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Heavy Lifting: Hannah Hopkins’ ascendance as one of PN’s best power lifters

Heavy Lifting: Hannah Hopkins’ ascendance as one of PN’s best power lifters

Issra Said, Staff writer

March 2, 2017


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

Never did the former-cheerleader Hannah Hopkins (12) imagine herself to becoming one of the best high school powerlifters in the nation. After realizing her disconnect with cheerleading, Hopkins discovered a new passion: powerlifting. Due to her enjoyment of bodyweight exercises, Hopkins enrolled in ...

Airport Charlie

Airport Charlie

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 28, 2017


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

Mostly known by his rap moniker “Lil Airport,” Charlie Gower (12) has gained a load of popularity recently from his rap songs he shares on the music platform SoundCloud. Gower has over 170 followers on the app and has dropped 16 songs, including one called ‘Takes Time,’ which has over 3,600 p...

A Question of Identity: My Journey with the Hijab

A Question of Identity: My Journey with the Hijab

Issra Said, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative, Showcase

The hijab is simple, yet it has had the ability to affect my life in a complex way. The concept of the hijab is discussed in the Muslim holy book, the Qur’an, in Chapter 24, called an-Nur (the Light), in verse 30: وَ لاَ يُبْدِيْنَ زِيْنَتَهُنَّ إِلاَّ مَا ظ...

Hometown boy gets national recognition for act of kindness

Hometown boy gets national recognition for act of kindness

Abby Seeber, Opinion Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature, Showcase

Perhaps you know him as the 2017 Winterfest King, or maybe it’s from seeing him on the Portage Northern Stage during Into the Woods or The 39 Steps, but most likely you know senior Mohammad Hasher (who often just goes by his last name) from this tweet that went viral: On February 4th, Hasher found ...

CTE: a mind in prison

CTE: a mind in prison

Cameron Schaefer, Photographer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Feature, Informative Feature

On Sunday, February 5th, 111.3 million people across the country tuned in to view Super Bowl LI as the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons laid their hearts on the synthetic turf field of the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Sheer determination was poured into each play as both teams risked it al...

Climate Change Deniers – How do they justify themselves?

Climate Change Deniers – How do they justify themselves?

Matilda Buehler, J1 staff writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Feature, Informative Feature

Before you start to read this article, think about this: when was the last time you used a car but could have used your bike? The last time you used a computer, did you shut it down or just let it sit there in energy saving mode? Did you turn off your lights this morning? These are little things that ar...

Student Swap: PN and PC

Student Swap: PN and PC

Lily Antor and Isabella Wilson, Entertainment Editors, Northern Light and Central Stampede

December 14, 2016


Filed under Personal Narrative, Showcase

Ever wonder how the other half has it? Two students shadowed each other to experience just what does happen at their rival high schools each day. Read on below or read the article on the Central Stampede's website.    

Writer Through A Crohnie’s Eyes

Brianna Neuhouser, J1 Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, Personal Narrative

You say that I am not sick because you can’t see anything wrong with me. But do you know what you don’t see? Countless injections over the course of seven years, countless pills, countless doctor visits, rapid weight loss then weight gain. Everyday I feel alone, when in reality, 1.6 million people ...

An Environmentally Friendly Lifestyle at Northern is Possible

Matilda Buehler, J1 Staff Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, Informative Feature

As you all know an environmentally friendly lifestyle is very important. But many people think that it is not worth to change their habits because they alone cannot accomplish any improvement. Right now the Americans are consuming so much that four earths would be necessary to sustain them. But there are ...

Anti-hate rally held in Kalamazoo holds a candle in the darkness

Manny Tsang, J1 Staff writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, Personal Narrative

John McNeill A large crowd turned out on an overcast night for the rally and demonstration downtown.    Last night, there was a rally held at Bronson park in order to show solidarity within the community and to band against fear. More than 500 people showed up. With riveting speeches ...

Divided We Stand: feature story extension from the Oct. edition

Divided We Stand: feature story extension from the Oct. edition

Lily Antor, Demi Jensen, Lyndsay Case, and Allison McKenzie

October 19, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Lily Antor: Politics Polarized: The 2016 Election  “Everywhere you look right now, there is some kind of election advertisement. Whether it’s on TV, online, or just a yard sign, everyone knows the names Trump and Clinton,” said Camden Kalleward (11).  With just two months until the election,...

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