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Anagha Arla

Anagha Arla, Senior Staff Writer

Anagha Arla is a junior at Normal Community High School and third-year student council member. She is currently working as a Staff Reporter for the Inkspot.

My all-time dream is to become a hard-working Child Psychiatrist and release a couple of clothing lines. What inspires me are the people around me. On the weekend I like to read, write, and spend time with my family and friends.

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Point of Two: Episode Seven - Graduation [podcast]

Point of Two: Episode Seven – Graduation [podcast]

Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski Mar 17, 2020
Anagha Arla and December graduate Caitlin Wonsowski sit down in this episode of Po2 to offer their different cultural perspectives on the topic of graduation.
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Point of Two: Episode Six - Pop Culture [podcast]

Point of Two: Episode Six – Pop Culture [podcast]

Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski Mar 10, 2020
Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski sit down in this episode of Po2 to offer their different cultural perspectives on the topic of pop culture.
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Point of Two: Episode Five - Food

Point of Two: Episode Five – Food

Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski Jan 10, 2020
Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski sit down in this episode of Po2 to offer their different cultural perspectives on the topic of food.
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Point of Two: Episode Four - Celebrations

Point of Two: Episode Four – Celebrations

Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski Dec 17, 2019
Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski sit down in this episode of Po2 to offer their different cultural perspectives on the topic of celebrations.
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Food to feed the stomach; Books to feed the brain

Food to feed the stomach; Books to feed the brain

Little Free Library boxes painted to serve community
Anagha Arla, Senior Staff Writer Oct 18, 2019

 

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[Video] Video: “How long will it take for you to adjust to Infinite Campus?”

Staff members comment on the learning curve with the new student information system - a district-wide adoption in 2019 designed to manage attendance, grades, schedules, assessments and more
Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski Sep 4, 2019

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[Video] Video: Staff members respond to the question “How has Infinite Campus affected you?”

At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Infinite Campus, a new student information system was adopted by the district; Staff responds to the impact of the program designed to manage attendance, grades, schedules, assessments and more
Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski Sep 4, 2019

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[Video] Video: Staff members on how Infinite Campus is making their jobs different

NCHS staff comment on Infinite Campus's impact at the start of the 2019 school year; the student information system was adopted district-wide to replace Skyward as the management system for attendance, grades and more
Anagha Arla and Caitlin Wonsowski Sep 4, 2019

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Signs helped lead students in the right direction for activities they wanted to participate in.

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Signs helped lead students in the right direction for activities they wanted to participate in.

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Welcome to the Roaring Twenties - Theme of After-Prom

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Welcome to the Roaring Twenties - Theme of After-Prom

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There were many electronics as prizes.

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There were many electronics as prizes.

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Gaga ball was one of the most competitive events at after prom.

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Gaga ball was one of the most competitive events at after prom.

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Students were also able to shoot hoops with one another in the Small Gym.

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Students were also able to shoot hoops with one another in the Small Gym.

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Students posed with multiple props at prom like the Great Gatsby couch.

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Students posed with multiple props at prom like the Great Gatsby couch.

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Student pose with a cardboard cutout of a car.

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Student pose with a cardboard cutout of a car.

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Students pose for pictures with various props like cardboard cutouts of cars.

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Students pose for pictures with various props like cardboard cutouts of cars.

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Students sat down and just enjoyed time with one another.

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Students sat down and just enjoyed time with one another.

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Students got very competitive playing Knockout in the gym.

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Students got very competitive playing Knockout in the gym.

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If students werent wanting to play basketball on the big hoops, mini-basketball shoot out games were provided.

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If students weren't wanting to play basketball on the big hoops, mini-basketball shoot out games were provided.

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Students also got to play human Foosball.

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Students also got to play human Foosball.

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Students were entertained by playing in multiple inflatables.

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Students were entertained by playing in multiple inflatables.

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A lot of students got temporary tattoos.

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A lot of students got temporary tattoos.

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Gaga ball was very popular and competitive throughout the night.

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Gaga ball was very popular and competitive throughout the night.

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NCHS family members helped run the behind the scenes of After-Prom.

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NCHS family members helped run the behind the scenes of After-Prom.

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The parent volunteers stayed awake just as long as the students, helping ensure that After-Prom ran smoothly.

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The parent volunteers stayed awake just as long as the students, helping ensure that After-Prom ran smoothly.

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Entrance to the Roaring Twenties-themed After-Prom.

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Entrance to the Roaring Twenties-themed After-Prom.

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Junior board parents helped draw prizes, serve food, and run trivia.

