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Ms. Cassie Adelman goes over the daily agenda with her 6th hour English II class.
Ms. Cassie Adelman replaces Zeman in English department 
Kirsten Santana, Senior Staff Reporter • Jan 17, 2024

Community hired Ms. Cassie Adelman, a December graduate from Illinois State University, to fill a vacancy in the English department after Ms. Jackie Zeman’s resignation.  Zeman, after five years at Community, announced in late November she would not be returning for second semester. The former speech coach left education...

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The Inkspot’s 2023 year in numbers
Inkspot Staff Jan 8, 2024

Everyone has their New Year traditions–and the Inkspot staff is no different. Every year, as first semester wraps, we like to dive into our analytics, looking back at all we accomplished at the end of each year and share some of our most notable achievements. With that, we present to you the Inkspot's 2023 Year in Numbers. Since...

Course to Career Guide change: Journalism II,III meet senior English requirement
Course to Career Guide change: Journalism II,III meet senior English requirement
Brody Roberts, Staff Writer • Dec 18, 2023

Starting next year, seniors have the option to fulfill their senior English credit requirements by enrolling in Journalism II or III, a change from previous practice. Previously, 12th graders were required to take Dual Credit, AP Literature or English IV to meet their English requirements in their senior year. Mr....

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Girls basketball face East Moline United Township in Sectional Semis
Inkspot Staff Feb 20, 2024

The Ironmen girls basketball team face the East Moline United Township Panthers (26-5) in the Sectional Semifinals at Normal West at 6 p.m. Feb. 20.  Community knocked off the Panthers earlier this season with 75-49 victory on Dec. 21. In that contest, North Caroline State commit Loerna Awou led U.T. with 29 points, shooting...

Boys basketball Regionals preview: Top-seeded Ironmen face Minooka; Wildcats take on Rock Island
Boys basketball Regionals preview: Top-seeded Ironmen face Minooka; Wildcats take on Rock Island
Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter • Feb 20, 2024

The top-seeded Ironmen boys basketball team (26-5) aims for a fourth consecutive Regional title when they host eight-seed Minooka on Wed. Feb 21. The Indians’ 12-19 record might be misleading; after opening the season 3-13, the Indians have gone nine and six down the stretch under first-year head coach Brett Hespell. The...

Giana Rawlings continued to pad the schools three-point record on Thursday night, hitting three more shots from range in the Irons Regional title win. 
Photo Courtesty: Mr. Jeff Christopherson
3-point barrage propels girls basketball team to 3rd straight Regional Title, dominating Dragons 57-30
Inkspot Staff Feb 16, 2024

The Ironmen girls basketball team secured their third consecutive Regional title on Thursday with a resounding 57-30 victory over Pekin, slaying the Dragons on their home court.  While Giana Rawlings wasn’t in the lineup for Community’s Regional Semis win on Feb. 14, the school’s all-time three-point record holder made...

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In an effort to end the stigma around mental health, Community alum Mackenzie Nelson launched the brand Stay Another Day, a clothing brand that donates a portion of its proceeds to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
Photo Courtesy of: Stay Another Day, LLC
From personal struggle to mental health awareness brand
Abby Ruebush and Ruth Oliveros-Gallardo Jan 26, 2024

“Another day,” she told herself, pulling into the Community parking lot every morning.  “Another day,” she thought, sitting alone at the back of the classroom.  “Another day,” she said, crying in her bedroom after softball practice.  Stay another day, just one more day. The phrase was Mackenzie Nelson’s...

Matthew Perry played Chandler Bing on NBCs Friends for 10 seasons from 1994-2004. 
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Community reflects on Chandler Bing’s impact, Matthew Perry’s comedic legacy after ‘Friends’ star’s death
Anysia Russell, Staff Writer • Jan 11, 2024

Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom “Friends,” died on Oct. 28 at the age of 54, after being found unresponsive in his hot tub. The Los Angeles County medical examiner ruled Perry’s death accidental, according to the autopsy report released Dec. 15. After Perry’s death, Community...

 Merriam-Webster included “rizz” on its list of the year’s top words but gave first place to “authentic.” 
Rizz topped Oxfords list for 2023.
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Rizz rules: Oxford’s Word of the Year for 2023
Lyra Townsend, Staff Writer • Jan 10, 2024

It’s that time of year again.  Spotify Wrapped. YouTube Recap. Duolingo Year in Review.      Every online platform wants to tell users the artists, videos and creators that they engaged with the most in 2023—including your online dictionary.  As 2023 wound down, platforms like Merriam-Webster and the Oxford...

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