Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

Inkspot

Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

Inkspot

Iron’s undefeated streak on the line in Big 12 showdown

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Jan 10, 2023
Take a look at Community's statistical leaders heading into Wednesday's contest.
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Dr. Zbrozek embraces change in role as Community principal

Dr. Zbrozek embraces change in role as Community principal

Mallory Thomison, Staff Reporter Jan 10, 2023

Dr. Adam Zbrozek’s role as Community’s principal is a shift for the veteran administrator--despite 20 years in education, the 2022-23 school year is Zbrozek’s first time working in a high school. After...

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The Iron dance team performs during halftime of a home basketball game. This season the team add performances during Communitys home football games to their schedule for the first time.

New coach, new challenges for Iron dance team

Christian Hofmann and Ava Yokley Jan 10, 2023

A coaching change means new challenges for the Iron dance team as they attempt to sustain last season's success.  After placing 26th in the 3A IHSA State Dance Competition in January 2021--the team's...

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Sweet Spot: Volume Four

Sweet Spot: Volume Four

Crumbl Cookies’ Peppermint Cupcake cookie review
Abby Ruebush and Avani Rai Jan 5, 2023

The Sweet Spot puts desserts from eateries around town to the test, deciding whether they hit the spot or miss the mark. Two Inkspot staffers review each product based on taste, presentation and...

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Avani: Missed the Mark

Jan 5, 2023

The only pinned playlist on my Spotify is titled “Christmas in October.” At the slightest hint of cold weather—which, in Illinois, comes early enough—it's on neverending repeat. After all, however...

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Abby: Hit the Spot

Jan 5, 2023

From Ghirardelli’s iconic holiday bark squares to Dairy Queen’s candy cane-flavored Blizzard of the Month, one flavor has always ruled my holiday season: peppermint. When I found this Christmas...

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Inkspill Episode 4 – ‘A Sense of Empowerment’: Mr. Patrick Lawler[podcast]

Abby Ruebush and Avani Rai Jan 4, 2023
Welcome to the fourth episode of “Inkspill,” a podcast where hosts Abby Ruebush and Avani Rai take turns inviting Community’s staff to “spill” on all things NCHS. In less time than it takes to finish a cup of tea, listen to our guests dish on piping hot topics. This episode, Mr. Patrick Lawler, 17-year Community social studies teacher and 2021 Bloomington City Council candidate, spills on the importance of political involvement among high schoolers.
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Off the Record: Top 10 Taylor Swift Tracks

Off the Record: Top 10 Taylor Swift Tracks

Jan 4, 2023

In honor of the release of Taylor Swift’s 10th original studio album, “Midnights,” Senior Staff Reporters Tyler Chapman and Marielsie Iglesias rank their Top 10 Swift songs in the first edition of...

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Tyler’s Top 10 Taylor Swift Tracks

Tyler Chapman, Senior Staff Reporter Jan 4, 2023

10. Wildest Dreams Favorite Lyric: “Standing in a nice dress / Staring at the sunset, babe” “Wildest Dreams” was my favorite Taylor Swift song in 5th grade. It’s one of those songs that...

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Marielsie’s Top 10 Swift Songs

Marielsie Iglesias, Senior Staff Reporter Jan 4, 2023

10. Cruel Summer Favorite Lyric: “He looks up, grinning like a devil”  “He looks up grinning like a devil”--that line gets me every time. When Taylor sings the lyric, I have to sing (or...

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On the Spot: Ep. 6 – ‘Winter Break plans’ [video]

Anna Dunne and Jeffery Woodard Dec 16, 2022
Anna Dunne and Jeffery Woodard asked Community students and staff about their Winter Break plans.
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Senior Sophia advances the ball up court in the season opener win over U-High.
Feeney averages 7.1 points per game, and leads the Iron in assists (18), steals (20) and deflections (20).

Girls basketball: Undefeated Iron face unbeaten Washington

Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter Dec 15, 2022

Community’s girls basketball team’s undefeated season is on the line as they face an unbeaten Washington Panthers squad at home Thursday, Dec. 15. When Community tip-offs against Washington (9-0)...

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South Asian Performing Arts club offers outlet, showcases student heritage

South Asian Performing Arts club offers outlet, showcases student heritage

Kate Johnson, Staff Writer Dec 1, 2022

The South Asian Performing Arts club offers an outlet to showcase Community students’ diverse cultural heritage. The organization’s co-presidents Pritha Chartterjee and Karthika Nair said they launched...

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‘On the Job’: a Q&A with nurses Mrs. Tamara Ahrens and Mrs. Jessica Murphy

‘On the Job’: a Q&A with nurses Mrs. Tamara Ahrens and Mrs. Jessica Murphy

Mallory Thomison, Staff Reporter Nov 30, 2022
“On the Job” shines a light on Community’s support staff, the often under-appreciated employees whose hard work behind the scenes and dedication to the school contribute to the student experience each and every day.
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Inkspill Episode 3 – ‘Not Much Financial Cents’: Ms. Tara Pendleton [podcast]

Abby Ruebush and Avani Rai Nov 29, 2022
Welcome to the third episode of “Inkspill,” a podcast where hosts Abby Ruebush and Avani Rai take turns inviting Community’s staff to “spill” on all things NCHS. In less time than it takes to finish a cup of tea, listen to our guests dish on piping hot topics. This episode, Ms. Tara Pendleton spills on the enrichment activities she sponsors, Community's Future Business Leaders of America chapter and the Freshman Mentoring Program, and their impacts on students.
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