The Northern Light

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...

What’s the buzz

What’s the buzz

Nicole Bobb, news editor

March 22, 2016


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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


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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


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“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


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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


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“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


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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


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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


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  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...

What’s the buzz

What’s the buzz

Madelyn Conklin and Nicole Bobb

January 18, 2016


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-Kim Kardashian swears her 2-year-old daughter North West posted bikini pic of her from 10 years ago on Instagram: “Even her daughter knows that’s trashy.” -Sydney Wesley (11) -Museum in Amsterdam bans cameras and asks guests to sketch draw instead: “Personally, I’m a horrible artist,...

Different worlds

Different worlds

Cortney Chow, Feature Editor

January 18, 2016


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Daily Life of Syrian Refugee Syrian Refugee Teenager: Fatmeh 5: 30am Fatmeh and her family climb into the back of a truck to harvest vegetables: mainly onions, potatoes, and cucumbers. 7: 35am Nazir, a Syrian refugee child, is picking potatoes in the fields. Although this is illegal, the ...

2015 VS 2016

2015 VS 2016

Megan McKenzie, editor-in-chief

January 13, 2016


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The year of 2015 quickly approached its end, and although it was filled with many memories, it is time to move on as we do every year to see what the new year has to offer. 2015 was a bright year for Portage Northern predicting nothing but the best for 2016. Here are some of the highlights from 2015...

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