blue rint The Newsmagazine of Columbus North High School
A guide full of tips every new student should know before starting the new year 1400 25th Street, Columbus, Ind. 47201 | Volume 90 | Issue 01 | 08/10/10
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the big three Assistant principal Susan Scott, principal David Clark and assistant principal John Green welcome students
YOU KNOW YOU T N A W ONE. • The 2011 LOG ! arrives in May be • No extras will ordered! ! y a d o t s r u o y r e d • Or
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Project Leaders Emili Hefler Katee Holman Katie Kutsko Jason Latimer Emma Smith Courtney Smith
Sarah Barriger Becca Brougher Chelsie Cooper Jenny Dieckmann Nick Edwards Caroline Federle Connor LeClerc Hillary McCloskey Whitney Olibo Kayleigh Steigerwalt Evan Trotta Caitlin Wilson Sadie Allman Shelby Beatty Heather Caplinger Summer Fuller Tori Newkirk Haedyn Scgalski Erica Stewart Katie Stowers Laurel Wolfe
Rachel McCarver Kim Green
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Meet the big dogs.... Principal David Clark
(and learn a little extra!)
...used to be in the circus and owned a tarantula.
....has his pilot’s license.
....used to teach Latin.
Ruth Hurley ....is a Pampered Chef sales consultant.
Sandy Freshour ....coaches the gymnastics team at North.
Karmen Moehring ....was the first female boxer in Columbus.
LuAnn Davis ....doesn’t like chocolate.
Aaron Karrer ....has coached football longer than he has been a dean.
Julie Speer ....has started a gourmet cupcake business.
Counselor Center Director
Jim Sheridan ....is the coach of the men’s and women’s swim team.
Rick Thomas .... instrumental in creating the Indiana Garfield license plate.
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Meet your president...
Hunter Sims Hello, Welcome to North. It’s going to be a great year. You’re going to love it here. I’m in charge of student assembly, which works on many things including Winter Formal and the can drive. It’s really important to get involved because you will have a lot more fun. Don’t be nervous because everyone is really nice. Love, Hunter Sims
As president, I run all the meetings for student assembly and organize dates for events with Mr. Green, the vice principal. I also run student council, which is a smaller section of student assembly. I want to increase communications between the student body and student assembly. I also want the can drive to be a big success this year. Be yourself and don’t care what other people think because they will love you if you love yourself. They [freshman] need to run for student assembly because it’s the coolest thing ever. Without student assembly, school would have gone by so slowly. I want to be approachable, so feel free to come up and talk to me. That’s the whole point of student assembly, and I don’t want to be distanced.
Things Hunter likes... soccer
church league softball
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straight from the blue book Inappropriate school wear includes, but is not limited to: 1. The maintenance of common decency and classroom order requires
dress for success ...or know how to not get in trouble. Read these rules before you plan your outfit for the first day of high school.
A) Shirts may have slogans, but can not condone anything illicit or illegal. They also can not promote a gang or “hate” group. B) Shirts must cover the shoulder and can not show midriffs or backs. C) All clothing, including shorts or pants, must be worn as to not show undergarments or the lack there of. D) Shoes must be worn at all times in the building to support health and saftey.
