The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

The following is a fictional story that will be published through the McNicholas Milestone in installments. All characters, settings, and dialogue are purely figments of the imagination. PART FIVE: THE SMUGGLER Jillian’s eyes caught mine from the entrance of the tent before I could avert my gaze. A half-smile tugged at the corners of her … More The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

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Mental illnesses turned quirky trend, sabotages legitimacy

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year and 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year. The fields of psychiatry and psychology are still relatively young which allows for a lack of knowledge and understanding. Though both fields … More Mental illnesses turned quirky trend, sabotages legitimacy

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Teachers reveal student behaviors needing improvement

On a daily basis teachers interact with a plethora of students and must adapt to the personality and habits of each class. When interacting with students in and out of the classroom, little annoyances are bound to arise. In a Milestone survey, teachers expressed student behaviors they find bothersome, and the majority agreed that tablet … More Teachers reveal student behaviors needing improvement

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Compostable waste: A harmful marketing tactic for mother earth

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, McNicholas’ café staff announced they had gone Styrofoam free. Ideally this would allow any of the new packaging to biodegrade within 90 days of disposal. Initially, this change received high praise. However, in the State of Ohio, in order to compost the type of containers used in … More Compostable waste: A harmful marketing tactic for mother earth

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Lunches need to return to 48 minutes

Disclaimer: The following is a Milestone staff editorial and it does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the McNicholas administration, faculty, or community as a whole. All interviews were conducted prior to the end of the school day on February 25, 2020. This piece is a culmination of approximately month of interviewing, researching, and collaborating … More Lunches need to return to 48 minutes

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The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

Featured image courtesy of http://www.criminalelement.coment. The following is a fictional story that will be published through the McNicholas Milestone in installments. All characters, settings, and dialogue are purely figments of the imagination. PART FOUR: THE ARTIST John O’Malley might as well have been a wraith. I had been following him for well over a half … More The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

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Book review: Know My Name offers message of recovery from trauma

When I first picked up Know My Name in McNicholas’ library, I knew little about it other than a basic overview of the plot and that I’d heard positive comments about it.  Once I began reading it, I had a very difficult time putting it down.  I did take a break a few times throughout … More Book review: Know My Name offers message of recovery from trauma

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