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Victoria Wilson

Victoria Wilson, Senior Staff Reporter

Victoria Wilson is a senior at Normal Community High School. This is her second year with the Inkspot; she is a staff reporter.

In my free time, I like to read and dance.

My best advice is to picture every day as a fresh start.

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Counseling: One with Mrs. Hardens Heart

Counseling: One with Mrs. Harden’s Heart

Victoria Wilson, Senior Staff Reporter Apr 20, 2022
Community’s counseling office often goes unnoticed, only visited for scheduling conflicts or when students receive the small, yellow slip of paper indicating a meeting with their counselor. But, the counseling office serves many purposes.
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News Briefs: Week of March 7

News Briefs: Week of March 7

School Board cuts middle school foreign language The Unit 5 School Board voted to eliminate the 8th-grade foreign language program -- the result of a nearly $14 million budget deficit -- on Wednesday, March 9.  The Board removed the district’s 5th-grade instrumental music program from the list...

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Students share why they continue mask-wearing after revised CDC guidelines [video]

Victoria Wilson, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 8, 2022

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommending universal indoor mask-wearing in K-12 schools and early education settings in low or medium COVID-19 Community Level areas, the Inkspot asked students why they opt to continue masking.

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School mask mandate lifted after new CDC guidelines

School mask mandate lifted after new CDC guidelines

Victoria Wilson, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 7, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommend universal indoor mask-wearing in K-12 schools and early education settings in low or medium COVID-19 Community Level areas, announcing the shift in COVID guidelines Friday, Feb. 25. As of Thursday, March 3, McLean County is one of...

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News Briefs: Week of Feb. 28

News Briefs: Week of Feb. 28

Student Council collects 75 units of blood during spring blood drive In partnership with the American Red Cross, Student Council collected 75 units of blood during the annual spring blood drive on Feb. 25. Community’s most successful blood drive collected 99 units in 2019. This year’s drive...

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Students wet their arms and hands with copious amounts of water to absorb the heat created when the methane gas was lit, protecting them from burns.

Mad scientists: Chemistry teachers demonstrate Halloween-themed experiments [photo gallery]

Victoria Wilson and Dylan Wehmeyer Nov 9, 2021

Mr. Jeff Christopherson and Mr. Mike Roller demonstrated Halloween-themed experiments for their chemistry classes on Friday, Oct. 29, scaling the annual event back from previous years. In his 5th-hour Honors Chemistry class, Christopherson exploded jack-o'-lanterns, lit students' hands on fire, and...

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Students hands were lit on fire after dipping their hands into a mixture of methane, water, concentrated Dawn detergent, and glycerin.

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Students' hands were lit on fire after dipping their hands into a mixture of methane, water, concentrated Dawn detergent, and glycerin.

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Mrs. Melissa Siebenthals 3rd hour orchestra class rehearses for the Hauntcerts 26th performance.

‘Hauntcert’ has senior performers feeling ‘spirited’

Victoria Wilson, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 28, 2021

The Hauntcert, Community's annual Halloween orchestra performance, returns on Thursday, Oct. 28, to the NCHS auditorium after COVID-19 forced the show's cancellation last year. This year's program, "Escape!," features the Chamber, Intermezzo, and Sinfonia orchestras performing animal-themed songs...

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New Faces of Normal: A Q&A with NCHSs new hires

New Faces of Normal: A Q&A with NCHS’s new hires

In addition to welcoming over 500 new students at the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Normal Community welcomed 19 new staff members. The Inkspot hosted a Q&A with the new hires that would allow Ironmen to familiarize themselves with the New Faces of Normal.
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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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