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Fort Lauderdale airport shooting leaves 5 dead

Annie Malek, J1 staff writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under All, News

On Friday, January 6th, 2017, the vacationers at Fort Lauderdale Airport experienced a lot more than the warm temperatures and sunny sky. One man, Esteban Santiago (26), picked up his luggage from the baggage claim, went to the bathroom, loaded a gun and managed to kill 5 people and hospitalize 8 others. Santiago... Read more »

The Starting Five – SuperBowl Predictions

The Starting Five – SuperBowl Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Super Bowl 51 will feature MVP leading candidate Matt Ryan and the best offense in the NFL in the Atlanta Falcons for the first time since 1998, and they’ve got their work cut out for them playing the legendary coach Bill Belichick, best quarterback in NFL history Tom Brady, and the New England Patr... Read more »

North Korea threatens the US

Ariana Hopkins, J1 staff writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under All, News

It is just the start of 2017 and the US is already hearing threats from other countries. Not only that, but Donald Trump has not even entered presidency yet and there are threats to the Trump Administration. Most recently,  North Korea’s infamous dictator Kim Jong-un announced that North Korea has ... Read more »

IB Biology students attend lecture by renowned geneticist

Komalpreet Kaur, Journalism 1 Staff
November 15, 2016
Filed under All, Local, News

Renowned geneticist and IU professor Sam Rhine has been educating people ranging from students to scholars on recent advancements in genetics for over 25 years. Portage Northern students got to take part in this experience when Jessica Clark and Donna Hertel’s IB Biology classes attended one of his R... Read more »

Marching band finished sixth at state

Carter Landis, Sports Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under All, Local, News

NL Staff The Portage Northern marching band came back from Ford Field in Detroit with a positive feeling, finishing in sixth place in the state competition. The band set a school record at the event, scoring an 88.75, their highest competitive score ever. Director Josh Bartz expressed his pride for hi... Read more »

Tragedy in Dreamworld: 4 dead after accident on a theme park ride

Demi Jensen, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under All, News, World

A tragic and fatal accident occurred this Tuesday, October 25th, at Dreamworld amusement park in Queensland, Australia. After the raft on Thunder River Rapids flipped and came into contact with another raft, six people were thrown onto the conveyer belt, and four of them sadly died. The other tw... Read more »

PN cheerleaders host annual princess tea

PN cheerleaders host annual princess tea

Lexi Kava, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

On Saturday, October 29th, the Portage Northern cheer team will do their annual princess tea party in the lower level commons. The cheerleaders dress up as many of the well known Disney princesses, from the classics like Cinderella and Snow White to the new favorites Anna and Elsa. There is a meet and... Read more »

Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

Cameron Schaefer, Photographer
October 28, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, World

Recently, NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) released an article claiming they are working to both colonize and create a way for humans to safely make it to and from Mars. NASA hopes that by the 2030s they will have the technology and resources to develop the capabilities to send... Read more »

This Week in History

Manny Tsang, Journalism 1 Staff
October 5, 2016
Filed under News, World

With the big PN-PC game this Friday, this has been a big week for Northern students, but it is, more importantly, also an anniversary for many events. For example, Edgar Allen Poe was found delirious in a gutter in 1849, Iraq gained independence from the UK in 1932, the first black owned radio station... Read more »

Like road trips, HoCo 2016 is measured by the moments, not the miles

Like road trips, HoCo 2016 is measured by the moments, not the miles

Megan Rinock, Copy Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Local, Showcase

Perhaps the most anticipated event of the fall, it's that time of the year when all four grades compete with one another to win Homecoming week.  After five days of fun-filled events that included dress up days for Twin Day, Mismatch Day, Denim Day, Class Color Day, and School Color Day and games... Read more »

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 News

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... Read more »

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 News

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 ... Read more »

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