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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...

Drug abuse

Drug abuse

Ben Lewis, staff writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under News

Drug abuse is becoming a bigger and ever evolving issue in today's world but how close is it actually? Some think it is closer than it actually is since in today's world social media and word of mouth has that affect. After asking PN students a lot of questions to see how big of a problem it is and how...

PPS OK’s the future

PPS OK’s the future

Drew Dixon, staff writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under All, Local, News

Portage Public Schools OK’s the Future On this year’s extra day, February 29th, leap year day, Portage Public Schools took a major leap of their own. A leap into the future. The Portage Public school board unanimously voted to give the go-ahead to the future designs for Portage Northern and P...

Houston, we have a winner

Houston, we have a winner

Lily Antor, staff writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under All, News

“Whenever I walk into class and I see that Dr. Houston is the sub, I know it’s going to be a good day,” said Lucia Brosco (9). Ask any student at Portage Northern High School about Dr. Houston, and they are sure to describe the pleasant, kind man who is known among many as a popular substitute...

What’s the buzz

What’s the buzz

Nicole Bobb, news editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under All, News

Some people are blaming Obama for the rise of Donald Trump “White people are scared because they feel like they're losing their voice- like they're supposed to be superior and now aren't.” -Anonymous   Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won the Michigan Primary “I am so overwhelmed with joy that my grandpa Bernie Sanders won the...

What’s the buzz

What’s the buzz

Lily Antor, staff writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under All, News

North Korea allegedly has success in first hydrogen bomb test “It's about time that we did something, and stop letting Kim Jong-un do whatever he wants.” - Austin Vanderweele (10)   Wisconsin Republicans vote to cut Planned Parenthood funding “That's not such a good idea. Some...

Best friends forever

Best friends forever

Salvador Delvecchio, Staff writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under All, News

“Once a kid enters my life and gives me the privilege of spending four years, not just teaching them what I’m about, Latin, but teaching them things about life,” says Friedman.  Friedman has been a member of the Portage Northern staff for a long time teaching both Spanish and Latin to grades 9-12....

Yoga club

Yoga club

Megna Joshi, Staff writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under All, News

What is Yoga Club? Portage Northern’s new Yoga Club has gained a lot of attention from students and teachers since it first started. Yoga Club began in October and the leaders of the club are Megna Joshi (11)and Kyra Kothawala (11).  Yoga Club meets every month, usually on Thursdays, from 3-4 in...

From 14% to 20%

From 14% to 20%

Marie Chantal Nyirahategekimana, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


Filed under All, News

“I work hard due to the fact that I want to help my family, because I’ve seen them go through a lot. My parents are always worrying about money and I want to be able to provide that for them. I just want to be successful in general,” said Ni Pham (12). Pham is currently going through the IB program...

Saturday school?

Saturday school?

Ben Lewis, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Recently administrators changed Portage Northern’s Earn Back Policy and a few students are riled up. For those who don’t know, students who end up with 10 or more absences in one semester have the opportunity to earn back those hours. The controversy is that the earn back time that was hosted...

Northern Light retracts recent article

Northern Light retracts recent article

February 3, 2016


Filed under News

Dear Huskies, The practice of journalism is an important part of the democratic process. High school newspapers are where many young journalists get their first experiences in the art of journalism.  At The Northern Light we encourage our journalism staff to pursue topics of interest and relevanc...

Finding Peace in Portage

Finding Peace in Portage

Lily Antor, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under All, News, Showcase

  Pretty much everyone at Portage Northern High School can recognize Marie Chantal Nyirahategekimana by her purple braids and bright, friendly demeanor.  However, most people are unable recognize the girl that narrowly escaped a genocide in Rwanda with her family. “I usually don’t talk much...

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