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Junior board parents helped draw prizes, serve food, and run trivia.

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Students claimed prizes from gift cards to mini-fridges and Apple watches.

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Students claimed prizes from gift cards to mini-fridges and Apple watches.

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Students pose for a picture in front of the Speakeasy.

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Students pose for a picture in front of the Speakeasy.

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Students talked to their friends while waiting for the next round of trivia to begin.

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Students talked to their friends while waiting for the next round of trivia to begin.

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Students pose for a picture while they hung out in the Fishbowl.

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Students pose for a picture while they hung out in the Fishbowl.

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Students pose for a picture while taking a break from dancing.

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Students pose for a picture while taking a break from dancing.

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Students pose for a picture right before taking a picture in the photo booth.

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Students pose for a picture right before taking a picture in the photo booth.

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Students pose for a picture with their friends.

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Students pose for a picture with their friends.

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Students pose for a picture right outside the big gym that housed the inflatables.

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Students pose for a picture right outside the big gym that housed the inflatables.

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Students pose for pictures with various props like black cardboard cutouts of silhouettes.

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Students pose for pictures with various props like black cardboard cutouts of silhouettes.

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Students pose for a picture after exiting the small gym that had a lot of games like Knockout and a bean bag toss.

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Students pose for a picture after exiting the small gym that had a lot of games like Knockout and a bean bag toss.

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There was a variety of food available for students ranging from Chick-fil-A to Smoothie King.

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There was a variety of food available for students ranging from Chick-fil-A to Smoothie King.

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Students pose for a picture right before trivia starts.

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Students pose for a picture right before trivia starts.

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Students pose in the fishbowl while waiting for the next round of trivia.

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Students pose in the fishbowl while waiting for the next round of trivia.

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Students sat down at various places to chit-chat while they waited for activities to clear up.

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Students sat down at various places to chit-chat while they waited for activities to clear up.

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Students show off their henna.

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Students show off their henna.

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Students show off their henna.

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Students show off their henna.

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Students were very competitive in trivia and other activities at After-Prom.

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Students were very competitive in trivia and other activities at After-Prom.

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Students were provided with popcorn and other fun treats during trivia.

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Students were provided with popcorn and other fun treats during trivia.

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Students also played knockout and shot hoops.

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Students also played knockout and shot hoops.

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Students playing poker with a parent volunteer to give the students tips and tricks on poker playing strategy.

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Students playing poker with a parent volunteer to give the students tips and tricks on poker playing strategy.

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Poker was a big hit at After-Prom.  Students were able to play with groups up to four or five.

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Poker was a big hit at After-Prom. Students were able to play with groups up to four or five.

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Students were also offered other activities such as trivia.

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Students were also offered other activities such as trivia.

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Students were eligible for prize drawings if they stayed the whole night.

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Students were eligible for prize drawings if they stayed the whole night.

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Students pose during prize drawings.

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Students pose during prize drawings.

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Students pose in the big gym for a picture waiting to see if they won any prizes.

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Students pose in the big gym for a picture waiting to see if they won any prizes.

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Students pose for a picture with food from the Speakeasy.

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Students pose for a picture with food from the Speakeasy.

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There was no food storage at After-Prom. The students could go and get food in the Cafeteria whenever they got hungry.

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There was no food storage at After-Prom. The students could go and get food in the Cafeteria whenever they got hungry.

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Students pose for a picture in the fishbowl.

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Students pose for a picture in the fishbowl.

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Students pose for a picture in the atrium where there were cardboard cutouts of silhouettes.

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Students pose for a picture in the atrium where there were cardboard cutouts of silhouettes.

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Students also posed for pictures in the photo booths in the big gym. Photo booths were at both Prom and After-Prom.

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Students also posed for pictures in the photo booths in the big gym. Photo booths were at both Prom and After-Prom.

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Students had the opportunity to get henna at this table earlier.

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Students had the opportunity to get henna at this table earlier.

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The Big Gym had games for students such as Nine-Square.

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The Big Gym had games for students such as Nine-Square.

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The 2018-2019 school year brought additional security measures to the NCHS campus. Security monitor Mr. Todd Kelly is one of two new staff members who works to ensure the building is secure throughout the school day.

Six years later: School safety efforts continue

Anagha Arla, Jessica Dougall, Chris Gaines, Kim Halm and Abby Kimball Oct 12, 2018

An effort to increase school safety at Normal Community has been made in response to the shooting that occurred at the school six years ago and with the national increase of gun violence in general over the last few years. NCHS is familiar with the issue of school safety, where attendees have been...

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