Summer volunteering opportunities

Andrea Brown, Features

May 7, 2013

During the school year, present-day teenagers have increasingly busy lives, including schedules filled with sports, schoolwork, part-time jobs, and relaxation.  But when summer begins, most sports are out of season and schoolwork is a no (unless you like summer school). So instead of spending your summer on the couch, or out causing mayhem, why not volunteer? There are a lot of volunteering opportunities going on in Bloomington-Normal, it’s only a matter of finding the one that’s perfect for you. Humane Society The Humane Society is a friendly organization that i...

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The Host

April 29, 2013

The Host is a mind-bending movie based on the best-selling book by Stephanie Meyer. For those who have read the book, the movie is sub-par. But for those who have not read the book, it is pretty phenomenal. The story revolves around Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) a teen caught in the midst of a post-apocalyptic future overthrown by an alien race. ...

A poster for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

What Harry Potter taught us

March 13, 2013

Warning: This article is only for those who have read and/or seen any of the Harry Potter series books/movies. Those who haven’t delved into the world of Harry Potter are free to read on, but are warned that all references may not necessarily be understood. The wizarding world of Harry Potter has fascinated and engaged all ages for over a deca...

Warm Bodies: heats up the box office

Warm Bodies: heats up the box office

Andrea Brown, Features

February 8, 2013

After the constant drama and lust between Bella and Edward in the Twilight movies, we are all ready for something new in the supernatural romantic genre. So what could take it to the next step after vampires and werewolves? Zombie romance. That’s right, a movie where a zombie falls in love with a human. The latest romance to hit theaters is cal...

Excited students cheering at the annual homecoming pep rally.

Where’s the school spirit?

January 31, 2013

As every NCHS student knows, it’s a tradition to dress in school colors on Fridays. This custom stands for our support of our football teams that usually have games on Fridays and Saturdays. It becomes habitual for students to wear orange and black on Fridays throughout September and October, yet the habit ends with the football season. Don’t...

The cast of Workaholics, Adam Devine , Anders Holm and Blake Anderson.

Let’s get weird!

January 11, 2013

Most Comedy Central viewers are getting ready for the upcoming premiere of Workaholics, the hit sitcom that first aired in 2011. The third season has been split into two parts, this being the second half.  If you’re one that’s never seen the laugh-out-loud comedy, viewer discretion is definitely advised. The strange and absurd humor may not be...

The cast of

“The Walking Dead” Season 3 recap: a must watch!

December 17, 2012

On AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, the third season started off with a bang on October 14th.  The show has become much more popular this year, with its premiere episode bringing in a whopping 10.9 million viewers, doubling from the 5.3 million that were watching in 2010 during the first season’s premiere. There has been non-stop action and romanc...

Never ever ever listening to this song again!

Never ever ever listening to this song again!

Andrea Brown, Features

December 6, 2012

“Oh, another teenage romance song from Taylor? Gotta go download it!” Every teenage girl feels the need to idolize Taylor Swift for her relatable lyrics and catchy tunes because they feel a connection with her. She falls in love and then the break-up inspires a “top of the charts” hit. But is she really in it for the fans or the millions she’s...

An end we have all been looking forward to

The poster for Breaking Dawn: Part 2 featuring Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen.

Andrea Brown, Features

December 5, 2012

Four years after the first Twilight movie was released, the much-anticipated final chapter has arrived. The fourth book of the saga, Breaking Dawn, written by Stephanie Meyer, was split into two parts and its second installment, Breaking Dawn: Part 2 was released to theaters on Thursday, November 15th.  Raking in a total of $141.3 million over its o...

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