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Horoscopes

Megan McKenzie, Photographer

April 25, 2014


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Aries: March 21- April 19 Symbol: Ram                     Element: Fire    Color:Red   2014 is a year to focus on yourself. It may not be the best time to dive into a new relationship or friendship. If somebody special does happen to come along, be sure to keep your heart...

How to save your grades

Nick Vichinsky, Staff Wrtier

April 24, 2014


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Are you crying while you look at the PIV? Are your own parents threatening to let the family pet sleep in your room? Is every teacher giving you the death stare? Sometimes it feels like you’re  trying to put out a fire with a bucket but to help out, here are some clutch ways to pick up the slack for...

Dorm room DIY

Laura Kirkendall & Molly Garcia, Staff Writers

April 24, 2014


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Bedroom DIY: Do it yourself projects for your room at home or even a dorm. Decorate your living space while having fun and creating something with your own style.   “For my dorm I really want my personal style to show through,” says Sarah Pegouske (12) who will be attending CentralMichiganUniversity...

Top Ten tips for hallway etiquette

Top Ten tips for hallway etiquette

Ally Rabe, Sports Editor

April 16, 2014


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It is clear that the hallways of Portage Northern High School often resemble Westnedge Avenue at rush hour. Navigating through the halls during passing time is a dangerous task each student must face multiple times a day. Hopefully these tips can help someone survive the chaos and craziness that occurs ...

Disaster averted: the left door made right

Disaster averted: the left door made right

Jon Crowell, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014


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"Wasn't that door all jacked up with the handle on the wrong side?" questioned PNHS Officer Clark, reminiscing of the door that is now nothing but a distant memory. Stocks are up, gas prices are down, and America has taken a turn for the better. In the midst of all of our nation's success is the fixing...

How to make your school life a little easier

Molly Garcia, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014


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89089-There is no doubt about it; high school can be a struggle. Between school work, family life, and social activities we often times become overwhelmed by the pressure placed upon our shoulders. Here are a few tips to help you survive, and even enjoy the four years you are forced to endure of high ...

Girl Code: Bathrooms

Megan McKenzie, Photo Manager

April 1, 2014


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Bathroom Behavior: Girls are super particular about how, where, and when to use the bathroom. Why? We don’t actually know, it is just sort of in our blood. There are certain things that are acceptable and not acceptable in the utopian women’s bathroom. So what exactly are the do’s and don’ts of a g...

Top 10 Ways to Survive a General Admission Concert

Top 10 Ways to Survive a General Admission Concert

Laura Kirkendall, Staff Writer

March 18, 2014


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1. Arrive early. By early I do mean before sunrise. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, coffee, or whatever you may need to make it through 12 hours of waiting in line.   2. Bring a friend. They will be able to hold your place in line while you get food or take bathroom breaks. Also, they can save y...

Top 10 Pick-Up Lines

Top 10 Pick-Up Lines

Hannah Teerman, Entertainment Editor

February 6, 2014


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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. February means Valentine’s Day and roses and chocolate and all that lovey-dovey stuff. It isn’t very fun for those who don’t have a special someone. But have no fear, there is nothing wrong with a classic pick-up line to try and get the...

Top Ten Ways to Procrastinate Rather than Study for Exams

Top Ten Ways to Procrastinate Rather than Study for Exams

Dianne Ro, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2014


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In the midst of cramming, crying, and cursing yourself for not retaining any information from first quarter, you’ll need a break. 1. Twitter Stalk underclassmen/upperclassmen Twitter fights and try to decipher the five-person argument that’s chock-full of Emojis, subtweets, and passive supporters f...

Top Ten Reasons to Love Taco Bell

Top Ten Reasons to Love Taco Bell

Jonathan Crowell, Opinion Editor

January 15, 2014


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1. Pure American Food: Let us just throw this out there from the start; Taco Bell is not Mexican food. Nobody is arguing that. But that is no reason to not consider Taco Bell one of the best fast-food restaurants in the nation.   2. Doritos Tacos: Tacos are great as is, but when you change ou...

Top Ten Hottest Celebrity Guys

Top Ten Hottest Celebrity Guys

Sammy Melvin, Staff Writer

January 14, 2014


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1. Zac Efron (26) - From High School Musical to The Lucky One, he has showed his funny, sweet, and sensitive sides. And how could you forget his beautiful smile and great 6-pack? 2. Adam Levine (34) - As a judge on “The Voice,” the lead singer in Maroon 5, and being People’s 2013 sexiest man a...

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