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
A common sentiment is that technology can be both a wonderful and treacherous invention. Tablets were introduced to McNicholas in the 2011-12 school year and students have been faced with both positive and negative outcomes. McNick students and staff members shared the pros and cons of technology in the classroom that they’ve experienced over the … More Students, staff share pros, cons of technology in the classroom
The McNicholas Milestone welcomes Letters to the Editor. 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 that could be … More Letter to the Editor: American Sycophant: Why Pledging Blind Allegiance is the Wrong Choice for a Democracy
Social media is used by people of all ages for reasons such as socializing, education, and dating. Through the easy access of smartphones and computers, Pew Research Center says that 92% of teenagers go online daily, 24% online constantly. Social media has a variety of benefits, but also comes with many dangers. A 2012 survey … More The harmful impacts of social media and technology