Rockets prefer college football over the NFL

For many, the fall season not only means the return of school, but the promise of months on end basking in the great American traditions of College Football Saturdays and NFL Sundays.  A poll of 100 random students and staff members, who gave their names and positions on the issue, revealed that 58% of all … More Rockets prefer college football over the NFL

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Baptist, Catholic voices united; Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 3

Evening of Thursday 9/13/18 We pull into the small parking lot for Glory Bound Baptist Church and are immediately greeted by parishioners at the door for the Thursday evening service. Our experience at Glory Bound is like nothing I’d ever been a part of.  Our group outnumbers the locals in the already small church, and … More Baptist, Catholic voices united; Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 3

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Rockets experience the power of presence: Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 2

Morning of Thursday: 9/13/18 I quietly climb out of my top bunk bed to not wake my roommates.  This is not a very successful effort as I end up waking up half my room, at least for the moment, as I use my flashlight to find my notebook and sweatshirt before I make my way … More Rockets experience the power of presence: Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 2

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Excitement, anticipation, humility and heart-filled moments fill first two days on Joppa Mountain: Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 1

Each fall and spring semester, McNicholas seniors and teachers embark on a mission trip of service to the people of the rural Appalachian region of Tennessee in Grainger County.  Rockets live in simple community at the Glenmary ranch on Joppa Mountain and work with mountain managers from Glenmary who give their time and talents to … More Excitement, anticipation, humility and heart-filled moments fill first two days on Joppa Mountain: Observations from Fall Appalachia 2018, Volume 1

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A family affair: School, work bond together (part 2)

The Cheeks Sophomore Georgia Cheek is the second child of Attendance/Receptionist Jill Cheek to attend McNicholas. Her first, Jacob Cheek, graduated in the Class of 2016.  “I enjoy bringing Georgia to school and seeing her throughout the day.  Working here has allowed me to get to know her friends, and I love that,” Jill said. … More A family affair: School, work bond together (part 2)

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A family affair: School, work bond together (part1)

While most McNick students leave their parents each morning to go their separate ways to school and work, a select few families have the opportunity of sharing their daily experiences at the same institution.  McNicholas currently has eight families which have at least one parent working at the school with at least one student enrolled … More A family affair: School, work bond together (part1)

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