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School, local law enforcement attempts to curb speeding around campus

School, local law enforcement attempts to curb speeding around campus

Isabelle Burnett, J1 Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of September, two announcements were made regarding the speeding on and off campus by Portage Northern Director of Communications Brenda Marsh. “Please pay attention to your speed when arriving or leaving our campus. We are getting complaints from our surrounding neighbor...

Portage Public Schools to eliminate E-Squared program for gifted and talented elementary students

Portage Public Schools to eliminate E-Squared program for gifted and talented elementary students

Malcolm Gaynor, Editor in Chief

August 23, 2019

While working on ways to balance the 2019/2020 budget, the Portage Public School board has elected to eliminate the E-Squared Program, which was a center based program (an off-campus program) located at Portage Central High School. The program taught a specialized curriculum for gifted students grades 3-5 ...

Portage Northern baseball wins first ever division 1 state championship in historic season

Portage Northern baseball wins first ever division 1 state championship in historic season

Malcolm Gaynor, Editor in Chief

July 2, 2019

As former Huskie pitchers Tommy Henry and Ben Kizer capture national success in the College World Series, the current Huskie baseball team has done what the now U of M stars couldn’t: win a state championship.    The Huskies defeated Rockford 10-4 in the state championship game, capping...

Meet the 2019-2020 editorial board!

Meet the 2019-2020 editorial board!

The Staff

June 13, 2019

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

**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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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