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Pi day 2015

March 18, 2015

Chance the Rapper “Acid Rap” review

Cameron Rink, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2014

Chicago- based Chance the Rapper released his second mix-tape titled Acid Rap late last year. It is his second mix-tape after 2012’s 10Day, this time featuring artists such as Childish Gambino and Action Bronson. Barely out of High School, Chance has found immense acclaim from many young hip-hop listeners, as well as from critics. I was convinced to give the album a try by several friends. I had never heard of him before, but decided to give it a try. I was hooked upon first listen. The tape begins with the jazzy intro, recapping his life since his last mix-tape...

Best 3 Restaurants in Bloomington- Normal

Cameron Rink, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

Bloomington- Normal has lots of places to eat. The town holds the national record of containing the most restaurants per capita. Whatever food one might want, they can get it here. But which restaurant is the best? I have eaten at almost everywhere in town, and have decided to rate my top 3 eateries. I wanted to shy away from chains, and give examples of places that you can only eat at in Blo-No. 3. Biaggi’s It goes without contest that Biaggi’s is the best Italian place in town. A cut above the rest, it offers great service and a wide variety of entrees. The pas...

9 questions with Mr. Christopherson

Cameron Rink, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2014

Jeff Christopherson is a chemistry teacher at Normal Community. He is married and has three kids. After over a decade in high school education, He answers questions about life, the school system, and doing what he loves. CR: What inspired your interests into chemistry? JC :I enjoyed chemistry in school. It was one of the few classes that challenged me and interested me. I did a lot of work with photography and wanted to mix my own chemicals and do it safely. I had my lungs collapse when I was in college spontaneously and as a kid though about my own morality and how...

The Euro Challenge

Cameron Rink, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014

Teams of five from high- schools all across the Midwest will gather at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago early this april. There, they will give a presentation to judges on a political problem surrounding a European country. The students will be judged by their ability to present information and a solution to the problem, while answering questions about their . One team will win and move on to give their presentation at nationals in Washington D.C. The Euro Challenge was set up by the European Union for freshman and sophomores in the United States to help better the...

Meatheads vs. SmashBurger

Meatheads vs. SmashBurger

March 7, 2014

Meatheads: Locations: Two locations, one near ISU, the other off of Veterans, allow for easy access anywhere in town. Burgers: These burgers stick to the basics. Meat, condiments, bun, lots of grease. But the basics have never been tastier. Fries: You can get both regular, Cajun fries, and cheese fries. The obvious standout is the Cajun as its sp...

The ten items you need In college

Cameron Rink, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2014

Many seniors at NCHS are now considering, if they have not already decided on, a college to attend. College, for many young people, is a period of growth and maturity as they make decisions about their futures. But the actual college experience isn’t always easy if it is not properly prepared for. In light of this, compiled here is a  list of items that will make life easier during the transition into the collegiate life.The list excludes items that are deemed common sense to have, like clothing and hygienic materials, and focuses on things that an incoming college...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Cameron Rink, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2014

I have been a fan of The Hunger Games Trilogy for a long time. I credit myself as one of the first fans of the series, seeing as though I read the first book within a couple months of its original release. As millions worldwide now have, I read through the books and became captivated with the stories. It was about a year after I finished the book...

NCHS Blood Drive Saves Lives

Cameron Rink, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2013

The Student Council assisted the American Red Cross in running a blood drive at Normal Community on Friday, October 8th. The drive was held in the school auditorium, where a blood donation station was set up. This event takes place twice a year as a way for students and staff to give to people in need. It has been a regular affair at Community for over a decade. Mrs. Addie Ince, Student Council sponsor,  explains, “Based on the amount of blood we received that  day, we will be able to save as many as 156 lives.” A wide variety of students and staff donated this...

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