First look: McNick to implement Explore Bells next year

Starting in the fall of the 2019-2020 school year, McNicholas will implement Explore Bells into the schedule. The Explore Bells last 55 minutes. They are the last period at the end of 17 Thursdays, so they will occur about twice a month. All school liturgies or assemblies will utilize the period when there is not … More First look: McNick to implement Explore Bells next year

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Soaring Valor: History comes alive through the eyes of WWII heroes

When McNicholas found out that we were being given the chance to participate in the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Soaring Valor trip, administration jumped on the unique opportunity.  Colonel Todd Mayer was instrumental in the Rockets being granted this exclusive privilege.  “It’s a great high school, it really is.  They have great faculty… great opportunities for … More Soaring Valor: History comes alive through the eyes of WWII heroes

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McNick to introduce Hope Squad next year

In the fall of the 2019-2020 school year, McNicholas will implement a suicide prevention program called Hope Squad  to address mental health in the school environment. Complied of a group of students nominated by their peers, Hope Squad will provide safe and opportunities for struggling students to confide in their peers who will be trained … More McNick to introduce Hope Squad next year

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Improv Troupe holds bittersweet final performance

On April 25, the Improv Troupe held its final show, as the troupe is coming to an end due to graduating seniors and the leaving of moderator John Chadwell. Improv, also known as improvisational acting, requires actors and actresses to leave behind all scripts, props, and costumes and rely on their own wit and lightening … More Improv Troupe holds bittersweet final performance

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Study using science: A guide to effective exam prep

In life, people can only count on so much. The sun rises, the sun sets, cats land on their feet, and toast lands butter side down. Even more constant than those truths is the looming threat of exams. Like a clock, exams occur at the end of the first and second semesters without fail. Though … More Study using science: A guide to effective exam prep

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April Book Review: A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me will leave you in stitches

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 on their genres. This month’s genre is Non-Fiction. In these reviews, I will rate the books on a starring system using an appropriate … More April Book Review: A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me will leave you in stitches

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Bailey, Boeckman named top of Class of 2019

On Monday May 20, the Class of 2019 will be celebrated as they graduate from McNicholas High School. The valedictorian and salutatorian of the class, Myles Bailey and Madison Boeckman, respectively, will address the students, faculty, and guests. Bailey, a St. Joseph Scholar, has been involved in Student Council and Academic Team, where he was … More Bailey, Boeckman named top of Class of 2019

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