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Lydia Ochs

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter

Lydia is a senior at Normal Community High School. This is her first year on the Inkspot as a staff reporter. She is also involved in Class Board, Iron Host, and Yoga Club. 

Who inspires me Hillary Clinton and Gail Collins.

All-time dream Be president of the United States of America, solve all the world’s problems,  and then retire from politics and open a cute little Bed & Breakfast in Vermont.

Hidden talent I can lick my elbow.

Favorite films The Graduate (1967), Dirty Dancing (1987), or American Beauty (1999).

Biggest Pet Peeve Misusage of the Fish Cake Emoji.

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Community stands with Planned Parenthood

Community stands with Planned Parenthood

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter Feb 16, 2017

The Stand with Planned Parenthood Rally occurred Saturday, February 11 in downtown Bloomington outside of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. It is estimated that 1000 people attended, including many NCHS students, faculty and alumni. The rally began at the McLean County Museum of...

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Step 6: Empty you lunch account. Kayla Huynh, senior, spent all the money left in her lunch account on cookies which she handed out to her friends.

How to say goodbye to NCHS

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter May 23, 2016

 

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2016 Presidential Race: Party Nomination Predictions

2016 Presidential Race: Party Nomination Predictions

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter May 11, 2016

Delegate counts courtesy of the Associated Press.   Super Delegates are unelected DNC delegates that select a candidate to support, they are free to support any candidate and change their vote up until the convention in July.

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The Shining - Heres Johnny

‘The Shining’ – Here’s Johnny

As the Republican National Convention approaches with front runners Ted Cruz and Donald Trump struggling to meet the number of delegates needed for the nomination, other possible candidates such as John McCain prepare to enter the race in the event of a contested convention. Like in the 1980 film "The Shining", former 2008 nominee McCain may bust through the convention.
Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter Apr 8, 2016

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Bernie Sanders, candidate for the Democratic nomination for President, speaks on March 4, 2016 morning inside the Vadalabene Center on the campus of SIUE in Edwardsville, Ill. (Derik Holtmann/Belleville News-Democrat/TNS)

Illinois primary determines Democratic delegates

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter Mar 14, 2016

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders upset front-runner Hillary Clinton in Michigan’s primary election on March 5 by earning 7 more delegates. Polling in Michigan gave Clinton an 11 point lead in the weeks prior to the primary, however Sanders was able to capture 49.8% of the vote, 1.5% more than Clinton....

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House of Cards promotional photo.

‘House of Cards’ series review

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter Dec 29, 2015

House of Cards, a Netflix original series about the dark side of politics, has caught the nation’s attention. According to Procera Networks, 10% of Netflix’s 30 million subscribers watched House of Cards the first weekend it premiered. With the full season release of Netflix series, shows like...

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Increasing political involvement in schools

Increasing political involvement in schools

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter Dec 15, 2015

All over the United States, presidential hopefuls like Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are working to gain the vote of an inaccessible group. A group that has been traditionally inactive in elections - the young. As November 8, 2016 draws nearer, these candidates become desperate to appeal...

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Taylor Railey, Brooke Vogel, Teresa Taflan, and Makayla Villela, all seniors dressed up in styles from different decades

Photo Gallery: Decades day

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter Sep 23, 2015

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Junior Sophia Rose Brown dressed as a Hippie

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Junior Sophia Rose Brown dressed as a Hippie

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Seniors Jessica Sheelam and Jessica Shung

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Seniors Jessica Sheelam and Jessica Shung

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Seniors Ayanna Johnson and Brianna Maebane Blackwell wore 90s apparel

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Seniors Ayanna Johnson and Brianna Maebane Blackwell wore 90s apparel

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Junior Noelle Douglass wore 70s vintage that she borrowed from her mother, many students wore things they or their parents already had

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Junior Noelle Douglass wore 70s vintage that she borrowed from her mother, many students wore things they or their parents already had

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Seniors Alec Trela and Megan Egenes dressed up as a couple from the 50s

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Seniors Alec Trela and Megan Egenes dressed up as a couple from the 50s

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Seniors Brooke Hoeferle, Morgan Brant, Mary Kate Patton, Morgan Reeps, and Olivia Wills

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Seniors Brooke Hoeferle, Morgan Brant, Mary Kate Patton, Morgan Reeps, and Olivia Wills

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Seniors Colleen Connelly, Selena Wade, Kate Meulemans, and Chase ONeal show off their Throwback apparel

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Seniors Colleen Connelly, Selena Wade, Kate Meulemans, and Chase O'Neal show off their Throwback apparel

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Senior Nick Showalter on guitar

Photo Gallery: Battle of the Bands

Lydia Ochs, Staff Reporter Sep 22, 2015

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Junior Ryan Watkins played percussion in Modern Crew

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Junior Ryan Watkins played percussion in Modern Crew

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The winners of Battle of the Bands, Modern Crew, included seniors Kate Meulemans, Selena Wade, Connor Herne, and junior Ryan Watkins

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The winners of Battle of the Bands, Modern Crew, included seniors Kate Meulemans, Selena Wade, Connor Herne, and junior Ryan Watkins

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Seniors and Iron Studs Chase ONeal and Mitchell Turner lead the crowd in a cheer in between bands

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Seniors and Iron Studs Chase O'Neal and Mitchell Turner lead the crowd in a cheer in between bands

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Senior Mitchell Turner reads a joke

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Senior Mitchell Turner reads a joke

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Collision: The Final Chapter included seniors Brandon Brown, Gabriel Macias, Nick Showalter, Reid Gramm, and Daniel Burcham

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Collision: The Final Chapter included seniors Brandon Brown, Gabriel Macias, Nick Showalter, Reid Gramm, and Daniel Burcham

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Senior Brandon Brown has preformed in the Battle of the Bands all four years he has attended NCHS

[Photo] Homecoming week activities

Inkspot Staff Sep 22, 2015

Senior Brandon Brown has preformed in the Battle of the Bands all four years he has attended NCHS

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New Disco included seniors Alanah Hafen and Dulcie Church, junior Will Koski, and freshman Shannon Hafen

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New Disco included seniors Alanah Hafen and Dulcie Church, junior Will Koski, and freshman Shannon Hafen

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Senior Dulcie Church preforming with her band, New Disco

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Senior Dulcie Church preforming with her band, New Disco

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Mad at Spaghetti featured all freshman

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Mad at Spaghetti featured all freshman

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The emcees of the night, senior Mitchell Turner and junior Ryan Watkins kept the crowd entertained in between acts

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The emcees of the night, senior Mitchell Turner and junior Ryan Watkins kept the crowd entertained in between acts

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Sophomore Natalie Stapleton performed with Nathan Fryer

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Sophomore Natalie Stapleton performed with Nathan Fryer

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The Pursuers opened the night featuring juniors Peyton Heinold, Cooper Smith, Blake Harvey, Joey Schroeder, and Koke Rutter

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The Pursuers opened the night featuring juniors Peyton Heinold, Cooper Smith, Blake Harvey, Joey Schroeder, and Koke Rutter

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