The Northern Light

Tyler Simon, business owner

Tyler Simon, business owner

Tyler Simon, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

When you hear the title of “Sole Proprietor or Business owner,” people don’t usually associate it with a self-employed middle school student, but that was me. I didn’t earn that title all at one: it all started back in 2008. As a third grader, I was really into the Pokemon universe. Most ...

From “Kyle with Style” to Kylie: escaping masculinity and fashion stereotypes

From “Kyle with Style” to Kylie: escaping masculinity and fashion stereotypes

Kylie Clifton, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

Filth is what was hanging from my hangers. From the time that I was 6 years old, I knew that  the apparel that adorned my closet was wrong. The wretched things that were my boy clothes had to go. Every pair of skinny jeans, fitted shirts, pink and purple polos, denim shorts, suits, ties, were final...

Moving not just across town, but around the world

Moving not just across town, but around the world

Margaux Gendre, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

As I wake up from my slumber, I panic a little at first. The only thought running through my head at that precise moment was “ Where on earth am I?” I sat up in my bed, confused out of my mind, until I recognized where I was. I was in a new house, far from the one I used to live in, in a whole n...

Singing my way through life

Singing my way through life

Elizabeth Bobb, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

Since I can remember, I would find myself singing around the house, in the car, or almost anywhere really. My parents and my aunt strongly encouraged me to join choir and learn more about how to make my voice better. When I was in sixth grade, I auditioned for Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus (KCC) for m...

The teacher who saved my life

The teacher who saved my life

Haily McCoy, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

Everyday was a mess and my anxiety levels were high. When I went into middle school, my struggle was not in the academics, but rather my mental health. I was absent often and stayed in a very low spot for a long time. Johanna took notice right away; I didn’t have her in class my sixth grade year, b...

The day I not only climbed a mountain, but did so with a suicidal baby

The day I not only climbed a mountain, but did so with a suicidal baby

Syed Daniyal, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

 “Let go!” screamed my baby brother over and over again as I gripped him tightly from trying to fling himself off of an enormous mountain. It was day 4 of my family’s trip to Saudi Arabia, and it was my parent’s “wonderful” idea to go climb Mt. Uhud, a mountain that has religious significance....

Midnight Dog Surgery

Midnight Dog Surgery

Malcolm Gaynor, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

There are rarely any good things about coming home from a vacation. However, after a long drive from St. Louis, our whole family was excited to finally see our dog, Ace. Ace, a Labradoodle, is a very mischievous dog, always looking to sneak out through the front door and run around the neighborhood. Ho...

Attention, freshman: it gets better

Attention, freshman: it gets better

Brianna Neuhouser, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature

As a sophomore, it’s easy to still remember how it felt to walk into the huge doors of the high school for the first time. No matter where students come from, a three floor high school with rumors of a fourth floor and three different ways to get places is pretty terrifying. However, with the help of upper...

Geopolitical tensions spur fears about nuclear war

Geopolitical tensions spur fears about nuclear war

Gabe Flota, Journalism 1 Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Informative Feature

Almost every day, there’s a new headline about some new North Korean missile test or a set of tweets from the President. Regardless of the amount of news coming out, something is happening in the world, and that something is rising world tensions, the ramifications of which could be numerous. Here...

Andrew Foltin: drawing a new path

Andrew Foltin: drawing a new path

Lyndsey Case, Social Media Manager

May 2, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Focus, Human Interest Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

Kalamazoo, to Tennessee, to Kentucky, to Colorado: picture coming home from school only to find out it is time to pack your bags, leave your friends and new school behind, and head off to another state, again. The life of a military child is never easy: “you gotta leave behind a lot of people that you...

Madison Bonnewell: singing her heart out

Madison Bonnewell: singing her heart out

Megna Joshi, Website Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Focus, Human Interest Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

Madison Bonnewell is a junior who in her free time enjoys reading, singing and watching musical theatre. Madison comes from a huge family of six siblings and is also mixed -half black and half white- and adopted. In addition to having a huge family, all of them are religious and involved in their faith,...

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