adequate coverage of a person. Any clothing that reveals undergarments or the lack of undergarments will be considered inappropriate. This includes sagging pants if underwear is visible. Garments such as (but not limited) to slippers, pajamas, short skirts and shorts, halter tops, those which reveal bare midriffs or backs, tube tops, see-through tops, tank tops, those which contain spaghetti straps, and garments with plunging or revealing necklines are not allowed. Shirts and tops must be tuckable. The sleeves must break over the shoulder and no gaps on t-shirt sides. District employees and students shall not racially harass or intimidate others by using racial or derogatory slurs, wearing or possession of items depicting or implying racial ed or prejudice. District employees and students shall not at school, on school property or at school activities wear or have their possession any written material, either printed or in their own handwriting, which is racially disruptive or would cause a reasonable person to be intimidated. (Examples include but are not limited: clothing, jewelry, articles, material, publications, vehicle stickers, vehicle decals, vehicle paintings, hangings within and outside of vehicles that denote to the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nation, White Supremacy, Black Power, Confederate flags or articles, Neo-Nazi or any other “hate” groups that support racial violence. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive). Violations of this policy shall result in disciplinary action by school authorities, with specific circumstances weighed carefully by school authorities. Employees who violate this policy will be dealt with in accordance with applicable district policies and procedures. 2. The maintenance of health and safety includes the wearing of shoes, sandals or boots, and such additional items as may be required in special classes such as shop, laboratories and physical education. Cleanliness of person and apparel is required. 3. Any item of apparel that bears any picture, diagram, or slogan/language that can be considered vulgar, indecent, obscene, or tends to exploit drugs, alcohol, gangs (inclusive of clothing, colors, symbols, or promotes racial disruptions by bearing a picture, diagram, logo or slogan/language or other symbol denoting the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nation, White Supremacy, Black Power, Confederate flags or articles, Neo-Nazi or any other “hate” groups that support racial disruption), or anything immoral or illegal will be deemed inappropriate and may not be worn in school or at a school function. 4. Attire that may cause property damage and/or injury is not to be worn, e.g. chains. 5. Coats, jackets, head coverings and other outdoor wear are not to be worn or displayed during the school day. These items should be placed in your locker or book bag. This applies to males and females (Exception will be special school spirit days that will be noted using school communication.)
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top reasons freshmen...
are seen by the dean non-dress mess
One requirement for each diploma is for students to take a physical education class normally during their freshman or sophomore year. High school physical education is different than elementary or middle school physical education.
“Students are not used to doing homework or being responsible for learning in physical education,” P.E. teacher Debbie Riga said. “Many students just don’t turn in their homework.” Students not turning in their homework is not the only problem that is encountered in physical education. The most frequent reason freshman are seen in the deans’ office is for non-dress in P.E.
“Each non-dress is 10% of the total participation grade for the nine weeks,” Mrs. Riga said. “This semester in Individual Sports that amounted to about 45 points for each nondress.” The P.E. teachers have guidelines they abide to when dealing with students who don’t dress out. “At three [non-dresses] a warning letter is sent home to parents and at five [non-dresses] the student can be withdrawn failing.”
the late mistake
Tardiness is defined as any unexcused appearance of a student beyond the scheduled time that a class begins in that room. Freshman are frequently seen in the deans office due to excessive amounts of tardies.
Below is the average disciplinary action taken for tardies: First tardy: Verbal warning from teacher Second tardy: Teacher conference Third tardy: One day detention will be assigned by teacher Fourth tardy: Discipline referral (Teacher) and one day in school suspension
will be assigned or Afternoon School if established. (Deans) Fifth tardy: in any combination of classes may result in a one day in school suspension or Afternoon School if established. (Deans) Sixth tardy: in any combination of classes may result in three days of STOP and a conference with parents may be
held. (Deans) Seventh tardy: in any combination of classes may result in one day of out-of- school suspension and a conference with parents may be held. Parents will be contacted. (Deans) Eight or more tardies: in any combination of classes may result in further disciplinary action (Deans)
off-campus crisis Freshman are required to eat and remain in the cafeteria area during the assigned lunch period. The cafeteria area includes the cafeteria, the outside patio just east to the cafeteria, and the two adjacent hallways of the cafeteria. Students who remain on campus are expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner in the cafeteria. Students must return Failure to do so can result in detention, assigned seats, and/or other disciplinary action. Any student on campus during lunch period should remain in designated areas and exhibit proper behavior. Trays and trash must be returned to dish room-recieving area. Students choosing to leave campus are expected to behave in an appropriate manner and are subject to disciplinary
action should their behavior become disruptive. Loitering businesses and/or residents may result in off campus privileges. Students, who return to the building with food during the lunch hour, must go to the cafe via the patio entrance. Lunch food should not be eaten in the hallways. Students returning to campus in vehicles must vacate their vehicles immediately upon their return. Any disruption, misuse, or extension of a students assigned lunch may result in disciplinary action; including detention, suspension, and expulsion from school, or assignment to any designated area during lunch. This includes off campus locations.
