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Thespians take stage to serve community

Elyse Schneider, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2016

Thespians, the Theatre National Honors Society, does more than just theater itself; within the NCHS organization the 18 Thespian members give back to their community through fundraisers. The act on stage, but take community action as well. The group meets outside of the theater to volunteer and to raise money for organizations in town; their main goal is to give back to the community through different theatre events. The g...

NCHS Colorguard falls short at West Invitational

Sam Scheltens, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2016

The NCHS Colorguard didn’t place as well as they had hoped at the Normal West Invitational on September 24. After the guard was awarded with ‘Best Auxiliary’, for an outstanding performance by a color guard,  and achieved Grand Champion in all classes, in Class 3A in Morton on September 17, they had high hopes. But September 24, at Normal West, the color guard was unable to repeat their success.   “They just...

Best Buddies builds relationships

Becca Merrill, Associate Editor

October 6, 2016

The Best Buddies chapter at NCHS is now reviewing  all applications for students hoping to be paired with a “buddy”, other students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, for the 2016-2017 school year. Best Buddies is an organization within schools that foster one-to-one relationships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). “I think the goal is to integrate ...

Impromptu drum major leads Marching Iron to success

Impromptu drum major leads Marching Iron to success

October 5, 2016

After placing second overall on September 24, the NCHS marching band placed first overall at Illinois Wesleyan on October 1 -- without their head drum major. In the absence of Chad Caplinger (12), who was...

Fashion club premieres at NCHS

Fashion club premieres at NCHS

October 2, 2016

Fashion club founders Sanjana Saxena and Pavani Nukala led the new club's first meeting, with sponsor Mrs. Laura Thomas, on Thursday, September 15. Saxena and Nukala noticed that the school had three fa...

Upcoming tests for NCHS juniors

Upcoming tests for NCHS juniors

September 21, 2016

The Junior agenda is full of various standardized and placement tests in the coming year.   PSAT registration is occurring.  The PSAT offers students the opportunity to gain SAT experience before the...

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 the air.  Small, red tomatoes hang from thick vines, and green peppers hide between lea...

Population growing at NCHS causes complications

Population growing at NCHS causes complications

September 14, 2016

NCHS has grown significantly throughout the past seven years.  Though this has been positive for the Ironman community, there have been some difficulties with the amount of students in the school. The ...

NCHS welcomes ten new teachers to the staff

NCHS welcomes ten new teachers to the staff

September 8, 2016

Ten new teachers were welcomed to the Normal Community High School staff at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. After the 2015-2016 school year, there were several openings due to the retirem...

2016 Presidential Race: Party Nomination Predictions

2016 Presidential Race: Party Nomination Predictions

May 11, 2016

Delegate counts courtesy of the Associated Press.   Super Delegates are unelected DNC delegates that select a candidate to support, they are free to support any candidate and change their vote up until the convention i...

How to become an Innovative Entrepreneur

How to become an Innovative Entrepreneur

April 25, 2016

  Apply! Complete an online questionnaire, then participate in an interview with ISU professors and local entrepreneurs. Radiance Campbell, a current Innovative Entrepreneur gives some advice for...

Cravin’ Donuts

Cravin’ Donuts

April 5, 2016

Cravin' Donuts, a new specialty donut shop, opened its doors last week. The shop offers several kinds of unique donut flavors, with new flavors daily. The store is located on Main Street in downtown Bl...

Illinois primary determines Democratic delegates

Illinois primary determines Democratic delegates

March 14, 2016

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders upset front-runner Hillary Clinton in Michigan’s primary election on March 5 by earning 7 more delegates. Polling in Michigan gave Clinton an 11 point lead in the weeks prior to the primary, however Sanders was able to capture 49.8% of the vote, 1.5% more than Clinton. ...

NCHS to host blood drive

NCHS to host blood drive

February 23, 2016

Biannually, the NCHS student council hosts a blood drive run by the Red Cross. Each semester, school and  community members, ages 16 and older, have the opportunity to donate blood and medically aid ...

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