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Voice Male

Voice Male

March 10, 2014

With their soulful performances and dreamy voices, NCHS' very own Voice Male captures audiences absolutely.  Similar to the female a capella singing group here at school, Cloud Nine, Voice Male not only performs, but entertains. The cluster of young men includes students Josh Everly (11), Jake Vogel (12), Alex Colter (11), Alex Dwyer (11), Austin...

Collage courtesy of Natalie Trumbull

History of St. Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

Many people may consider Valentine’s Day as only a fun holiday without realizing its true meaning.  Those that take part in celebrating this time of romance often forget that Valentine’s Day is actually St. Valentine’s Day.  For this reason, the history behind St. Valentine and Valentine’s Day is probably not something that is widely known. ...

Hands free is the way to be

Hands free is the way to be

January 29, 2014

With the New Year comes new… laws.  As of January 1st, 2014, the state of Illinois has put numerous new laws into effect.  However, one regulation may affect the average Illinoisan more than others.  2014 has taken on another rule of the road: drivers will be unable to use cell phones in vehicles, unless the phones are hands free.  Mobile phones...

Three important things to do over Winter Break

Natalie Trumbull, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2013

Winter break is here!  Although it is a great to have free time away from school, it is easy to get bored in the two weeks free from school.  Here are some ideas to keep busy over break. Sleep.  Sleeping may not be the most fun activity to take part in, but it is important.  It is easy to not get enough sleep during the school year, so taking advantage of it over Winter Break will do justice.  The chances of catching up on sleep again are slim until Spring Break. Organize.  A semester is over, and another one is on its way.  Break gives many opportunities to...

About the Inkspot

Natalie Trumbull, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2013

With the world's technology continuing to advance, the NCHS Inkspot is continuing on with its online news for the second year in a row.  Not only is this a quicker way for Normal Community to spread important news, but it is also a way to share information about the school with anyone who has Internet access. The Inkspot contains school, local, national, and global news while still keeping its focus on NCHS and its students and staff. The Inkspot attempts to leave reader's feeling informed on the latest news because of the continuous updates while still creating a f...

Interact club: “Service over self”

Vamshi Krishna, Natalie Trumbull, and Kalin Redd

December 2, 2013

NCHS students have stepped up to play a major role in the Twin Cities. Every year, the Interact Club seeks out charitable opportunities to benefit the community.  The club’s “Service Over Self” motto motivates it’s members to stay actively involved in the world. The club is an important one offered at NCHS because of its aim to maintain a positive atmosphere in and outside of school. Interact Club member, Brooke Zadoks(11), has described the club as a “student equivalent to a rotary club."  The club focuses on voluntary community services, just as a rotary cl...

Tips to stay focused for the rest of the school year

Tips to stay focused for the rest of the school year

Natalie Trumbull, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2013

Summer is almost here!  As the students of NCHS count down the days until freedom and fun, a lot of you lose your motivation for anything school related.  School is an extremely hard thing to focus on when sleeping in and sun tanning are the only things in mind.  These three tips to stay attentive in the classroom are essential to pay attention to...

Tips to keep your nails hot for the summer!

Natalie Trumbull, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2013

Layer.  There are countless nail polish colors that can be purchased from any cosmetic company out there.  But layering nail polish can create an original color.  If you cannot seem to find the perfect paint or don’t want to be spending any more money on nail polish… experiment!  Taking a dark shade and applying a sheer or sparkle over it can create a completely new look.     Reuse.  Old nail polish can get crumby and very thick, which makes it unable to use.  If you only paint your nails every so often, then your colors are wasting away.  If you pick u...

Open a “new” world of fashion

Open a

Natalie Trumbull, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2013

Although it may not feel like it, spring is on its way! That means that it’s time to break out your warm weather clothes… if they aren’t “out of date” or they no longer fit. However, before you go through your wardrobe and decide what to throw away, open your mind!  The things that go unnoticed in your closet can actually be made into entirely...

The story behind St. Patrick's day

The story behind St. Patrick’s day

March 6, 2013

Although St. Patrick's Day mainly captures an Irish culture setting, its celebration grasps the attention of many different ethnic backgrounds and places on Earth.  But you may still be wondering, why is St. Patrick so honorable? Here's the story -  St. Patrick was believed to have been kidnapped from his home country and sold as a slave at...

Mac Miller and the most dope family

Mac Miller and the most dope family

March 5, 2013

Mac Miller’s new TV show, titled Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family, premiered Tuesday, February 26, at 10:30 p.m. central time.  The next episode in the six-episode season will be shown on MTV2 on March 5, 2013 and soon after that will come the rest of the season. The reality show follows Mac Miller and his new lifestyle in LA.  As the camera...

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