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James Broach

James Broach, Sports Editor

James Broach is a senior at NCHS, where he plays varsity tennis. He has worked for Normal Community's Inkspot for 3 years as a reporter. My biggest pet peeve when teachers don't dismiss students when the bell rings. A random fact about me is that I am the 4th James Broach. My great-grandfather was the very first James, my grandpa and dad are the 2nd and 3rd. If I won a million dollars I would go on a vacation to California.

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Mrs. Cathe Carter reviews a problem on the SmartBoard in her 3rd hour Honors Geometry class during her last semester teaching at NCHS.

[Photo] Negative times negative = positive

Feb 1, 2019

Mrs. Cathe Carter reviews a problem on the SmartBoard in her 3rd hour Honors Geometry class during her last semester teaching at NCHS.

Mrs. Peyton leaving NCHS; transferring to Evans next year

Mrs. Peyton leaving NCHS; transferring to Evans next year

James Broach, Sports Editor May 29, 2019

Mrs. Caitlan Peyton will be transferring to Evans Junior High School next year to teach P.E. and Health after 10 years at NCHS. Peyton thought she “needed to switch things up” because she was getting “too comfortable” as a teacher at NCHS - something that really scared her. “I need to...

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Students predict NFL team draft needs

Students predict NFL team draft needs

With the NFL draft starting on April 25 in Nashville, teams are looking to add talent and depth. Students shared the reasons behind why they support their team and what those teams should address in the draft.
James Broach, Sports Editor Apr 25, 2019

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NCAA March Madness mascot bracket

NCAA March Madness mascot bracket

Tommy Olsson and James Broach Apr 3, 2019

With the Final Four taking place this upcoming weekend, Inkspot staffers decided to complete a bracket of their own based on which teams' mascot would win in a head-to-head brawl. These picks have nothing to do with players, coaches or the team itself - they are strictly based on the threat potential...

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[Video] Ways to make winter fun

The Inkspot staff has put together some ways to make winter break enjoyable. If this doesn't help check out our winter dessert recipes and photo gallery walkthrough.

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NCHS sporting events during winter break

NCHS sporting events during winter break

James Broach, Sports Editor Dec 18, 2018

Looking for something to do during the long winter break? Come support NCHS winter athletics like boys and girls basketball, boys swimming, and other sports. Below are a list of all the home and in-town games. Boys Basketball 12-26 State Farm Holiday Classic- Mahomet Seymour High School, at Normal...

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Video: Volleyball vs. Centennial recap

James Broach, Sports Editor Sep 21, 2018

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Khalil Mack signing his new deal, making him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history.

Bears find their Monster of the Midway

James Broach, Sports Editor Sep 6, 2018

The Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders agreed to a blockbuster trade that would send all-pro LB/DE Khalil Mack to Chicago on Saturday morning. The deal would send Khalil Mack, 2020 second-round pick, and a conditional 2020 fifth-round pick to Chicago for 2019 and 2020 first-round picks, 2020 third-round...

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New faces of Normal: Meet the new staff

New faces of Normal: Meet the new staff

James Broach, Sports Editor Sep 4, 2018

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Keys to watch for in this year’s World Cup

Keys to watch for in this year’s World Cup

James Broach, Sports Editor May 1, 2018

With football season ending in February (America's most popular sport according to a poll done by Gallup), and with basketball ending in June, hockey ending in May, and the MLB will be in the middle of their 162 game season, a lot of sports fans are wondering what to watch. One sport being played...

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How the NBA can improve the All-Star weekend

How the NBA can improve the All-Star weekend

James Broach, Sports Editor Feb 16, 2018

With the NBA dog days wearing on every team, All-Star weekend (Friday, February 16-Sunday, February 18) is a well-deserved break. While All-Star weekend is an opportunity to see some of the best players in the game, it is not without its flaws - some superstars don’t participate and some of the events...

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NBAs wild trade deadline

NBA’s wild trade deadline

James Broach, Sports Editor Feb 13, 2018

Teams were active at the February 8 NBA trade deadline, making impact moves. The most talked about trades occurred between the Chicago Bulls and the New Orleans Pelicans; the L.A. Clippers and the Detroit Pistons; the Cleveland Cavaliers with LA Lakers, and a three-way trade with Utah Jazz, Cavaliers,...

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VIDEO: Students share their opinions on finals

James Broach, Sports Editor Dec 20, 2017

The final exam policy at Normal Community allows seniors with a grade of a B or better and 6 or fewer absences in a class to be exempt from that course's semester final. NCHS students share their thoughts on the current finals policy.

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Spot the difference: Student section

Spot the difference: Student section

James Broach, Sports Editor Nov 29, 2017

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Members of AP Literature attend Lunch and Learn in the IMC on bookbinding as an opportunity for extra credit.

NCHS students construct chapbooks

James Broach, Sports Editor Oct 26, 2017

NCHS students made their own chapbooks, small, self-published booklets, with the direction of Mr. Steve Halle, Director of the English Publication Unit at Illinois State University, during a Lunch and Learn event in the NCHS IMC on October 12. “I stumbled upon chapbooks and I couldn’t put them...

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NFL: No Free-Speech League?

NFL: No Free-Speech League?

NFL is dealing is currently attempting to deal with issues of free speech and protest during the performance of the national anthem. Supporters believe that the NFL cannot restrict the free speech rights of its athletes.
James Broach, Sports Editor Oct 18, 2017

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Boys soccer holds off West, wins share of  Intercity title

Boys soccer holds off West, wins share of Intercity title

James Broach, Sports Editor Sep 14, 2017

Normal West, U-High, and Normal Community finished in a 3-way tie for the Intercity soccer title. Each team lost only one game during the tournament, but because of who each loss was at the hands of no outright champion could be named. It was Normal Community High School's win in their match against...

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Teacher horror stories

Teacher horror stories

Teachers reflect on some of their more horrifying moments in the classroom
Ashleigh Brady, James Broach and Muireall Currie Jan 30, 2017

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JV soccer team falls short at Edwardsville

James Broach, Sports Editor Oct 7, 2016

The NCHS junior varsity soccer team was shutout in their lose at Edwardsville 4-0 on Saturday, Sept. 24. Normal Community suffered just their 1st lost against a very tough Edwardsville squad. Normal’s jv season record stand at 6-1-2, and 3-0-2 in the Big 12 conference. Normal's backup goalie...

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