For the duration of their senior year, students are constantly asked, “So, what are you doing next year?” But, what if they don’t know? Should they go straight from high school to college, or should they allot some time to find themselves? They could take a gap year, or some students may find themselves wondering … More Seniors search for success outside of college
For many students, art classes provide the ability to let go of the structural school schedule and express themselves freely, enriching the creative and performing aspects of academia. Through art, both a sense of unity and a sense of individualism can be created. After the school Art Show on April 27, the Milestone asked some … More Art creates unity throughout Rocket High
By Erica Gumbert Wishing one could whisper helpful advice to their teenage selves may just seem like a dreamy fantasy, but five faculty and staff members have decided to share some of their knowledge and experience about their time in high school in hopes of benefiting current students, especially the graduating seniors. For many, high … More Faculty, staff offer advice to their high school selves, graduating seniors
Made popular by Buzzfeed, entertainment quizzes have told us everything from which Friends character we are, which Harry Potter house we’re in, to what kind of dog breed we are. The Milestone has joined the movement with our own style of quizzes. Eight students and one teacher encompass the Milestone staff. Some of us you … More Rocket Quiz: Which Milestone staffer are you?
By Erica Gumbert Promposals, an extravagant form of asking someone out to a dance, especially prom, have become the social norm and they shouldn’t be. Many feel like they have to go to great lengths to publically ask someone out to a dance and, coincidentally, the rise of promposals coincides with the rise of technology … More Prom? Unfortunately, only with the best promposal
By Erica Gumbert Syria has been involved in a seven-year civil war that has claimed the lives of over 400,000, according to the United Nations. Despite these grueling facts, many news teams are not keeping the American public informed on what has been taking place, until recently. This past Monday, March 5, almost 100 civilians, … More You need to know: Syrian civil war costs civilian lives
By Erica Gumbert Students from all walks of life are being plagued by the same issue: perfectionism. Perfectionism is creating unrealistically high standards for oneself then suffering a constant depression since those goals are never met. While social media is an applicable scapegoat, the core of the issue can also be attributed to over-expectations in … More Perfectionism isn’t perfect; Students should focus on life over grades