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PajamaGram: send the gift of relaxation

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Natalie Trumbull, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2012

The holidays are here!  Although it is a great time of year, it can also be a stressful few weeks.  Time with family is important, and the last thing anyone wants to do is to forget about purchasing a gift for someone you care for. If you are on the hunt for a holiday present, a PajamaGram just might be the perfect gift. What is a PajamaGram? ...

Tips to stay sane during finals

Lindsay Gleason, Expressions

December 13, 2012

It’s here: Finals! Here are just a few quick tips to make these last few weeks of school the most wonderful time of the year versus the most stressful time of the year. Study with SHORT breaks - YouTube Breaks are the best way to let your mind rest a little before you start tackling another subject. Try looking up short, funny videos to cheer you up and make you chuckle! “Try Not To Laugh (Fun Challenge)” is a great video that is sure to make you laugh so you will be more enthusiastic to continue your studying! Snacking while studying is proven to be a g...

Chris Brown: A changed man

Chris Brown: A changed man

Natalie Trumbull, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2012

When most people hear the name Chris Brown, they can’t help but think of his past issues involving singer, and former girlfriend, Rihanna.  Although the domestic violence case has affected his career since the dispute in 2009, he has made an effort to become a new man. Chris Brown has realized that domestic violence is not the answer.  Many people...

Girl’s guide to winter trends

The colored scarf adds a nice hint of color to the neutral colored sweater.

Olivia Smith, Features

December 6, 2012

Now that it’s winter, it’s time to start changing out our clothes.  From summer or fall fashion to winter, a girl’s wardrobe should not include extremely bright clothing such as neon colors.  For winter, clothing should be more neutral colors such as tans, creams, browns, greens, black, and grey and darker reds.  As long as the color isn’t...

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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The Guild Web Series Review

December 5, 2012

While I never bothered, or had any interest in watching web series’, until the winter break of my freshman year, while I was surfing Zune on Xbox marketplace. I came across The Guild, a comedic web series following a group of Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (basically being a game where you can create your own destiny and do want you wan...

Furry friends await holiday greetings

Photo courtesy of Natalie Trumbull.

Natalie Trumbull, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2012

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it is time to start thinking about giving.  As we all know, gifts are usually given to family members or friends during this festive time.  Although it is typical to get physical objects as presents, there are many other options. Family generosity is definitely a huge part of celebrating, but people are...

An end we have all been looking forward to

The poster for Breaking Dawn: Part 2 featuring Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen.

Andrea Brown, Features

December 5, 2012

Four years after the first Twilight movie was released, the much-anticipated final chapter has arrived. The fourth book of the saga, Breaking Dawn, written by Stephanie Meyer, was split into two parts and its second installment, Breaking Dawn: Part 2 was released to theaters on Thursday, November 15th.  Raking in a total of $141.3 million over its o...

American Horror Story: Asylum continues to stun viewers

American Horror Story: Asylum continues to stun viewers

December 4, 2012

The newest season of the sensational program American Horror Story continues to surprise, and more importantly, scare the hell out of its viewers. With a new plot and set of character profiles, the horror phenomenon grips audiences with its use of complex and terrifying details. While the main actors remain the same, American Horror Story: Asylu...

Diabetes at NCHS

Morgan Goeken

December 2, 2012

According to a May 2012 TIME Magazine article, diabetes affects nearly 1 of 4 U.S teens.  This is a disease in which your body does not produce insulin and your pancreas just simply doesn’t function.  Because of these issues, diabetics have to count every carbohydrate that they eat and take insulin based on how many carbs they are consuming. As you can imagine, this can be extremely time consuming and stressful.  Going to high school every day can make managing diabetes a little more difficult because along with all the normal stressors and drama of high school, ...

The Voice judges Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green (left to right).

America’s greatest singing show

November 29, 2012

“The Voice” is an exciting show that showcases many talented singers of all ages. "The Voice" returns with the strongest vocalists from across the country for the show's third season. The contestants are coached by celebrity singers Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. There are also other celebrities such as Carson...

Upcoming Trend: Caviar Nail Polish

Upcoming Trend: Caviar Nail Polish

November 28, 2012

The world of cosmetics is constantly changing, which makes it difficult to keep up with the fluctuating trends. Fortunately, I found one trend that is sure to stick around for a while. The nail polish, Caviar by Ciaté, has become an over night sensation. People are discovering this unique brand and it will soon be very hard to come by. There has never...

The Juice Pack Reserve is small and convenient for taking on the go.

ReJUICEinate your phone

November 26, 2012

A recent growing trend for iPhone users is the Mophie Juice Pack.  These are rechargeable phone cases and portable chargers that allow you to charge your phone wherever you are with no plug-in needed. The first form of the Mophie Juice Pack is the rechargeable phone case.  They range from $79 -$150.  The pricing depends how much of a charge the...

Shoppers gathered as early as Monday to line up for Best Buy's sales

“Black Monday” Shoppers

November 26, 2012

With big anticipation for Friday’s crowds, a line formed early outside of Best Buy.  Thomas Gross of Mackinaw accompanied with Nicole Wright and NCHS freshman, Hunter Wright, of Normal set up their camp at 2 pm Monday afternoon.  The group had high hopes for the limited quantity 50-inch flat screen t.v. The flat screen was on sale for $399. A...

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