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top 5 events at north
north vs. east game The game of the year! Paint yourself up and support your school. The North v. East football game is a big hit for all of Columbus, and this year it’s at North. Come support your Bull Dogs!
american pie Mr. Niespodziani hosts the rock and roll history concert in the Erne Auditorium. This year will be the 26th anniversary. This event is run by students, and students perform as different artists.
dance marathon Dance Marathon is held every year in February to raise money for Turning Point. It is a 12 hour dance with food and beverages. You can raise money to get into the dance or you can pay at the door. Sign up sheets will also be in the main office or online. It’s a night you’ll always remember, full of games and lots of prizes!
homecoming Come support your Bull Dog football team, and watch the crowning of the king and queen. After the game, go to Gym Two for the casual dance.
winter formal Lights, cameras, dancing! Winter Formal is the largest dance of the school year. Anyone from North can go and have an evening of fun with your friends. So dress up, find a date, take some pictures and be reading to leave your heart out on the dance floor!
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How to utilize your resource Students and teachers share their ideas on what to do during resource
“Kids should use their resource to catch up on their work and it’s a perfect opportunity to ask for help because you have a teacher there.” U.S. History teacher Ed Niespodziani “I use my resource to work on homework that is due later that day, or to start small assignments that are due the next day.” senior Brenny Jarrard “Resource is not a time for sleeping, it’s a time to study and I just feel like so many students don’t use their time wisely.” P.E./health teacher Steve Gobert “I use resource to catch up on missing work or to relax so I can do it at home.” sophomore Alysha Hartwell
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Success 10 steps to
1. Talk to your counselor about planning for your future. They are committed to help you with your school needs, so utilize them. The counselors can help you choose a diploma path, sign up for the right classes and get forms to start searching for employment.
2. Turn in all of your homework. Remember, some points are better than no points. Your teachers do not assign homework just to keep you busy. The material in your homework is something your teachers want you to know, so make sure you do it.
3. Make sure you ask questions when you do not understand. Your teachers are there to help you and they will be happy to do so. As a wise person once said, you won’t know until you ask.
4. Come to school everyday. Attendance is important. Missing school is a very easy way to fall behind in classes. The more you miss, the harder it is to get caught up.
5. Study for tests and quizzes. As the year goes on, the material will get harder. You might get lucky at the beginning by not studying, but it will catch up with you. Cramming is not a good idea either. Start studying at least a few days before a test or quiz so the information will stick in your brain.
6. Eat breakfast. As cliche as it sounds, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It will help you concentrate in your morning classes and you won’t be as hungry when lunch rolls around.
Keep track of your own grades. Teachers are people too, so they will sometimes make mistakes. Make sure you keep your papers once they are graded. It might benefit you down the line.
Stay organized. Digging around for your papers is annoying for you and your teachers. You should probably invest in separate folders or use some method to keep the work from each class separated.
Go to help sessions and do all extra credit. Some teachers have these to help review for tests and quizzes, so take advantage. Extra credit is a good way to boost your grades and it shows you are willing to go above and beyond in your school work.
10. Stay out of trouble. Teachers and peers will have difficulty taking you seriously as a student if you’re always in trouble. The deans office is not a fun place to be, so don’t let them know your name.
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n o C e t a d p u Here are 10 things assistant principal John Green thinks you should know about construction this year
1. The school will look very much like a construction site. 2. Only two events will be scheduled per night. 3. Students should be assertive. 4. Avoid the construction areas. Use your map because the main areas will still be 5. the same.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Know where your emergency exits are. Be calm when problems arise such as bells and power outages. Ask questions when you do not know where to go. Listen carefully to announcements to know what is going on with the construction. Check the website for updates on the building.
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...earn the grades at a new level History teacher Trent Hillenburg, a former middle school teacher, understands the differences between middle and high school academics, and how freshmen need to adapt to their new learning environment. “The biggest difference is in middle [school], you get your hand held a little bit more,” Mr. Hillenburg said. If a middle school student’s grade is dropping, his or her teacher might intervene and try to help bring the grade back up. However, high school teachers are less likely to jump in and help with the problem. “If you’re not keeping track of your grade and it possibly has slipped in high school, you’re not necessarily going to be notified by the teacher,” Mr. Hillenburg said, “nobody’s going to come to you and let you know.” However, according to Mr.Hillenburg, without the guidance of teachers and other adults, the students become more responsible for their own successes. “Hopefully those successes mean more because it’s everything that you’ve done,” he said, “it’s not necessarily dependent on someone else. It’s about you.” The change in the amount of school work is another difference Mr. Hillenburg addressed. In middle school, students could expect a somewhat equal work load during the year. However, unlike middle school teachers, high school teachers are not on “teams” and do not coordinate projects and assignments with each other. As a result, students’ work loads can vary dramatically throughout the year. “There may be times when you don’t have very much,” he said, “and then you may get bombarded.” Mr. Hillenburg said students should expect more projects and homework at the end of the nine weeks or toward the end of the semester.
