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Boys and girls golfers get into the swing of things

Boys and girls golfers get into the swing of things

Carter Landis, Sports Editor and Sal DelVecchio, Staff Member

June 2, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Portage Northern men’s golf is in full swing with both JV and Varsity golf teams competing at several events this past month. From a player’s perspective, the Huskies had less than the shining season they were hoping for. After speaking with several players, it becomes apparent that morale is at bi...

13 Reasons Why: Romanticizing suicide or bringing awareness?

13 Reasons Why: Romanticizing suicide or bringing awareness?

June 1, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Television, Uncategorized

Two Northern Light staffers examine the positive and negative aspects of Netflix's adaptation of Jay Asher's novel.

Prince, Witt, and Ford make return trip to the state finals

Prince, Witt, and Ford make return trip to the state finals

Ben Lewis, Chief Designer

May 31, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Only the elite compete! This year, only three athletes from the Portage Northern Track team qualified to compete at the state meet: Madi Ford (12), Peyton Witt (10), and Randy Prince (12). Witt qualified for track, running the 3200. She is excited to run the 3200, saying “I would like to be in the tens at the state meet. At regionals I was ...

Friday Night Live: Review of PN’s 2017 Talent Show

Friday Night Live: Review of PN’s 2017 Talent Show

lily antor, entertainment editor

May 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

The sound of laughter echoed throughout the Portage Northern campus as I approached the pre-talent show tailgate. Glancing about, I caught sight of kids passing volleyballs, people talking amongst themselves on picnic blankets, and then I noticed the most glorious sight of all: a food truck.  As six...

Forensics scores big at Mackinac Tournament

Forensics scores big at Mackinac Tournament

Abby Seeber, Entertainment Editor

May 23, 2017


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

A mere three weeks ago, the Forensics team finished up their regular season by taking third place overall in their division as well as having two state champions. On Friday, May 19, members of The Portage Northern Forensics Team extended their season by travelling to Mackinac Island for a weekend stay...

The Tigers are in trouble

The Tigers are in trouble

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

This… is not good. The Detroit Tigers are off to a rather underwhelming start with a 15-15 record through 30 games in a season where many believed they’d rebound and compete for a playoff spot. Although it’s only May, there’s definitely reason to panic and point fingers, and most fingers are p...

Andrew Foltin: drawing a new path

Andrew Foltin: drawing a new path

Lyndsey Case, Social Media Manager

May 2, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Focus, Human Interest Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

Kalamazoo, to Tennessee, to Kentucky, to Colorado: picture coming home from school only to find out it is time to pack your bags, leave your friends and new school behind, and head off to another state, again. The life of a military child is never easy: “you gotta leave behind a lot of people that you...

THE STARTING FIVE: NFL Draft Predictions

THE STARTING FIVE: NFL Draft Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Another year, another slew of middle aged men who have never played football assessing future professional athletes on their ability to play a sport and giving incessant criticism for months before the players are even selected. Sports media, right? As the NFL Draft approaches once again, experts are giving ...

Madison Bonnewell: singing her heart out

Madison Bonnewell: singing her heart out

Megna Joshi, Website Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Focus, Human Interest Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

Madison Bonnewell is a junior who in her free time enjoys reading, singing and watching musical theatre. Madison comes from a huge family of six siblings and is also mixed -half black and half white- and adopted. In addition to having a huge family, all of them are religious and involved in their faith,...

PN mourns cancer fighter Haylee Lewis, 9/10/1999 – 4/13/2017

PN mourns cancer fighter Haylee Lewis, 9/10/1999 – 4/13/2017

Cortney Chow, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

    Haylee Ann Lewis, a junior at Portage Northern High School, passed away after a nine month battle with glioblastoma on Thursday, April 13th. News of Haylee passing away came suddenly, but the impact she has left in the community will always be cherished. From Haylee’s first...

Districts keeps environmental concerns in mind as construction begins

Districts keeps environmental concerns in mind as construction begins

Cameron Schaefer, Photographer

April 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Northwest of the school and alongside the perimeter of the current lacrosse field lies a miniature forest of trees. It isn’t solely a collection of trees or woods that a majority of the classrooms on the West end and North side of the school have a decent  view of, it is also home to some of the ...

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