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
A common thread held between the students at McNicholas is the love for music. In “Music Monday”, staff reporter and co-editor Madison McClellan will be providing recommendations for new songs throughout the school year. The British Band Fleetwood Mac has produced multiple hits over the years, with their most popular song to date being “Dreams” off … More Music of the Month: Jamming out through October
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
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
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
Disclaimer: The following review may contain some spoilers revolving around the plot and background. The review is simply my own opinion, you may disagree. This year, I will be reviewing books based around their genres. This month’s genre is Science Fiction. In these reviews I will rate the books on a starring system. 5/5 Bookmarks: … More September Book Review: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series – Don’t panic, go read it!
There is a killing problem in America, and it is not because of one group of people or one single ideology. Our flawed legal system and our cultural values are responsible. The legality of capital punishment and abortion are both responsible. Apathy, fear and inaction are responsible. Both Democrats and Republicans are responsible. The Facts … More America’s killing problem