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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The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

Featured image courtesy of http://www.criminalelement.coment. 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 FOUR: THE ARTIST John O’Malley might as well have been a wraith. I had been following him for well over a half … More The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

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Book review: Know My Name offers message of recovery from trauma

When I first picked up Know My Name in McNicholas’ library, I knew little about it other than a basic overview of the plot and that I’d heard positive comments about it.  Once I began reading it, I had a very difficult time putting it down.  I did take a break a few times throughout … More Book review: Know My Name offers message of recovery from trauma

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King and Queen crowned at 68th Mardi Gras Ball

McNicholas High School celebrated its 68th annual Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 16. Each year a court and honor guard are voted on by students and faculty. These students are recognized for their involvement in the McNicholas community. The full court consists of 20 senior males and 20 senior females. The Junior and Sophomore Honor … More King and Queen crowned at 68th Mardi Gras Ball

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Discover which Ohio university is the perfect fit

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 which public Ohio university would be the best fit based on the class … More Discover which Ohio university is the perfect fit

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McMakerspace opens for students, faculty

McNicholas officially opens the “makerspace” for every class, every student. Located in Room 1 in freshman hall, students can now use the new makerspace, officially called McMakerspace, for any sort of project they want to work on whether it be for a class project or a personal project.   There are a variety of tech tools … More McMakerspace opens for students, faculty

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All sports should be marketed toward an equal audience

Growing up, I always thought it would be enjoyable to play football. My older brother was super into it, and being the only boy, he resorted to always asking his little sister (me) to throw the football with him in the front yard. I really enjoyed it, especially if he threw one that I had … More All sports should be marketed toward an equal audience

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Defending against un-sportsmanlike conduct

Actions speak louder than words. This is true in all aspects of life, especially when playing sports. Sportsmanship is the fair behavior or treatment of others during sporting events. Players aren’t the only ones who must partake in good sportsmanship; fans and coaches should too. “[Poor sportsmanship] makes everyone look bad. It depends on the … More Defending against un-sportsmanlike conduct

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Combating mob mentality: A human epidemic

At its root, the familiar phrase, “You are who you surround yourself with,” is often taught to children and encompasses a much larger social issue that has forever plagued humanity: mob mentality. Mob mentality, also referred to as “herd mentality,” is a psychological occurrence in which an individual “deindividuates” and adapts behavioral practices and thought … More Combating mob mentality: A human epidemic

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McNicholas to remove class rank for 2020-2021

For the 2020-2021 fall semester, McNicholas High School will no longer include class rank on students’ report cards. The use of class rankings stems mainly from tradition, as high schools all over the country begin moving away from the system as a way to eliminate competition and encourage individual success. “I think it will help … More McNicholas to remove class rank for 2020-2021

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Seniors to be honored at the 68th annual Mardi Gras Ball

On Feb. 16, McNicholas will host its 68th annual Mardi Gras Pageant and Ball, a tradition started by the Sisters of St. Joseph. As is custom, the court is made up of 20 senior girls and 20 senior boys who are elected and voted for by their peers. 8 juniors will make up the Junior … More Seniors to be honored at the 68th annual Mardi Gras Ball

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An exchange student’s view of Christmas: What it’s like celebrating Christmas in America

McNicholas’ exchange students Duru Bekircan from Turkey and Hallie Kim from South Korea celebrated their first American Christmas in December. Both students shared their perspectives with The Milestone. Q. What do you think about American Christmas? Hallie Kim: Last year Christmas was my first day of Christmas in America and it was kind of cool. … More An exchange student’s view of Christmas: What it’s like celebrating Christmas in America

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The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

The following is the third installment of a fictional story that will be published through the McNicholas Milestone in installments. All characters, settings, and dialogue are purely figments of the imagination. Parts one and two can be found here: Part I, Part II. Thumbnail courtesy of http://www.criminalelement.coment. PART THREE: THE REVEREND Clerk Conners wrapped a … More The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

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McNick Minute offers modern media outlet to students

The number of podcast listeners is increasing steadily as people are discovering new ways to receive their media, and the McNick Minute, McNicholas’ own podcast, caters to the growing demand for auditory news. A podcast is a digital audio file, often times used as a news outlet, that can be downloaded for listening. Published every … More McNick Minute offers modern media outlet to students

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