The Northern Light in print and online is the official student-produced media of news and information published/produced by PNHS journalism students. The Northern Light has been established as a designated public forum for student editors to inform and educate their readers as well as for the discussion of issues of concern to their audience. It will not be reviewed or restrained by school officials prior to publication or distribution. Advisers may -and should- coach and discuss content during the writing process, but ultimately decisions are left up to the editorial leadership board.
Because school officials do not engage in prior review, and the content of the Northern Light is determined by and reflects only the views of the student staff and not school officials or the school itself; its student editorial board and responsible student staff members assume complete responsibility for the content of the publication.
As a Michigan Interscholastic Press Association member publication, the Northern Light adheres to the highest standards of journalistic integrity. Photos, art, and other such visuals are either original projects created by the Northern, designated for Fair Use, or part of the public domain. In rare instances, we may use other media with the owner’s express written permission.