McNicholas students share what they are most excited to do on their summer bucket lists

In preparation for summer, many students are making “bucket lists” of different activities that they want to participate in throughout the summer.  For some students, summer is a time for them to bring out their inner child. Without the stress of high school and preparing for college, students can take time to enjoy their favorite … More McNicholas students share what they are most excited to do on their summer bucket lists

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McNicholas students should be allowed the opportunity to be exempt from final exams

With exams for underclassmen right around the corner, it would be nice for students with A-averages to know that all their hard work during the year paid off. Currently at McNicholas High School, underclassmen are required to take all of their final exams, regardless of their grade point average, but McNick should consider adopting a … More McNicholas students should be allowed the opportunity to be exempt from final exams

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ADHD and ADD medications harmful if not used properly

It is becoming more and more common for teenagers to take medications such as Adderall illegally to help them stay awake and focus on schoolwork, but the risks of taking medication without a prescription far outweigh any short-term benefits the teen hopes to receive. According to the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services, students … More ADHD and ADD medications harmful if not used properly

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Teenage athlete injuries proven to have effects later in life

With the higher demand on student athletes from coaches, colleges, and parents, more and more teenagers are being injured, from torn ACLs to concussions. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when a hit to the head causes your brain to slam against your skull. Some concussions can be life changing. “When I … More Teenage athlete injuries proven to have effects later in life

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Colleges admissions weigh GPA over extracurriculars

As high school progresses, students start to wonder what colleges really look for in a future student. “Colleges look for a student that has a strong GPA, but is also involved in extracurricular activities,” Xavier University’s Assistant Director of Commission Dan Marschner said. There are students that join as many extracurricular activities as they can … More Colleges admissions weigh GPA over extracurriculars

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McNick athletes reveal superstitions and pregame routines

McNicholas High School’s spring athletes have many different superstitions and pregame routines that prepare them to perform their best during practices, games, and meets. Whether it’s wearing a certain item every game, or completing a certain ritual before a race, these athletes find that following their routines increases their confidence and keeps their skills in … More McNick athletes reveal superstitions and pregame routines

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Students donate to McNick at Night

McNicholas art students, with the help of art teacher Mr. Willy Corbett, have contributed their artistic talents to McNick at Night in the form of painted furniture.  The furniture will be auctioned off on Friday, March 30 during the school’s annual fundraiser. The evening includes a dinner, silent and live auctions, and a grand reverse … More Students donate to McNick at Night

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