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Tik Tok fame: How the app is boosting artists

Tik Tok fame: How the app is boosting artists

Lilly Lisznyai, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

   Tik Tok is one of the most popular apps of the year. It has also become the music industry's new fame machine. This apps gives so many influencers, as well as newcomers, a platform to be creative and make content they love. It also gives many artists exposure. Tiktokers use songs that artists make as ...

Looking back on the 2010’s

Looking back on the 2010’s

Lucy Madelung, Journalism 1 Staff

January 8, 2020

As the decade comes to an end, us 2010s kids look back and reminisce over the things that made up our childhoods.  First, we have the movies that made us. From The Lego Ninjago to Star Struck, the list is basically endless. The top 5, however, would likely be: The Monster High movie series wi...

The top 5 most ridiculous things teachers say

The top 5 most ridiculous things teachers say

Cynthia Brown, Journalism 1 Writer

January 7, 2020

1. The bell doesn’t dismiss you, I do! Actually, the bell does dismiss us, and is an important signal that it’s time to move to the next class. It if doesn’t dismiss us, then why is it there? Teachers can tell time and dismiss us instead of the bell if that truly were the case. It's also not fair...

Netflix’s wacky Christmas of 2019

Netflix’s wacky Christmas of 2019

Isabelle Burnett, J1 Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

Oh boy, Netflix is back at it again with these really cringy Christmas movies…even Rotten Tomato reviews were unsure what to do with the movies Netflix dumped on their lap this year.  First on the Christmas movie list is Holiday in the Wild, a story centered around a recently divorced woman on a sh...

Frozen II

Frozen II

Maya Daniels, J1 Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

While some are still traumatized from the overplayed showstopper that is “Let it Go,” Frozen 2 takes the franchise to a new level and engages viewers both old and new.  Unlike the first movie, Frozen 2 doesn’t have a real villain, instead focusing on finding yourself, dealing with change, an...

What To Do In Kalamazoo (Before the New Year)

What To Do In Kalamazoo (Before the New Year)

Gabi Ford, J1 Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

In a world run by social media, it is easy to feel “stuck” in this city of Portage. Compared to the posts we see everyday of people travelling the world, or even just living in big cities like New York or Los Angeles, Portage seems like the most boring place ever.  With cold air and winter weather this time o...

Mario Kart Tour drifts into app store’s top games

Mario Kart Tour drifts into app store’s top games

Snigda Narisetty, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2019

3, 2, 1, GO! Nostalgia has been filling the students of Portage Northern for the past few weeks as the release of Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour has been released and has quickly become one of the top mobile games at the moment. Most of the students in Generation Z (born 1995-2015) grew up playing the...

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night review

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night review

Griffin Hannahs, J1 Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Bloodstained: Ritual of The Night was released on June 13th, 2019. The game itself has an interesting history: Koji Igarashi, director of the Castlevania games, left Konami a few years ago to make his own company, Artplay. Igarashi used this opportunity to crowd fund the company’s first games, Blood...

Third installment in the Borderlands series arrives amid controversy

Third installment in the Borderlands series arrives amid controversy

Griffin Hannahs, J1 Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

On September 13, 2019, Gearbox Software released Borderlands 3. The Borderlands series features first person shooter action with RPG element and is set on a distant planet where players seek out alien technology. The series is very popular, with one of the highlights being it’s humor. "Borderlands is m...

Toxic Friendships

Toxic Friendships

Ciara Dragicevich, Illustrator

September 19, 2019

Logic: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Logic: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

Logic just dropped an album that’s going to be hard for him to top. Released on May 10th, Logic blessed his fans with my unpopular opinion of “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind being his best album he’s released so far.” The album cover is weird looking but understandable. The cover shows Logic...

ScHoolboy Q – Crash Talk Album Review

ScHoolboy Q – Crash Talk Album Review

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

ScHoolboy Q released his album CrasH Talk on April 26th. This was his 5th studio album released and his first in 2 years. The album cover shows ScHoolboy Q with a paper bag over his head while dollar bills cover his hoodie. Not sure of the reasoning behind the album cover, but regardless, it's a dope cov...

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