The Northern Light

Apps: Helpful or a Waste of Time?

Matilda Buehler, Staff writer

March 7, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

From the minute we wake up, most of us highly depend on our phones. We use it to set our alarm, check the time, upload pictures, or tweet about the last interesting event. Nowadays a great majority of the American population relies...

Prescription Drug Advertising

Lyndsey Case, Social Media manager

March 2, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

Lyndsey Case (12) and Mackenzie Brey (11) access the pros and cons to prescription drug advertising.

President’s Day: the never noticed holiday

Megan Rinock, Illustrator

February 21, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

There are a lot of holidays in American culture that are about as noticeable as dirt. Without fail, Americans never actually celebrate the few holidays that we do have about our country. The only major country-celebrating we do...

CON: Healthcare is a right, not a privilege

Meredith Ablao, News Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion

We know how the bathrooms at Portage Northern are absolutely trash, right? There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the main ones is that the custodial staff has been privatized. The move, which allows different companies...

Russian Interference in Presidential Election

Komalpreet Kaur, J1 staff writer

January 16, 2017

Filed under All, Opinion, Uncategorized

The date of inauguration is nearing, and PEOTUS Donald Trump is still being questioned by the media regarding the election. From CNN to the CIA, many organizations are raising queries that are getting the population to wonder...

Debunking the myth of the wage gap

Deidre Crowell, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

Filed under All, Opinion

Over the the past few years, the gender wage gap has become a prevalent social issue. Taking a look at the raw numbers, feminist activists claim that women’s earning 77 cents on the dollar men earn is outright discrimination...


Annie Malek, J1 Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

Filed under All, Opinion

Public Displays of Affection, possibly one of the most controversial topics at any high school. Why do couples feel such a strong urge to suck face and stick their tongues down each other’s throats in the hallways? Or pick each...

The Black Lives Matter movement is our generation’s civil rights movement

Drayke Simpkins, J1 Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

Filed under All, Opinion

Throughout the past few years, our country has watched as the issue of police brutality has become more apparent and more and more innocent victims have just become hashtags on social media. In turn, we have seen the Black Li...

Mental Health is Not a Joke: Kanye West’s Hospitalization

Issra Said, Staff Writer

December 5, 2016

Filed under All, Opinion

The overall public reaction of rapper Kanye West’s hospitalization is a reflection of the negative stigma surrounding mental health in society. This is especially true in regards to celebrities. Kanye West was reportedly hospi...

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