Mardi Gras Captain and Maid to be honored on Feb. 17

On Feb. 17, McNicholas High School will hold its 67th annual Mardi Gras Pageant and Ball, a tradition started by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Per tradition, this event will honor forty seniors as the court, 8 juniors as the honor guard, and 8 sophomores as the honor guard whom their respective classes elect. The … More Mardi Gras Captain and Maid to be honored on Feb. 17

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January book review: Dive into the fantastical world of An Ember in the Ashes

Disclaimer: The following review may contain some spoilers revolving around the plot and background. The review is simply my own opinion, you may disagree. This year, I will be reviewing books based around their genres. This month’s genre is Fantasy In these reviews, I will rate the books on a starring system using an appropriate … More January book review: Dive into the fantastical world of An Ember in the Ashes

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McNicholas updates dress code policy regarding shorts, skirts

The updated dress code took effect with the first day of the second semester requiring all shorts and skirts “to extend at least below the fingers as a student stands with their arms straight down.” This update to the Student Handbook stems from issues occurring earlier in the school year during Homecoming Week regarding the … More McNicholas updates dress code policy regarding shorts, skirts

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McNicholas shares information on new mental health programs

At the end of October, the student body completed a survey about student culture that covered everything from student morale to stress factors to overall mental health.  From the results of that survey, McNicholas is now initiating new programs that resolve around mental health. According to a second survey by The Milestone on Dec. 5, … More McNicholas shares information on new mental health programs

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December book staple: Spend winter break with this retelling of a holiday classic

Disclaimer: The following review may contain some spoilers revolving around the plot and background. The review is simply my own opinion, you may disagree. This year, I will be reviewing books based around their genres. This month’s genre is Christmas. In these reviews, I will rate the books on a starring system using an appropriate … More December book staple: Spend winter break with this retelling of a holiday classic

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November book review: Graphic novels that deserve attention

Disclaimer: The following review may contain some spoilers revolving around the plot and background. The review is simply my own opinion, you may disagree. This year, I will be reviewing books based around their genres. This month’s genre is graphic novels. In these reviews, I will rate the books on a starring system using an … More November book review: Graphic novels that deserve attention

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A Rocket’s guide to Mardi Gras nominating and voting for the 2019 Honor Guards and Court

Ah, Mardi Gras, arguably the most important of all McNick events. While the event occurs in February, the nomination and voting process begins long before the event. All McNick students will have the chance to nominate students from their class on Monday, Nov. 19. The nominations will then be validated by a Mardi Gras review … More A Rocket’s guide to Mardi Gras nominating and voting for the 2019 Honor Guards and Court

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