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Come and see the NMS production of “Once on this Island, Jr,” before it closes this Sunday

Come and see the NMS production of “Once on this Island, Jr,” before it closes this Sunday

Brianna Neuhouser, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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From Annie JR in 2008 to Aladdin JR in 2017, Portage North Middle School musicals have delighted audiences. On their decade show, directors Robert Jordan and Denene Mulay-Koch have chosen the revived Broadway smash hit, Once on this Island JR, written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The...

We all scream for ice cream: Portage’s best ice cream parlors

We all scream for ice cream: Portage’s best ice cream parlors

Cameron Myers, Photographer

March 20, 2018


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Are you struggling to find the best ice cream parlors in Portage? Need something to cool you down, yet tastes fantastic for your stomach? Look no further! Portage contains several marvelous ice cream stands to satisfy your sweet tooth for this upcoming summer. Ranked from least to greatest by students h...

Queer Eye reboot is a perfect fit

Queer Eye reboot is a perfect fit

Demi Jensen, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2018


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The Fab Five is back and better than ever. February 7th, 2018, Netflix released their new original, Queer Eye, starring five of the most fabulous men I have possibly laid my eyes on.  Changing the lives of others one straight man at a time, these five men are making waves within the LGBTQ+ community. Not onl...

Three new shows for March

Three new shows for March

Sheila Mwanda, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018


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#1: Rise Following the season 2 finale of This Is Us, NBC's Rise will premier March 13 at 10 pm. Produced by Jason Katims and staring Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) and Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Rise follows the lives of seven high schoolers, highlighting their difficulties and emphasising ...

Far from the Tree Review

Far from the Tree Review

Sheila Mwanda, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


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After giving birth to her daughter and putting her up for adoption, sixteen -year-old Grace seeks to learn more about her own biological family. During her search, she finds out that she has an older brother, Joaquin, and a younger sister named Maya. As Grace readjusts to life post-pregnancy, she lea...

Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Allison McKenzie, Business Manager

March 12, 2018


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  NUMBER 1: Puerto Vallarta This popular spring break destination gives you your tropical fix without breaking your budget. Located on the West coast of Mexico, this resort hot spot has everything. They are best known for their beaches and raging nightlife. In fact, there are different beaches solely f...

Black Panther soundtrack: every bit as good as the movie itself

Black Panther soundtrack: every bit as good as the movie itself

Lexi Kava, Entertainment Editor

March 9, 2018


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On February 16 of this year, one of the biggest movies of the year hit theatres, Marvel’s the Black Panther. Since its release, it has broken countless cultural barriers, exceeded box office revenue expectations, and started a revolution that spread like wildfire across the world. However, it’s not ...

Fashion @ PN: The details on Social Media Director Mackenzie Brey’s style

Fashion @ PN: The details on Social Media Director Mackenzie Brey’s style

March 6, 2018


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I got up close and personal to deliver the details on one of Mackenzie Brey’s praised outfits. After taking notes from Mackenzie’s shopping habits, I am now aware that Target is the place to find spring looks. ...

IB students read torturous Ethan Frome

IB students read torturous Ethan Frome

Lexi Kava, Entertainment Editor

March 6, 2018


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Recently, the IB english 12 students here at Portage Northern just finished the novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, and in my semi-professional opinion, I am here to explain to you why it is literally the worst book ever.   The book begins by giving us readers a detailed description of Ethan Frome...

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