Students participate in sit-in protest in the lower student center. 75-100 students participated and shared their concerns with administration.

Student-led protest alters day’s schedule

Johnny Marshall September 24, 2021

On September 10, approximately 75 to 100 students gathered in the lower student center to participate in a sit-in protest about issues within the school. In the beginning, protesters peacefully sat on...

The 2020 Homecoming court waits to be escorted at the football game the night before the dance. The top five Homecoming king and queen nominees voted by students are chosen to represent NC on Homecoming court.

COVID-19 causes Homecoming changes

Grace Green August 30, 2021

North Central's annual Homecoming dance did not happen in 2020 due to COVID-19. Students were disappointed, and expected the dance to be back to normal this year. However, with the COVID-19 delta...

Freshman Eli Thompson works on his computer during class. Students are easily distracted by other applications on their computer, causing them to not learn the required material.

Dyknow program shuts down Chromebook distractions

Lucy Wynne August 17, 2021

The introduction of Chromebooks for students causes a significant risk to learning when these devices become a distraction. With these distractions in mind, the school district installed a new program...

Juniors, Emily Barbus, Emma Vatnsdal, Laura Eaken and Margot Grotland wear masks in a crowded area as they exit the building during a fire drill. Students and faculty are required to wear masks inside the building as of August 16.

School board votes masks are back

Will Kaiser August 17, 2021

After two years of a long war against the Coronavirus, another blow to the return of a “pre COVID” normal was struck. The Washington Township Board of Education changed the guidelines so that all students...

The stadium locker room includes the cross country, soccer and football teams. The alleged break-in took place during the summer and involved multiple teams.

Stadium locker break-in concerns many

Grace Green August 16, 2021

Over the past few years, several incidents have taken place with stolen items and break-ins at the stadium locker rooms. Additionally, over the moratorium this summer, multiple items were stolen from different...

In lieu of recent gun violence, many students have questioned safety in schools. At NC there are many cops monitoring every entrance.

Recent gun violence incidents raise questions about safety

Cole, Reporter April 30, 2021

On April 15, a gunman, Brandon Hole, killed eight people and injured seven at a Fedex Ground facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the shooting, the gunman turned the gun on himself, bringing the death...

Students perform at a past theater performance. This year theater students have only had one real performance, and their second is this weekend.

Final theater performance of the year to take place

Avi Sarkar, Reporter April 29, 2021

The “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a comical musical about the annual Putnam spelling bee. This is only the second theater production for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19.  The...

Junior Claire Buddenbaum received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. Children 16 years and older can now receive vaccinations.

Students begin to get vaccinated

Kate Peterson, Reporter April 14, 2021

  On March 31, 2021 Governor Eric Holcomb opened up the COVID vaccine sign ups for teenagers who are 16 years old or older. The Pfizer vaccine is the only approved vaccine of the three that is...

A sign stands in the front of the school building to emphasize safety standards. Although statewide mask mandates are coming to a close, they are required in schools.

Mask mandate becomes advisory in most Indiana counties

Gus Osborn, Reporter April 7, 2021

As of March 31, people aged 16 years and older will be eligible to be vaccinated. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine approved thus far for ages 16 and 17. The Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines...

NC was established in 1956. It has grown to a sprawling campus of 3800 students.

Students return to four day in-person learning

March 17, 2021

Starting March 23 students have the option to return to in-person learning four days a week or students can remain all virtual. CDC guidelines have changed social distancing guidelines from six feet to...

District releases updated statement regarding Shewell

March 12, 2021

Superintendent Nikki Woodson released a statement Thursday regarding the handling of former teacher Nathan Shewell. The statement was released on behalf of the district. Both the Washington Township...

A student shows his Bikini Bottom replica personal project at a past exhibition. This year the exhibition was held virtually.

Virtual exhibition has low turnout

Gus Osborn, Reporter March 9, 2021

The 2021 Personal Project exhibition was made optional for students . Each teacher was assigned four to five students, but for the average teacher, only a couple students showed up.  The exhibition...

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