...succeed in 1-2-3 Mr. Hillenburg gave tips to help students have an enjoyable high school experience.
New entrance. New spaces. Continuous construction. This school year everything about North is changing, and students are changing with it. Learn how to fit in and stand out your first year here.
Students should use the Blue Book they are given at the start of the year. “You’ve just got to make sure you get organized in that you know what assignments are due on what day,” he said.
Students need to attend class. “Show up to class every day and get your assignments turned in. Nine times out of ten you will not fail if you show up to class and get your stuff in. Your grade will be good enough, teachers will know that you care and plus you’ll be better prepared for exams.”
Students should find a group to be involved in. “If your school day is just 7:45 to 3:15 then homework, nobody’s going to enjoy that,” he said. “But find something you can belong to, people you can relate with and something you enjoy.”
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...SHOW SCHOOL SPIRIT 1. Learn the words to the school song. Cheer, cheer for old North High. shake down the echoes cheering her name, send the volleyed cheer on high, shake down the thunder from the sky. What though the odds be great or small, old North High will win over all While her loyal sons go marching onward to victory. Go North! 2. Purchase an all season sports pass Attend as many games as you can and sit in the student section. Don’t be afraid to participate and paint yourself blue at least once. 3. Go to school dances Dances are a fun way to let loose and mingle with others. At some point, try wiggle your way into the middle of the dance floor and try some fun dance moves. 4. Join and get involved Run for student assembly, try out for a sport, join a club or support a cause. It’s a great way to meet other students with similar interests. 5. Be proud to be blue Dress up for Blah week and for game days, but make sure to wear school apparel with pride. Remember that even when you are in public places, you are still representing CNHS. Be proud to be a Bull Dog! 6. Follow school rules and policies This sounds obvious, but following the rules of the school shows respect to fellow students, staff, and to the school building itself. 7. Let your voice be heard Vote for homecoming court, dance themes and student body government. Write a letter to the editor. Be a responsible participant of the student body. The school wants your voice to be heard, so share your opinions. 8. Support your fellow students and the community Go to choir and band concerts and go to a school theater production. You can also attend events hosted by senior students that contribute to their senior projects. Donate to the can drive during the holidays and go to dance marathon to benefit Turning Point.
...Talk like a bull dog Bull Dog Time (BDT): (n) Another name for homeroom. BDT is between periods 4 and 5A. You are scheduled to meet about once every two weeks, and you will get any information the school needs to give to you during that time. On the first day of school you will go to it before first period to get information and any schedule changes. Foreign Language Hallway: (n) Includes foreign language classes like Spanish, French, Chinese, and Japanese. German is the only classroom not located in the hallway. Senior Hallway: (n)The section of the English Hallway before you get to Senior Circle. All of the senior lockers are located
in this hallway, and only seniors can have them. Secret Hallway: (n) The hallway adjacent to the Foreign Language Hallway. It connects the gym area to the rest of the school. Some IUS classrooms and German classroom is located there. Science Hallway: (n) The hallway that runs from the Library all the way down to the band room. All science classes are located there, excluding those upstairs. Math Hallway: (n) The hallway located directly above the Science Hallway. C4 Hallway: (n) The hallway located in the back of the school. Most of the C4 classes
offered at here are located in this hallway. Paper Day: (n) The last senior day seniors throw paper that they have collected over the last four years into Senior Hallway. Paper is thrown during assigned passing periods. Senior Circle: (n) Located at the intersection of English Hallway, Senior Hallway, and the Foreign Language Hallway. It is the busiest place during passing periods. Mid Week Music: (n) Every other Wednesday (usually on BDT days) music is played over the intercom during the passing periods.
