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From left, Bolton, Clark, and Daniels are presented with the Lewis Walker Social Justice Award during the virtual city council meeting.

PN seniors win City of Kalamazoo social justice award

Astrid Code, News Editor February 1, 2021

  Throughout the past year, the ongoing fight for social and racial justice has been brought to national and international attention. Recently, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed January...

Lights, masks, action: winter play finds a way forward

Lights, masks, action: winter play finds a way forward

Libby Ertl , Staff Writer December 29, 2020

It’s time to set the stage again, only this time with a twist! Not only is this the second year in the tradition of having students write the winter play, but this year there is also the added element...

The 2020 elected school board members, clockwise from top left: Rusty Rathburn, Terri Novarria, Rusty Droppers, and Bo Snyder.

Community re-elects all 4 incumbent school board members

Bryana Quick, Staff Writer December 28, 2020

UPDATE: In a January 7 statement released by PPS, the district noted: "During a special meeting on Monday, January 4, 2021, members of the School Board of Portage Public Schools (PPS) unanimously...

The Balto statue greets visitors at Huskie Stadium.

Balto statue commemorates the class of 2020 at Huskie Stadium

Astrid Code, News Editor December 26, 2020

Isolation. Travel made difficult. A deadly, contagious disease. A race for a cure. Although these are daily realities of 2020, they are also part of the story of Balto, whose statue sits in the entrance...

The Huskies captured first place in this year's favorite marching band contest.

Marching band wins “Favorite Southwest Michigan Highschool Marching Band” award

Kellie Miles, Photographer December 18, 2020

In November, local radio station WKFR launched their “Vote for your favorite Southwest Michigan High School Marching band” poll. 75 southwest MI area marching bands competed, with listeners getting...

10 absence rule pauses for semester 1

10 absence rule pauses for semester 1

Matti Endres, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

The feeling of getting a call home saying you weren’t in class, or getting a slip saying you need a certain percentage on the exam to pass, is one of the worst feelings for a highschool student. In the...

Moorsbridge Elementary becomes first Portage school with a documented Covid-19 outbreak

Moorsbridge Elementary becomes first Portage school with a documented Covid-19 outbreak

Aaliyah Motiwala and Libby Ertl October 14, 2020

The Portage Public Schools System has been taking precautions to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19, but with elementary students back face to face, it was viewed by many as an inevitably that cases would...

PPS Covid-19 data now available for families

PPS Covid-19 data now available for families

Kai Pennington October 13, 2020

As of October 12, 2020, to be in compliance with current state guidelines for reporting Covid-19 data in schools, PPS has added a Covid-19 dashboard to their main webpage.  The dashboard is a Google...

This illustration was created from a screenshot of the Board meeting in question while District Communications Director Michelle Karpinski read public comments.

Miscommunication about district move to hybrid causes concerns and confusion among shareholders

At 6:30 on the evening of September 28th, community members all across Portage cleared their tabs and readied their screens for the standard bi-monthly Board of Education meeting. The meeting’s first...

Quarantine pet photo challenge winners announced

Quarantine pet photo challenge winners announced

Kellie Miles, Photographer May 8, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of our Quarantine Pet Photo Challenge!                                 Second...

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