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Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

Cameron Schaefer, Photographer

October 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, World

Recently, NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) released an article claiming they are working to both colonize and create a way for humans to safely make it to and from Mars. NASA hopes that by the 2030s they will have the technology and resources to develop the capabilities to send...

Is it socially acceptable for girls to ask guys out?

Is it socially acceptable for girls to ask guys out?

Abby Seeber, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

It’s a tale as old as time. Girl meets boy, girl waits approximately three months for a boy to ask her out, he never does, and she gives up and moves on. Yeah, this actually happens. Not that I am guilty of it or anything (laughs nervously). Maybe it’s just cliche high school movies that have brainwashed...

Where to go this weekend: orchards and farms

Where to go this weekend: orchards and farms

Alli McKenzie, Feature Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Fall is here and pumpkins, mazes, donuts, and cider are all in full swing! There are several places to enjoy these amazing fall festivities, but here are some of the best places to submerge yourself in the spirit of fall. Gull Meadow: The first place that comes to mind when thinking fall festivities is the ever popular Gull Meadow Farms. Located in Richland, Michigan...

Divided We Stand: feature story extension from the Oct. edition

Divided We Stand: feature story extension from the Oct. edition

Lily Antor, Demi Jensen, Lyndsay Case, and Allison McKenzie

October 19, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Lily Antor: Politics Polarized: The 2016 Election  “Everywhere you look right now, there is some kind of election advertisement. Whether it’s on TV, online, or just a yard sign, everyone knows the names Trump and Clinton,” said Camden Kalleward (11).  With just two months until the election,...

A true showing of dominance: Men’s soccer team playing phenomenally as playoffs approach

A true showing of dominance: Men’s soccer team playing phenomenally as playoffs approach

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

This year’s Huskies men’s varsity soccer team is playing stellarly this season, with a 17-1-2 record (9-0-1 in the conference), ranking number one in the state of Michigan. They played for the conference championship Tuesday, October 11 against crosstown rival Portage Central, and gave them a proper...

2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The playoffs are here, which is just what baseball fans need after the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. A great last month of baseball will take the fans’ minds off the most horrific thing to happen in the MLB in a very long time. The wild card games begin tonight, and it looks to ...

A Tribute to 2000s Fashion

A Tribute to 2000s Fashion

Abby Seeber, Opinion Editor

October 4, 2016


Filed under All, Life and Style, Showcase

The 5 hottest hip hop albums of the summer

The 5 hottest hip hop albums of the summer

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The summer is a great time for rap artists to drop projects for their fans. This year, many artists dropped albums and mixtapes to either establish themselves in the game or continue to flourish as a musician. Five tapes stood out among all the others because of how unique they are. 5. Blank Face A...

Like road trips, HoCo 2016 is measured by the moments, not the miles

Like road trips, HoCo 2016 is measured by the moments, not the miles

Megan Rinock, Copy Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Local, Showcase

Perhaps the most anticipated event of the fall, it's that time of the year when all four grades compete with one another to win Homecoming week.  After five days of fun-filled events that included dress up days for Twin Day, Mismatch Day, Denim Day, Class Color Day, and School Color Day and games...

Beanefits: Should a coffee bar be added to Portage Northern?

Beanefits: Should a coffee bar be added to Portage Northern?

Allison McKenzie, Sports Editor

June 2, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

When 2 o’clock hits, the usual slump of the day is in full effect. Most students and teachers alike are ready to go into hibernation mode and need the pick-me-up of a cup of coffee. Without coffee being sold at Portage Northern, most students tend to drift off in class or are late to school due to...

Writing about writing

Writing about writing

Meredith Ablao, (staff writer)

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As I asked several people why they didn’t like to write, and the majority of people said, “I don’t like to write because I hate it.” To most people this means nothing or it is just funny, but to me there is a reason behind it. I think each and everyone of us has experienced something that has ...

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