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A Seat at the Table: Solange’s Pro-black Album

Issra Said, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

After four long years of no tunes from singer-songwriter Solange Knowles, her third studio album, A Seat at the Table, was released by Saint Records and Columbia Records on September 30, 2016. The album “is meant to provoke healing & journey of self empowerment,” wrote Knowles in a recent tweet to a fan. The...

#PNSpook2016 Category Winners Announced

#PNSpook2016 Category Winners Announced

November 9, 2016


Filed under Just for Fun

The Senate announced the overall grand champions of the contest earlier this week and rewarded their efforts with Timbits, but the category winners remained undecided until today. Congratulations to the following winners, who will receive candy prizes from the Northern Light staff in their first hour...

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Lexi Gavlas, Spotlight Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Television

Let the countdown begin! The first trailer of the Gilmore Girls “A Year in the Life” Netflix Original was released last Tuesday and gave fans a taste of what the mini-series might consist of.  The early 2000’s series features Parenthood star Lauren Graham and her onscreen daughter Alexis Bledel...

The Art of Art

The Art of Art

Megan Rinock, Illustrator

October 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Just for Fun

Well, if you’ve ever picked up the Northern Light newspaper, then you would know that before this year, we never had any artwork inside, now did we? Well, now we have a cartoonist; yours truly! But this article isn’t about me, or at least, not exactly! This is more about art itself, and what anyo...

Finstagram? ‘Finstas’ taking Social Media by Storm

Finstagram? ‘Finstas’ taking Social Media by Storm

Lily Antor, Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Just for Fun

Over the past year, a new community in the social media forum of Instagram has emerged: the underground world of ‘finstas.'  Finsta is a term that combines the words “fake” and “instagram,” therefore emphasizing the concept of finsta: a junk-drawer for all instagram photos unworthy of one's ‘rin...

Where to go this weekend: orchards and farms

Where to go this weekend: orchards and farms

Alli McKenzie, Feature Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Fall is here and pumpkins, mazes, donuts, and cider are all in full swing! There are several places to enjoy these amazing fall festivities, but here are some of the best places to submerge yourself in the spirit of fall. Gull Meadow: The first place that comes to mind when thinking fall festivities is the ever popular Gull Meadow Farms. Located in Richland, Michigan...

Student Paranormal Experiences

Student Paranormal Experiences

Allison McKenzie, Feature Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

As Halloween is quickly approaching, scary movies are making their comeback in our society. While most of these films have fake plots, some of them are based on true stories. While thinking that some of these plots and paranormal experiences could never come true, here are some paranormal experiences...

The 5 hottest hip hop albums of the summer

The 5 hottest hip hop albums of the summer

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The summer is a great time for rap artists to drop projects for their fans. This year, many artists dropped albums and mixtapes to either establish themselves in the game or continue to flourish as a musician. Five tapes stood out among all the others because of how unique they are. 5. Blank Face A...

Reasonable Genre or Real Problem: Rap Music

Reasonable Genre or Real Problem: Rap Music

Lyndsey Case, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

Originating from the idea of rhyming stanzas behind a beat, the sound of rap music has drastically changed as well as its audience. The basics of rap music is traced back to 1973 when the first DJ, DJ Kool Herc, began using two turntables to create music for parties. Later on, he drafted his friend Coke ...

Continuing the success: FNaF’s new series

Continuing the success: FNaF’s new series

Megan Rinock, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies

  Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF) creator Scott Cawthon has recently released the trailer for his newest game. Called Five Nights at Freddy’s Sister Location, the game will focus on an all new and equally terrifying cast, including Funtime Freddy, Funtime Foxy, Ballora the ballerina, and Baby...

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