Beyond core classes: Electives to consider for 2020-2021

Every January, McNick students begin to create their schedule for the next school year, and while it can be exciting to plan for the future and start to decide what classes to take, it can bring about moments of uncertainty.  Perhaps you’ve realized that you have an open spot in your schedule, and instead of … More Beyond core classes: Electives to consider for 2020-2021

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Seniors to be honored at the 68th annual Mardi Gras Ball

On Feb. 16, McNicholas will host its 68th annual Mardi Gras Pageant and Ball, a tradition started by the Sisters of St. Joseph. As is custom, the court is made up of 20 senior girls and 20 senior boys who are elected and voted for by their peers. 8 juniors will make up the Junior … More Seniors to be honored at the 68th annual Mardi Gras Ball

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An exchange student’s view of Christmas: What it’s like celebrating Christmas in America

McNicholas’ exchange students Duru Bekircan from Turkey and Hallie Kim from South Korea celebrated their first American Christmas in December. Both students shared their perspectives with The Milestone. Q. What do you think about American Christmas? Hallie Kim: Last year Christmas was my first day of Christmas in America and it was kind of cool. … More An exchange student’s view of Christmas: What it’s like celebrating Christmas in America

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College awaits: Finding scholarships to lighten the financial load

As colleges mail out acceptance letters, students can find themselves shocked by the price tag attached. Not everyone can be a college level athlete or valedictorian, which would lead to a plethora of scholarship offers; however, there are other scholarships available for the average student. A first step in the scholarship search is to look … More College awaits: Finding scholarships to lighten the financial load

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How to wrap a present: Surviving Christmas one gift at a time

Part of the joy of the Christmas tradition of exchanging presents is the satisfying tearing of wrapping paper to uncover the gifts within, but wrapping the presents can become tricky. A mess of tape, decorative paper, and bags full of bows can be intimidating; however, it doesn’t have to be. With a box, some tape, … More How to wrap a present: Surviving Christmas one gift at a time

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A Dream Come True: A Wonderland Miracle

Disclaimer: This is a fictional story with inspiration from Michael Bublé’s song, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). All characters, settings, and dialogue are figments of my imagination. I stared out my radius window, sipping on dark coffee, cuddled underneath a fluffy blanket. The book I was reading lay haphazardly on my lap, forgotten from my … More A Dream Come True: A Wonderland Miracle

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Get to know the ‘Humans of McNick’ Vol. 3: Allison Vaughn

In 2010, Brandon Stanton began Humans of New York as a photography project. Somewhere along the way, he started not only asking for pictures of his subjects but their stories too. This feature series is entirely inspired by Humans of New York. To determine who will be interviewed for this feature, all 500+ students at … More Get to know the ‘Humans of McNick’ Vol. 3: Allison Vaughn

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