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Portage Northern baseball wins first ever division 1 state championship in historic season

Portage Northern baseball wins first ever division 1 state championship in historic season

Malcolm Gaynor, Editor in Chief

July 2, 2019

As former Huskie pitchers Tommy Henry and Ben Kizer capture national success in the College World Series, the current Huskie baseball team has done what the now U of M stars couldn’t: win a state championship.    The Huskies defeated Rockford 10-4 in the state championship game, capping...

Meet the 2019-2020 editorial board!

Meet the 2019-2020 editorial board!

The Staff

June 13, 2019

Meet Arushi Mithal- Your 2019-2020 opinion editor is much more than dedicated and talented. An upcoming junior, in the class of 2021, Arushi still has room to grow. “I’ve learned a lot but I think the most important thing is there’s room to grow, and passion for journalism.” She really appre...

Journalism isn’t dying but journalists are

Journalism isn’t dying but journalists are

Sheila Mwanda, Entertainment Editor

May 7, 2019

As the Founding Fathers created the Constitution for this nation, they recognized the need to have freedom of the press in order to keep citizens informed and to hold government officials accountable for their actions. Because of the responsibility journalists have to tell the truth and uncover fact...

Thinkfast Interactive visits Portage Northern to teach young drivers

Thinkfast Interactive visits Portage Northern to teach young drivers

Sheila Mwanda, Entertainment Editor

April 29, 2019

Juniors and seniors attended the Thinkfast Interactive presentation during fourth hour on April 17th. Thinkfast Interactive is a game-show based presentation aiming to teach students the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. During the presentation, participants form groups and answer survey questions...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer comes to Portage North

Governor Gretchen Whitmer comes to Portage North

Astrid Code, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

On March 25, Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Portage North Middle School for a town hall meeting to explain and answer questions about her new budget proposal that she calls “The Road to Opportunity.”  Whitmer’s new budget plan has four main parts: roads, education, drinking water, and skills trai...

Turf Monster: how do the new Portage Northern turf facilities contribute to injuries?

Turf Monster: how do the new Portage Northern turf facilities contribute to injuries?

Malcolm Gaynor, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

The building of Huskie Stadium and Huskie Field, the $144 million turf football and soccer fields, has given Portage Northern some of the best high school sports facilities in the area. However, there have been studies done tying turf fields to increased injury risks. While multiple studies have sug...

Communiteen Read continues at Portage Northern

Communiteen Read continues at Portage Northern

Astrid Code, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Every year, a young adult book is chosen to be read throughout the Portage community, especially by teens. This year, that book is The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. Throughout March, there were events to celebrate and recognize the dystopian novel. Art Hop On March 1, the work of PN’s Desi...

2019 Spring Blood Drive

2019 Spring Blood Drive

Natalie Grinder, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Have you ever wanted to do something that could do some good in the world. Well the blood drive that comes to the school twice a year is a perfect time to do it. You could save 3 lives just by one donation of blood. Megan Chow was the leader of the blood drive committee for the second blood drive of t...

Prom: Ridiculously expensive, overrated, and on my calendar

Prom: Ridiculously expensive, overrated, and on my calendar

Keegan Tenney, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2019

With prom, the biggest dance at any school, less than 2 months away, everyone is hurrying to find outfits, dates, and make plans. Now let me tell you, all the hustle and bustle is not worth it by any means. Don’t get me wrong, prom is something to be excited about. But there is so much time to figure...

Netflix series promotes cultural awareness through the use of humor

Netflix series promotes cultural awareness through the use of humor

Sheila Mwanda, Entertainment Editor

March 17, 2019

“COMEDIANS of the World” is a 47 episode series featuring stand up comedians from all over the globe. The series is divided into 13 regions, each one representing a different part of the world. Different countries represented include South Africa, Iran, India, Canada, and Brazil. Through this series...

Coming Out

Coming Out

Cerena Read, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019

“Yes,” she said and kissed me. The heat rushed to my cheeks, as I realized what just happened. A goofy smile probably crossed my face as I went on to grab her hand. In that perfect moment, it never crossed my cross my mind that I would have to come out to my parents. I was terrifi...

Jonas Brothers official comeback

Jonas Brothers official comeback

Brianna Neuhouser, Website Editor

March 17, 2019

2005 fangirls are rising out of the ground with the resurgence of the amazing brother trio, the Jonas Brothers. Released on March 1st, 2019, their new single “Sucker” debuted at number 1 on the US Spotify and Apple Music charts. It also rapidly climbed to top the iTunes charts. With a catchy bea...

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