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The Northern Light

The student news site of Portage Northern High School

The Northern Light

The student news site of Portage Northern High School

The Northern Light

Portage Northern song leaders preform at the District choir festival under direction of Chelsea Whiteoak. Photo courtesy of Noah Aiello.
Portage Northern choirs compete to attend all-state solo and ensemble
Brie Quick and Brayden Schimp April 5, 2024

Portage Northern Song Leaders, Treble Ensemble, and Huskie Harmonizers are all competing to go to this year’s All-State solo and ensemble. Although very doable, the process of making it there is not easy. This begins with the district choral festival,...

Featured students shared their favorite Spring Break photos with the NL staff.
Stories from Spring Break
Illustration: Annabelle Bartz and Writers: Ella Morofsky, Jackson Barnard, Kennedy Beck, Lauren Pernie, Mitchell Barnard, Kayla Malaski, Kayla Miller, Brie Quick, Avery Bogemann April 7, 2023

Whether students stayed home or spent time abroad, there were lots of stories to tell from Spring Break 2023.

Michelle at Mount Kilimanjaros summit holding the photo of the group of scouts who were originally supposed to take the trip when it got canceled.
District communications director Michelle Karpinski fulfills dream of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
Abby Hosler, Feature Editor • February 18, 2023

Michelle Karpinski, the Community Relations Manager for Portage Public Schools, is an adventurous person. Far more than that led her to the summit...

Now a senior, Mina faces the harsh reality of not even being able to attend her own graduation because it is scheduled on the same date as Shavuot.
Senior Mina Koffron gives insight about the adversity and exclusion faced by Jewish students
Abby Hosler February 17, 2023

"Religion is valuable for some as it provides a sense of security and comfort, an assurance in one’s values and identity. Some people find...

Senior Turab Alam wins city of Kalamazoo social justice award
Senior Turab Alam wins city of Kalamazoo social justice award
Jackson Barnard, Editor in Chief • February 8, 2023

On January 17, 2023, senior IB diploma candidate, entrepreneur, and aspiring philanthropist Turab Alam was awarded the Kalamazoo Nonviolent...

Mr. Neal leads Miller Auditorium and The Class of 2014 in a celebration
Illustration by the NL Staff
Emma Watson shouldn’t have been in the 2019 movie “Little Women” if she can not perform an American accent
Caroline Knight February 24, 2024

As a fan of the novel, I was elated to hear the news that a new film adaption of the novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was not only in...

Bookish with Avery Bogemann: Daisy Jones and the Six
Bookish with Avery Bogemann: Daisy Jones and the Six
Avery Bogemann, Veteran Staff Writer • June 7, 2023

              Daisy Jones and the Six is a standalone book by Taylor Jenkins Reid,...

Senior Keegan McIntyre runs out of bounds after receiving a pass from QB Braylen Amos in the Huskies matchup against St. Joe on September 29. Portage Northern went on to secure a 48-22 victory.  in the Huskies matchup against St. Joe on September 29. Portage Northern went on to secure a 48-22 victory.
Varsity football defeats St. Joseph high school 48-22
Brie Quick, Ella Morofsky, Abby Hosler, and Ian Eby October 3, 2023

On Friday, September 29th, 2023 the Portage Northern varsity football team brought themselves to a 6-0 record with a 48-22 win over St. Joseph...

We Are Huskies
We Are Huskies
Cameron Myers, News Editor • February 17, 2019

We talk all the time about HUSKIE PRIDE, but what does it really look like in action?

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Mitchell Barnard
Mitchell Barnard
Veteran Staff Writer

Mitchell Barnard is a junior and in his 3rd year in the NL as a staff writer. When he isn’t doing his school work he spends his free time hanging out with friends, skateboarding, or eating food.  Most...

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