Ways to make winter fun

December 21, 2018

The Inkspot staff has put together some ways to make winter break enjoyable. If this doesn't help check out our winter dessert recipes and photo gallery walkthrough.

The Inkspot staff tested out some easy winter desserts. Here are the step-by-step recipes for our favorites.

Easy to make winter desserts recipes

December 17, 2018

The Inkspot staff tried out some winter dessert recipes - here are the step-by-step instructions for our favorites. Our criteria for choosing recipes to test were that: a. the ingredients for each recipe cost no more than $15 b. the recipes included a lot of ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen c. that they only needed 15ish minutes...

Pictured here are exhibition dancers, Mr. and Mrs. Lawerence.

FBLA returns with ‘Dancing with the Staff’ event

December 14, 2018

After being canceled last year, the Future Business Leaders of America returned to hosting its annual Dancing with the Staff event on Thursday, November 14, to raise money for their national business partner, the March of Dimes. The Dancing with the Staff event is based on the popular television series Dancing with the Stars, with the NCHS FBL...

The 300 word series is inspired by Brady Dennis's St. Petersburg Times column.

300 Words: Car keys

December 12, 2018

Anna leaves Community just like every other student hurrying to get home. She jumps into her teal Chevy Aveo racing to get out of the student parking lot and start her 17-minute drive home to begin the rest of her day. The only difference between her and her classmates are her thoughts on the drive home: One sharp turn of the wheel and I can end it al...

Inkspotify: Winter & Holiday Playlists

Inkspotify: Winter & Holiday Playlists

December 6, 2018

The Inkspot staff has curated playlists for the winter and holiday seasons. Jolly Holiday Winter ...



December 6, 2018

The Inkspot staff has collaborated to curated a variety of playlists for students to help them discover new artists and songs. Acoustic EDM Common Covers Throwbacks...

Senior Allison Enchelmayer pumps her fist in celebration after completing a putt during a rainy day at the State competition.

Tees to success: Enchelmayer more than a golfer

November 28, 2018

While sports and sound are often linked: players listening to their headphones to get "in the zone", music blasting out of speakers at athletic events, the crowd cheering wildly... Golf and sound are not. Golf is a sport that literally asks for quiet. But for senior Allison Enchelmayer, golf and sound go together perfectly. Or more precise...

Dr. Walker helps guide his students as they go through a lab.

A traveling journey

November 20, 2018

For Dr. Valentine Walker life has been a journey. The journey started when he “met a beautiful peace corp volunteer” and moved from his homeland in Jamaica to the United States where he became a dual credit Environmental Earth teacher at NCHS and NCWHS. Walker grew up along the countryside in a small town in the St. Elizabeth province in Jamaica. There Wa...

The first locker to be


November 10, 2018

The quantity of empty lockers around NCHS has resulted in students using them to make mock shrines of actors who are not dead. Prior to the start of each school year, the school administration surveys the students regarding their preference for a locker. This has since resulted in a numerous amount of empty lockers around the school. Junior Eli...

Larger population as positive for students?

A shot from the halls outside of a classroom during passing periods.

Tommy Olsson, Shae Simmons, Reid Watkins, and Caitlin Wonsowski

October 17, 2018

Some faculty members see the large student population as having a positive effect on students. With higher attendance numbers, students are provided with more social opportunities. The higher enrollment at Community can provide students with more opportunities to build peer relationships, to learn patience, and prepare themselves for the world ...

Unsung Homecoming tradition

Unsung Homecoming tradition

October 9, 2018

Mr. Dave Feeney’s 3rd hour AP Literature and Composition students performed the school song on Friday, October 5. This tradition has occurred for the past 15 years in all of Feeney’s English classes as a way to get his students to display school spirit on the final day of Homecoming week. That Friday is an “awkward day,” Feeney said. But...

Mr. Matt Emberson's Material Applications and Processes class learns how to do a Concrete Lab.

STEM stuck in bloom

October 5, 2018

All the students knew was these boxy new machines that monopolized desk space.  They knew the pixelated green text that would appear on the black screen. They knew the hum of the machine as it worked to read programs from floppy disks. If they even really knew anything about computers at all. They had been hearing about these things - computers...

The NCHS school mascot, Iron Ike, welcomes students into the 2018-19 school year.

2018-19 Back to school assembly

August 23, 2018

Normal Community students were welcomed to the 2018-2019 school year with an all-school assembly on the first day of classes.

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