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The Legend of Hercules

Sarah Cornell, Life and Style Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

Filled with action, adventure and a smidge of romance, The Legend of Hercules produced by Renny Harlin is a spot-on movie and definitely needs to be added to your ‘must see list’. You will be pleased to see Kellan Lutz in a whole new role. He proves himself to be so much more than a sidekick vam...

Top Ten Superheroes

Hannah Teerman, Entertainment Editor

December 18, 2013


Filed under All, Entertainment

1. Superman: Come on, he can fly, shoot lasers out of his eye, has x-ray vision and he is really strong. How can the dude lose, besides his weakness, the little green kryptonite thing. But it’s not like many people will be able to find that. 2. Batman: Nothing is wrong with a costume, I mean disgui...

Poempalooza: Creative writing class hosts the first PN poetry slam event

Poempalooza: Creative writing class hosts the first PN poetry slam event

Sammy Melvin, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

“I write a bit of slam poetry, and I like the concept because it gives you the chance to share a strong opinion or social problem you might agree or disagree with and present it so it affects others as well,” said Hannah Conklin (12) who is one of the co-founders of Poempalooza. Conklin has been...

Marching Band reaches state finals

Marching Band reaches state finals

Hannah Teerman and Sarah Cornell

November 12, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

“This year’s concept is all about the experience of going to the movies! Movies are not just to sit around and watch, they play with your emotions. So we grabbed that concept and ran with it. We have ‘scenes’ that clearly cause the same emotions [such as] -action, sci fi, thriller, love story...

You haven’t heard: top 5 underappreciated bands

Hannah Winegar, Feature Editor

November 11, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Recommended Stories

Company of Thieves- An indie rock group based in Chicago, Illinois founded by Genevieve Schatz and Marc Walloch. Part softer rock, part ballad, this band has yet to disappoint. Company of Theives is a good choice if you like Capital Cities or Ok Go. Albums include Ordinary Riches and Running from a Gamble. The...

The Wizard of Ahhhs

The Wizard of Ahhhs

Sammy Melvin, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

Roll out the yellow brick road and join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, and Toto in Portage Northern’s production of Wizard of Oz. Northern’s musical rendition of this iconic film will celebrate the anniversary of its original release in 1939. As many know, The Wizard Of Oz tells the story of...

Technology Tidbits: Apple’s Newest Products

Technology Tidbits: Apple’s Newest Products

Sammy Melvin, Staff Writer

October 13, 2013


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

Technology is changing every day. While some people like to stick to their old flip phone, many are deciding to switch to the iPhone. The iPhone has been around since 2007 and is gaining popularity everywhere. The newest generations of the iPhone are called the iPhone 5s and 5c. The iPhone 5s is almost...

Dystopian Novels Take Over the Shelves

Dystopian Novels Take Over the Shelves

Hannah Winegar, Feature Editor

October 12, 2013


Filed under All, Books, Entertainment, Reviews

  If a librarian had a dime for every time they had shelved a dystopian novel this past summer, surely they could buy themselves the newest, best, and fastest car- or, at least, pay off all of the loans they had to take out to become a librarian. With the rise of these novels, it’s no wonder...

May the Odds be Forever in Your Favor: Catching Fire

May the Odds be Forever in Your Favor: Catching Fire

Sarah Cornell, Life & Style Editor

October 3, 2013


Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies

After winning the 74th hunger games Katniss and Peeta become targets of the Capital causing a rebellion in Districts of Panem. There is bound to be a handful of action seeing that Peeta and Katniss are embarking on their ‘Victor’s Tour’ of the Districts. Let the games begin. “I love Josh Hutcherson...

The World Doesn’t Revolve Around Miley Cyrus

The World Doesn’t Revolve Around Miley Cyrus

Liz Barnes, Special to the NL

October 2, 2013


Filed under All, Entertainment

During the week of August 25th, of 2013: President Obama and Prime Minster Cameron of Britain spoke over the phone and discussed the bombings in Syria while their totalitarian government denied the use of chemical weapons, blaming the rebels. A massive wildfire threatened San Francisco, destroying four homes...

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