Landfill waste vs. academic success: The debate of writing on tests

Whether it’s multiple choice, matching, or true and false, students ask the same question for every test: “Can we write on the test?” The answer differs depending on the teacher. Science teacher Cat Lest does not allow her students to write on tests unless it’s a fill in the blank test. “It’s important to me … More Landfill waste vs. academic success: The debate of writing on tests

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Hong Kong betrayed by selectively activist companies

The McNicholas Milestone welcomes Letters to the Editor and other guest articles. The views expressed in this Letter to the Editor do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Archbishop McNicholas High School administration, faculty, or students. With any submission, The McNicholas Milestone reserves the right to edit as well as refuse publishing any material … More Hong Kong betrayed by selectively activist companies

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Students should spend more time with others, not their cell phones

By Hallie Kim Most students use their cell phones in school hallways, classrooms, and café during every school day. They often play games on their cell phones, watch YouTube, send and receive messages with friends, and search Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  This phenomenon is a common occurrence in a world where technology has advanced and … More Students should spend more time with others, not their cell phones

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Grade scale clash: 10 pt. scale encourages student achievement

No one school is alike. Different athletic programs, different class options, and in some cases different grading scales are factors that make schools unique from one another. Surrounding Cincinnati schools such as Turpin, Anderson, Mount Notre Dame, Ursuline, Moeller and St. Xavier all grade students based on a ten-point scale, typically where a 90-92 is … More Grade scale clash: 10 pt. scale encourages student achievement

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Moving forward: McNick traditions, extracurriculars need revived

Throughout its history, McNicholas High School has had several extracurriculars and traditions that, while they were once very popular, have gradually lost interest with the student body. They then either fade into being unknown, or worse, are cancelled altogether due to lack of interest and participation.  Several clubs no longer exist, some activities, like the … More Moving forward: McNick traditions, extracurriculars need revived

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Exemption policy should include semester exams

Exam week is the one thing that every student dreads. The only reprieve from these tests is the opportunity to be exempt, but students can only be exempt from their second semester exams; first semester exams are not included in the current exemption policy. “The purpose of exams is to test long range knowledge so … More Exemption policy should include semester exams

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Extending Kairos retreat experience to juniors beneficial

The 2019/2020 school years concluded its first quarter with yet another pending change to the natural order of operation at McNicholas: extending the Kairos retreat experience to juniors. The ultimate goal is to replace junior retreat with Kairos in coming years. While change is notorious for being uncomfortable, offering an extended overnight retreat experience, such … More Extending Kairos retreat experience to juniors beneficial

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