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Normal’s Haunted Trail takes months of preparation

Normal’s Haunted Trail takes months of preparation

November 15, 2017

The Haunted Trail, a Halloween mainstay in Normal for the past 22 years, entertained and frightened locals...

Taking a knee: Students kneel during the national anthem

Taking a knee: Students kneel during the national anthem

October 29, 2017

The kneeling of NFL players during the national anthem has sparked controversy across the country ...

New road connects NCHS, Eastview

New road connects NCHS, Eastview

October 23, 2017

A new road is being constructed between Normal Community High School and Eastview Christian Church. The...

Driver charged with numerous offenses after crash

Driver charged with numerous offenses after crash

April 19, 2017

A vehicle, driven by Joshua Brewster, crashed into a utility pole at the corner of Airport Road and ...

Community stands with Planned Parenthood

Community stands with Planned Parenthood

February 16, 2017

The Stand with Planned Parenthood Rally occurred Saturday, February 11 in downtown Bloomington outside ...

Students denounce immigration ban to LaHood

Students denounce immigration ban to LaHood

February 13, 2017

Over 50 NCHS students gathered at Congressman Darin LaHood’s office to express their disapproval of ...

Active garden changes landscape of West Bloomington

Active garden changes landscape of West Bloomington

September 19, 2016

The cool September breeze rustles through the thick, green leaves.  The rich smell of soil and basil mix in t...

Cravin’ Donuts

Cravin’ Donuts

April 5, 2016

Cravin' Donuts, a new specialty donut shop, opened its doors last week. The shop offers several ki...

Courtney Bennett: “I see everything as comedy”

Courtney Bennett: “I see everything as comedy”

Brandi Zimmerman, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2015

Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The arts are often a route that many teenagers fail to pursue as a path that will lead to a viable career....

Cirque du Soleil Bloomington

Cirque du Soleil Bloomington

December 15, 2014

Cirque du Soleil, a show usually acquainted with prime time stages like the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas,...

Biking in BloNo

Biking in BloNo

November 10, 2014

With the recent addition of bike lanes to Jersey Avenue in Normal and Front Street in Bloomington, the...

Best 3 Restaurants in Bloomington- Normal

Cameron Rink, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2014

Filed under Features, Local

Bloomington- Normal has lots of places to eat. The town holds the national record of containing the most restaurants per capita. Whatever food one might want, they can get it here. But which restaurant is the best? I have eaten at almost everywhere in town, and have decided to rate my top 3 eateries. I wanted to shy away from...

Hands free is the way to be

Hands free is the way to be

January 29, 2014

With the New Year comes new… laws.  As of January 1st, 2014, the state of Illinois has put numerous...

Students say metal music has a ‘positive impact’

Students say metal music has a ‘positive impact’

January 12, 2014

The Word Alive, I See Stars, Crown The Empire, Get Scared, Dayshell, and Palisades played the Castle T...

Student participates in Black Friday

Shubhang Desai, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2014

Filed under Local, NCHS, News

Olivia Smallwood(11) stood at the north entrance of Eastland Mall on Thursday November 28th, waiting for the doors to open so she could get into PacSun. "[The doors] opened [at 7:30], 30 minutes early," she says. "It was very hectic, but I didn't see anyone get trampled, so that's a plus." Black Friday fell on November 29th t...

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