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Year in Review: Music

Year in Review: Music

Brooklyn Hudson, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

In Portage Northern you see all of the students with headphones walking through the hallways. What do they listen to? So many students love the fact that we can listen to music, but there are some songs that they just have to listen to daily just to get motivated or even be in a better mood. What...

A Year in Review: Internet Sensations

A Year in Review: Internet Sensations

Abby Porter, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

From grumpy cat to “ain’t nobody got time for that” to the cinnamon challenge, multiple sensations have hit the internet over the past few years. The 2014-2015 school year definitely came with a variety of internet events from dangerous to overnight fame, here is a year in review on the internet. Ice Bucket Challeng...

Music Reviews

Music Reviews

Wayne Matunas, staff writer

April 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Tame Impala In the summer of 2012, a group of 5 guys came together in West Australia, in a secluded  house on a mountain that oversees the Indian ocean to record the wonderful psychedelic rock album that is Tame Impala’s Lonerism. Tame Impala is a Psychedelic pop or rock group that comes out of...

Forensics: Fact from fiction

Forensics: Fact from fiction

Alaina Taylor, opinion editor

April 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

As far as extracurricular teams go, Portage Northern’s forensics team members have distinguished themselves beyond expectation, and beyond all the competition. Almost every student at Portage Northern has heard of the majorly successful and talented team and more or less comprehend the achievements...

Music makes you lose control: PN discusses music festivals

Music makes you lose control: PN discusses music festivals

Savanna-Rose Randol, staff writer

April 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

“Music, happiness and love,” said Zoe Eiermenn (11). Many people go through their own summer time journeys and experiences to remember forever. Sometimes one is not sure what to do during the summer but want to experience something more. If that’s the case there are plenty of festivals to go, “My...

Oh my gosh, you guys!

Oh my gosh, you guys!

Maddy Conklin, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

“You got into Harvard Law?” “What, like it’s hard?” Legally Blonde has undoubtedly risen to be a beloved production performed through the years on thousands of stages worldwide. This year, Portage North Middle School took the junior version of this show to a whole new level. “I think it’s...

Tech Crew! Who knew?

Tech Crew! Who knew?

Taryn Ingersoll, Photographer

March 6, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

When students think of Portage Northern’s Drama Department, they think of extravagant costumes, colorful lights, and bold voices. However, they never witness the hard work and dedication of the hidden technical team behind the curtain. Every year the Drama Department strives to keep up the tradition...

No Dwarves died in the writing of this article: a look at the Kalamazoo Civic Theater’s production of The Hobbit

No Dwarves died in the writing of this article: a look at the Kalamazoo Civic Theater’s production of The Hobbit

Nicole Bobb, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Calling all Lord of the Rings fans,  The Hobbit is coming to the Kalamazoo Civic Theater Friday, February 20th. “Northern students should come just as much as anyone else should to see a great, amusing show,” said Laabs. This production includes high school students from multiple area schools includ...

Soaking in the Comedy: a review on “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

Soaking in the Comedy: a review on “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

Lydia Huitt, Sports Editor

February 16, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

  Sat down with my bucket of popcorn, over-priced cherry Pepsi, and surrounded by nine year olds, I was ready for the film to begin. I was channeling my inner elementary schooler as I sat waiting for the man, the legend himself, SpongeBob Squarepants, to come on screen. Directors Mike Mitchell an...

Into the Woods: a review for a tangled tale

Into the Woods: a review for a tangled tale

Jessica Miner, staff writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Last year has come and gone, but the famous Into the Woods movie is a topic that is still lingering on everyone’s lips. Trailers and teasers have infiltrated the internet and TV commercials but still some people are unsure. Is it good? Would my children and family like it? Should I see it?  And the...

Red Box v.s Movie stores: the new alternatives

Red Box v.s Movie stores: the new alternatives

cortney chow, staff writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Television

With a few simple clicks and a cozy couch hogged by one person or a group of friends, scattered popcorn and spilled drinks are sure to be the remains of the end of movie marathon night. Of course, most of the population of earth worships Netflix and is popularly used for different events, whether it be scary movie ...

Listen to the radio scanner: a review on the movie Nightcrawler

Listen to the radio scanner: a review on the movie Nightcrawler

Maddy Conklin, Entertainment Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Movies, Reviews

“Remember, use your zoom, steady hands.” The movie Nightcrawler, directed by Dan Gilroy, is certainly a controversial thriller that aims to please and ultimately succeeds. This film revolves around an aspiring TV journalist and all of his endeavors performed in order to succeed in television journalism....

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