Blah Week: (n) The week before Spring Break. Student Assembly chooses different themes for each day. The Ports: (n) Located outside of the school near Maple Street. There different classes located there. Hick Row: (n) The row all the “Hick” upperclassman park in in the Lot. It is rumored no one but hicks can park there. Dog Pound: (n) The section where students sit and cheer their student athletes on. MORP: (n) Symbolizes the reverse of Prom. It is an informal dance that any student can attend. It has been around for two years.
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Keeping it fresh With only six minutes between passing periods, digging through a messy locker might cost you a tardy. Check out these tips for keeping your space tidyâ€Ś With a top shelf already provided, use it as an extra space to keep small items. Instead of putting knick-knacks, use the shelf for smaller books or extra materials for school. During the colder months, keeping your outer wear, such as a coat, scarf or hat, in your locker can use up needed space. As opposed to throwing your coat to the bottom of your locker, use the hooks provided to hang it up. This will allow you to maximize the size of the locker.
Personalizing your locker can be a fun way to remember activites or events during the school year. In place of keeping all locker decorations from sports or buying all accessories you can think of, keep ones that mean something to you or ones that will be beneficial, like magnets or dry erase boards.
Rather than putting books in random order and having no orginization, using a locker shelf can solve your problems. It can help you locate books quickly, allowing you to get to class before the bell rings.
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We want you
Clubs are a great way to make immediate connections with people and to find instant families. You may want to check out these organizations. Club quick takes volleyball
“I don’t play volleyball just to wear spandex. I play, because it is truly the onle sport I can think of that really needs a team. In other words, the same girl cannot pass, set and hit. You need everyone to do his/her part and it makes a true team sport. I love how we can come together after every point to celebrate something good, even if it looks dumb. There is so much heart in a volleyball team, and it is really attitude and momentum. Volleyball is a sport of mistakes. Each point ends on a mistake; that’s just part of it. It is a constant challenge to keep positive through the entire match, but it is truly a blast and I wouldn’t want to play any other sport. It is fun and a good time. Nothing like it.” senior Alex Reid
“I joined key club as a sophomore because it is a really good opportunity to get involved with the community. Students can get a lot of service hours just by attending the meetings and participating in service events. It is an enjoyable atmosphere, and it helps students feel good about his/her self for giving back. The good thing about key club is you can volunteer for a service event any time you want, and more than likely friends will do it with you. Plus, for a bonus, muffins are provided at every meeting.” senior Julianna Pikus
“I joined FCA to see what it was all about and I’m glad I did. As a Christian, it was nice to see the other students at the school who share your same beliefs. Plus, since FCA is in the morning, it is a great way to start your day. Our group leader did a great job playing the guitar and singing. I enjoyed how everyone participated, whether in singing or in the group talks after. FCA is a group that will encourage you in your faith, but also in living everyday life as a student. Whether shy or outgoing, Christian or not, this group is open to anyone.” senior Courtney Larson
“I am president of Thespian Troupe #57 (not Drama Club). In theatre we offer several opportunities for students to get involved. North Theatre puts on 2 large productions every year, a play and a musical. This year the musical will be in the fall/winter and the play will be in the spring. In early January, students are given the chance to produce shot plays on their own. Finally, last year a new element was added. Drama Club was offered to students interested in theatre. John Johnson would lead them and would have different subjects for each week. We played improv games, practiced cold reading, and even produced a mini musical. I hope to restart Drama Club as soon as possible. We are always excited about new people interested in Theatre, so get involved!” senior Geordie Denholm
ping pong club
“I joined because my sister told me about how special the friendships you make are. I feel like that everyone should have a friend no matter what. People in the student body don’t know how to act towards students with disabilities when in all reality they are wonderful loving people with a lot to offer our school.“ sophomore Maddie Lego
“The club is both popular with young and old students. The club is not only for ping pong experts but also beginners. We meet at Central middle school once a month on a weekday in the evening. We have tournaments with prizes and bragging rights. Bring a friend and your ping pong skills!” senior Andrew Wang
“Anime Club is open to anyone. People should join because it’s fun to watch the videos. If you are into that type of stuff, then there will be people there that you can talk to about the shows. You also meet new friends which is always fun. It’s just a cool experience to be apart of.” senior Dustin Herold
“I’ve played football every year since third grade, and the reason why I keep doing it is because all of my friends are really into it, and it is fun to compete against other teams. The practices pretty much suck, but it’s all worth it during the games when you get to show how good your team is. I’d mainly recommend it to freshman who have played in the past, because it’s hard to try to play and get playing time in high school., especially those at the varsity level, for those who have played before, it’s a good experience because you meet new friends, go out and compete with them.” senior Will Rinehart
fellowship of christian athletes thespian troupe #57
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w school. Clubs
ed in your ne olv inv t ge n ca u yo w ho t ou e ur fig to Take this quick quiz are a great way to make friends. 1. It’s a great day outside, how do you spend it? a. Under a shady tree reading or studying. b. Sketching pictures, taking photos or making music. c. Hiking, biking or walking with friends. d. Playing a pick up game or heading to gym. 2. The Republic just arrived at your house. Which section do you read? a. The news updates on the front page. b. You do the crossword and comics. Forget reading! c. The community and International updates. d. The Sports Page 3. What word best describes you? a. Motivated b. Innovative c. Outgoing d. Competitive 4. What event are you most likely to attend? a. A new showing at the YES cinema, maybe a documentary. b. Open mic night or a play. c. Cultural or environmental fair downtown. d. A Wii sports party at your friend’s place.
