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Flooding: a new, dangerous threat to Michigan

Flooding: a new, dangerous threat to Michigan

Brianna Neuhouser, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Informative Feature

West Michigan has experienced significant flooding this month, and that can be very dangerous. The violence of a hurricane, the destruction of an earthquake, or the devastation of a tornado lead many people to believe that they are the most deadly, but, in reality the most deadly natural disaster is...

Attending the Love is Red Conference

Attending the Love is Red Conference

Cameron Myers, Photogpraher

March 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Personal Narrative

The Love is Red conference in Canton, Ohio, is a three-day event is designed with junior high, high school, college-age, ministry leaders, and worship leaders in mind. The goal is to inspire students and develop leaders within the Christian faith.

Junior Trinity Posey is a force not just on stage, but for minority populations as well

Junior Trinity Posey is a force not just on stage, but for minority populations as well

Lexi Gavlas, Creative Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature

“Don’t be afraid of living in permanent ink,” says junior, Trinity Posey, when asked what advice she would give herself ten years out.  In ten years, Posey sees herself with a career in the arts, particularly on Broadway, her true love. Though her 17 years of life, Posey has already starred in co...

Stigmas surround men when it comes to emotional expression

Stigmas surround men when it comes to emotional expression

Komalpreet Kaur, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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Countless men and women everywhere share workspaces, facilities, and homes. There are 7.442 billion people in the world, so it is not a surprise that these daily interactions induce certain feelings and emotions which require communication. Some ways in which these attitudes are handled are shared by both ...

ALICE training replaces “duck and cover” to keep students safer

ALICE training replaces “duck and cover” to keep students safer

Sheila Mwanda, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Informative Feature

Two years ago this week, our community was baffled by the shootings that took place in Kalamazoo. From this experience, many of us realized that no community is immune from gun violence. Additionally, with the amount of gun-related violence on the rise, it is vital to have established policies on what...

Flu season impacts Kalamazoo

Flu season impacts Kalamazoo

Demi Jensen, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Informative Feature

Fever, chills, body aches and headaches. These symptoms, among others, are all common of Influenza A: the type of flu that has spreading rapidly around the Portage area. Every fall, the flu starts to loom as winter draws closer, but the 2017-2018 flu season has been especially deadly. According to the Center...

Procrastination plagues KAMSC student Arjav Patel

Procrastination plagues KAMSC student Arjav Patel

February 27, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature

Kalamazoo Area Mathematics Science Center, KAMSC, boasts some of the smartest and most respected students from several districts. At first thought, one might assume these students are well rounded and never struggle significantly. Sophomore Arjav Patel, a KAMSC student and member of the PNHS Forensic...

GSA helps PN embrace diversity

GSA helps PN embrace diversity

Malcolm Gaynor, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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All Portage Northern students go through challenges and hardships during their time in high school. However, there are people who face significant and unique challenges that they must deal with. It is important to understand, recognize, and embrace the unique challenges and differences that diverse st...

Two narratives on racism

Two narratives on racism

Sheila Mwanda and Komalpreet Kaur, Staff Writers

February 20, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative, Showcase

  Explicit Bias Komalpreet Kaur   It was during middle school, and as I walked into school each day, I’d figure out which hallways certain students were in and avoid those places. I was doing this so often without realizing it, and I spent some time reflecting after my friends p...

The stigma surrounding depression in minority communities

The stigma surrounding depression in minority communities

Anai Freeman, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Informative Feature

Growing up as a minority, especially African American, you learn that there are certain things that are more stigmatized in your culture than in others. There is one particularly damaging stigma, one that believes that crying showcases weakness, that being sad is a normal part of life, and that one cannot exp...

I too am a wonder: how a novel helped me accept my facial difference

I too am a wonder: how a novel helped me accept my facial difference

Lily Antor, Editor in Chief

February 17, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

Jessie Fales Head down. Three deep breaths. One. “This is just another round,” I thought to myself. Two. “Give it all you got.” Three. This could be any ordinary performance at any ordinary forensics tournament. At the same time, though, there was nothing ordinary about it: it was, to thi...

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