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Decoding a dual degree: An inside look at the Computer Science Associate’s Degree Program

Decoding a dual degree: An inside look at the Computer Science Associate’s Degree Program

December 9, 2019

When the Computer Science Associate’s Degree Program Class of 2022 walks across the stage at Grossinger Motors Arena to receive their diploma, they will leave with two: one hand on their high school diplom...

Lunch and Learn challenges students to rethink recycling

Lunch and Learn challenges students to rethink recycling

November 22, 2019

Mrs. Elisabeth Reed, the director of the Illinois State University’s Office of Sustainability, spoke to students about what happens to items that are donated, thrown away or recycled during Thursday, No...

FFA recognized among nation’s top chapters

FFA recognized among nation’s top chapters

November 11, 2019

The NCHS FFA Leadership team competed at the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis from October 29 to November 1. The top ten individuals and the national winning team members in each of the com...

Mrs. Peyton leaving NCHS; transferring to Evans next year

Mrs. Peyton leaving NCHS; transferring to Evans next year

May 29, 2019

Mrs. Caitlan Peyton will be transferring to Evans Junior High School next year to teach P.E. and Health after 10 years at NCHS. Peyton thought she “needed to switch things up” because she was getting ...

‘Dude, be nice’ week at Normal Community

‘Dude, be nice’ week at Normal Community

Jessica Dougall, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2019

Mr. Jason Ruyle could be seen wearing an over-sized gold backpack, passing out water bottles, Frisbees and t-shirts. The lunchroom appeared cleaner. Free popcorn coupons handed out to students and s...

We Dine Together promotes inclusivity during lunch

Natalie Hoeferle, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2018

We Dine Together, a new club at Normal Community, aims to promote inclusion and offer a safe place for students during the school’s lunch hours. The club works to avoid the social grouping that occurs during high school lunch, leaving some students feeling marginalized. Instead, it offers a designated space for students to connect with others and create new friendships. The club began because of Be Strong, a non-profit organization t...

Three new courses available next school year

Three new courses available next school year

December 10, 2018

Three new courses will be available for students, excluding freshman, during the 2019-2020 school year:  Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Education, and Physical Science Applications in Agricul...

Environmental club “rolls” out new recycling initiative

Environmental club “rolls” out new recycling initiative

December 3, 2018

Mr. Michael Roller is leading the second stage of the recycling initiative at NCHS with the help of the Environmental club and the administration. Roller coordinated with the administration last year to get sing...

Increasing sub shortage in Unit 5

Increasing sub shortage in Unit 5

December 3, 2018

Vacant teaching positions go unfilled by substitutes every day in Unit 5. In a district with over 900 teachers, it has shown to be difficult to find a replacement for every teacher that needs one. In a di...

Female interest sparks new club

Female interest sparks new club

Shae Simmons, Multimedia Editor

November 27, 2018

Girls Who Code, a national organization that aims to increase the number of women in computer science, was introduced at NCHS in September by Joshmita Chintella (12) and Vidya Kothakota (11). As faculty ...

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