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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


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“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


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"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...

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


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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...

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