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  • December 6JKB gift card collection for Ronald McDonald House. Drop off during lunches on Tues. & Thurs. in café or rm 203.

  • December 6Link Leader yearbook photos on Wed, Dec. 7th during your lunch. Meet by the attendance office.

  • December 6Netflix Club will meet Thurs. after school in rm. 42 to watch Disney movies.

  • December 6JSA a political debate club meets on Thursdays after school in room 236.

  • December 6There will be a girls softball informational meeting Tuesday at 7:20am in room 301.

  • December 6There will be a yearbook informational meeting in room 216 Tuesday before OR after school in rm 216.

  • December 6Senior Panoramic Photo Wed, Dec. 14th 2nd hour in main gym. Order forms available next week at senior exits & Activities.

  • December 6Spring Musical, the Addams Family, auditions & informational workshop on Mon, Dec.12th in the choir room from 3:30-4pm.

  • December 6Truth Seekers meets Friday after school in room 207. This is wild card Friday, so bring your own topic.

  • December 6Theatre Central will meet this Wednesday after school in the auditorium.

  • December 6GEMS will meet Thursday after school in rm. 34. Ms. Eier will talk about engineering at Molex.

  • December 6Freshman, join your Link Leaders' “Cocoa & Cram” sessions on Thurs. & next Tues. Meet outside of rm 100.

  • December 6Join Mickey Mouse Club before school thru Wednesday in rm. 221 to watch Lilo and Stitch.

  • December 6Spanish Club will watch Elf on Tuesday after school in room 102. Bring a snack to share.

  • December 6NCHS Show Choir Audition Workshops will be Friday, Dec. 16th 3:30-6pm and Monday, Dec. 19th 3:30-5pm in the Choir Room.

  • December 5Holiday Spirit Week – 12th-16th, Mon: Pj Day, Tues: White Out, Wed: Tacky Sweater Day, Thurs: Scarf & Socks, Fri: Candy Cane Day

  • December 5TC presents Junie B. Jones in “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” Thurs. 7:30pm and Fri. and Sat. at 8pm. Tickets $5.00 each.

  • December 5Holiday Toy Drive ends Dec. 13th. Drop off new toys valued at $10 - $20 in Activities, Main Office, or the Leaning Commons.

Whose fault is sexual assault?

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

March 2

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press

You sit in a courtroom. You have just been poked and prodded from head to toe, inside your most private areas. Photos were taken. Notes were written. Now, you face a judge, probably one of the opposite gender. You turn. You see a jury. Also your opposite gender. The lawyers are of the opposite gender too. “What were yo...

The threat is not from fascism

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

March 1

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns

Donald Trump is not a fascist. It’s fun to rage against his supposedly nationalist tendencies and pretend we’re living in 1933 Germany, but that is simply not the case. There’s been a resurgence in the popularity of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” and this is obviously because people want to read up on how...

Commitment is imperative

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

February 8

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press

A long time ago, I tried to play tennis. Each day, I would lace up my “tens” shoes, put on a white skirt and step onto that green court. Immediately, I would be greeted by the sun’s merciless rays beating down on my back. However, with a half gallon container of water in hand, I would trudge on through practice. And boy di...

My experience at World Youth Day

My experience at World Youth Day

December 28

It’s been nearly five months since I left the country for the first time and travelled to Poland fo...

Put yourself in someone else’s shoes

Sasha Fenton, Online Managing Editor

December 25

Filed under Columns, Features, Sasha-nomics

When you were younger you probably giggled at the idea of wearing someone else’s shoes. Now, as a teen or adult, you may groan, probably skip this column, look at the page’s graphics and then skim through the article. But there is a reason why people have been repeating this cliche phrase to you for as long as you can r...

Trump’s presidency to bring much-needed era of conservative reproductive legislation

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

December 25

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

Since Donald Trump won the election, many women have taken to worrying about the availability of birth control, abortion, and other reproductive “rights.”  But don’t worry, President-elect Trump isn’t going to take away your right to reproduce.  He may, however, along with the Republican-controlled Congress,...

Who’s to blame?

Lexi Haskell, Editor-in-Chief

December 25

Filed under Columns, Full Court Press, Sports

Over my two (going on three) years writing this column, I have discussed many social issues relating to sports. From domestic abuse to blatant sexism, the sports world is not perfect. Yet, despite this, America still gathers faithfully around the television to watch sports. We all know that athletes are often the perpetrators of crimes, ...

The necessity of English

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

November 22

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

In July I left America for the first time in my life. I had the amazing opportunity to join nearly three million young people from all over the world in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day, a Catholic celebration of international fellowship led by the Pope. Having no previous experience traveling outside the US, I was worried a...

Is your gut informed?

Sasha Fenton, Online Managing Editor

November 22

Filed under Columns, Sasha-nomics

Your parent comes home and throws their bag down mumbling about something the current president did or didn't do. They open the fridge searching for something to eat, “I should never have voted for them!” You, being a child, have no clue what government debt or social welfare is but everything your parents say—that doesn...

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