The Northern Light

Parking Lot? More like parking not!

Parking Lot? More like parking not!

Zach Tenney, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

To put it plainly, the student parking lot here at Portage Northern is rather less than perfect. It is cluttered and crowded, which can be and often is problematic. For the price of twenty dollars to park per school year, this is not a great value. The primary issue with the parking lot is the lack...

To (I)B or not to (I)B

To (I)B or not to (I)B

Alaina Taylor, Opinion Editor

October 21, 2015


Filed under All, Opinion

Two letters that have the ability to strike fear in the hearts of an entire student population. OK, maybe it’s not that serious, but these particular classes have been the epicenter of the upperclassmen’s stress for years. The moment students enter junior year, they are bombarded with information...

Parking Lot? Parking Not!

Parking Lot? Parking Not!

Zach Tenney, Staff Writer

October 21, 2015


Filed under All, Opinion

To put it plainly, the student parking lot here at Portage Northern is rather less than perfect. It is cluttered and crowded, which can be and often is problematic. For the price of twenty dollars to park per school year, this is not a great value. The primary issue with the parking lot is the lack...

Junior Guinea Pigs of the Year

Junior Guinea Pigs of the Year

Brooklyn Hudson (11), Staff Writer

October 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“I've always had A.C.T books, but finding out that we were taking the S.A.T. I had to get all new books,” said Cortney Chow (11).   The juniors are the guinea pigs for the S.A.T testing this year. This means that they are going into this blindly and they will have no idea what to expect. The ...

The elevator conspiracy

The elevator conspiracy

Maddy Conklin, Entertainment

April 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“What’s that skunk smell?” says the typical innocent student who doesn’t know any better. Although they are similar scents, most of our school knows that the elevator at the end of the hallway definitely smells like marijuana, unless it was the only spot in our school that suddenly got a skunk...

One Down, Four to Go: Zayn Malik Leaves 1D

One Down, Four to Go: Zayn Malik Leaves 1D

Zach Tenney, Staff Writer (11)

April 1, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Zayn Malik, member of the boy band One Direction, announced recently that he will be going off in a new direction. Thankfully, that new direction is away. Zayn has chosen to leave One Direction, saying that he would like to be “a normal twenty-two year old,” says The Wrap. It is safe to assume that...

Big Kid Timeout

Big Kid Timeout

Lexi Kava, Staff Writer

March 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

  So there you are. Sitting in a hard chair, pencil balanced on your nose, gum popping loudly and eyes glued to the clock. The teacher is sitting behind you, eyes staring into your soul. You’re supposed to be thinking about what got you stuck in here, like you're some toddler being punished for pus...

Double Standards: The New View on Dueling Genders

Double Standards: The New View on Dueling Genders

Allison McKenzie, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015


Filed under All

“You’re always gonna have haters,” says Meghana Venugopal (11), about double standards in the entertainment industry. Throughout the years, double standards have become a large debate especially on social media. Not only do we see these standards in everyday life, but several celebrities, mostly...

The destructiveness of social media: Is it really that social?

The destructiveness of social media: Is it really that social?

Vince Cortellessa, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

 Social media can be an outlet for many when it comes to everyday stress relief or even just kicking back on the couch after a long day of school and checking out the latest sports or news stories. Following favorite celebrities is something of a habit now for us as a community and more specificall...

Portage Northern’s Courtyard

Portage Northern’s Courtyard

Gray Wilson, Sports Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under All, Opinion

Six years ago, with the addition of the science wing here at Portage Northern, construction changed a parking lot into a small courtyard with a sidewalk leading from one hallway to another.  However, administration never allowed anyone into it, and students have wondered why it was there in the first pl...

The personality in 1.123

The personality in 1.123

Alaina Taylor, Opinion Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under All, Opinion

“She’s always happy and nice. I feel really comfortable in her classroom,” said Ni Pham (11). “[She’s] welcoming,” said Andrew Teller (11).  “She was fantastic… one of the nicest teachers I had that year,” said Alex Kramer (11).  Who is this wonderful person, one might ask. It’s...

Rating what was in the stocking

Rating what was in the stocking

Olivia Cessna, News Editor

December 21, 2014


Filed under All, Opinion

Socks: Socks. Fuzzy, patterned, knee, footie, toe, the possibilities are honestly endless. What is not endless, however, is the need for these articles of clothing. We need socks to keep us warm and to keep the insides of our shoes from getting grody, but when exactly did these irrelevant feet co...

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