Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Homecoming 2021 student suggestion playlist

Homecoming 2021 student suggestion playlist

The Ironmen let us know what they wanted to hear at Homecoming 2021 -- take a listen to the playlist
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Two takes on One Direction

Two takes on One Direction

Charlotte Calmes is an O.G 1D fan; Kelsey Kern is a recent convert -- the two Inkspot staffers share their love of One Direction
Charlotte Calmes and Kelsey Kern Mar 6, 2021

One Direction.  When those two magical words are spoken, they have the power to make minds jump to the products of the group's instant "X-Factor" successes. Songs like "What Makes You Beautiful" or...

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While the Grammy Awards have been postponed, take a look at the Inkspots picks for the best albums of 2020

2020: Monumental year in music

Top albums of 2020
Charlotte Calmes, Editor-in-Chief Feb 1, 2021

2020 was a monumental year in music. While the pandemic, political turmoil, and the underlying uncertainty in nearly every aspect of life could have served as distractions and hampered creativity -- ...

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Fleetwood Mac vinyl records, including Tusk (1979), Mirage (1982) and Tango in the Night (1987), are now sold at Walmart in Normal.

“Dreams” awakens new generation of Fleetwood Mac fans

Charlotte Calmes, Editor-in-Chief Dec 18, 2020

A TikTok video set to a single from 1977 propelled a 90-year-old cranberry juice company and a band that has been around for more than half a century into the spotlight.  When 38-year-old Nathan Apodaca...

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The $4.99 EP reached 27 on the iTunes US Albums charts the day of its release.

Wallows ‘Remote’ EP review : L.A trio still upbeat, more produced on quarantine recording

Hannah Kocar, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 23, 2020

With daylight saving time stealing the sunlight from the day, summer feels out of reach. But with Wallows’ latest release, “Remote,” listeners will no doubt feel like it’s July again. The upbeat...

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Taylor Swifts Folklore: new sound adds to artists lore [review]

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’: new sound adds to artist’s lore [review]

Charlotte Calmes, Editor-in-Chief Jul 28, 2020

To say that Taylor Swift has made a name for herself within the music industry would be an understatement. Swift has practically dominated the genres of pop, country, and rock, and fans like me have...

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MIX host Chris Petlak on air from his wifes closet during the Illinois Stay at Home order

Adding a closet into the MIX: ISU alum on radio hosting during COVID

Olivia Plangger and Mantra Dave Jul 15, 2020

Shifting from a spacious radio studio to a close-quarters closet did not faze Chris Petlak, host of Chicago's 101.9 THE MIX's evening radio programming when the Stay at Home order was issued in March....

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Top 10 underrated Taylor Swift tracks

Top 10 underrated Taylor Swift tracks

Charlotte Calmes, Editor-in-Chief Mar 21, 2020

Taylor Swift has become one of the most loved and hated artists to dominate the music industry. Those who are unfamiliar or unwilling to accept the artist’s success have tried to drag her down, but most...

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Harry Styles released his sophomore solo album through Columbia Records on December 13, 2019.

Styles’ new album ‘Lights Up’ the music industry

Charlotte Calmes, Editor-in-Chief Jan 14, 2020

Harry Styles has been keeping a low profile in the music industry since his first solo album Harry Styles debuted in 2017 and his concert tour “Harry Styles: Live On Tour” came to a close in 2018.  When...

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Class Acts: Episode 1 – Lena Lynn

Class Acts is a new series where the Inkspot showcases student performers in classroom settings.
Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Oct 23, 2019

Senior Maggie Shackley and sophomore Ivy Goeckner opened the 2019 Battle of the Bands with a performance of "Cherry Wine" by singer-songwriter Hozier. And for a group that had been playing together for...

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InkSpotify: Favorites from past NCHS musical performances

InkSpotify: Favorites from past NCHS musical performances

Kim Halm, Staff Reporter Apr 11, 2019

As the cast of the musical Shrek gets set to open their show, Kim Halm and the Inkspot staff took a look back at the musicals NCHS has put on over the years. Check out this InkSpotify playlist highlighting...

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Cooper Smith, class of 2017, performs in Irons Got Talent during his senior year.

NCHS grad making original music, finds Spotify success

Reid Watkins, Sports Editor Feb 12, 2019

Cooper Smith has been hard at work since walking across the stage at Grossinger Arena, receiving his diploma in the spring of 2017. Since leaving Normal, Smith has set his sights on other stages - as he...

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InkSpotify Playlist: Mr. Kelly Keoghs top 8 Springsteen songs

InkSpotify Playlist: Mr. Kelly Keogh’s top 8 Springsteen songs

Tommy Olsson, Senior Staff Writer Feb 1, 2019

In the February Inkspot print edition, we profiled Mr. Kelly Keogh's love of Bruce Springsteen. Take a listen to Chapman's top 15 Pearl Jam songs.

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InkSpotify Playlist: Mr. Matt Chapmans top 15 Pearl Jam songs

InkSpotify Playlist: Mr. Matt Chapman’s top 15 Pearl Jam songs

Tommy Olsson, Senior Staff Writer Jan 30, 2019

In the February Inkspot print edition, we profiled Mr. Matt Chapman's love of Pearl Jam. Take a listen to Chapman's top 15 Pearl Jam songs. 

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