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Sing “Hallelujah”

Sing “Hallelujah”

Madelyn Conklin, Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

  “‘Death Of A Bachelor’ is very important to me. It expresses the bittersweet (but mostly sweet) end of an era,” said Brendon Urie, lead singer of Panic! at the Disco. After three years of anticipation, Panic! at the Disco has finally released a new full-length album that already has...

Top past trends on YouTube

Top past trends on YouTube

Lexi Kava, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

Ah, Yes! It’s that time, as we move into the new year families get together to remember the years past. Like when Suzie was a brace face, or when Timmy peed his pants in Target. Although the best times to reminisce about, would be remembering all those stupid YouTube videos you used to watch in mi...

2015: A Work of Art

2015: A Work of Art

Demi Jensen, staff writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

Demi Jensen   From the release of 1989 by Taylor Swift to 25 by Adele, the music industry produced some major albums in 2015. Memorable and brilliant are understatements when it comes to the albums that made their debuts in 2015. This past year was absolutely one of iconic albums.  Fall...

Top Winter Movies 2015-2016

Top Winter Movies 2015-2016

Beverly Santos, staff writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

A majority of Northern students stay tuned for ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” to catch their favorite holiday and winter movies. With so many movies to choose from, there are a handful that stand out and leave students remembering them from their childhood. The holiday season has a lot to...

Poetry with Pizzazz: Poempalooza

Alaina Taylor (12), Opinion Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

“I believe that art of any kind can be pivotal in a person coming to understand who they are...it’s big, it has an impact that’s almost impossible to measure, when kids are passionate,” said Nancy Nott, advisor of the Peace Jam club.   Poetry has played a large role in Nott’s life starting fr...

What is art: a teenager perspective

What is art: a teenager perspective

Meredith Ablao, Special to the NL

November 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“I participate in some sort of art everyday, and my life wouldn’t be the same without it,” said Krista Proksch(10). Coming off the stage of Portage Northern, she describes art as more than just the physical aspect of creativity. Like Proksch, teens view art through many different social, emotiona...

Next-Level Selfies

Next-Level Selfies

Maddy Conklin (11), Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under All, Entertainment, Showcase

“I throw things and it looks like I have the force because it comes back to me when it’s rewound,” said Sammy Wagner (12). You heard it right; Snapchat has updated their features in the new update, giving users many new fun and hilarious filters to keep their selfie game strong. From changing your...

Social Media Pet Peeves

Social Media Pet Peeves

Nicole Bobb and Demi Jensen

November 9, 2015


Filed under All, Entertainment

Gone are the days of passing notes in class. Most of the communication that students exchange is done right at their fingertips. Social media has become an enormous and often wonderful way to interact with other people. Sometimes people just don't understand that copy and pasting something beginning...

Is It Really Worth Eight Dollars a Month?

Is It Really Worth Eight Dollars a Month?

Demi Jensen, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under All, Entertainment

For only $8 a month, an unlimited selection of TV shows are available for binge-watching at any time. Except, where are all of the throwback 90’s and 2000’s favorites? And the newest seasons of the most popular shows? And don’t forget about everyone’s favorite movies.   The most recent...

Migos – Back to the Bando: A Musical Masterpiece!

Migos – Back to the Bando: A Musical Masterpiece!

Carter Landis (10), Special to the NL

October 26, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Reviews

That wild group of guys who gave us 'Versace,' the Migos bring us another new tape called Back to the Bando. After releasing Yung Rich Nation (with unsuccessful results) in late July, the group needed a lifesaver to make up for the crash and burn that they had hoped would push them over the top. Back to the Bando i...

#Thisshowissick: Behind Portage Northern Marching Band’s show “Patient Zero”

#Thisshowissick: Behind Portage Northern Marching Band’s show “Patient Zero”

Madelyn Conklin, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under All, Entertainment

“Kids here want to work and they want to work hard and they want to work for a common goal,” said Josh Bartz, director of the Portage Northern Marching Band. There is no doubt that this band has been working hard for this season, and it shows. This year, the marching band has chosen a dark, creepy,...

Best selling author Max Brooks coming to Portage

Best selling author Max Brooks coming to Portage

Josua Mayalou, Special to the NL

October 2, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

"It's not often that we have one of America's best selling authors in our town, so I hope we can get many of our students, staff, and community members to hear Mr. Brooks's important message," said Jeanna Walker, Portage Northern Media Specialist. Walker is talking about Max Brooks, author of The Zom...

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