Clubs & Publications

Clubs and other student organizations provide NCS students the opportunity for leadership and development of personal interests. NCS has more than 30 different clubs, and the topics range from STEM, English literature, and anime to the Gender & Sexuality Alliance and building confidence.
 
Every club is organized by students who also recruit members, create agendas, and pursue goals. This way, clubs represent the diverse interests of the current student body and have the flexibility to focus on issues of current interest as well as longer-term ones.
 
There are student organizations that have been around for years, such as It's Academic, Book Club, Model UN, and the Black Student Union, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Other organizations are newly organized each year.
 
Faculty sponsors help students to organize fundraisers, social and academic events, and even competitions depending on the focus of the club or organization. They also help students reach out to the community through student-organized field trips to lectures, movies, rallies, and the like.
NCS students also produce three publications:
 
Discus: (grades 9-12) The Discus is the school newspaper, published 4-6 times a year. Articles are solicited from all students. In producing the Discus, the student editorial staff learns what is involved in publishing a newspaper, such as interviewing, investigating, writing and editing articles, creating photography and graphics, and distribution.
 
Half-In-Earnest: (grades 7-12) This year-end publication collects prose, poetry, artwork, and photography submitted by NCS students to the editorial board. Students involved with HIE meet after school on Wednesdays to edit submissions.
 
Mitre: (grades 9-12) The Mitre is the NCS yearbook. The staff works throughout the year to plan and produce the book, which is distributed at the end of the school year. Each issue reflects the life of the school that year, with special emphasis on the senior class. The publication is financed by subscriptions and ads, and each student receives her own copy.