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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Picture of dancing crowd at music concert festival

Opinion: After festival tragedy, Travis Scott must be held accountable

Eli Schneider and Charlotte Calmes Dec 1, 2021

Travis Scott isn't known for calm, cool, and collected concert performances. His headlining appearances make headlines. In 2015, the Houston rapper encouraged Chicago's Lollapalooza audience to climb...

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TikTok craze turned crime

TikTok craze turned crime

Social media trend influences rise of theft, vandalism
Dylan Wehmeyer and Eli Schneider Sep 21, 2021

A TikTok trend popular amongst high school students led to a drastic increase in petty theft and vandalization of school property nationwide. The "#devious lick" trend originated when TikTok user jugg4elias...

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Link between Wild Kratts, communism [video]

Link between ‘Wild Kratts’, communism [video]

Nayonika Banerjee, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 16, 2021

When you think about the overlap between communism and animals, there is only one obvious answer: "Animal Fa-," no... "Wild Kratts". Learn more about the link between communism and "Wild Kratts" in the...

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The Unit 5 District Office was closed Monday, August 31 for a deep cleaning before reopening on Tuesday.

“Challenge the status quo”: Unit 5 Board of Education needs student advisor [opinion]

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Apr 10, 2021

Democracy, representation, and self-government are timeless American ideals. These are principles that have fueled some of our country's proudest moments -- the colonies declaring their independence; the...

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Joe Biden is a healer, a uniter, a tested, and steady hand. A person whose own experience of loss gives him a sense of purpose that will help us, as a nation, reclaim our own sense of purpose.

Opinion: It’s a beautiful day in America

Charlotte Calmes, Editor-in-Chief Nov 8, 2020

Four years of racism. Of sexism. Four years of every -ism imaginable. Four years of irresponsibility. Of lies. Four years of inadequate leadership. Four years of the compromising all moral...

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The American flag stands outside the doors of NCHS. The stars and stripes are symbolic of the democratic ideals that are fading today.

Opinion: Cry for unity

Nation needs to start listening, start compromising
Evie Snoeyink, Editor in Chief Nov 20, 2018

When George Washington left office he warned Americans of the dangers of political parties. But now, as a country, we still find ourselves running to them and are facing all the ramifications Washington...

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Pharmaceutical companies, police unions, and private prisons all have something to lose from the legalization of marijuana. These organizations lobby against legalized marijuana legislation in the interest of profit, undermining our democracy.

Editorial Cartoon: Grim reality

Aaron Knoll, Staff Reporter May 22, 2018

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Broke in education

Broke in education

Evie Snoeyink, Editor in Chief May 2, 2018

Is the funding system for education broke in  broken? Are politicians putting money where it is truly needed? 

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Typical School Day

Typical School Day

Are some topics taught in school actually necessary?
Sumayyah Muhammad, Staff Reporter May 2, 2018

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Gremlins after midnight

Gremlins after midnight

Aidan Smiser, Staff Reporter May 2, 2018

At the beginning of April, chemical attacks were reported in the Syrian town of Douma. The event in question led to the creation of a faction of western states: The United States, The United Kingdoms,...

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The gif above illustrates the different  scheduling configurations possible with an alternative model.

Block scheduling fosters in-depth learning

Melissa Schill, Editor in Chief Nov 7, 2017

49 minutes. 49 minutes to take attendance. Settle the class down. Collect homework. Pass out worksheets. Begin a group discussion. Separate the students into groups. Shuffle the desks around. Log in to...

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NFL: No Free-Speech League?

NFL: No Free-Speech League?

NFL is dealing is currently attempting to deal with issues of free speech and protest during the performance of the national anthem. Supporters believe that the NFL cannot restrict the free speech rights of its athletes.
James Broach , Sports Editor Oct 18, 2017

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