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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 ...

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...

Photo challenge #3: water and a tennis ball

Photo challenge #3: water and a tennis ball

Kellie Miles, Photographer

May 19, 2020

Ever spun a tennis ball while it was wet and see all the water particles fly off it? Well, you can capture that in a picture!  For this task, you will need a camera besides just your phone, unfortunately. For these shots you need to have a high shutter speed, which is how long the sensor is open for light to hit it in your camera. You also may need some help to get this sho...

Roll Up Ice Cream and Tea – worth the visit!

Roll Up Ice Cream and Tea - worth the visit!

Kellie Miles, Photographer

May 19, 2020

    Have you ever wanted to try that cool looking rolled up ice cream but realized there’s nowhere close to where you could try it? Well, luckily Kalamazoo just had a new place open, Roll Up Ice Cream and Tea! So now you can go try this delicious dessert. Another piece of gr...

Quarantine photo challenge #2: Water

Quarantine photo challenge #2: Water

Kellie Miles, Photographer

May 8, 2020

Quarantine Photo Challenge #2: Water You just need 3 things: a camera, a cup, and some water.

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...

Quarantine Pet Photo Challenge

Quarantine Pet Photo Challenge

Kellie Miles, Photographer

April 27, 2020

Quarantine Pet Photo Challenge

Twenty One Pilots release quarantine-inspired track

Twenty One Pilots release quarantine-inspired track

Kellie Miles, Photographer

April 17, 2020

On April 9th, Twenty One Pilots released their new single “Level of Concern” all about COVID-19 and quarantine. This song has been bringing a lot of joy and happiness to the band's fans and others, and in the song, lead vocalist Tyler Joseph sings about how as long as the people around him tell h...

“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, ...

“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” review

Brianna Neuhouser, Digital Media Manager

April 8, 2020

Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Jeff Lowe, and Doc Antle were not household names. That is until the documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” hit Netflix on March 20th. The limited series follows the life of gun-toting big cat zoo owner and operator of G.W. Zoo, Joe Exotic. It exposes the...

Top of the world: Greed satirically targets the top one percent and the billion dollar fast fashion industry

The film's poster boasts the star with his shiny white veneers and burnt to a crisp tan

Brianna Neuhouser, Digital Media Manager

March 24, 2020

“Only connect.” The E.M. Forster quote was Greed’s beginning and end. The movie shows the bright and beautiful world of the top one percent, but with billionaires at the forefront, it seems the marketing fell flat. Even with this barrier, the message it sends is far more important. It tackles the...

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