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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Perspective from the court: Junior shares thoughts of transfer from Moeller to McNick

For every high school, there is an essence of traditions surrounding athletic events. Whether it be football, basketball, soccer, or any others, athletes’ views differ due to the school, their outside activities, and what they “want to do when they grow up.” However, there is a depth of personality that can be lost when viewing … More Perspective from the court: Junior shares thoughts of transfer from Moeller to McNick

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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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The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

The following is the third installment of a fictional story that will be published through the McNicholas Milestone in installments. All characters, settings, and dialogue are purely figments of the imagination. Parts one and two can be found here: Part I, Part II. Thumbnail courtesy of http://www.criminalelement.coment. PART THREE: THE REVEREND Clerk Conners wrapped a … More The Disappearance of Johnathan Andrews

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One word: An alternative to traditional new year’s resolutions

Whenever a new year begins, many take that opportunity to make a fresh start for themselves.  They set lofty goals for themselves to accomplish throughout the year, starting off with high hopes, only to begin to forget about the goal by mid-January.  By the time July rolls around, they can’t even remember the resolution this … More One word: An alternative to traditional new year’s resolutions

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McNick Minute offers modern media outlet to students

The number of podcast listeners is increasing steadily as people are discovering new ways to receive their media, and the McNick Minute, McNicholas’ own podcast, caters to the growing demand for auditory news. A podcast is a digital audio file, often times used as a news outlet, that can be downloaded for listening. Published every … More McNick Minute offers modern media outlet to students

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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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