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Starting Anew: The Uprooting of the PN Track Leaves a Melancholy Feeling Amongst Track Runners

Lexi Gavlas, Spotlight editor

March 14, 2017

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On February 24th, 2017 the Portage Northern Track was uprooted following the construction plans of a new stadium in 2019.  Alexa Vanderhoff, Portage Northern Alum and Cross Country & Track Runner at Miami University of O...

Global Warming

Carter Landis, Sports editor

March 9, 2017

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While most people in Michigan are enjoying the warm weather that has arrived early and unexpectedly, there’s a good chance a majority of those people don’t understand that this weather spells a serious threat to the stabili...

China reverses one child only policy; incentivizes second child

Lyndsey Case, Social Media Manager

March 7, 2017

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For nearly four decades, China implemented a One Child Policy that only allowed Chinese families to have one child. This policy, which ended in 2015, was pushed harshly and strictly by the Chinese Government but did result in sl...

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting leaves 5 dead

Annie Malek, J1 staff writer

January 25, 2017

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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...

North Korea threatens the US

Ariana Hopkins, J1 staff writer

January 17, 2017

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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’...

IB Biology students attend lecture by renowned geneticist

Komalpreet Kaur, Journalism 1 Staff

November 15, 2016

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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 an...

Marching band finished sixth at state

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

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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 highes...

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

Demi Jensen, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

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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 o...

PPS OK’s the future

PPS OK’s the future

March 22, 2016

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