The growing quality of school lunches

The growing quality of school lunches

February 12, 2013

Food items available at lunchtime have always been an avid topic of conversation for students at NCHS. In fact, even more so during junior high and elementary school, what was available for the day and how students felt about it could be heard by an attentive bystander almost every other minute. What’s available and of what quality it is are important ...

The national overview: volume II

Nathan Flessner, News

February 8, 2013

Turkish Terrorist Attack Occurs Uncomfortably Close to U.S. Embassy Early on Friday morning a suicide bomber in the Turkish capital of Ankara detonated an explosive device right outside a U.S. embassy, killing himself and one Turkish national. Officials believe the attack was carried out by either an agent of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda or operative of Iran, though investigators are still unsure. This attack comes roughly five months after another international incident involving a U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, where 4 people including the ambassador J. Christopher...

Happenings around town

Nathan Flessner and Lindsay Page

January 24, 2013

ISU Financial Planning Forum Set for the 29th ISU President Al Bowman has set a forum to discuss long term finances for the university on  the 29th of January. This forum comes at a time when ISU’s state funding hangs in the balance, as officials look to enact a 4.6% cut to Illinois university and college budget’s due to an inability to fix pension underfunding. Though at present Bowman noted that the university is “financially sound” he also expressed concern over the growing economic threats that lay just over the horizon. The long term financial plan to be discu...

A map of the US

The National overview

January 24, 2013

With a slur of national events hitting big news stations and subsequently bombarding the public with a perpetual torrent of information, sometimes its difficult to know what’s really going on in the nation. Within this article several national topics of interest recently prominent on the American stage will be outlined and briefly described as a ...

An image of a business owner drawing up and balancing a budget for his company's upcoming fiscal year.

A word on the national budget: how the government spends Taxpayer Dollars

December 17, 2012

The way in which the government traditionally spends the trillions of taxpayer dollars that it receives on an annual basis, to many Americans who are not directly involved in some finance or accounting based career, is somewhat of a mystery. Though information on the subject is readily available, for the majority of the populace, especially youths a...

Christmas comes early

Christmas comes early

December 5, 2012

As a young a man preparing himself for the trials and tribulations of college life and the real world, but with a still as of yet untamed youthful bashfulness, the thought of sitting back at the end of the day and enjoying a good video game still tantalizes the senses. With the recent string of popular video games releases and the promise of more...

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