The Northern Light

The Time Has Come

The Time Has Come

Drew Dixon, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


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The advocacy for and against the legalization of Marijuana has been a controversial topic in the U.S. for centuries. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classified marijuana as a Schedule I drug. The government classifies Schedule I drugs as such when research shows that the Schedule I drug has no ...

Student Life as an Employee

Student Life as an Employee

Beverly Santos, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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“I like earning money and I also like my job, but having to split my time into various things, like homework, friends, and sleep, I can pretty much only choose 2 and the choice is hard,” said  Tony Sorkoram (12). With a plethora of locations for employment throughout the Kalamazoo and Portage area,...

Decision 2016

Decision 2016

Zach Tenney, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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The 2016 presidential election has taken over the news in recent months, due mostly to the nature of the candidates on both the Democrat and Republican sides. Approximately a year from now, the donkeys and elephants will duke it out again in a fight for control of the White House. The Democrats have...

What’s the buzz

What’s the buzz

Lily Antor, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


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Senate Bill 239. Another new act created, but this time it’s about dog discrimination. Michigan is taking a stand to eliminate BSL (breed-specific laws). Within Michigan, there are 28 cities and counties with breed-specific laws that ban pit bulls. “I support the fact that Michigan has ok’d...

Weeding Through the Lies

Weeding Through the Lies

Lily Antor, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


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This past summer, both the Michigan Cannabis Coalition and MI Legalize have been collecting signatures to allow the legalization of recreational marijuana to be on the ballot in 2016.  At the end of August, the Michigan Cannabis Coalition announced it had received over 138,000 verified signatures, about...

Ashleigh Durst

Ashleigh Durst

Lyndsey Case, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


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Anyone who has left for lunch is sure to be greeted with a cheery smile before leaving campus. Ashleigh Durst, Portage Northern lunch hall monitor, has been working at Portage Northern since April of 2015. Originally from Central Pennsylvania where she lived in an Mennonite, community,  her childhood...

2016 Election

2016 Election

Alaina Taylor, Opinion Editor

November 11, 2015


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  The nation is on the brink of a huge transition. We are entering election season, and many seniors will be voting in a presidential election for the first time. While teenagers are not seen as typically being instrumental in the inner workings of the political machine, it is pertinent that...

What’s the buzz

What’s the buzz

Nicole Bobb, News Editor

October 21, 2015


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Donald Trump "I think Donald Trump is an idiot and doesn't know what he's talking about."  -Trinity Posey (9) "If Donald Trump wasn't so heinously rich, no one would give him as much attentionas he seems to get."  -Jamila McKenzie (12) "It wasn't [John McCain's] fault that he was captured,...

Gay Marriage Legalized

Gay Marriage Legalized

Lily Antor, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


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Pooja Mandagere  was not expecting her time in Washington D.C. with 25 people from Michigan Youth in Government to be anything more than an educational experience. However, the Portage Northern graduate’s life was forever changed when her group saw people rallying outside the Supreme Court on June...

The truth behind the turquoise shirts: Link Leaders

The truth behind the turquoise shirts: Link Leaders

Lyndsey Case, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


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Being a freshman in a school with over 1300 teenagers can be terrifying to say the least. Luckily, starting with the class of 2018 about 81 students can make that transition from locker decorations and one-floor classes into the world of stairwells as packed as Times Square a little bit easier. For about...

Money Can’t Buy PRIDE! : The NL Shuts down Rumors

Money Can’t Buy PRIDE! : The NL Shuts down Rumors

Megan McKenzie, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2015


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“Money is life, life is money,” said Ni Pham (12). For many Huskies, money is one of the most important things; it buys our gas, new outfits, and our Panera lunch every day.  However, is it important enough to buy Huskie PRIDE? Huskie PRIDE (Positivity, Respect, Initiative, Determination, and...

Sense of responsibility: PN’s MYIG travel to Albion

Sense of responsibility: PN’s MYIG travel to Albion

October 13, 2015


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"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can not be obtained, " said Helen Keller. And Portage Northern's local chapter of Michigan Youth In Government (MYIG) are stepping up their sense of responsibilty for all of us. Amber...

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