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Year in Review: Memories

Year in Review: Memories

Megan Mckenzie, Feature Editor

May 12, 2015


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In the past year, many high schoolers have spent their free time lounging on their couch, gushing over “Orange is the New Black” episodes, following Kylie Jenner’s lip evolution trend, and bawling into their pillows as Zayn Malik separated from One Direction.  During the 2014-2015 school year,...

A Year in Review: Internet Sensations

A Year in Review: Internet Sensations

Abby Porter, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


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From grumpy cat to “ain’t nobody got time for that” to the cinnamon challenge, multiple sensations have hit the internet over the past few years. The 2014-2015 school year definitely came with a variety of internet events from dangerous to overnight fame, here is a year in review on the internet. Ice Bucket Challeng...

Healthy vs unhealthy eating: The battle between junk and nutrition is finally put to the test

Healthy vs unhealthy eating: The battle between junk and nutrition is finally put to the test

Cortney Chow, Lydia Huitt, Staff Writer, Sports Editor

April 23, 2015


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Healthy Living: Nathan Chapleau It’s that time of year again- track season. Time to work off all the chub acquired over the winter. Students work tirelessly for hours upon hours every afternoon. One such athlete is Nathan Chapleau (10). Although he “doesn’t like (track) at all,” Chapleau...

Portage Northern’s Annual Multi-Cultural Fair

Portage Northern’s Annual Multi-Cultural Fair

Connor Dunlop, Photographer

March 17, 2015


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Having a cultural experience is something every person needs to come in contact with. Portage Northern’s annual Multi-Cultural Fair was an amazing way to catch a glimpse at the many diverse cultures that surround our community. People from all over the world came to share their country’s traditions,...

Portage Northern Staff Personalities

Portage Northern Staff Personalities

Bailey Neal, Photographer/Staff Writer

March 6, 2015


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Portage Northern's very own staff members are unique and creative. Teachers, counselors, and other staff members all have their very own personality; whether it's fun, crazy, or simply unusual, they make Portage Northern a special place to attend.. These personalities affect the students and how they...

Cringe worthy creations specially made from school cafeterias: 5 grossest school lunches

Cringe worthy creations specially made from school cafeterias: 5 grossest school lunches

Cortney Chow, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015


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After countless hours of cramming information that might not even be useful five years from now (or in a week), a stampede of teenagers will have their dreams fueled with all the food from their refrigerator or all the food from the McDonald’s corporation. When the bell finally rings for lunch, sprinting...

No Dwarves died in the writing of this article: a look at the Kalamazoo Civic Theater’s production of The Hobbit

No Dwarves died in the writing of this article: a look at the Kalamazoo Civic Theater’s production of The Hobbit

Nicole Bobb, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015


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Calling all Lord of the Rings fans,  The Hobbit is coming to the Kalamazoo Civic Theater Friday, February 20th. “Northern students should come just as much as anyone else should to see a great, amusing show,” said Laabs. This production includes high school students from multiple area schools includ...

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