The Northern Light

Sense of responsibility: PN’s MYIG travel to Albion

Sense of responsibility: PN’s MYIG travel to Albion

October 13, 2015


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"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can not be obtained, " said Helen Keller. And Portage Northern's local chapter of Michigan Youth In Government (MYIG) are stepping up their sense of responsibilty for all of us. Amber...

Stressed teens: Do PN teachers assign too much homework

Stressed teens: Do PN teachers assign too much homework

Claire Dirette, Special to the NL

October 12, 2015


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Claire Kavanaugh (11) struggles with balancing school, sports, homework, and sleep on a daily basis. "I can't even have a job during the school year because I know it would be impossible to get any school work done on top of sports," says Kavanaugh. According to nationwidechildren’s.org, teenagers need between 9 and 9....

A long way to go

A long way to go

Marie Nyirahategekimana, Special to the NL

September 30, 2015


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“I love being a walking symbol of Islam. And I love modest fashion. It allows me to walk outside in public and show people that Muslim women are not oppressed and can be into fashion while maintaining modesty,” said Tashifa Fayyaz (11). If that is the message of the Islamic faith, why is it viewed...

ACT/SAT vs US: A sneak peak into the real world of studying

ACT/SAT vs US: A sneak peak into the real world of studying

Meredith Ablao, Special to the NL

September 29, 2015


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“I have been working ever since I was like five,” said Cortney Chow(11). Coming from a traditional Chinese family, Chow faces extensive pressure to score higher than a 30 on her ACT. This causes tremendous stress, emotion, and exhaustion. Like Chow, students believe the ACT/SAT is a stressful time...

A is for awesome F is for failure: A look into grading

A is for awesome F is for failure: A look into grading

Salvador DelVecchio, Special to the NL

September 29, 2015


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It was the beginning of the fourth marking period.  Calvin Voss (11) was looking forward to playing on his golf team in the upcoming months.  But his hopes were dashed when his low grade wouldn’t make the cut.  The next couple of weeks were very stressful for Voss.  Not only did he have to maint...

Coming Together: JV volleyball players off to a good start

Coming Together: JV volleyball players off to a good start

Ben Neal, NL Adviser

September 7, 2015


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"The ladies are starting to jel and really play together. They have a ton of potential and I love coaching them," said coach Kellie Pittman about her 2015 Portage Northern Volleyball Team. The team has already competed in three tournaments, and they are getting better with each match.  The team added...

Everything counted: PN Baseball Team finishes 2015 season as state runner up

Everything counted: PN Baseball Team finishes 2015 season as state runner up

Ben Neal, Adviser

June 14, 2015


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I have coached over 20 years witnessing many amazing and special moments in sports, but Northern's Baseball run to the state finals was easily one of the best. And the 9 inning state final game, which resulted in a 2-1 victory for Hartland over PN, was truly a special moment. Despite falling short and...

Squad up: New NL staff ready for 2015-2016

Squad up: New NL staff ready for 2015-2016

NL Lover, Support PN's Northern Light

June 5, 2015


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"We want the student-body to be more involved in The Northern Light," said new editor-in-chief Megan McKenzie (12). Yes, the school year is ending, but Northern's school newspaper staff is gearing up for the 2015-2016 school year. And next school year, the staff wants more students impacting and invo...

Year in Review: Ups and Downs

Year in Review: Ups and Downs

Zach Tenney, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015


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  Ups and Downs! The Best and Worst Moments of the 2014-2015 School Year Ups: Every school year has its ups and downs, and this year is no exception. Below are three of the best moments from this year. PN Varsity Football Team’s Intense First Game Just a few days before the start of ...

Year in Review: Year’s Worth of Favorites

Year in Review: Year’s Worth of Favorites

Allison McKenzie, Staff Writer

May 15, 2015


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A year in review: a year’s worth of favorites One year, 12 months, 365 days, 8,765.81 hours, 525,949 minutes, and 31,536,000 seconds to make the relentless school year the best one yet. Several memories and stories fill every school year that students will remember forever as their absolute favorites...

Year in Review: PN Senate

Year in Review: PN Senate

Lydia Huitt, Sports Editor

May 14, 2015


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A year in review: PN Senate   The 2014-2015 school year at Portage Northern has been a busy one. From blood drives to raising money for Tuleeni, PN has been working hard to make an impact on the world around us. One group we can thank for putting special effort forth is the Portage Northern...

Year in Review: Music

Year in Review: Music

Brooklyn Hudson, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015


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In Portage Northern you see all of the students with headphones walking through the hallways. What do they listen to? So many students love the fact that we can listen to music, but there are some songs that they just have to listen to daily just to get motivated or even be in a better mood. What...

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