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What to bring to the beach

What to bring to the beach

Demi Jensen, Staff Writer
June 5, 2017
Filed under All, Entertainment, Just for Fun

13 Reasons Why: Romanticizing suicide or bringing awareness?

13 Reasons Why: Romanticizing suicide or bringing awareness?

June 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Television, Uncategorized

Two Northern Light staffers examine the positive and negative aspects of Netflix's adaptation of Jay Asher's novel.

Summer 2017 playlist

Summer 2017 playlist

Mackenzie Brey, Staff Writer
June 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Just for Fun

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Counting by 7’s Book Review

Counting by 7’s Book Review

sheila mwanda, staff writer
May 31, 2017
Filed under Books, Entertainment, Reviews

“If you’re lost, you might need to swim against the tide” Holly Goldberg Sloan, author of Counting By 7's, tells the amazing story of twelve year old Willow Chance. Nervous and anxious about her transition to middle school, oddball and genius Willow tries to navigate her new life in middle s...

Everything, Everything movie review

Everything, Everything movie review

issra said, staff writer
May 31, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

After discovering that the new romance/drama film of the season casted the gifted Amandla Stenberg as the lead role, Everything, Everything became a must-see on my movie list. On top of the pleasant choice of actors, a Black woman, Stella Meghie, directed the movie. It was bittersweet to read that Me...

Friday Night Live: Review of PN’s 2017 Talent Show

Friday Night Live: Review of PN’s 2017 Talent Show

lily antor, entertainment editor
May 30, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The sound of laughter echoed throughout the Portage Northern campus as I approached the pre-talent show tailgate. Glancing about, I caught sight of kids passing volleyballs, people talking amongst themselves on picnic blankets, and then I noticed the most glorious sight of all: a food truck.  As six...

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 features the same band of misfits saving the universe as they did in the first installment. Chris Pratt, who plays Peter Quill, discovers new powers about himself and puts his friends’ future in jeopardy when he discovers his father, Ego, played by Kurt Russell, and hi...

Beauty is the best (caution: contains spoilers!)

Beauty is the best (caution: contains spoilers!)

Abby Seeber, Entertainment Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies

I had my regrets. I did. You can quote me on that. The hardcore Disney freak that I am, had regrets. But, Beauty and the Beast surpassed any expectation imaginable. They could sing! They could dance! While it was all still set in France! Okay, I can reword the lyrics all I would like, but I’m sure yo...

The Sun Is Also A Star Book Review

The Sun Is Also A Star Book Review

Sheila Mwanda, Staff writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Imagine meeting your one true love, just by chance as you’re going about your daily business. What about if you found the one for you even if you didn’t believe in love? How about if you only had one day to be with that person? The YA novel The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon intertwines these ...

The Great Wall movie review

Ben Lewis, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

With a $150 million budget, The Great Wall had to be good. So how did it fall flat? The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon and Jing Tian, is exciting and action packed. Following the exciting life of a wandering mercenary, The Great Wall begins with early action scenes and little to no explanation. Will...

James and the Giant Peach Review

James and the Giant Peach Review

Lexi Gavlas, Spotlight Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

As a former West Middle School Musical alum, I thought that this year’s WMS production of James and the Giant Peach was an absolute delight.  Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featurin...

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