Quality over popularity: 2019’s most notable albums

Igor is Tyler the Creator's sixth studio album, written and produced in such a way that pushes the album beyond hip hops usual boundaries.

Aidan Beigie, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

At 18-years-old, pop artist Billie Eilish was awarded five Grammy awards, including Best Album and Best New Artist.  While  Eilish is deserving of recognition, it is important to remember that When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? was not the artist's first album. Three years ago, Eilish released her debut pop record - Don't Smile at Me. ...

In the February print edition of the Inkspot, Kelsey Kern provided her picks for the Academy Awards major categories.
Here are some of the highlights from that story.

And the Winner is… Supposed to be…

February 9, 2020

When the 92nd Academy Awards air Sunday, February 9, the voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will recognize cinematic excellence. At 7 p.m. on ABC, 32 movies, nominated across 25 categories, will compete for the top award in film - the Oscar. In 2018, Hollywood produced an abundance of high caliber films, making the Academy...

Crave Chronicles: Episode One – Dunkin’ Donuts v. Krispy Kreme [video]

February 8, 2020

In the premiere episode of Crave Chronicles, Jessalyn Baer, Jaxon Creasey, and Olivia Plangger compare Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts chocolate glazed donuts.

Teachers in Training

Teachers in Training

January 30, 2020

Teachers in Training: Aske-ing the right questions

Teachers in Training: Aske-ing the right questions

January 23, 2020

This is the first in a line of weekly columns that takes a look at the student teachers that make up an integral part of the Ironmen experience.

Styles’ new album ‘Lights Up’ the music industry

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

Charlotte Calmes, Staff Writer

January 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 the artist took a hiatus from social media in July of 2018, millions of fans were desperate for something - anything - even just a sign of ...

Bradshaw reads aloud from the novel

An ongoing love: Bradshaw to retire after fostering learning at NCHS

January 7, 2020

In a classroom, two students -- one wearing shiny white shoes, the other wearing worn down muddy sneakers - race to the front board to answer a question, attempting to win a point for their team in a test review game. Their classmates, some standing on top of desks, watch from the back of the room clapping and encouraging.  In a classroom, a small group of students si...

Students in Mrs. Jennifer Kelly's Drawing & Painting II and Advanced Studio Art answer questions about their self-portrait projects.

NCHS Artists on self-portraits

January 4, 2020

NCHS Artists on self-portraitsQ & A with students in Drawing & Painting II and Advanced Studio Art

The first-place gingerbread house was constructed with a chocolate Santa and trees surrounding the structure.

Language clubs host annual gingerbread house contest

December 20, 2019

The annual gingerbread house building and decorating contest was held after school on Thursday, December 12, with students from the Spanish, German, and French clubs competing for the ultimate prize: a gingerbread man trophy. This event honors the European tradition of gingerbread house making which began during the 16th century while allowing students to enjoy a collaborative experience.

Madrigals host 19th annual dinner performances

Madrigals host 19th annual dinner performances

December 19, 2019

Madrigals host 19th annual dinner performances December 6 and 7, 2019

Class Acts: Episode 1 – Lena Lynn

October 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 less than a month, the two-handled what came next like a road ready touring act. Despite, the audio booth not powering up the stage microphones, the...

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