The Northern Light

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 ...

Our senior staff says goodbye to PN

Our senior staff says goodbye to PN

Ben Neal, Adviser

May 23, 2016


Filed under Gallery, Media, Showcase

Congratulations to The Northern Light's Senior Staff as they say good bye to Portage Northern... Adam Johnson | Brockit Inc. ¶ ...

2015/2016 Best Dances by PN students

2015/2016 Best Dances by PN students

Bailey Neal, Photo Manager

May 19, 2016


Filed under Gallery, Media, Showcase

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Like a fitbit

Like a fitbit

Nick Vichinsky, staff writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

The winter months have come to an end. With that comes the end of baggy sweatshirts, jackets, and sweatpants that cover up the winter months of hibernation and feasting weight. This means that it’s time to get out of the grimy winter body and ready for the more revealing and bright clothing of summer....

Eye for an eye: pro-gun control

Eye for an eye: pro-gun control

Meredith Ablao, staff writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

“There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America,” said President Barack Obama, after the shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon that killed ten. How can someone hear that and hold a straight face? In 1996, Australia discovered the absurd behaviors...

Partying gone wrong

Partying gone wrong

Marie Chantal Nyirahategekimana, staff writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Teen Partying

“The main thing that scares me a lot wherever I am are these pills that people can put in your [drink]. In many places you’re in a club or a house partying. Especially guys but girls could also do it. I’ve heard stories about boys putting pills into girls and other boys’  [drinks]. Then they...

Eye for an eye: anti-gun control

Eye for an eye: anti-gun control

Lydia Huitt, Life & Style Editor and Website Manager

March 22, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

We have all seen countless tweets and Instagram posts of fellow Huskies taking day trips to the windy city of Chicago, but has it ever crossed our minds that they may not return home? On April 17, 2015 an unassuming Uber driver made it possible for hundreds to make it back to their loving families unharmed....

Bad boys’ bathroom

Bad boys’ bathroom

Zach Tenney, staff writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

Unflushed toilets. Toilet paper on the floor (if it’s there at all). Something decorating the wall. That’s just a short list of a few common sights in Portage Northern’s boys’ bathrooms (don’t even get me started on the smells). Just recently, I found a copy of the Northern Wipe in one o...

Goodbye, Swoboda

Goodbye, Swoboda

Megan McKenzie, Editor-in-chief

March 4, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

“When I get tucked in at night and I know that Mr. Swoboda predicted a snow day, I don’t even set my alarm. That’s how confident I am,” said Peter Maurer (12). All of Portage Northern knows the famous “snow-boda” for his accurate snow day predictions along with his other quirky qualities...

Teacher cliques

Teacher cliques

Maddy Conklin, Entertainment editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

A crowded hallway filled with students trying to get to their next class, the stress of the possibility of a tardy circulating their minds, and a group of friends are standing in the middle of the hallway, blocking nearly half of it. But this is not the classic rebellious group of teenagers that one...

Kalamazoo Strong

Kalamazoo Strong

Ryan Beadle, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I have lived my whole life in the Kalamazoo area, and for all 18 of those years, we have had good and bad times as a community. Through weather disasters, economic recessions, and senseless violence, we have been strong. Through energetic festivals, economic success, to our many points of pride in small...

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