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Looking at TV reboots Ironmen want to watch

Looking at TV reboots Ironmen want to watch

Sumayyah Muhammad, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2018

Will and Grace. Fear Factor. The Magic School Bus. Total Request Live!. Sitcoms, reality, and kids shows are being revisited with previous casts and relaunched with new actors. Over 15 spinoffs and reboots premiered in 2017, with more scheduled for 2018 and 2019. Here is a look at the two blasts from the past the NCHS student body is most interest...

Rader’s season is over; what happens now?

Rader’s season is over; what happens now?

December 1, 2017

Rader Family Farms closed to the public on October 29 after their annual 2-month run of corn mazes, pumpkin picking, hay rides and all-around agritainment. But when the fun stops for the public, the real work begins for the Raders as they prepare for the off-season.  Since 2009, Rader Farms has been a staple in the Bloomington/Normal Area: every yea...

Spot the difference: ‘Miracle Worker’

Spot the difference: ‘Miracle Worker’

November 15, 2017

Can you spot the five differences between these two photos?   Check the solution here...

Ready, set, binge!

Ready, set, binge!

October 23, 2017

NCHS students are part of a growing national trend-they are binging. Binge racing. Binge racing, or watching an entire season of a Netflix Original Series within 24 hours of its release, is a phenomenon speeding across the world and the NCHS hallways. Between 2013 and 2016, the amount of launch day finishers increased 20 times, according to...

4 reasons why 90’s style is worth while

4 reasons why 90’s style is worth while

Keyairah Sinclair, Associate Editor

September 14, 2017

Sign of the times…to come? Styles solo album a masterpiece

Sign of the times…to come? Styles solo album a masterpiece

Brooklyn Shaw, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2017

Boy bands have captured the hearts of listeners globally for years, dating back to the Beatles first performance live television appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. Then came the Monkees and the Beach Boys and Jackson 5. Boy bands, with their choreographed dance moves, matching outfits, and enticing and complimentary vocals, always provide somethin...

Darling of the industry: Lydia Ainsworth

Darling of the industry: Lydia Ainsworth

Hayley Metz, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2017

String instruments and synthesizers are words not often used in the same sentence, let alone in the same song. Lydia Ainsworth, however, is working to integrate these contrasting styles with her new album, Darling of the Afterglow. From just the first few seconds of the album, released on March  31, a clear difference can be heard.  The Toronto-...

Is Jacob Sartorius the next big hit?

Is Jacob Sartorius the next big hit?

Elyse Schneider, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2017

Social media today makes it incredibly easier to become famous. Kids, as young as 12, are charting on iTunes all the time - emerging artists like Cameron Dallas, Baby Ariel and Jacob Sartorius. Most of these young stars are the product of YouTube, Vine, Musical.ly, or Instagram. Social media creates a stage for these performers to find their audience...

“American Teen” struggles

Keyairah Sinclair, Associate Editor

April 25, 2017

Khalid Robinson, the R&B singer from El Paso, California, released American Teen, his debut album, on March 3. The album is a celebration of Robinson's youth and chronicles his excitement for the future. Nine out of fifteen songs of American Teen are a disappointment - Khalid doesn't bring the originality that the public had a sneak peek of with "Location" before the album's release. Khalid rarely switches up the tempo, sound or rhythms, making the songs seem redundant. In terms of instrumentation and arrangement - the album is flawed. There are redeeming qualiti...

Sheeran fans undivided; a review of ‘Divide’

Sheeran fans undivided; a review of ‘Divide’

Melissa Schill, Editor in Chief

April 12, 2017

Ed Sheeran has always drawn from a personal place when creating and performing his music, but his new album Divide takes that same personal, intimate approach to another level. Each of the sixteen songs in Sheeran’s album puts a piece of his culture and past in the spotlight. Every song on the album has a clear story that relates to part of Sh...

La la for “La La Land”

La la for “La La Land”

Elyse Schneider, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2017

Hollywood’s Golden Age brings to mind movies like Casablanca, Singin’ in The Rain, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s - movies that share a certain style. Movies of the Golden Age have a romantic feel to them, creating a world where everything is perfect or at least there is the hope that it can be. An abundance of thought is put into the costuming, the ...

Netflix Cheating on rise globally, shows no signs of stopping

Netflix Cheating on rise globally, shows no signs of stopping

February 13, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., (February 13, 2017) -- No relationship is safe. According to a new study* released today by Netflix, nearly half (46%) of streaming couples around the world have “cheated” on their significant other, but it’s not what you think. Defined as watching a TV show ahead of your significant other, Netflix cheating was fi...

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