The Northern Light

Author Elizabeth Wein visits PNHS

Author Elizabeth Wein visits PNHS

Komalpreet Kaur and Sarah Maniscalco

March 15, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

At the Air Zoo, under the shadow of the massive Lockheed SR-71B Blackbird, Elizabeth Wein stood front and center as she presented to a large audience of adults and teenagers alike.The author of Code Name Verity and licensed pilot was the 2018 CommuniTEEN Read’s special guest when she came to talk to st...

UPDATE: Students participate in the National Walkout for school safety

UPDATE: Students participate in the National Walkout for school safety

Lily Antor, Editor in Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

  At 9:57 this morning, roughly 400 hundred students left their respective third hour classrooms and gathered in PN’s bus loop for a demonstration to remember the victims of Parkland High School and to advocate for gun regulation in order to prevent school shootings. The student walk...

UPDATE: PNHS senate plans walkout

UPDATE: PNHS senate plans walkout

Lily Antor, Editor in Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

The PN Senate will lead interested students in the National Walkout for school safety today, March 14. Students will leave class at 9:57 and meet in the bus loop at 10:00 am. They will remain outside for 17 minutes to honor the 17 individuals killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February...

Code Name Verity author Elizabeth Wein to visit today

Code Name Verity author Elizabeth Wein to visit today

Komalpreet Kaur and Sarah Maniscalco

March 14, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein was selected as the CommuniTeen Read book for this year, and was also a part of the books for the freshman students to read this school year. Wein is coming all the way from her native Scotland to visit PNHS today during 4th hour and will also be at the Air Zoo for ...

Ballin’ like March Madness part III: the final chapter

Ballin’ like March Madness part III: the final chapter

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

I wonder if this is the year I actually get something right. Probably not. I guess I’ll try and give it a shot anyway. As a senior this year, here’s the third and final installment of my March Madness predictions.   Biggest impact player: Admiral Schofield, Tennessee forward Tennessee...

Students learn about high-demand career paths through Lunch and Learn event

Students learn about high-demand career paths through Lunch and Learn event

Trinity Woodruff, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

On Friday, March 2nd, students received free pizza and advice on how to make a living in the skilled trades of plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. The event was held in the community room during both lunches, and guest speaker Mike Peters gave an informative yet interesting speech about working in the HVAC industry, explaining...

Ethics Bowl enters competitive season

Ethics Bowl enters competitive season

Brianna Neuhouser, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

In our time-crunched society, many people don’t have the time to sit and contemplate the ethics behind their decisions or world situations.  Ethics is defined as moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity. Portage Northern’s Ethics Bowl Team spends their time...

There’s no holding back Max Taylor

There’s no holding back Max Taylor

Komalpreet Kaur, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature, Showcase

For freshman Max Taylor, starting high school was not the most overwhelming event of this past year. This year so far has offered well-deserved opportunities to the teen as he entered a new school and reached a new feat in his passion: Judo. An Afro-Haitian raised in America by Mellisa and Pa...

Boys and girls track teams prepare for the season

Boys and girls track teams prepare for the season

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

The Portage Northern track and field team held a preseason meeting on Tuesday, February 27, headed by coach Ahren Kaylor. Kaylor has high hopes for the season in terms of returning athletes and new coaches. PN alumni and all-state athlete Derrick Sanders will be joining a talented group of veteran co...

Student Senate elections heat up

Student Senate elections heat up

Lily Antor, Editor in Chief

March 6, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

Campaign posters plastered with a variety of pun-filled slogans scatter the halls of Portage Northern, announcing the upcoming 2018 election season for Student Senate officer positions. While student voting ballots are not emailed to students for another two weeks, senators vying for the top posi...

Women’s water polo prepares to start the season

Women’s water polo prepares to start the season

Lexi Doll, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Spring is just around the corner and that means spring sports are on their way.  Instead of discussing how far the baseball and soccer teams are expected to go this year, why not talk about one of the most underestimated sports at Portage Northern, women’s water polo.   Water polo is an intens...

Students Combatting Climate Change host visitors from the Sunrise Movement

Students Combatting Climate Change host visitors from the Sunrise Movement

Snigda Narisetty, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

“February showers bring March flowers,” doesn’t sound right at all. It’s nearly sixty degrees out in February, in Michigan of all places. The ground should be covered in white fluffy snow which should only slightly start to melt. This is the slow yet eminent effect of global climate change, which...

The student news site of Portage Northern High School
Showcase