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National Signing Day: why doesn’t MSU get recruits?

National Signing Day: why doesn’t MSU get recruits?

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As high school football players prepared to make the biggest decision of their young lives thus far on Wednesday, February 1st, college football programs await those players’ talent and anticipate them changing their program. Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines feel they hit the jackpot, adding...

Yordano Ventura dies at just 25 years old

Yordano Ventura dies at just 25 years old

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tragic news from the baseball world Sunday morning, as Royals young and promising pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor. Ventura’s death is the fourth in the last two years of baseball players dying in a vehicular crash. Osc...

The Starting Five – SuperBowl Predictions

The Starting Five – SuperBowl Predictions

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Super Bowl 51 will feature MVP leading candidate Matt Ryan and the best offense in the NFL in the Atlanta Falcons for the first time since 1998, and they’ve got their work cut out for them playing the legendary coach Bill Belichick, best quarterback in NFL history Tom Brady, and the New England Patr...

Whistleblowers: Traitors or Patriots?

Whistleblowers: Traitors or Patriots?

Bryn Bogemann, J1 Staff Writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

**UPDATE** JUST BEFORE 6:00 PM ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, PRESIDENT OBAMA COMMUTED THE SENTENCE OF CHELSEA MANNING. SHE WILL NOW BE RELEASED IN MARCH 2017. THERE IS NO WORD YET AS TO WHETHER OR NOT JULIAN ASSANGE WILL EXTRADITE HIMSELF TO THE UNITED STATES AS PROMISED.  ____Original Article_____ ...

Rowing the boat away: Coach Fleck leaves WMU

Rowing the boat away: Coach Fleck leaves WMU

Max Mayer, J1 Staff

January 17, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

The Kalamazoo is saddened by the news of the departure of 4-year WMU football coach PJ Fleck. On January 7, Fleck announced that he was leaving WMU to accept the head coaching job at Minnesota. Fleck led his team to a 13-0 regular season record, winning the MAC championship against Ohio. There season...

Moana: Disney’s new Polynesian Princess

Moana: Disney’s new Polynesian Princess

Brianna Neuhouser, J1 staff writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

If you have little siblings, I’m sure your house has been abuzz with talk of the newest Disney blockbuster, Moana. I know mine has been, mostly because I blast the soundtrack every night. This newest “princess” movie follows the 16-year-old future village leader, Moana Waialiki. Moana has alway...

Lead by strong performances, wrestling team continues successful season

Lead by strong performances, wrestling team continues successful season

Cameron Myers, J1 staff writer

January 16, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

As the season still continues, the Portage Northern wrestling team continues to work hard and compete well against other schools. To achieve this goal, every day the team does strength and conditioning to build up themselves in order to defeat their competitors. “My favorite thing about the team is...

Obama’s Farewell Address: The Final Words

Obama’s Farewell Address: The Final Words

Anai Freeman, J1 staff writer

January 16, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

On Tuesday January 20th, 2009 history was made when the first African-American president was inaugurated. Eight years later, on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, Barack Obama made his final address as president of the United States. His overall message? “We have hope.” Throughout his whole presidency, the med...

The Starting Five – NFL Playoffs

The Starting Five – NFL Playoffs

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

January 16, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

The Divisional round of the 2016-17 NFL playoffs has concluded, and the championship games are set. Aaron Rodgers and the hot streak Packers head to Atlanta to play MVP front runner Matt Ryan and the explosive Falcons. The Steelers’ three headed offensive monster takes a trip to New England to face T...

Student Swap: PN and PC

Student Swap: PN and PC

Lily Antor and Isabella Wilson, Entertainment Editors, Northern Light and Central Stampede

December 14, 2016


Filed under Personal Narrative, Showcase

Ever wonder how the other half has it? Two students shadowed each other to experience just what does happen at their rival high schools each day. Read on below or read the article on the Central Stampede's website.    

Hairspray Live! Review

Hairspray Live! Review

Abigail Seeber, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Recommended Stories, Reviews, Showcase

     Wake up, Teenage Baltimore! Hairspray Live! hit your television last night and has been highly anticipated for the past four months. After watching every single second of it last night, I have deemed myself qualified to review the live musical. Starring a newcomer, Maddie Baillio, in the ...

College football playoffs and New Year’s 6 Bowls

College football playoffs and New Year’s 6 Bowls

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

The dust has finally settled and the committee has decided their four best teams. It took a lot of time, a lot of studying schedules, resumes, and championship games, along with a multitude of twitter experts tweeting vulgarities at each other while defending their team’s case for the playoff. The Colle...

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