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IT’s Coming Back

IT’s Coming Back

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Nothing says “horror” like sitting in a room surrounded by people chomping away on popcorn and screaming at the slightest provocation for two hours. The latest movie rendition of Stephen King’s It was released over the weekend, bringing quite a buzz with its arrival. The film itself is set larg...

Student on the Benefits of Meditation

Student on the Benefits of Meditation

Jasper Locke

August 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Most will agree that a calm state of mind is the ideal for any situation. Being able to prioritize tasks and organize thoughts is vital to success in any field. Unfortunately, while many realize this is often the case, they do not understand how to achieve stability. Sophomore Alyssa Bodenhammer, someone ...

A Great Big Welcome Back

A Great Big Welcome Back

Jasper Locke

August 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, Letters From...., Opinion, Showcase

It’s a green year at New Castle High School, and the students seem eager as ever to succeed. At the start of every school year, there is an overwhelming drive to improve present among the student body. This is especially true for the underclassmen. What joy there is in making plans for a productive life in ...

Diet V.S. Regular Soda

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

There are many different pros and cons of diet sodas. There's factual evidence stating that it can be dangerous or unhealthy and evidence that it could really decrease obesity rates. Also, there is opinion based pros and cons such as “It tastes better”. Factual pros and cons will be listed be...

6 hidden gem Christmas Movie to watch over break

December 14, 2016


Filed under Feature, Opinion

Everyone has a special tradition for Christmas. Some sing Christmas carols, put up Christmas trees, or even watching Christmas movies. Today, we here at the New Castle Phoenix would like to present you 6 hidden gem movies for the 6 days leading up to Christmas. Each of these holiday specials bring out...

Freshman do not always suck

Freshman do not always suck

Megan Gustin, Reporter

May 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dear Freshman, How was the first year of high school? Freshman are usually the class most people do not really get along with because they are new to the school. The students are new to the building, the people and the atmosphere. Freshman, have come a long way since the beginning of the year. Freshm...

Letter: A farewell from a senior

Letter:  A farewell from a senior

Matt Sharp, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2016


Filed under Feature, Opinion

Dear students and staff, I can not believe how fast four years has gone by. It seems like only yesterday I was writing my first story for The Phoenix “Owners Often Look for the Right Pet Personalities.” Now all this time later, I write my last. I hope the crescendo of all my previous work has e...

NCHS Horoscopes

NCHS Horoscopes

NCHS Phoenix Staff

May 6, 2016


Filed under Feature, Opinion

Aquarius:  January 20-February 18 Hear ye hear ye, you have the power to move people with your words. You have the magical words that fly like a shooting star through the sea of meaningless chatter. Your nature and words are truly poetic. Stop! In the name of love. Do not deprive the messed up wor...

Texting and driving

Nicole Smith, Reporter

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Texting and driving is bad, right? Yet most of us are still guilty of doing it. We all have that moment where we are able to start driving and tell our parent, “Oh no, I would never text and drive. I’m not even gonna be looking at my phone.” Then one day while driving a friend texts. Now what? Look ...

Code of Genders

Code of Genders

Erin McCullough, Replrter

May 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Sometimes we all wonder what our boyfriend or girlfriend is thinking. Music Television’s (MTV) series Girl Code and Guy Code are very enlightening shows for unknowing teenagers. This show provides teens with the insight into the minds of the opposite gender. Each episode has humor and truth behind...

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