Should curse words be contained: Rockets weigh in on curse word etiquette

Curse words have become common in everyday society — in movies and tv, walking down the street, heck, even in McNick. Should curse words really be so common? When we were children our parents and teachers taught us that cursing is inappropriate and shouldn’t be used, even when we’re in pain. We were taught that … More Should curse words be contained: Rockets weigh in on curse word etiquette

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Rocket Roundtable: America reacts to Trump’s first veto

In the nearly 243-year history of the United States of America, its first 44 presidents have issued a grand total of 2,574 vetoes.  On March 15 of his third year occupying the White House, Donald Trump issued veto #1.  The vetoed legislation would have reversed Trump’s national emergency declaration that will allocate funds to continue … More Rocket Roundtable: America reacts to Trump’s first veto

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Hallways don’t have to be horrific: Be mindful of others!

To say that McNicholas is a maze would be an understatement. The building as it stands now was assembled in so many different decades that one may find it easier to explain it with the butterfly effect than with the actual timeline of construction. The halls, much like the nervous system of the human body, … More Hallways don’t have to be horrific: Be mindful of others!

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Music of the Month: Exploring the spring playlist

A common thread among the students at McNicholas is their love for music. In monthly installments of “Music Monday,” Milestone staff reporter and co-editor Madison McClellan will be providing recommendations for new songs to add to your playlist throughout the school year. This month the musical selection has been focused on calming tunes to help … More Music of the Month: Exploring the spring playlist

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Ten ways to spend spring break without ever leaving the house

Spring break is only days away, and while some may be heading to a vacation destination, others may be stuck at home. Whether you simply don’t have a car or have become trapped in your own house by a supervillain, the Milestone can help keep boredom away with a compiled a list of activities to … More Ten ways to spend spring break without ever leaving the house

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Four fast ways to instantly improve your writing

Writing is a skill that is highly stressed in an English classroom, but can often seem daunting. Whether you are writing an analytical essay on the last book your class read, applying to colleges, or composing a story, here are a few tips and tricks to easily improve the quality of your writing. 1. Cut … More Four fast ways to instantly improve your writing

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