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Bohemian Rhapsody: long live the Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody: long live the Queen

Brianna Neuhouser, Wesbite Editor

November 12, 2018


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To say that I was excited for Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic that was released on Friday, November 2nd would be the biggest understatement of the year. My father raised me on Queen and Freddie Mercury. One of my most vivid memories is sitting at a baseball game when they played “We Will Rock Yo...

Musician Mac Miller passes away

Musician Mac Miller passes away

Shawna Sawall, Journalism 1 Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

Well-known and respected rapper Mac Miller (Malcolm James McCormick) was pronounced dead at 11:51 am in his Los Angeles home on September 7th due to a drug overdose. At the time, a spokesperson for the LAPD said officers “responded to a death investigation” near his home, but couldn’t confirm th...

“Adrift”: a romantic thriller

“Adrift”: a romantic thriller

Komalpreet Kaur, Feature Editor

October 1, 2018


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Within 99 minutes, Director Baltasar Kormakur encompasses Tami Ashcraft’s true story of the bliss of new love, the anxieties of natural disaster, and the misery of being stranded in the open sea in the romantic thriller Adrift. Released on June 1st, 2018, Adrift told Ashcraft’s story of sailing into the ...

2018 Summer Must-Reads

2018 Summer Must-Reads

Sheila Mwanda, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


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If you find yourself with free time, you should also find yourself with these books in your hands!    

More than a music video: Childish Gambino’s This is America

More than a music video: Childish Gambino’s This is America

Anai Freeman, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

Music videos allow the listener to visualize and help portray the story or meaning behind a song, most being cheesy, involving a love story or some form of heartbreak or triumph. Meanwhile, the listener is too consumed in the choreographed, spontaneous dance number to actually focus on the matter of...

Avengers Infinity War: a wild ride and a brilliant movie

Avengers Infinity War: a wild ride and a brilliant movie

Lexi Kava, Entertainment Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

CAUTION: CONTAINS SPOILERS. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN THE MOVIE.  Just this past Friday the highest anticipated movie of the year, Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War, finally hit theaters across the country. Since its premiere the film has been the talk of the country.  “It takes yo...

Turtles All the Way Down review

Sheila Mwanda, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


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From the author of The Fault in Our Stars and An Abundance of Katherines comes yet another bestseller, Turtles All the Way Down. The novel, released last year by John Green, follows high schooler Aza as she makes her way through high school and various other issues. After the father of her billionai...

Fortnite: a productive use of time or a dangerous fad

Fortnite: a productive use of time or a dangerous fad

Gabbie Byers, Staff Writer

April 24, 2018


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Fortnite: the new game that has swept over the nation and is captivating everyone’s attention. This game came out over the summer and is gaining popularity by the minute. In fact, Fornite has over 45 million players with some 3 million playing concurrently at any point in time. One of the pressin...

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


Filed under All, Entertainment, Just for Fun, Reviews

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...

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