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Mrs. Peyton leaving NCHS; transferring to Evans next year

Mrs. Peyton leaving NCHS; transferring to Evans next year

May 29, 2019

Mrs. Caitlan Peyton will be transferring to Evans Junior High School next year to teach P.E. and Health after 10 years at NCHS. Peyton thought she “needed to switch things up” because she was getting “too comfortable” as a teacher at NCHS - something that really scared her. “I need to allow this change to happen and grow and learn t...

Baseball is slow, not boring

May 29, 2019

Major League Baseball has been looking for ways to speed up games and make the already time-consuming sport shorter in game length to boost fan interest and attendance. The past seven MLB seasons' games have all averaged at or above the 3-hour mark - a trend that is continuing. The average length of a game last season was 3 hours and 4 minutes - an ...

Students predict NFL team draft needs

Students predict NFL team draft needs

April 25, 2019

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NCAA March Madness mascot bracket

NCAA March Madness mascot bracket

April 3, 2019

With the Final Four taking place this upcoming weekend, Inkspot staffers decided to complete a bracket of their own based on which teams' mascot would win in a head-to-head brawl. These picks have nothing to do with players, coaches or the team itself - they are strictly based on the threat potential of each team's mascot. For matchups where tea...

NCHS sporting events during winter break

NCHS sporting events during winter break

December 18, 2018

Looking for something to do during the long winter break? Come support NCHS winter athletics like boys and girls basketball, boys swimming, and other sports. Below are a list of all the home and in-town games. Boys Basketball 12-26 State Farm Holiday Classic- Mahomet Seymour High School, at Normal West 5 p.m. 12-27 State Farm Holiday Classic- TBD 12-...

Lady Iron looks to bring 'Iron mentality' against Potters

Lady Iron looks to bring ‘Iron mentality’ against Potters

November 20, 2018

After a tough loss to Normal West in the Intercity tournament, the Lady Iron basketball team looks to bring the "Iron mentality" to the court against the Morton Potters on Tuesday: work, commitment, chemistry, and passion. The focal point of the game versus Morton will be the team's defensive play. “We’d like to hang our hat on the defensive...

Khalil Mack signing his new deal, making him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.

Bears find their Monster of the Midway

September 6, 2018

The Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders agreed to a blockbuster trade that would send all-pro LB/DE Khalil Mack to Chicago on Saturday morning. The deal would send Khalil Mack, 2020 second-round pick, and a conditional 2020 fifth-round pick to Chicago for 2019 and 2020 first-round picks, 2020 third-round pick, and a sixth-round pick in 2019 to Oak...

How the NBA can improve the All-Star weekend

How the NBA can improve the All-Star weekend

February 16, 2018

With the NBA dog days wearing on every team, All-Star weekend (Friday, February 16-Sunday, February 18) is a well-deserved break. While All-Star weekend is an opportunity to see some of the best players in the game, it is not without its flaws - some superstars don’t participate and some of the events lack players who should be included. The NBA has...

VIDEO: Students share their opinions on finals

December 20, 2017

The final exam policy at Normal Community allows seniors with a grade of a B or better and 6 or fewer absences in a class to be exempt from that course's semester final. NCHS students share their thoughts on the current finals policy.

Members of AP Literature attend Lunch and Learn in the IMC on bookbinding as an opportunity for extra credit.

NCHS students construct chapbooks

October 26, 2017

NCHS students made their own chapbooks, small, self-published booklets, with the direction of Mr. Steve Halle, Director of the English Publication Unit at Illinois State University, during a Lunch and Learn event in the NCHS IMC on October 12. “I stumbled upon chapbooks and I couldn’t put them down,” Halle said about how he got interested ...

Boys soccer holds off West, wins share of  Intercity title

Boys soccer holds off West, wins share of Intercity title

September 14, 2017

Normal West, U-High, and Normal Community finished in a 3-way tie for the Intercity soccer title. Each team lost only one game during the tournament, but because of who each loss was at the hands of no outright champion could be named. It was Normal Community High School's win in their match against Normal West 2-0 that gave them a piece of the title ...

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