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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,...

Mrs. Thorpe takes over as new adviser of The Northern Light

Mrs. Thorpe takes over as new adviser of The Northern Light

Ben Neal, Adviser

June 6, 2016


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature

After school, most teachers attend to their lesson plans, catch up on some grading, and of course, eventually head home to spend time with their families. While these are common activities for first-year Portage Northern English teacher Amanda Thorpe, she has also - in her free time - returned to Portage...

Mr. Neal steps into a new position

Mr. Neal steps into a new position

Amanda Thorpe, Soon-To-Be-NL Adviser

June 3, 2016


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature

The students thought that it was just another one of Mr. Neal’s infamous Funky Fridays, but what they didn’t know was that this particular Friday–June 3, 2016- would be especially bittersweet: it wasn’t just the last Funky Friday before school got out, but Neal’s last dance-party jam day ...

Partying gone wrong

Partying gone wrong

Marie Chantal Nyirahategekimana, staff writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Teen Partying

“The main thing that scares me a lot wherever I am are these pills that people can put in your [drink]. In many places you’re in a club or a house partying. Especially guys but girls could also do it. I’ve heard stories about boys putting pills into girls and other boys’  [drinks]. Then they...

Technology

Technology

Nicholas Vichinsky, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under All, Feature

MP3- (2004) “I think I had a walk-man in the first grade, I would jam to my Britney Spears CD’s,” said Elena Wilson (12). From scratched up CD’s and Walkmen to the more contemporary Ipod, from having the trudge all the way to the store, to buying music online within seconds, the way we listen...

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