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

November 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 predicted.   It's time for our nation to stop dividing and start unifying. America has become so polarized and so divided that Americans have bec...

Opinion: Why you should care:  The impact of current events on the high school life

Opinion: Why you should care: The impact of current events on the high school life

March 9, 2017

We live in an age where information is readily available, through our phones, laptops, and televisions, so much so that our phones buzz when a big news story is released, we see pictures from people living halfway around the world, and Google can give an answer in less than a second. When it comes to pop culture, for example Beyonce’s pregnancy...

A la carte items feeding obesity epidemic

A la carte items feeding obesity epidemic

February 23, 2017

First course is whisked out: raw beets in vinaigrette. Next comes the braised salmon with lentils and leeks. To top off the meal, some Brie or Maroilles are served as part of the cheese course. This sounds like a five-star restaurant in the Hamptons, but it’s not. The setting of this fine dining experience is a middle school in Challans, France. ...

OP/ED: School start times

OP/ED: School start times

March 20, 2016

The Unit 5 School Board unanimously approved changes to school hours for the 2016-2017 school year during a special session on March 16. The approved school hours for next year are: Elementary Schools: 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. High Schools:  8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Junior High Schools:  8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.   According to a letter sent from...

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