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James and the Giant Peach Review

Lexi Gavlas, Spotlight editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under 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...

45 thoughts I have at the dentist

45 thoughts I have at the dentist

Abby Seeber, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under All, Entertainment, Just for Fun

It smells like toothbrushes in here. Oh! Thank god, it’s about time they came to get me. Why do they put this chair so far down? I need sunglasses. When did they stop giving me sunglasses? Stop trying to have a conversation with me, you know darn well I can’t reply. Seriously, this c...

The Alamo: closing soon! Visit now!

The Alamo: closing soon! Visit now!

Sal DelVecchio, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Whether you were going to see a new flick by yourself or if you have a “plus-one,” The Alamo in Kalamazoo was probably the place you were eying. The Alamo offers movies that range from the new box office hits to the classics that never get old. What makes The Alamo unique is the experience you get...

Valentine’s Day: a day of love for all

Valentine’s Day: a day of love for all

Mackenzie Brey and Cameron Schaefer

February 14, 2017


Filed under All, Entertainment, Just for Fun

Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, Single's Awareness Day, or none of the above, you likely have something in common with one of our featured romantic or friend couples.     Erik Comar (12) and Aubrey Zonts (12) Question: How long have you been together? Answe...

Comic Strip: Edition 2

Comic Strip: Edition 2

Megan Rinock, Illustrator

February 14, 2017


Filed under All, Entertainment, Just for Fun

Moana: Disney’s new Polynesian Princess

Moana: Disney’s new Polynesian Princess

Brianna Neuhouser, J1 staff writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

If you have little siblings, I’m sure your house has been abuzz with talk of the newest Disney blockbuster, Moana. I know mine has been, mostly because I blast the soundtrack every night. This newest “princess” movie follows the 16-year-old future village leader, Moana Waialiki. Moana has alway...

Meryl Streep’s Controversial Golden Globe Acceptance Speech

Gabbie Byers, J1 Staff Writer

January 16, 2017


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

After Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. Demille award Sunday at the Golden Globes, she left the audience and millions watching speechless. While most award winners take the time to personally thank those who helped them get there as well as other performers who paved the way, Streep took to the microphone...

City of Stars, Review of the 74th Annual Academy Awards

Abby Seeber, Opinion Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under All, Entertainment, Television

The following article will be presented to you in CinemaScope**   ** This is a reference to La La Land. It’s cheeky if you get it.   I was immensely excited for the 74th Academy Awards this year more than years past for two main reasons. One: I love Jimmy Fallon more than words ...

Hairspray Live! Review

Hairspray Live! Review

Abigail Seeber, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Recommended Stories, Reviews, Showcase

     Wake up, Teenage Baltimore! Hairspray Live! hit your television last night and has been highly anticipated for the past four months. After watching every single second of it last night, I have deemed myself qualified to review the live musical. Starring a newcomer, Maddie Baillio, in the ...

Lights, Camera, Action: PN drama takes viewers Into the Woods

Cameron Myers, J1 Staff Member

December 5, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

This year, Portage Northern is presenting Into the Woods, a show about plot twist of your favorite fairy tales you heard when we were all younger. But making this a magical show needs a little help from behind the scenes. This traditional form of fairytales turns itself into a quest of a little family...

Written Words: Warsan Shire’s Poetry

Issra Said, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

Born on 1 August 1988, Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet based in the UK. At the age of twenty-eight the Young Poet Laureate has published three poetry books, her most recent one being Her Blue Body. Shire’s well-versed poetry has been accredited by many, including the African Poetry Prize....

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