The Northern Light

Is it socially acceptable for girls to ask guys out?

Is it socially acceptable for girls to ask guys out?

Abby Seeber, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

It’s a tale as old as time. Girl meets boy, girl waits approximately three months for a boy to ask her out, he never does, and she gives up and moves on. Yeah, this actually happens. Not that I am guilty of it or anything (laughs nervously). Maybe it’s just cliche high school movies that have brainwashed...

Whose story is history?

Lyndsey Case, Social Media Manager

October 20, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

After taking IB 20th Century my junior year of high school I became aware of a problem that schools in America have faced for centuries: the whitewashing and bias from American History textbooks, literature and curriculum. I began to realize that this was a problem when my instructor brought up ...

Why Drama Is Good In A Friendship

Brianna Neuhouser, Journalism 1 Staff

October 6, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Lots of people who attended the homecoming dance summed it up in one word: drama. There were tears and whispers everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, it does feel awful when our friends are made at us. But since sixth grade, I’ve found that a lot of friendships actually benefit from arguments and dram...

A satirical pass at the new hall pass policy

Ben Stump, Journalism 1 Staff

October 6, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

here is something new in the hallways at PN this year: an abundance of planners. This year saw the start of a new policy cracking down on having a planner filled out as a hall pass every time a student needs to leave the classroom. Naturally, this has given rise to a multitude of opposition. A simple solutio...

Crunchtime for lunchtime

Bryn Bogemann, Journalism 1 Staff

October 6, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

here are many perks to being an upperclassman but there is one that seems to be a favorite: off campus lunch. We are surrounded by so many great fast food restaurants and other places to eat, however there’s just one problem: we only have a half hour to leave and come back. Many students have compla...

School wifi: Snapsilence instead of Snapchat

Cameron Myers, Journalism 1 Staff

October 6, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Technology is now a big part of schools, especially at Portage Northern. Teachers have assignments posted on their Google sites so if kids miss a day, they can go and see the work that they missed. Students also use technology every single day in their personal lives: they use the internet for talki...

Outs or Burnt Out?

Annie Malek, Journalism 1 Staff

October 6, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Jeez, school has already started a whole month ago. Doesn’t seem very long does it? although students haven’t been in school for that long, many are already feeling burnt out.  Between homework, extracurriculars, and maintaining friendships and relationships, it can often feel like too much. The r...

Should State Colleges be free to attend?

Gabbie Byers, Journalism 1 Staff

October 6, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Growing up and going through public as opposed to private school, money has never been a factor in my education. Now that I’m halfway through high school, I'm constantly asked what college do I want to go to and what do I want to do later on with my life (because that's what high school is preparing u...

2016: The Final Catastrophe

Manny Tsang, Journalism 1 Staff

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

2016 has been a sad year. We lost many stars in the beginning of the year, including Lemmy of Mötorhead, David Bowie, Alan Rickman (who played Snape in the Harry Potter movies) Frank Sinatra Jr., Erik Bauersfeld (who voiced Admiral Ackbar), Prince, Guy Hamilton (who directed Goldfinger), Muhammad Ali, Alan...

If teachers can grade students, students should grade teachers

Gabbie Byers, Journalism I Class

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We all know how it goes: the students take the test and the teachers grade us, but who gets to grade the teachers? Should it be a school administrator, who might sit in their class for 30 minutes or less, or a student who spends an hour a day with that teacher? Grades are tremendously important to...

Beanefits: Should a coffee bar be added to Portage Northern?

Beanefits: Should a coffee bar be added to Portage Northern?

Allison McKenzie, Sports Editor

June 2, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

When 2 o’clock hits, the usual slump of the day is in full effect. Most students and teachers alike are ready to go into hibernation mode and need the pick-me-up of a cup of coffee. Without coffee being sold at Portage Northern, most students tend to drift off in class or are late to school due to...

To tweet or not to tweet: Social media’s effect on relationships

To tweet or not to tweet: Social media’s effect on relationships

Megna Joshi, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other social media outlets have made so many connections between people, but over the years social media has become more of a burden on a relationship than something that helps it. Social media has changed the way people communicate with one another, whether...

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