The Northern Light

About Us

The Northern Light is the student news publication of Portage Northern High School in Portage, Michigan. Our Editors in Chief are Kylie Clifton and Liam Fagan, our Chief Design Editor is Katie Knight, and our adviser is Amanda Thorpe. We are published in print by AIM media, online by SNO, and in archives by ISSUU.

The NL staff has not been able to meet in person since March 13, 2020, so we have focused our efforts on digital publishing for the 2020-2021 school year with hopes to restart our print publication in the Fall.


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Twitter – @pnlight

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Facebook – PNHSnorthernlight


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Most Recent Awards

NSPA Best of Show (Diversity Coverage, 2020)

ASPA Newspaper Contest – First Place Public School Division 1000-1701 Students (2020)

MIPA – Spartan Award (Newspaper, 2020)

MIPA – 32 individual state awards including three first places (2020)


Professional Memberships:

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

National Scholastic Press Association

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

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