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B4 the Storm: one big celebration of rap

B4 the Storm: one big celebration of rap

Liam Fagan, Editor in Chief

September 14, 2020

If you’ve never heard the name Internet Money, now is the time to get familiar. The music collective led by Taz Taylor and Nick Mira is responsible for several of the biggest hits of the past years, with production credits on Lucid Dreams, Bandit, Ransom, and Plug Walk between them. Internet Money recent...

Avatar: the perfect metaphor for Trump’s America and the fate of a culturally relevant remake

Avatar: the perfect metaphor for Trump's America and the fate of a culturally relevant remake

Emily Macaulay, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

In 2005, Nickelodeon aired the first episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which would go on to be praised as one of the most critically acclaimed, mature, and influential shows ever created. Meghan O’Keefe, writer for the movie and television news outlet Decider, calls Avatar “the rare TV show...

Spirited Away Review

Spirited Away Review

Kai Pennington, Staff Writer

June 12, 2020

Spirited away is an animated film by Studio Ghibli. Released in 2001 in Japan and dubbed to English in September of 2002.  The movie is about a girl who moves to a new town. After finding what her and her parents believe is an abandoned theme park, all three of them see a food stall with freshly ...

Subnautica Review

Subnautica Review

Kai Pennington, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

Since quarantine started, I have been playing video games much more than I would if it was summer, or school. Going through games on the playstation store, I saw Subnautica. In previous years I have spent a lot of time on Youtube wondering what I should play and Subnautica happens to be one of the few ga...

Violet Evergarden Review

Violet Evergarden Review

Kai Pennington, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

During this long break we have had, I have been watching Violet Evergarden. A 13 episode animated series which can be seen on Netflix that is about Violet, an adolescent girl who is a former soldier, looking to understand how to be normal. Her main backstory is that she was found on a deserted island an...

Photo challenge #3: water and a tennis ball

Photo challenge #3: water and a tennis ball

Kellie Miles, Photographer

May 19, 2020

Ever spun a tennis ball while it was wet and see all the water particles fly off it? Well, you can capture that in a picture!  For this task, you will need a camera besides just your phone, unfortunately. For these shots you need to have a high shutter speed, which is how long the sensor is open for light to hit it in your camera. You also may need some help to get this sho...

Roll Up Ice Cream and Tea – worth the visit!

Roll Up Ice Cream and Tea - worth the visit!

Kellie Miles, Photographer

May 19, 2020

    Have you ever wanted to try that cool looking rolled up ice cream but realized there’s nowhere close to where you could try it? Well, luckily Kalamazoo just had a new place open, Roll Up Ice Cream and Tea! So now you can go try this delicious dessert. Another piece of gr...

Quarantine photo challenge #2: Water

Quarantine photo challenge #2: Water

Kellie Miles, Photographer

May 8, 2020

Quarantine Photo Challenge #2: Water You just need 3 things: a camera, a cup, and some water.

What to binge during quarantine

What to binge during quarantine

Lilly Lisznyai, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

There hasn’t been much to do at home except watch movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix. Netflix has been pushing out a lot of shows and movies for its users to watch since the stay at home order was enforced in March. Here are some of the best Netflix original shows to binge watch a...

Quarantine Pet Photo Challenge

Quarantine Pet Photo Challenge

Kellie Miles, Photographer

April 27, 2020

Quarantine Pet Photo Challenge

Twenty One Pilots release quarantine-inspired track

Twenty One Pilots release quarantine-inspired track

Kellie Miles, Photographer

April 17, 2020

On April 9th, Twenty One Pilots released their new single “Level of Concern” all about COVID-19 and quarantine. This song has been bringing a lot of joy and happiness to the band's fans and others, and in the song, lead vocalist Tyler Joseph sings about how as long as the people around him tell h...

“beautiful flaws” by Portage Northern alumni review

“beautiful flaws” by Portage Northern alumni review

Brianna Neuhouser, Digital Media Manager

April 16, 2020

On March 20th, 2020, the Instagram account @foxwoodstudios, run by PN alumni, the Labian family, posted an announcement: the most recent Labian graduate, Chloe published a book of poetry and pre-orders were now available. The book is titled “beautiful flaws” and it covers a wide range of topics, ...

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