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Bradshaw reads aloud from the novel

An ongoing love: Bradshaw to retire after fostering learning at NCHS

January 7, 2020

In a classroom, two students -- one wearing shiny white shoes, the other wearing worn down muddy sneakers - race to the front board to answer a question, attempting to win a point for their team in a test review game. Their classmates, some standing on top of desks, watch from the back of the room clapping and encouraging.  In a classroom, a small group of students si...

Unspoken etiquette of NCHS

Unspoken etiquette of NCHS

Shae Simmons, Multimedia Editor

May 17, 2019

Three new courses available next school year

Three new courses available next school year

December 10, 2018

Three new courses will be available for students, excluding freshman, during the 2019-2020 school year:  Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Education, and Physical Science Applications in Agriculture (PSAA). “We have been looking to add more dual credit options for students,”  Mrs. Kristina Chase, a guidance counselor, said. Both I...

Dr. Walker helps guide his students as they go through a lab.

A traveling journey

November 20, 2018

For Dr. Valentine Walker life has been a journey. The journey started when he “met a beautiful peace corp volunteer” and moved from his homeland in Jamaica to the United States where he became a dual credit Environmental Earth teacher at NCHS and NCWHS. Walker grew up along the countryside in a small town in the St. Elizabeth province in Jamaica. There Wa...

The American flag stands outside the doors of NCHS. The stars and stripes are symbolic of the democratic ideals that are fading today.

Opinion: Cry for unity

November 20, 2018

When George Washington left office he warned Americans of the dangers of political parties. But now, as a country, we still find ourselves running to them and are facing all the ramifications Washington predicted.   It's time for our nation to stop dividing and start unifying. America has become so polarized and so divided that Americans have bec...

Mr. Matt Emberson's Material Applications and Processes class learns how to do a Concrete Lab.

STEM stuck in bloom

October 5, 2018

All the students knew was these boxy new machines that monopolized desk space.  They knew the pixelated green text that would appear on the black screen. They knew the hum of the machine as it worked to read programs from floppy disks. If they even really knew anything about computers at all. They had been hearing about these things - computers...

College and Career Resource Center launches at NCHS

College and Career Resource Center launches at NCHS

September 5, 2018

Unit 5’s new College and Career Resource Center (CCRC) at both high schools seeks to provide students with the resources and support they need to create a plan for life after high school graduation. The CCRC’s aim is to make sure that all students, once they leave high school know what they are going to do next in life, whether that involves goi...

The NCHS school mascot, Iron Ike, welcomes students into the 2018-19 school year.

2018-19 Back to school assembly

August 23, 2018

Normal Community students were welcomed to the 2018-2019 school year with an all-school assembly on the first day of classes.

Shakespeare Shorts Photo Gallery

Evie Snoeyink, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2018

Broke in education

Broke in education

May 2, 2018

Is the funding system for education broke in  broken? Are politicians putting money where it is truly needed? 

Spot the Difference

April 10, 2018

Can you find all the differences? Answers here

Spot the difference answer key

Evie Snoeyink, Editor in Chief

April 10, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook addresses the audience as the company took a field trip away from the site of its traditional announcements - heading to Chicago's Lane Tech High School - inviting members of the student media along. 

The focus of the day's announcements was Apple's renewed push into the classroom, aiming to blend

Apple unveils new educational products, pricing

March 28, 2018

Innovationation and excitement: two words that describe the 2018 Apple educational product launch held Tuesday at Chicago's Lane Tech High School.  “People with passion change the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO, during his opening speech. It was made clear to spectators of this momentous occasion Apple’s passion for their new products could beg...

Blooming Corsages

Blooming Corsages

February 16, 2018

Henry working with an athlete to get her back to 100 percent.

Behind the game

January 12, 2018

She wipes the sweat off her face and then dusts off her shoes. The burning sensation in her lungs reminds her it's the fourth quarter and she is exhausted, but her ankle is strong.   Her legs are worn out, they could cave under her weight at any moment now, but her ankle is strong. She is deaf to the crowd's rowdy hoots and hollers, but her ankle ...

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