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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


Filed under News, Showcase, World

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...

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...

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