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Portage Northern Welcomes Foreign Exchange Students

Portage Northern Welcomes Foreign Exchange Students

Dianne Ro, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2013


Filed under All, Local, News

“It has always been a dream to come to America,” says Gabriel Sabio (12). “My mother put me into an English school and since then I’ve wanted to come.” From Araçatuba, Brazil, he expresses that his experience in Portage has been positive and going well, joining Northern’s soccer and baseball...

Sharing Is Caring

Sharing Is Caring

Jonathan Crowell, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2013


Filed under All, Local, News

“I hate it!” said Rae Herbert (12) of the new locker plan. After discovering that she would not be able to have her own locker for her final year of high school, Herbert was exasperated. “I have so many books, and there is no room.” Though it is clear something had to be done about the shortage...

State Labels Northern a Focus School

State Labels Northern a Focus School

Gabby Childers, Special to the NL

October 3, 2013


Filed under All, Local, News

Portage Northern High School. A top performing school in Michigan, with a graduation rate of 97%. The work ethic of many students is outstanding, and the amount of “college ready” students is enormous.  So why does Northern, a school with such high performing students, suddenly have a label that...

Child Stars Then and Now: What Happened?

Hannah Winegar, Feature Editor

October 2, 2013


Filed under All, Feature, World

Sweet, innocent and “Smiley” Miley Cyrus won her way into the hearts of now teenage girls in the 2006 premier of her television show Hannah Montana. Just seven years later, she is now setting those teenage girls’ teeth on edge ever since her shocking performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards with R...

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