By Maggie Deller High school can bring about many stressors and challenges, especially as fourth quarter begins. To make the school day a bit easier, The Milestone compiled a collection of ten tips and tricks for students, dubbed school life hacks. Study on a time schedule There is a correlation between the amount of time … More Ten tips and tricks to hack your school day
In an effort to better interact with and learn what concerns its audience, The McNicholas Milestone launched the “Ask Abbey” column under senior Milestone staffer Abbey Pour for the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. The column takes questions from Milestone readers, and Pour answers them to the best of her ability. Questions are published anonymously and can be about anything, … More Ask Abbey: February edition answers questions on Lent, love, Ranch dressing, and more
Pit bulls are a dog breed that most people have heard of before, but likely for a bad reason. Most news about pit bulls is about how dangerous of a dog breed they are, with stories of them attacking people. It’s gotten so bad that some states have banned the breed in certain areas, or … More In defense of pit bulls: breed is loving, not vicious
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. Some people prefer sweet over salty or salty over sweet. Sometimes, it sweet and salty can … More Rocket Quiz: Would you like sugar or salt with that?
Throughout high school, students have found a universal scapegoat for their tired-looking faces, the drag to their step, their missing homework, the reason why they are late to school, and so much more: lack of sleep. It is utterly confusing why any student would feel the need to blame their mistakes and their shortcomings on … More A sleep(y) satire: Rest, a ridiculous notion for teens everywhere
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