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Carter Hull

Carter Hull, Staff Writer

Carter Hull is a junior and a member of Key club. He is also a staff writer for the Inkspot.

My hidden talent is my exceptional Bop-It! ability.

My favorite film is RRR.

 

All content by Carter Hull
Students will complete the PSAT and SAT using the Bluebook app which, according to the College Board, makes test day easier and faster for students and proctors.

Screen Capture: College Board

Community transitions to digital SAT, end of pencil-and-paper testing era

Students, staff address shift to College Board's digital testing platform
Bryce Hickman, Carter Hull and Lyra Townsend Apr 15, 2024

For nearly a century, students have tackled the SAT armed with a pencil., taking the college entrance exam on paper.  On April 17, Community's juniors take the SAT digitally for the first time.  The College Board began piloting the digital SAT last spring before fully implementing the digital...

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The Up-Beat – Ep. 5 – Daylight Saving time, Gordon Ramsay, snacks and Studio Ghibli

The Up-Beat – Ep. 5 – Daylight Saving time, Gordon Ramsay, snacks and Studio Ghibli

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. Bryce Hickman, Leonor Rivas, Kirsten Santana and Carter Hull share what is making them happy this week.  

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The 2023 boys lacrosse campaign ended in the Sectional Semifinals, suffering an 18-4 defeat at the hands of the Andrew Thunderbolts.
Ethan Nydegger believes that the team’s new coach “can take the team in the right direction,” one he feels the team has been needing. 
Nydegger is one of six seniors on the team, a contrast from last years upperclassmen heavy squad.

New Coach, new hopes: Bloomington-Normal Boys Lacrosse braces for revamp after off-season overhaul

2024 season preview
Bryce Hickman and Carter Hull Mar 12, 2024

After finishing the 2023 season with a 10-7 record, the Bloomington Normal boys lacrosse team saw significant changes in the off-season with the appointment of head coach Mr. Jackson Fischer and the graduation of several key players. A 2023 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, Fischer is the program’s fourth...

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Photo Illustration: Mr. Brad Bovenkerk

Top 5: Fast food fails

Carter Hull, Staff Writer Mar 1, 2024

My fellow fast food aficionados know that for every McRib and every Pumpkin Spice Latte, every delectable and delicious “limited-time-only” menu item, fast food chains have an untold number of culinary calamities.   In a world where innovation meets indulgence, there’s bound to be a few slip-ups...

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Screen Capture: IHSA Swimming and Diving Digital Program // IHSA.org

Girls swim season concludes at IHSA State prelims

Bryce Hickman and Carter Hull Dec 19, 2023

Four members of the girl's swim team competed in the IHSA State Swimming and Diving preliminary rounds Nov. 10-11, marking the end of the season for the team. The meet marked the third consecutive trip to State for Kenna Malinowski ('25). Malinowski has qualified for State in the maximum four events...

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Kenna Malinowski returns to the State Finals, competing in the maximum four events for a second consecutive season. 
Digital Illustration: Brad Bovenkerk

Girls swim sends four to IHSA State Championships after second place Sectional finish

Malinowski to compete in maximum four events for second straight year
Bryce Hickman, Carter Hull and Malachi McCool Nov 10, 2023

Four members of the girls swimming and diving team compete at this weekend’s IHSA State competition in Westmont, following a second-place finish at Sectionals. After back-to-back Sectional Championships, the Iron finished 33 points behind Washington High School this season. Five first-place finishes...

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After the disappointing Regionals loss, head volleyball coach Ms. Christine Konopasek said it is too early to project next seasons roster.

Volleyball season ends with Regional Championship loss; Question marks ahead of next season

Bryce Hickman and Carter Hull Nov 8, 2023

Community suffered a 2-0 loss to the Minooka Indians during the Regional Championship game on Oct. 26, a disappointing conclusion to the 2023 Iron volleyball season. Community fell to the Indians 25-21 in two sets, finishing the year with an overall record of 25-12. Head coach Ms. Christine Konopasek...

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Community has faced some of the top-ranked teams in Illinois this season in tournament action: Hinsdale Central (20), Lockport (19), Mater Dei (15), Normal West (14), U-High (12), Lyons (7) and Benet Academy (2), coming away with wins over Mater Dei and Hinsdale Central and taking several matches to three-sets.

Tough tournament schedule prepares volleyball for playoff push

Community (2) opens Regional round against Pekin Dragons (7)
Inkspot Staff, Bryce Hickman and Carter Hull Oct 24, 2023

The volleyball team takes on the Pekin Dragons (16-17) in the first round of Regional action Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at Minooka High School. The Iron enter the contest as the two-seed with a record of 24-11. Those 11 losses, Head Coach Ms. Christine Konopasek said, have prepared Community to win...

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Iron Synergy wins ‘Iron’s Got Talent’

Iron Synergy wins ‘Iron’s Got Talent’

Bryce Hickman and Carter Hull Sep 25, 2023
The Iron’s Got Talent competition raised $300 for the Junior Class Board on Wednesday, Sept. 20, funds that will help lower this year's prom ticket prices. This year, six acts took the stage: a dance group, three soloists, and two bands. The Iron Synergy dance team won the event, taking home a trophy and gift card. The show also featured a performance by Staff Infection, Community's teacher ensemble, performing TLC's "No Scrubs."
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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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[Video] Ink ‘Spotlight’: A weekly rundown of Normal Community news

Marielsie Iglesias, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 8, 2023

This week, Carter Hull and Lyra Townsend shine the light on five stories around NCHS.

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Boys cross country takes first at Normal Community open, girls place 6th

Boys cross country takes first at Normal Community open, girls place 6th

Boys cross country takes top honors at season opener The boys cross country team took first in the Normal Community Co-Ed Open Sept. 1 at Maxwell Park, edging out Elmwood Brimfield 39-48.  Two Ironmen posted top-five finishes, with Joey Yaros taking second and Jack Thomas finishing fourth out of...

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