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Erica Copeland

Erica Copeland, Staff Writer

Erica is a senior this year at NCHS, where she is involved in Theatre. This is her first year on The Inkspot staff where she is a staff writer. 

My biggest pet peeve is slow walkers.

My slogan to live by is "Just keep rolling with the punches."

My favorite movie is The Conjuring (2013).


All content by Erica Copeland
Join an amateur cook as they reminisce about a simpler time, when cartoons reigned supreme and cooking took place on a plastic stove.  Erica Copeland attempts to recreate some iconic cartoon dishes in this food review.

Cartoon cooking

After months of binging television and binging food, an amateur cook decided to combine her two pandemic past-times by cooking some of the iconic dishes she saw animated on screen
Erica Copeland, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, we all have been looking for a recipe to keep us connected and keep us sane. During quarantine, my own life was dedicated to two activities - logging in to Google Meets and watching childhood throwbacks. "The Aristocats" and it’s posh counterpart "Lady and the...

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Inkspots most adoptable fictional spots

Inkspot’s most adoptable fictional “spots”

As stay-at-home orders were issued across the U.S. last year, animal welfare organizations saw pet adoptions spike during the second half of March. Industry data from PetPoint estimates that the national adoption rate of 58% at the beginning of March 2020 jumped to 85% by the month’s end.  But...

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The Fiesta Ranchera location on College Ave. is one of the Fiesta locations run by the Canchola family.

Local business restrictions impact NCHS students

With Illinois reverting to Phase 3 of the ‘Restore Illinois Resurgence Mitigation Plan’ on Friday, Nov. 20 for the unforeseeable future, small businesses face another round of mitigation requirements. The requirements, coming as a new wave of COVID-19 surged statewide, “aims to limit gatherings...

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