5. You open your locker, what falls out? a. Your textbook and assignment book. b. Your notebook filled with doodles and phrases. c. A poster from the concert you at tended last Friday. d. Your gym bag. 6. A biography project for your history class, who do you choose? a. Isaac Newton, Aflred Nobel or Plato b. Leonardo DaVinci, Mozart or Shakespeare c. Jane Goodall, Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. d. Babe Ruth 7. Friday night in, what video do you rent? a. The DaVinci Code, Stranger than Fiction or The Box b. West Side Story, Footloose, or Psycho c. 2012, Marley and Me, or SLeepless in Seattle d. The Blind Side, Grid Iron Gang or Hoosiers
scoring: Write the number of each letter you answered in the box. Follow the line of the letter you answered most to find the club that best fits your results!
Total A’s: Total B’s: Total C’s: Total D’s:
mostly: A’s: Brain Benders
History Club Science Club National Honor Society Academic Superbowl Indiana Math Leauge Book Club Science Olympiad
Artistic Achievers Choir Band Student Media Anime Club Drama Club/ Theatre
C’s: People Pleasers Student Government Speech and Debate Team Best Buddies Enviromental Club Key Club Girls’ Bible Study
D’s: Sports Space
Felllowship of Christian Athelets Wintergaurd Bowling Team Table Tennis Club Ultimate Frisbee Club Fall, Winter and Spring Sports
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The Public Relations Information Bureau covers three areas of public relations, producing The All-Sports Media Guide, 33 Things (That Define Columbus North High School) feature magazine and www. cnhsmedia.com (.org and .net). The All-Sports Media Guide is produced three times each year for fall, winter and spring sports. It covers teams and coaches, records and previews for the upcoming season. 33 Things features student stories and comes out every quarter. PRIB operates www.cnhsmedia.com, which contains information about all of our publications as well as weekly news briefs.
The Triangle is the designated forum for student expression at Columbus North High School. The student staff chooses all content. The Triangle is a nationally recognized newsmagazine that attempts to produce relevant, compelling and 100 percent accurate stories through extensive and balanced reporting. Issues are typically distributed every third Friday during first period. We welcome input from readers and encourage letters to the editor. Check out our fan page on Facebook for updates and exclusive online coverage.
Bull Dog News Network (BNN)
North’s television channel produces daily announcements aired fourth period, a monthly magazine show aired during Bull Dog Time, the “Why Columbus North?” promotional video and various other multimedia projects.
Log is an award-winning publication that strives to create a yearbook that thoroughly covers the events of each year in a creative and unforgettable way. The student staff attempts to provide an account of all students attending Columbus North, as well as academics, organizations and athletic information and other student-interest pieces in the book. Future yearbooks will be delivered before the end of the school year. Join their group on Facebook for regular updates on student life.
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Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are CNHS Media, Columbus Northâ€™s source for up-to-date news, student features and literary work. Check us out to be in-the-know! A simple search for Columbus North will result in several groups dedicated to the school. Join a group and talk with both current and former students about whatâ€™s happening at North.
Aside from student e-mail, there are also teacher websites. Teacher websites' liability depends on the teacher; some use it for students to turn in assignments online, and most use it to post homework dates. Many add links for online learning games. Update with friends to hear about new things going on around the school. Get updates from teachers on new assignments.
