The Northern Light

For Snigda Narisetty, a mix of cultures can be more fun than just one

For Snigda Narisetty, a mix of cultures can be more fun than just one

Rawan Alsaedi, Journalism 1 Staff

September 29, 2018


Filed under All, All, Feature, Human Interest Feature

Junior Snigda Narisetty knows that she is different from most of her peers and other people around her. There are many reasons as to why Narisetty is different, and it’s a reason that makes her feel very special and lucky: her personality is a mix of two cultures, and she takes advantage of that to ...

“I’m scared about our future on Earth”: Astrid Code fears for the planet

“I’m scared about our future on Earth”: Astrid Code fears for the planet

Taylor Hutchings, Journalism 1 Staff

September 29, 2018


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Another busy school day has passed by as freshman Astrid Code heads home for the day. She starts on her extensive homework as a news headline appears on the TV. It’s an issue Code is all too familiar with: climate change. Even though it’s an issue she cares deeply about, instead of watching, she...

Hailee Clark is drawing a picture of her future in art

Hailee Clark is drawing a picture of her future in art

Carrie Jacobson, Journalism 1 Staff

September 29, 2018


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As the seniors settle into their final year at Portage Northern High School, they’re being asked more and more about their plans for the future. Some are looking for scholarships in activities such as athletics and theatrics, but senior Hailee Clark is on a different route for plans: after going to...

Katie Knight finishes English for grades 9-12 by her sophomore year in ATYP

Katie Knight finishes English for grades 9-12 by her sophomore year in ATYP

Cerena Read, Journalism 1 Staff

September 29, 2018


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7th grader Katie Knight walks in the class ready to take her SAT for the second time, feeling tired and nervous, yet excited. The year before she had walked into the same room, not fully wanting to take the test, but knowing that it was a necessity to get into the ATYP program. She approached the tes...

Taylor Hutchings dreams of teaching

Taylor Hutchings dreams of teaching

Natalie Grinder, Journalism 1 Staff

September 29, 2018


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Growing up, senior Taylor Hutchings envisioned herself being many things, including a clothing designer, a photographer, and a singer. But recently, things changed and now Hutchings wants to teach the English language in South Korea.   For Hutchings, listening to Kpop opened a pathway into the Korea...

MJ Watts has a penchant for older music

MJ Watts has a penchant for older music

Ana Haurie, Journalism 1 Staff

September 29, 2018


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MJ, whose formal name is Marijane, is a fifteen year old freshman. With her distinct short pink hair and her headphones, she moves around the school like there’s nobody around her. What isn’t obvious is her choice of music: mostly rock from the 80s-00s.   MJ’s interest in older rock music started ...

Melissah Adkins hopes to emulate JK Rowling in her future writing career

Melissah Adkins hopes to emulate JK Rowling in her future writing career

Kaylynn Dodge, Journalism 1 Staff

September 24, 2018


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Melissah Adkins pushes all of her hanging clothes to the side of  her closet to reveal a overflowing bookshelf. She has no idea what to read. To Kill A Mockingbird? No. The Selection? Nah. The Fault In Our Stars? Nope. Oh here we go, Harry Potter! She lays on her bed and enjoys the book from her fa...

Natalie Grinder embraces her passion to lead with Student Senate

Natalie Grinder embraces her passion to lead with Student Senate

Astrid Code, Journalism 1 Staff

September 20, 2018


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Sophomore Natalie Grinder took a deep breath. It was almost 5th hour, which meant Senate...which meant meeting Fred Upton. Grinder was nervous but excited to have her voice heard. Moving back to 7th grade, Grinder says her passion for leading started at West Middle School, when she learned about Stud...

Determined: Cerena Read’s journey in hockey

Determined: Cerena Read’s journey in hockey

Katie Knight, Journalism 1 Staff

September 20, 2018


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At first glance, Sophomore Cerena Read doesn’t appear to be an athlete. She speaks nervously and moves hesitantly, lacking the confidence often associated with sports. All this changes when she begins to discuss hockey. Read has always wanted to play hockey. Her first encounter with the sport was...

Kaylynn Dodge forgoes orchestra her senior year after the retirement of her mentor

Kaylynn Dodge forgoes orchestra her senior year after the retirement of her mentor

Melissah Morris-Adkins, Journalism 1 Staff

September 20, 2018


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Senior Kaylynn Dodge is up on stage playing the violin so sweetly and gracefully that she is pulls on the audience’s heartstrings because of how she plays. She is even smiling as she’s pulling the bow back and forth across the strings of the violin. She’s not alone, though: she’s one of many stu...

Foreign exchange student Malin Rackles pursues feminist ideals

Foreign exchange student Malin Rackles pursues feminist ideals

Abigail VanderBerg, Journalism 1 Staff

September 20, 2018


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Senior Malin Rackles always knew in her heart that gender equality was not yet achieved. Rackles didn’t realize her feelings had a name to go with them. She was familiar with word feminist, but had no idea she was part of the movement. It came together when she watched Emma Watson’s HeForShe campai...

Life with a sick mother

Life with a sick mother

Komalpreet Kaur, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

Sweating, chills, shivering, and a thumping headache---the common signs that one is catching a fever or just contracting the common cold. However, these can also be the symptoms one can experience in times of distress or worry. Specifically, the worry for another individual such as one’s mother. ...

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