Mascot ShawnDasia Taylor poses in the panther costume before a game. Taylor loves to be at the games with the student section and be able to support the athletes.

Mascot explains importance of her role

Patrick McPherson and Luke Routt December 2, 2021

A school mascot is a very important part of school spirit and the student section. The mascot has to be able to hype up the crowd and student section at sporting events. NC’s mascot is a panther. This...

The Spanish Honors Society decorates cookies for the Dar Con Amor fundraiser. This is one of the many events of the year that helps raise money for families in need.

Club aids families in need

Lauren Diercks November 19, 2021

Spanish Honors Society is one of the many clubs offered at North Central. The club meets every Tuesday during homeroom and once a month outside of school, engaging with North Central's Spanish-speaking...

Freshman Max Baltz donates to the canned food drive during period one. Most classes around the school have canned food donation boxes, allowing the students to donate their items at any time.

Food drive continues to help families

Luke Routt and Patrick McPherson November 17, 2021

North Central students and staff put together an annual school canned food drive. The proceeds of the drive go towards families part of the Washington Township community, starting with students at NC.  The...

Pantherettes perform during half time at a home football game.The Pantherettes begin practicing at the beginning of the year and perform at all home football and basketball games throughout the year.

Pantherettes prepare for basketball season

Nate Killeen November 16, 2021

Divine Ryan is a sophomore on the Pantherettes, a dance team for NC. Pantherettes are not to be confused with the cheerleaders.  The Pantherettes perform at home football and basketball games. Basketball...

Musical opens this weekend

Musical opens this weekend

Gus Osborn, Managing Editor November 11, 2021

The theater program is presenting “Mamma Mia!” for the fall musical. The musical is about a girl, Sophie, who is getting ready to get married and her mother, Donna. Sophie invites three men who could...

Fowler and Williams pose next to the job opportunities board outside of the attendance office. The board offers advice on how and where to get jobs, as well as how to prepare yourself for them.

Program offers student’s work experience

Gus Osborn November 11, 2021

The school hired work-based learning coordinators Shannon Fowler and Charlene Willams to recruit and support students in the Modern Apprenticeship Program. This program is through EmployIndy, an organization...

Connor Whaley lays next to his brother, Cobey Whaley, as he receives treatment and his bone marrow transplant.

Bone marrow donation from brother saves life

Nate Killeen November 4, 2021

When current Senior Connor Whaley was nine years old, he was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. Aplastic Anemia is a rare condition that occurs when the body stops producing red blood cells. The state leaves...

The Traditional Benny is one of the most popular choices at RIZE Bakery. The critic thoroughly enjoyed dining here and would do it again.

RIZE gives off a refreshing taste

October 22, 2021

Finding healthy food options can be difficult to find on a menu, especially when it comes to breakfast food. Many restaurants might have a healthy option, but it can be very limited. Even if that restaurant...

Arnold shows off the hard work he has put into gaining bigger muscles. The past two years Arnold has put extra time and effort into his nutrition and workout routine.

Freshman undergoes body transformation

Nate Killeen September 28, 2021

Freshman Christopher Arnold has gone through a significant body transformation over the past few years. In middle school he was 4 foot 9 inches and 95 pounds, and he now is 5 foot 3 inches and 115 pounds...

Melton plays the lead role in a musical. Melton is used to singing and dancing on stage, which helps her prepare for different roles.

Student reflects on theater career

Gus Osborn September 22, 2021

Rehearsals for the fall musical “Mamma Mia!” have begun as auditions have come to a close. The actors and musicians in the production will be practicing from the week of Sept 20, 2021 until the premiere...

Many classrooms at North Central have no windows. Students feel that when a classroom has windows it provides a better learning environment.

Natural light improves cognition

Johnny Marshall September 10, 2021

Recently a survey was conducted with 44 students at North Central about how windows might correlate with energy, focus and optimism levels by the end of the school day. Students answered questions on a...

Senior photo yearbook sign-up

September 9, 2021

Appointments are no longer needed. Students can stop by Oct. 14 (1-8 p.m.) or Nov. 2 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). As a reminder: • clothing should be school appropriate • senior photos are typically more...

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