The Northern Light

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Spirited Away Review

Spirited Away Review

Kai Pennington, Staff Writer

June 12, 2020

Spirited away is an animated film by Studio Ghibli. Released in 2001 in Japan and dubbed to English in September of 2002.  The movie is about a girl who moves to a new town. After finding what her and her parents believe is an abandoned theme park, all three of them see a food stall with freshly ...

The history of the five main instrument groups

The history of the five main instrument groups

Kai Pennington, Staff Writer

June 12, 2020

 Music has a huge place in society. From wind, brass, string, keyboard and percussion, instruments have made music what it is today. Many tend to overlook the progression of instruments through history. Wind Instruments can be found in early prehistoric times with cave drawings reflecting a variety o...

Types of masks and the safest way to wear them

Types of masks and the safest way to wear them

Natalie Grinder, Associate Digital Media Manager

June 9, 2020

During the pandemic most stores are requiring or recommending masks to be worn to protect themselves and others from the virus. The three main types of mask are medical masks, single layered masks, and a double layered mask. According to the CDC, medical masks are to be used by hospitals only. Masks f...

Subnautica Review

Subnautica Review

Kai Pennington, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

Since quarantine started, I have been playing video games much more than I would if it was summer, or school. Going through games on the playstation store, I saw Subnautica. In previous years I have spent a lot of time on Youtube wondering what I should play and Subnautica happens to be one of the few ga...

Violet Evergarden Review

Violet Evergarden Review

Kai Pennington, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

During this long break we have had, I have been watching Violet Evergarden. A 13 episode animated series which can be seen on Netflix that is about Violet, an adolescent girl who is a former soldier, looking to understand how to be normal. Her main backstory is that she was found on a deserted island an...

Are diss tracks making a comeback?

Are diss tracks making a comeback?

Lindsey Peterson , Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

We all know the famous Logan and Jake Paul diss tracks. Not only were they very cringey but I kinda had love for them. I don’t know one person who hasn’t memorized their diss tracks on each other. Even Famous Youtubers Ethan and Grayson Dolan did a diss track on each other to see who the better twi...

The importance of checking in on people during quarantine

The importance of checking in on people during quarantine

Lindsey Peterson , Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

During these tough times, I want to express how important it is to check in on people during quarantine. There are many people who suffer from anxiety, depression, or paranoia. Those are some of the people you should check in on. It is very difficult for a lot of us to stay positive through these tim...

Tik Tok stars who don’t deserve the hype

Tik Tok stars who don't deserve the hype

Lindsey Peterson , Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

If you haven’t heard of tik tok, you have definitely been missing out. Tik Tok is a huge platform that allows many people to show their talents and give them a fan base. Tik Tok is full of dancers and lip syncers and actors.  Charli D’Amelio really blew up this year and is now the biggest content cre...

Don’t take this time for granted

Don't take this time for granted

Kellie Miles, Photographer

June 3, 2020

Although most of us think that quarantine has been stupid and we didn’t like it, don’t take this time for granted. We get to see our families and do projects that we have been needing to do. I know some of you may have some family you don’t see too often, and I hope that with this opportunity of n...

What to binge during quarantine

What to binge during quarantine

Lilly Lisznyai, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

There hasn’t been much to do at home except watch movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix. Netflix has been pushing out a lot of shows and movies for its users to watch since the stay at home order was enforced in March. Here are some of the best Netflix original shows to binge watch a...

“beautiful flaws” by Portage Northern alumni review

“beautiful flaws” by Portage Northern alumni review

Brianna Neuhouser, Digital Media Manager

April 16, 2020

On March 20th, 2020, the Instagram account @foxwoodstudios, run by PN alumni, the Labian family, posted an announcement: the most recent Labian graduate, Chloe published a book of poetry and pre-orders were now available. The book is titled “beautiful flaws” and it covers a wide range of topics, ...

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