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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...

Disney Movie Madness

Disney Movie Madness

Lexi Gavlas, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: in honor of Disney Channel’s 100th original movie, they are hosting a Memorial Day Weekend Movie Marathon-and the lineup is out!  As we speak, Disney is airing all of the old classics, from The Thirteenth Year to Read It and Weep.  So clear your DVR and record all o...

The house is getting fuller.

The house is getting fuller.

Abigail Seeber, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Television

  The house is getting fuller   What ever happend to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening T.V? On February 26, the milkman, the paperboy, and evening T.V will return… more or less. Fuller House, The Full House  spin off series, features the original cast of D.J. , S...

The Kalamazoo area’s top five coffee joints

The Kalamazoo area’s top five coffee joints

Lily Antor, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

The Kalamazoo area boasts many coffee shops that vary in style and product selection; there is practically a guaranteed perfect fit for any local out there.  To make it easier to decide where to grab your next cup of jo, The Northern Light examines the top five coffee shops in town!   #5: Caffe ...

#HighSchoolTaughtMe

#HighSchoolTaughtMe

Abigail Seeber, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Just for Fun

#HighSchoolTaughtMe   As the school year rounds to a close, and our seniors have departed, it leaves us feeling the need to pass on our wisdom to the next generation. #HighSchoolTaughtMe was recently the “Number One Most Used Hashtag on Twitter,” and it is in everyone’s best interest to...

Chance The Rapper- Coloring Book Review

Chance The Rapper- Coloring Book Review

Carter Landis, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

After a 3 year hiatus, Lil Chano From 79th is back with his new tape, Coloring Book. Chance initially tweeted that the name of the tape would be Chance 3 because it’s his third solo project. He dropped the tape on May 13th on Apple Music. This new installment from Chance features a mix of abou...

Something Blue… Something New

Something Blue… Something New

Madelyn Conklin, Entertainment Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

"The band program prides itself on having ‘not just your typical spring band concert,’” said Josh Bartz, Portage Northern Band Director. The Spring Concert is almost here, and no one wants to miss this one.   Every year, Portage Northern bands have a spring concert towards the end of the sc...

The grand finale

The grand finale

Megan Rinock, staff writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The third and final movie of the Divergent series, Allegiant, hit theaters a month ago. I’ve had pretty high expectations ever since I saw Mockingjay Part 2, which was like repeatedly hitting my thumb with a hammer. Why high expectations? Because if a movie isn’t as bad as Mockingjay, then it’s...

Summer music festivals

Summer music festivals

Allison McKenzie, staff writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

Summer is approaching quickly and music festivals are all the rage. What’s better than spending a day in the sun with your friends listening to some of your favorite artists and enjoying 4 or 5 concerts ? One of the most commonly known music festivals is Lollapalooza, which is in Chicago during July....

Top 10 video games

Top 10 video games

Taylor Slager, staff writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

The explosion of video games has caught everyone’s attention. With thousands of video games all over the world, it is hard to get everyone on the same page of which most recent games are the top 10. Here at Portage Northern, many kids would agree that the video games listed below are some of the best...

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