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

Inkspot

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

Inkspot

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

Inkspot

Senior Spotlight 9/21: Emma Conover

Senior Spotlight 9/21: Emma Conover

Abby Ruebush, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 22, 2022

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Senior Spotlight 9/14: Addy Weyrauch

Senior Spotlight 9/14: Addy Weyrauch

Abby Ruebush, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 15, 2022

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New Faces of Normal 2022-23

New Faces of Normal 2022-23

A Q & A with Community's nine new instructional staff members

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Senior Spotlight 9/7: Lauren Esposito

Senior Spotlight 9/7: Lauren Esposito

Abby Ruebush, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 7, 2022

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Senior Spotlight: a Q&A with Community’s Senior of the Week

Senior Spotlight: a Q&A with Community’s Senior of the Week

Abby Ruebush, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 6, 2022

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Lady Iron’s 5th annual ‘Kick it for Max’ fundraiser benefits GFPD [video]

Soccer team's annual benefit game supports Peroxisomal Disorders research

The Lady Iron soccer team hosted the 5th annual "Kick it for Max" benefit during the program's games against Naperville Central on Saturday, May 7. Proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to the Global...

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Anonymous author of satirical social media account, Pen Blemish, reveals self [video]

Eli Benson, Eleni Lockett, and Ethan Scott May 24, 2022

An Instagram account, penned by an anonymous author, began posting satirical news articles mocking Normal Community High School in late January. In mid-May, after publishing 28 articles, the person...

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Normal retirees teach global Community [video]

Retirees Mr. Kelly Keogh and Madame Laurel Litwiller have expanded their students' views of the world during their combined sixty plus years in social studies and foreign language education. Colleagues...

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Front: Cooper Jebb (Piano), John Nguyen (Electric Mandolin), Lilly McClelland (Electric Bass/Trumpet), Audrie Schuller (Violin), Stefani Nguyen (Harmonium)
Back: Zachary Sargent (Alto Saxophone), Krishiv Sreejith (Flute), Matthew Beigie (Cello), Stefan Robinson (Bass Clarinet/Assorted Percussion), Ibrahim Muftee (Electric Guitar)
Not Pictured: Anna Guo (Piano), Ram Paramatmuni (Radio/Record Player)

Hungry ghosts: Community’s Experimental Ensemble

An unconventional teacher attempts to satisfy his insatiable musical appetite with a new musical group: The Normal Community High School Experimental Ensemble
Matthew Beigie, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

Behind her instrument -- a harmonium -- the girl sits, her legs curled behind her. She shifts her weight in concert with her moving hands, pushing and pulling the instrument's bellows. Even before...

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Each basketball season, a cast of behind the scenes role-players are instrumental in helping game days run smoothly.

Dropping dimes; lighting up the scoreboard

Ethan Scott, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

A look back on the 2021-22 Ironmen basketball season conjures up images of Zach Cleveland dunks, Tyler Dwinial charges and Trey Redd’s clutch 3s... Those highlights helped the Ironmen tie the basketball...

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Counseling: One with Mrs. Hardens Heart

Counseling: One with Mrs. Harden’s Heart

Victoria Wilson, Senior Staff Reporter Apr 20, 2022
Community’s counseling office often goes unnoticed, only visited for scheduling conflicts or when students receive the small, yellow slip of paper indicating a meeting with their counselor. But, the counseling office serves many purposes.
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Courtesy of Laura Duffy

Strictly business: Cruse raises the bar

Senior Charles Cruse breaks school pole vault record, leaps to a number one ranking in Illinois
Eli Benson, Staff Reporter Apr 13, 2022

For 33 years, Community’s boys track and field pole vault record stood at 15 feet, 6 3/4 inches, until Charles Cruse, then a junior, jumped 15 feet, 7 inches -- breaking the record by a quarter of an...

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Cinderella Stories

Cinderella Stories

Teachers reminisce over their time on the high school stage -- featuring Ms. Meg Keogh
Nayonika Banerjee , Senior Staff Reporter Apr 8, 2022

In the Spring 2022 edition of the "Inkspot" magazine, four teachers shared their high school musical history, reflecting on their experience on stage. Watch as Ms. Meg Keogh goes in depth with her experience...

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Cinderella Stories

Cinderella Stories

Teachers reminisce over their time on the high school stage -- featuring Ms. Stephanie Hedgespeth
Nayonika Banerjee , Senior Staff Reporter Apr 6, 2022

In the Spring 2022 edition of the "Inkspot" magazine, four teachers shared their high school musical history, reflecting on their experience on stage. Watch as Ms. Stephanie Hedgespeth goes in depth...

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Meet the court [photo gallery]

Meet the court [photo gallery]

A Q & A with the 2021 Homecoming court
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