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Student participates in Black Friday

Shubhang Desai, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2014

Olivia Smallwood(11) stood at the north entrance of Eastland Mall on Thursday November 28th, waiting for the doors to open so she could get into PacSun. "[The doors] opened [at 7:30], 30 minutes early," she says. "It was very hectic, but I didn't see anyone get trampled, so that's a plus." Black Friday fell on November 29th this year, and as usual, residents of Bloomington-Normal engaged in a chase to get products at discounted prices. But one thing that was different was that for many students at Normal Community, it was their first year of Black Friday shopping by t...

Strategy club caters to NCHS gaming culture

Shubhang Desai, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2014

The Strategy club made its debut this year at NCHS. The club ,which meets every Tuesday after school, is a place where members can get together to play strategy card and board games. At the club's weekly meeting, the club's sponsor Mr. Nathan Bastert tries exposing the members to many strategy games, including Dominion and Love Letter. However, Bastert said that, “For the most part, they play a game called Magic: The Gathering, which is a collectible card game.” The game involves tapping land cards to collect energy called Mana, which is used to play spells. Bastert w...

Cross country Sectionals & State recap

Shubhang Desai and Cameron Rink

November 27, 2013

The NCHS cross country team ran at the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville course for the IHSA Sectional Meet on Saturday, October 1st. Danielle Beckstead(10) placed first for the NCHS girls team with a time of 19:02, allowing her to go to State as an individual. The boys as a team placed 4th overall, allowing them to go to State. The team consisted of Austin Peters(11), Jared Peters(11), Tanner Kuenneth(12), Collin Rink(12), Carson McCormick (9), Nathan Jones (12), Mitch Turner (10). Austin Peters came first for the NCHS boys team with a time of 16:32. When as...

Getting to know Jordan Stipp, homecoming dancer

November 27, 2013

Jordan Stipp, sophomore, walked to the center of the gym on October 19th during the homecoming assembly. The music began, and he started dancing. Soon after - he had the crowd screaming. Stipp has been dancing from a very young age. When he was eight years old, he saw Breakin’, the 1984 dance movie. He talks about how after he saw actor Michae...

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