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Narcissism VS Self Confidence

Narcissism VS Self Confidence

Lyndsey Case, staff writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  Body positive pictures, endless selfies, and constant self boosting all characterize confidence or narcissism?  Narcissism is defined as the excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one's physical appearance. The debacle that runs through our teenage heads whenever we see someone posting...

Bathroom talk

Bathroom talk

Meredith Ablao, staff writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

“This is sort of a cliche answer… I’ve known since I was really young. It was never a particular knowledge of being different… but maybe I came to a realization that I was a boy at age 7,” said Remur Curley (12), a transgender male who attends Portage Northern High School. He pursues art, violin...

Crowded.

Crowded.

Brooklyn Hudson, staff writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

“I'm sick of always having to switch tables every day because the table we usually sit at is either missing or somebody takes it,” said Jessica Wittenberg (10). Sitting on the floor during lunch is disgusting and just unsanitary. This is an everyday occurrence for some Northern students because there...

Inside the IB science classes

Inside the IB science classes

Maddy Conklin, Entertainment editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

“During my junior and senior years, I was quite dramatic about the amount of work required for the IB classes and especially for the diploma. In hindsight, it was very similar to a year of college courses,” said a Portage Public Schools Graduate of 2005, who attended both John Carroll University...

Eye for an eye: pro-gun control

Eye for an eye: pro-gun control

Meredith Ablao, staff writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Pro Con, Showcase

“There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America,” said President Barack Obama, after the shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon that killed ten. How can someone hear that and hold a straight face? In 1996, Australia discovered the absurd behaviors...

Eye for an eye: anti-gun control

Eye for an eye: anti-gun control

Lydia Huitt, Life & Style Editor and Website Manager

March 22, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

We have all seen countless tweets and Instagram posts of fellow Huskies taking day trips to the windy city of Chicago, but has it ever crossed our minds that they may not return home? On April 17, 2015 an unassuming Uber driver made it possible for hundreds to make it back to their loving families unharmed....

Worst celebrity baby names

Worst celebrity baby names

Megna Joshi, staff writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

Since celebrities are the only ones in the world that are allowed to come up with the weirdest names and get away with it, they use it to their advantage. Here are the wildest names and Portage Northern’s view on them. Surveyed 122 students Blue Ivy (Beyonce and Jay Z) North West (Kim Kardashian...

Bad boys’ bathroom

Bad boys’ bathroom

Zach Tenney, staff writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

Unflushed toilets. Toilet paper on the floor (if it’s there at all). Something decorating the wall. That’s just a short list of a few common sights in Portage Northern’s boys’ bathrooms (don’t even get me started on the smells). Just recently, I found a copy of the Northern Wipe in one o...

Deone strikes back

Deone strikes back

Ryan Beadle, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On February 1st a familiar face returned to the halls of Portage Northern for the first time this school year. Deone Stovall(12), back from a semester at PCEC, has rejoined the senior class and is excited to finish out his senior year here. “It’s exciting to be back at Northern and see my fellow...

Goodbye, Swoboda

Goodbye, Swoboda

Megan McKenzie, Editor-in-chief

March 4, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

“When I get tucked in at night and I know that Mr. Swoboda predicted a snow day, I don’t even set my alarm. That’s how confident I am,” said Peter Maurer (12). All of Portage Northern knows the famous “snow-boda” for his accurate snow day predictions along with his other quirky qualities...

The latest “trendy trends”

The latest “trendy trends”

Beverly Santos, staff writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion

  Every year, there are trends that become viral to teenagers everywhere. The trends begin after a new video, dance move, song, or movie. Even targeting politicians on social media has become a commonplace. After introducing the new year, there were bound to be more social trends for this generation....

Eyebrows, why brows?

Eyebrows, why brows?

Zach Tenney, Staff writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  More and more, I’ve been hearing about a new trend: eyebrow fashion. Specifically, people have begun using the phrase “eyebrows on fleek” to say that one’s eyebrows are looking particularly well-groomed on a given day. This is too much for me. I have always considered it ridiculous...

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