where do you want to be in 10 years: Seniors share future dreams

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Seniors offer McNick bucket list ideas

Graduation is drawing near, but the seniors won’t be forgotten after they leave. After looking back on their time here at McNick, they submitted “special to-dos” for underclassmen. Here’s their top 10 list of things to do before graduating from McNick. Mardi Gras. Caden Conrad believes everyone should experience at least one Mardi Gras since … More Seniors offer McNick bucket list ideas

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Three seniors commit to college athletic programs

On Thursday, May 6 McNicholas held an additional athletic signing for seniors who committed to college athletic programs after what would have been the final athletic signing on Wednesday, Apr. 14. Three members of the Class of 2021 committed to continuing their athletic careers in college: Lauren Cox, Brady Horgan, and Carson Seemann. Lauren Cox … More Three seniors commit to college athletic programs

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Class of 2021 reflects on final year of high school

Disclaimer: Answers were collected via email and personal interviews between April 12 and May 6. Answers received by press time of May 6 were included. All submissions were subject to editing to ensure journalism ethics were met. High School is four years long. That’s four years full of experiences, opportunities, achievements, fallbacks, and everything in … More Class of 2021 reflects on final year of high school

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Class of 2021 Top 10 recognized for academic achievement

By Audrey Hurlburt, Cassidy Jacobs, Jackson White, Kyler Helvey, Olivia Rohling, and Paula Zalar At 7 a.m. on April 30, McNick held its 8th annual Academic Signing ceremony in the cafe for the top ten students in the Class of 2021. The top ten in alphabetical order include: Nicholas Clark, Lauren Cox, Madeline Daley, Isabella … More Class of 2021 Top 10 recognized for academic achievement

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McNick releases schedule, plans for next school year

The 2020-2021 school year is coming to an end, which means next year’s schedule has been made. With the introduction of Student Leadership Team as well as classroom changes, the following takes a look at what McNicholas High School’s 2021-2022 school year will look like. Disclaimer: This schedule plan is as of March 2021; All … More McNick releases schedule, plans for next school year

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Weekend Recap: Juniors, Seniors celebrate prom; seniors at Cincinnati Zoo

On Saturday, April 24, McNick’s Classes of 2021 and 2022 attended their prom celebration at Paul Brown Stadium that included dinner, court festivities, and of course, dancing. On Sunday, April 25, the Class of 2021 spent the afternoon at the Cincinnati Zoo feeding giraffes, eating s’mores, and hanging out as a class one last time … More Weekend Recap: Juniors, Seniors celebrate prom; seniors at Cincinnati Zoo

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Freshmen Fears: Class of 2024 faced challenging times

The first year of high school is a very challenging time for many freshman students. High school has higher levels of academics that can be challenging compared to the education of elementary schools. Along with academic changes, high school is filled with many new social pressures that can be hard to deal with as a … More Freshmen Fears: Class of 2024 faced challenging times

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McNick welcomes back teachers previously remote

By Jackson White & Kyler Helvey Not only have a number of students been forced to attend school virtually, but some teachers have as well. Due to circumstances of dealing with the pandemic, teachers John Norman (Theology), Sam Roflow (Theology), Tracey Canisalez (Spanish), and Bea Gardner (Photography, Yearbook, Mixed Media) have been teaching from remotely … More McNick welcomes back teachers previously remote

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Pets of the pandemic: Community shares pet adoption stories

The past year of the pandemic has been a very difficult year filled with many new changes and hardships that will transform the lives of many forever. Isolation and quarantine are not meant for human beings to endure for long periods of time and it is evident in the recently released mental health statistics for … More Pets of the pandemic: Community shares pet adoption stories

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Six seniors commit to college athletic programs

By Kyler Helvey, Audrey Hurlburt, and Paula Zalar McNicholas held its final athletic commitment signing ceremony on April 14. Six members of the Class of 2021 committed to continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level: Daniel Auxier, Clay Badylak, Riley Haugh, Emma McSwigan, Austin Ramey, and Mia Smith. Daniel Auxier committed to playing lacrosse … More Six seniors commit to college athletic programs

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