This is used to track your grades, absences, and also tardies. A way to see homework assignments online from some teachers.
The Other Side
The Other Side is a literary/arts magazine that is composed second semester. It publishes select submissions of poetry, short stories, personal essays, photography and artwork. Students outside of the staff are encouraged to submit their own work.
CNHS Media iPhone App
Get on iTunes and download our FREE application, so you can have direct access to all CNHS Media articles and videos from The Triangle, 33 Things, BNN and www.cnhsmedia.com on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Have breaking news about Columbus North right at your finger tips!
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Myth vs fact
nts to Before the school year begins, The Triangle wa und clear up a few rumors that may be floating aro Freshmen are not allowed off campus
Freshmen are not allowed off campus.Freshmen will be punished if are caught. Punishment for going off campus include detention and In school suspension. Deans are known for being at popular lunch venues checking IDs.
Upperclassmen get extra credit for turning in a freshman that goes off campus.
The Erne Auditorium is haunted by a boy
The story is that a boy was run over by a horse drawn carriage before the building was built. Students involved in theater claim to have heard and seen the boy around the auditorium, but nothing can be proven.
Walking on the wrong side of the hallway results in being pushed into a locker
There are cockroaches and rats all over North.
Insects can be seen periodically in the hallways and lockers here. A way to minimize insects is to clean out locker of food. However seeing a rat is a rare occurrence. custodians work hard to make sure the school is clean.
Touching Senior Circle will result in getting beat up or expelled.
Students do not receive anything for turning in a freshmen that has gone off campus. Maybe a ‘thank you’ or a ‘job well done.’
Although it is recommended that you walk on the right side of the hallway you will not be harassed or pushed around if you don’t. Sometimes students will become angry if you stop in the middle of the hallway so try to walk and talk with friends.
There are several different rumors about what happens to you if you touch senior circle some believe that you get expelled or will have to scrub it with a tooth brush. However this is not true. The fact is that senior circle is used as a social gathering.
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looking to the future
Even though the construction might get in the way this year, your class with see the final product in 2012! Plans for the courtyard
Resource view looking southwest
Cafeteria view looking southeast
Southeast view of the performing arts building
Plans for a hallway looking south
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the north you never knew
Race car drivers, TV stars, millionaires - all of whom walked down the same halls as you and may have even had some of the same teachers Chuck Taylor
Creator of the Chuck Taylor All-Star Sneaker
Host of Mythbusters
NFL Quarterback and Heisman trophy runner up
Congressman for the 6th disrtict of Indiana
The Met ropolitan Opera International Opera singer
Defense attorney for Kobe Bryant during the case Colorado v. Kobe Bryant
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things to do before graduation
eese. 1. Go to The Big Ch 2. Go to Prom. y. 3. Have a dance part e. 4. Go to American Pi East 5. Go to North vs. with the games and dress up theme.
16. Participate in Can Drive 17. Submit an idea to publications 18. Go to ethnic expo 19. Ride the Colum Bus 20. Give blood to the Indiana Blood Center
36. Get featured in a media story 37. Get the CNHS media app on iTunes for free 38. Go to Steak nâ€™ Shake at midnight in costume 39. Attend a sportâ€™s car wash 40. Go to homecoming
6. Make a trike race team 7. Participate in Blah Week 8. Participate in paper day 9. Go to a play 10. Submit something to publications
26. Raise money for Dance Marathon 27. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters the 28. Go to Battle of Bands 29. Ride your bike to school 30. Turn a project in early 41. Nominate a friend for homecoming court 42. Go see an R rated movie when you turn 17 43. Buy a lottery ticket when you turn 18 44. Take four years of a foreign language 45. Start your own club
11. Go to formal l band 12. Go support a loca hunt 13. Have a scavenger around Columbus t 14. Apply for Studen Assembly 15. Go to a musical
31. Give your favorite teacher a Christmas present 32. Make a Youtube video 33. Join Twitter 34. Follow each publication on Facebook 35. Go to Dance Marathon
ay 46. Car pool to an aw sporting event. 47. ____________ _ ______________ 48. ____________ _ ______________ 49. ____________ _ ______________ 50. ____________ _ ______________