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Girls golf team competes today at regionals

Girls golf team competes today at regionals

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under All, School Sports, Showcase, Sports

The girls golf team is playing today in the regional tournament in Coldwater, MI. While the team’s hopes to make it to the State tournament are slim, this is a young team hoping to gain valuable experience for the years to come. “We’re hoping to play our best. Our team best right now is 429. I’m hoping ...

School goes on cautionary lockup following an attempted unarmed robbery at Walgreens on West Milham

School goes on cautionary lockup following an attempted unarmed robbery at Walgreens on West Milham

The Staff

October 4, 2018


Filed under All, All, Editor's Choice, Local, News, Showcase

On October 4th, 2018, the high school initiated a precautionary lock up at 9:13 am as the result of an attempted unarmed robbery at the Walgreens on Milham and Westnedge that occurred at 8:55 am.   Students were originally held in second hour after the bell, but because it was determined that ther...

From 1 in 94 to 1 in 1207: junior Zamarieah Foth finds her place at PN

From 1 in 94 to 1 in 1207: junior Zamarieah Foth finds her place at PN

The Staff

October 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Human Interest Feature, Showcase

When junior Zamarieah Foth walked through the doors of the lower level commons on her first day of school, she was shocked. Starting the year at a new school is a big change in and of itself, but it’s even more challenging when you’re surrounded by 1207 more students than you’re used to. ...

Social media vs self esteem

Social media vs self esteem

Kylie Clifton, Business Manager

October 1, 2018


Filed under All, All, Opinion, Showcase

Editing photography can truly perfect a photo and certainly represents an enhancement of any photographers skill, but editing for less professional purposes has become popular as well. Selfies may not seem to be captivating pieces of art, but by definition they are indeed photography, and a new epidemic...

The first home football game brought out the best of Huskie Nation

The first home football game brought out the best of Huskie Nation

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under School Sports, Showcase, Sports

As the Huskie football team sprinted out of the tunnel, the crowd erupted. Students jostled each other for positioning and craned their necks to catch a glimpse of the action from the hectic student section. Huskie stadium was packed, just as it was for opening day. However, the rivalry matchup aga...

Past Huskies gather for Huskie Stadium video montage

Past Huskies gather for Huskie Stadium video montage

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

July 25, 2018


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

On July 5, 2018, past students and coaches of Portage Northern gathered to film a video montage to be played at the first game played on Huskie Stadium. Among them were coach Joe Wood, Nick Kaiser, and coach Jerry Spade. Both Wood and Kaiser participated with the football program. Wood is a past foot...

Improv team seniors take their final bow

Improv team seniors take their final bow

Kylie Clifton, Staff Writer

July 24, 2018


Filed under All, All, Editor's Choice, Local, News, Showcase

  The Jugband Boys Improv team performed their last show of the year on May 31st, with a theme of “senioritis.”   This last show specifically honored and humored the three graduating team members .One of those was Elliot Hoinville, who recalls his experience with the Improv team ...

Baseball team falls to Grand Ledge in delayed regional final

Baseball team falls to Grand Ledge in delayed regional final

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under All, Baseball, Showcase, Sports

After a thrilling 4-2 extra inning victory against Brighton, Portage Northern lost in the championship game 5-1 to Grand Ledge, ending their season. This was the last PN baseball game for the team’s 12 seniors, who were leaders and role models on the field and in the dugout throughout the season. ...

Baseball team wins districts; keeps regional hopes alive

Baseball team wins districts; keeps regional hopes alive

Malcolm Gaynor, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under All, Baseball, Showcase, Sports

The Portage Northern baseball team captured the district championship on Saturday, with two dominant wins 6-2 over Mattawan in the semifinals and 9-1 over Portage Central in the championship game. The huskies advanced to the district tournament after a thrilling 10-7 victory at Saint Joe. Senior ca...

Running solo: Peyton Witt is track’s only state qualifier

Running solo: Peyton Witt is track’s only state qualifier

Gabbie Byers, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

As the school season comes to a close for many students, unfortunately so does their track season. Most athletes create a goal for the season, and for many, that  involves making new personal records, getting on varsity, and making it to the final big meet, the State Championship. This year, the PN Tr...

Seniors put the “war” in water wars as contest concludes

Seniors put the “war” in water wars as contest concludes

Komalpreet Kaur, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

Squirt guns, secret alliances, and sabotage. Water Wars, which was supposed to be one final hurrah for the class of 2018, ended up being anything but.   Water wars has been a Portage Central tradition for many years now, but this year’s seniors decided to bring the fun home here to Portage Northern. Th...

Pro-Con: Summer Reading

Pro-Con: Summer Reading

June 8, 2018


Filed under All, Opinion, Pro Con, Showcase

Summer reading is a requirement for honors and IB classes, but what is it's real value?

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