The Northern Light

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...

Childhood Nostalgia

Childhood Nostalgia

Megan Rinock, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under All

It’s a colorful, packed crowd. People, small and tall, wide and skinny, are lined up in bizarre outfits to watch the procession go down the aisle. However, the people in the wire carriage refuse to look at them; instead they are intently focused on a small black rectangle two inches from their face....

Snacks from the Past

Snacks from the Past

Lexi Gavlas, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under Feature

Lunchables:  You had to beg your mom to buy them just so you could show off your delicious customizable pizzas to all your friends at lunch. “Yeah I ate a lot of Lunchables. I loved those a lot; I liked the nachos and the make your own sub one,” -Addie Maston (9) “Those were gross, no I...

Early 2000’s Disney Quiz

Early 2000’s Disney Quiz

Abigail Seeber, Staff Writer

November 10, 2015


Filed under Feature

Ah, such nostalgia. Let's take a journey through your childhood’s exploration of “television” (unless you weren't allowed to watch TV… so ... awkward) to determine what your childhood faves say about you.   Which theme song was your jam? That’s so Raven                ...

TECHnically Speaking

TECHnically Speaking

Nicole Bobb, News Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under All, Feature, Showcase, Social Media

“Without technology, we would have to use books,” said Marina Uchai (11). Ten years ago, computers were just introducing themselves to the world of education.  Today, computers, tablets, and smartphones are in every part of our educational experience. “ It simplifies a lot of the work that we...

#BodyPositive

#BodyPositive

Demi Jensen, Staff Writer

October 27, 2015


Filed under Feature, Social Media

“We live in a world of unrealistic beauty standards,” said Orion Carloto, a 19 year old YouTuber who has found herself in the eye of social media. Carloto has a significant number of followers on social media and created a YouTube video talking about the Body Positivity hashtag running through social...

A World Gone Digital

A World Gone Digital

Allison McKenzie, Lexi Gavlas, and Zach Tenney

October 27, 2015


Filed under All, Feature, Social Media

What's in vs What's out As the user presses the screen, the anticipation grows as the ever so popular Instagram app opens into view. As the first picture slowly loads, the anticipation fades and we think to ourselves, “this again?” Trends are seen through all types of social media and a majority o...

PC

PC

Lily Antor, Northern Light Entertainment Editor, PNHS

December 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Personal Narrative

Leaving my house particularly early for a Thursday morning, I climbed into my car and started on my usual morning route. As I neared Milham and Oakland, however, I did not turn left but instead continued straight until I reached Centre Avenue. Through the bustling morning traffic,  I glanced out my win...

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