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Bayli Ferris

Bayli Ferris, Staff Writer

Bayli Ferris is a senior at Normal Community High School where she's involved in clubs such as Generations Connect and Younglife. This is her first year as an Inkspot staff writer. 

I like Phoebe Bridgers, ice cream and warm weather.

On the weekend I like to get coffee with my dad and hang out with friends.

My favorite movie is The Edge of Seventeen.

All content by Bayli Ferris
Community opened the softball season with a 10-1 win over the Pekin Dragons on Monday. 
The Iron wont fact conference action until April 6, when they take on Champaign Central in a double-header.

Photo Courtesty: Mr. Jeff Christopherson

Softball opens season 1-1, Eyes Big 12 redemption

2024 season preview
Bayli Ferris, Leonor Rivas and Brody Roberts Mar 15, 2024

Community opened the softball season 1-1 in non-conference action, following Monday’s 10-1 victory over the Lincoln Railsplitters with a 15-5 loss to the Pekin Dragons.  Under third-year head coach Mr. Steve Hassel, the team is looking to improve on last season’s second-place Big 12 Conference...

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Midwest Technical Institute, Illinois Central Colleges Agriculture and IT programs and Saint Francis Medical Centers College of Nursing were among the programs represented at the far.

College and Career Center’s annual college fair showcases post-graduation pathways

Bayli Ferris, Staff Writer Mar 12, 2024

The College and Career Center hosted its annual College Fair for the junior class on March 12 in the auditorium, with representatives from nearly 45 schools attending. With representatives from trade schools, community colleges, four-year universities and the armed forces, College and Career Counselor...

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Photo Illustration // Mr. Brad Bovenkerk

Top 5: Iconic teen films

Bayli Ferris, Staff Writer Feb 28, 2024

There is a reason that page-to-screen adaptations of book’s like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and modernized, musicified reimaginings of “Mean Girls” are all the rage in Hollywood. There is no question why: adolescent angst, first loves and unforgettable coming-of-age moments make...

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The Up-Beat – Ep. 1 – Spotify discoveries, a daily dose of Dr. Zbrozek, Pizza Olympics & bowling balls

The Up-Beat – Ep. 1 – Spotify discoveries, a daily dose of Dr. Zbrozek, Pizza Olympics & bowling balls

Welcome to "The Up-Beat," where each week a group of Inkspot reporters take a break from breaking news to share what's been making them smile this week. B.J. Dumas, Lyra Townsend, Terrion Darnell and Bayli Ferris share what is making them happy this week.  

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The Normal Fire Department was at Community Wednesday, Dec. 6.   investigating a small fire set by a student in the boys locker room in the Athletic hallway. 
School Resource Officer Mr. Jeremy Flood said the investigation is still ongoing.

Locker room fire investigation nearing resolution

Bayli Ferris, Ali Ince and Abigail Ziemer Dec 13, 2023

The investigation into a small fire that occurred in the boys locker room on Dec. 6 remains open, according to Community’s School Resource Officer Mr. Jeremy Flood. Flood declined to provide specific details about the ongoing investigation, stating, "It's an open investigation... so I don't want...

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Content creator Matthew Dominick earned YouTubes Silver Creator award at the end of September recognizing his channels 100,000 subscribers milestone. 
Screenshot // Instagram @Yucking

Yucking it up: One YouTube content creator’s taste of triumph

Bayli Ferris, Ali Ince and Abigail Ziemer Nov 28, 2023

When content creator Matthew Dominick earned YouTube's Silver Creator award at the end of September, the coveted silver play button plaque recognizing 100,000 subscribers marked a milestone on a journey the 36-year-old foodie was almost too afraid to begin.  Early doubts kept Dominick from kickstarting...

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In honor of Croctober the Inkspot investigates the Croc fashion phenomenon. 
Promotional Image // Crocs Inc.

Sole searching: Exploring the Crocs craze

The Inkspot investigates the footwear frenzy
Inkspot Staff Oct 27, 2023

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News Briefs for Sept. 22

News Briefs for Sept. 22

Inkspot Staff Sep 25, 2023
Want to know what's going on at Community? Check out this week's Spot shorts, as the Inkspot's Journalism I students publish their first news briefs.
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Boys soccer takes second in 2023 Intercity tournament after narrow loss to U-High

Boys soccer takes second in 2023 Intercity tournament after narrow loss to U-High

The boys soccer team finished second in the 2023 Intercity tournament, their lone loss coming in the tournament’s opening round to eventual Intercity champions U-High. Community fell 1-0 to the Pioneers in Aug. 30’s match at U-High. Despite the Ironmen recording a 10-9 advantage in shots on...

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