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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, Editor's Choice: Sports, 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, 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, Editor's Choice: Sports, 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, Editor's Choice: News, 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, Editor's Choice: Opinion, Opinion, Pro Con, Showcase

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

Avengers Infinity War: a wild ride and a brilliant movie

Avengers Infinity War: a wild ride and a brilliant movie

Lexi Kava, Entertainment Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under All, Editor's Choice: Entertainment, Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

CAUTION: CONTAINS SPOILERS. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN THE MOVIE.  Just this past Friday the highest anticipated movie of the year, Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War, finally hit theaters across the country. Since its premiere the film has been the talk of the country.  “It takes yo...

PNXC welcomes new coach James Young

PNXC welcomes new coach James Young

Malcolm Gaynor, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

Portage Northern has hired James Young as the new cross country head coach. Young has been a distance coach for 16 years, including 15 years of track and field coaching at Battle Creek Central High School, along with other private coaching and training experience. Young has many goals and aspirations for hi...

PNHS students organize, execute second walkout

PNHS students organize, execute second walkout

Meredith Ablao, Manny Tsang, Gabbie Byers, and Keegan Tenney

April 20, 2018


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  At 10:00 am today, students participated in the second national school walkout. Held on the anniversary of  the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, students gathered to protest government inaction on policies that might make schools safer.Students organized themselves in the new bleachers of H...

Anime Club allows students to explore diverse interests

Anime Club allows students to explore diverse interests

Liam Fagan, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, Human Interest Feature, Showcase

Every Wednesday, the anime club of Portage Northern meets after school to play games, and of course, watch anime. They meet in Nott’s room in the art wing. Seniors Mandy Kellogg and Lily Griffioen are the leaders of the Anime Club and run the meetings. “In club, we tie Japanese culture in with...

Rawan Alsaedi contemplates going home to a war zone

Rawan Alsaedi contemplates going home to a war zone

Snigda Narisetty, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Human Interest Feature, Showcase

As sophomore Rawan Alsaedi stepped off of the plane at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport in July of 2013, she thought she would never feel at home here, but now she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. That year, Rawan and her family left war-torn Iraq for her father Abdulrahman’s studies. He came her...

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