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Photography

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

January 13, 2014

  With many different courses to choose from, finding the right one can be difficult. This week freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are signing up for classes the 2014-2015 school year. Students need nine elective credits to graduate among other requirements, one elective choice is Photography I. Photography is an art class taught by Mrs. Jennifer Kelly. According to the course description book, “In this course, black and white photography will be taught as a form of visual communication. Students will learn to use a 35 mm manual camera, develop film and de...

Athlete of the Week: Katelyn Sauder

Athlete of the Week: Katelyn Sauder

November 27, 2013

Katelyn Sauder(11) has been swimming since the age of eight; a member of the varsity swim team all three years of her high school career. Sauder is a member of Waves, a year round swim team, which she takes time off from to swim the high school season coached by Heather Budak. Sauder has had an outstanding season thus far and could not be happier...

Spirit days for Homecoming week

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

October 7, 2013

Monday 10/14 – No School Tuesday 10/15 – Tye Dye Day/Twin Day Wednesday 10/16 – What Not to Wear Day Thursday 10/17 – Character Day Friday 10/18 - Orange and Black Day Hats/head coverings are acceptable all week as long as it is part of you costume

Changes in Cloud 9

Changes in Cloud 9

September 19, 2013

After Mrs. Robinson's retirement, Cloud 9 was in need of a new director. That new director is Laurel Beard who lives and breathes music. But she is not the only change in the female acapella group. One of the members, Jordan Shelton (10), will be moving to Washington. With that being said, the group will be holding auditions to fill her spot. Freshmen...

Payton Moore - Senior

Payton Moore – Senior

September 19, 2013

"This is only practice"  I took this picture in Peoria of my sister's dog "Hoss" a Husky.

Payton Moore - Senior

Payton Moore – Senior

September 19, 2013

When you are patient with them they shall be patient with you.

Payton Moore - Senior

Payton Moore – Senior

September 19, 2013

He does his job and I do mine it's as simple as that.

Prom Court

Prom Court

May 3, 2013

Here are the students that the Junior Class has nominated for prom court! Guys: Giles Roll, Alex Prus, Ian Cessna, David Gerig, Jerry Patton, and Brad S. Platt Girls: Lindsay Gleason, Rachel Richter, Stevie Dunlap, Brittany Turner, Lacy Nussbaum, and Dee Byrd  

Perfection according to society

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

April 29, 2013

It is hard to please society as a girl. To be the perfect girl, we should have perfect curves, a moderately sized chest, a thigh gap, a butt, and perfectly styled hair. We must look good with or without make up according to society. We should be tan, but not too tan. We should be skinny, but not too skinny. Where is this happy medium? What society doesn’t realize is that these girls don’t exist. When I am browsing on Twitter, I see accounts like the ones featured here. They tweet things like, “Knees together, thighs apart. It’s not much but it’s a start,”...

Athlete of the Week: Dee Byrd

Athlete of the Week: Dee Byrd

April 16, 2013

Deandra "Dee" Byrd (11) runs track and plays volleyball here at Normal Community. She has only played volleyball for two years and is currently in her third year of track. Byrd specializes in the 4x400, 200, and the long jump. Setting goals for the future is something most athletes do. Byrd would like to run track in college and her number one choice...

Ironmen swim at State

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

April 10, 2013

Sectionals is the biggest event for the varsity swimming and diving team. It took place on Saturday February 16th at Normal Community West High School. All the varsity swimmers from teams all around Illinois compete to get a state time. But for those who don’t get a state time, this meet is a showcase of all the hard work they have put in this season and they will try to achieve a time they have been shooting for all season. From the sectional team, the Ironmen produced three state qualifiers. Brian Davis (11) scored a 405.75 and placed third at the sectional meet. To q...

Athlete of the Week: Lance Bergmann

Athlete of the Week: Lance Bergmann

March 17, 2013

Senior Lance Bergmann has swum for the Ironmen all four years, for three of those years, Bergmann has represented the school at the IHSA State Swimming and Diving competition in the 100-yard breaststroke. Bergmann holds the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 58.50, which he set on February 22nd, 2013 at State. This time was f...

Just take a deep breath

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

February 25, 2013

You start getting ready for your big event. Your stomach twists, your hands get sweaty, and your heart starts beating faster and faster. These are your nerves, anxiety, and excitement all put together. So how do you calm all of these feelings down? You always want to focus on the outcome (hopefully it’s winning), but if you put too much thought into the end result your performance might not be the best. Just focusing on winning will put a lot of pressure on you. “To calm my nerves, I separate myself from everyone and just think about what I need to get done so...

Big 12 Swim Conference

Alexandra Marable, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2013

It may be called the Big 12 Conference, but for swimming only seven teams compete. These teams include NCHS, Normal Community West,  Bloomington, Champaign Central, Champaign Centennial, Danville, and Urbana. The meet is the last meet for junior varsity swimmers and divers. This divides the competition into two different categories where both varsity and Junior Varsity can place. The winner for both varsity and junior varsity was Normal Community West High School. West’s varsity team scored 294, and the NCHS team scored 240. The JV team for West scored 477, and NCHS...

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