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Meet the 2019-2020 editorial board!

Meet the 2019-2020 editorial board!

The Staff

June 13, 2019


Filed under All, All, Local, News, Showcase

Meet Arushi Mithal- Your 2019-2020 opinion editor is much more than dedicated and talented. An upcoming junior, in the class of 2021, Arushi still has room to grow. “I’ve learned a lot but I think the most important thing is there’s room to grow, and passion for journalism.” She really appre...

Portage Northern baseball wins districts, rolls on through the regional and on to the state final four

Portage Northern baseball wins districts, rolls on through the regional and on to the state final four

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

June 10, 2019


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

**All interviews courtesy of Tom Sielatycki. Watch the full interviews and video highlights of each game here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSGlGxJO565i92iMZYmDqQ/videos **   With an early 4-2 lead in the 2nd inning of their first district game, a crash of lighting and the following two...

MLB Projections

MLB Projections

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

There have been some surprise teams so far that have division leads. While other World Series contenders have stumbled in the early going. Here are my predictions on how the rest of the season will play out based on the 1st month and a half of baseball.

Logic: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Logic: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Logic just dropped an album that’s going to be hard for him to top. Released on May 10th, Logic blessed his fans with my unpopular opinion of “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind being his best album he’s released so far.” The album cover is weird looking but understandable. The cover shows Logic...

Journalism isn’t dying but journalists are

Journalism isn’t dying but journalists are

Sheila Mwanda, Entertainment Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under All, All, Editor's Choice, Feature, Informative Feature, Showcase

As the Founding Fathers created the Constitution for this nation, they recognized the need to have freedom of the press in order to keep citizens informed and to hold government officials accountable for their actions. Because of the responsibility journalists have to tell the truth and uncover fact...

The anticipated debut of Vlad Guerrero Jr.

The anticipated debut of Vlad Guerrero Jr.

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Over the weekend, we finally got to see the the other Guerrero make his anticipated debut against the Oakland A’s as baseball’s number 1 overall prospect arrived in Toronto for his first major league game. The anticipated debut of Vlad Jr. on Friday April 26th began as an ordinary day for al...

Nav: Bad Habits Deluxe review

Nav: Bad Habits Deluxe review

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Right before I got done with this article, Nav released the deluxe edition for Bad Habits. Nav’s second studio album and third album overall is his best album out of all three and it's not even close. The cover art for his album is pretty plain but gets the point across with the picture of the rapper ...

March Madness Predictions

March Madness Predictions

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

One of the most anticipated tournaments of the year is about to start: March Madness. This is a tournament of the best 68 teams in college basketball all competing for a chance at a National Championship. This year's tournament promises to be exciting, with strong #1 and #2 seeds and several teams with...

Shooting in Downtown Kalamazoo: shooter is dead, officer is recovering

Shooting in Downtown Kalamazoo: shooter is dead, officer is recovering

Cameron Myers, News Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under All, All, Local, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, March 12th at 11:30 am, the Kalamazoo Police Department received information about an active shooter in the Biomat USA Plasma Center in downtown Kalamazoo. Officers were called near the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, off from Kalamazoo Avenue near N. Burdick Street. The police department has sur...

NCAA basketball conference championship predictions

NCAA basketball conference championship predictions

Zach Quinn, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

With the beginning of march upon us, that means it's time for NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments. This year's conference champions involve who will secure an automatic bid to the Big Dance. These predictions will only be from the power five conferences in college basketball. Here are my predictions: The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has has 3 of the top five teams in the nation: Virginia, Duke, and North Carolina. Multiple teams have a shot at winning the crown, but Duke should win the tournament...

When cancer strikes close to home

When cancer strikes close to home

Lexi Doll, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative, Showcase

The second you’re born, you expect your mom to take care of you.  She cares for you when you’re sick, when you’re sad, when you’re mad.  When you have such an amazing and hard working mother you don’t expect anything bad to ever happen to her, which is why my world was rocked this last F...

Friendship: the story of an eighth grader’s journey

Friendship: the story of an eighth grader’s journey

Astrid Code, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under All, All, Feature, Personal Narrative, Showcase

“I just don’t want to be friends anymore.” I tried to act normal as the words from my best friend came crashing down; I tried to seem like it was all okay when it wasn’t. Tried to keep on a mask of composure in my French classroom. I tried to say reassuring things, all the while ...

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