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The Starting Five – SuperBowl Predictions

The Starting Five – SuperBowl Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

January 23, 2017


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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...

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’s infamous dictator Kim Jong-un announced that North Korea has ...

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 and Donna Hertel’s IB Biology classes attended one of his R...

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 highest competitive score ever. Director Josh Bartz expressed his pride for hi...

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 of them sadly died. The other tw...

PN cheerleaders host annual princess tea

PN cheerleaders host annual princess tea

Lexi Kava, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016


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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...

Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

Cameron Schaefer, Photographer

October 28, 2016


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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...

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...

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


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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


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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


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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


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“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...

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