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

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

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

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South Asian Performing Arts club offers outlet, showcases student heritage

South Asian Performing Arts club offers outlet, showcases student heritage

Kate Johnson, Staff Writer Dec 1, 2022

The South Asian Performing Arts club offers an outlet to showcase Community students’ diverse cultural heritage. The organization’s co-presidents Pritha Chartterjee and Karthika Nair said they launched...

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Asian-American & Pacific Islander Culture Clubs Diwali attendees group photo in room 36 on October 28.

Asian American Pacific Islander Culture Club celebrates Asian cultures, Diwali

Kirsten Santana and Brayden Blackwell Nov 29, 2022

The Asian American Pacific Islander Culture Club (AAPI) hosted its first official event celebrating Diwali on Oct. 28.  Each month, Pranavi Chaganti, the club’s board chair, said, the organization...

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Recycling program returns to paper-only

Recycling program returns to paper-only

Ruth Oliveros-Gallardo and Giana Rawlings Nov 28, 2022

Community will return to paper-only recycling after experiencing "major" issues with single-stream recycling. At the start of the school year, Community transitioned to single-stream recycling,...

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Theatre alum returns to stage, shares directorial duties

Theatre alum returns to stage, shares directorial duties

Libby Price, Staff Writer Nov 28, 2022

Meg Keogh returns to Community’s stage as the former Community thespian replaced Mr. Tyler McWhorter as the Theatre department’s co-director at the start of the year. After seven years of co-directing...

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Madrigals provide sneak-peek of next weekend’s shows; limited tickets remain [video]

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Nov 24, 2022

Limited tickets remain for the 22nd annual Renaissance-themed holiday performance, Madrigals, after Friday, Dec. 2's concert sold out. Accompanied by a brass quintet and string ensemble, Community's...

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The Midterm elections are often overlooked, yet their impact and importance cannot be overstated.

Why the Midterms matter; Turning point in politics

Avani Rai, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 18, 2022

America’s Midterm elections are the younger sibling of U.S. politics -- forgotten, neglected, underappreciated, and overlooked.   The Midterms exist without any highly publicized conventions, clickbait-worthy...

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Abby Ruebush recaps the highlights of Homecoming week 2022 in this special edition of Spot Shorts.

Homecoming News Briefs

Homecoming week recap
Abby Ruebush, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 4, 2022

Friday’s Homecoming football game and Saturday’s dance wrapped up a week of festivities. Read how Community celebrated Homecoming 2022 below.   Virtual assembly kicks off Homecoming week  The...

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News Briefs for Sep. 17 – Sep. 30

News Briefs for Sep. 17 – Sep. 30

Avani Rai, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 30, 2022

SkillsUSA National champion recognized at School Board meeting Katelyn Olson (’24) was recognized at Unit 5’s September Board meeting for earning a gold medal in the Medical Terminology event at...

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Mrs. Megan Freymann, co-Senior Class Board sponsor, sold Homecoming dance tickets during 4th hour lunch Wednesday when the alloted 700 in-person tickets to the second session sold out.

Limited second session Homecoming tickets remain

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Sep 28, 2022

Less than 20 tickets remain for the second Homecoming dance session, with online ticket sales closing Thursday at 11:59 p.m.  The Senior Class Board, said Board co-sponsor Mrs. Jennifer Kelly, decided...

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Reigning Pork and Pigskin champions the A-Train, Communitys porkchop sandwich concessions trailer, advance to the competitions Savory 16 round.

Pork and Pigskin competition: A-Train advances to 2nd round

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Sep 20, 2022

Community's A-Train concessions advanced to the second round of the 2nd annual Pork and Pigskin competition, a partnership between the IHSA and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) to determine...

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News Briefs for Sep. 11 – Sep. 16

News Briefs for Sep. 11 – Sep. 16

Abby Ruebush, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 17, 2022

Seniors enjoy sunrise on half-day Members of the Class of 2023 gathered outside before dawn at the Senior Class Board-sponsored “Senior Sunrise” on Tuesday, eating donuts and watching the sunrise....

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News Briefs for Aug. 29 – Sep. 9

News Briefs for Aug. 29 – Sep. 9

Avani Rai and Marielsie Iglesias Sep 14, 2022

21 awarded national recognition for academic achievement 21 seniors earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs for their “outstanding performance” in the classroom...

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News Briefs for the week of April 11

News Briefs for the week of April 11

Nayonika Banerjee and Laynee Scheck Apr 22, 2022

FFA Food Science team competes at State FFA’s Food Science team placed 3rd in the State Food Science Career Development Event (CDE) hosted at Southern Illinois - Carbondale on April 9.  The team...

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News briefs for March 26 – April 2

News briefs for March 26 – April 2

Nayonika Banerjee and Laynee Scheck Apr 2, 2022

FFA State: Four members place in top 5 Evan Kraft (’23) won first place at the Illinois FFA State Awards Day competition Saturday, March 26, competing in the Wildlife Production and Management event. Juliana...

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Student Council hosts blood drive amid blood crisis

Student Council hosts blood drive amid blood crisis

Avani Rai, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 14, 2022

As the American Red Cross battles its first-ever blood crisis, experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, Student Council hosted its second blood drive of the year Feb. 25.   Students,...

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