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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

This uplifting LGBTQ+ drama about teen friendship and young romance is based on the graphic novel by Alice Oseman. - Netflix

In a world of content so starved for queer representation, Netflix’s “Heart Stopper” feels like a show written by queer people, for queer people

Annabelle Bartz, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

I will watch tv shows that have queer couples in them just to see the representation. That has ended up with me watching shows from Riverdale to Shera and the Princess of Power for even one shot of...

Stranger Things season 4: predictions, excitement, and the new trailer

Stranger Things season 4: predictions, excitement, and the new trailer

Annabelle Bartz, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

In the past few years I have had a lot of time on my hands. I know we all know the reason so I am not even gonna mention it, but one of my binges was Stranger Things. Almost instantaneously I fell in love...

Hailee Steinfeld takes on an animated role as Vi in Netflixs Arcane.

Netflix’s Arcane has magical animation and a complex plot

Annabelle Bartz, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

It is no secret that I am a sucker for animation of any and all kinds. I am willing to watch any and everything that’s animated and often end up watching kids shows to get my animation fix. All that...

Turning Red: the perfect movie for popcorn and pizza with your family

Turning Red: the perfect movie for popcorn and pizza with your family

Annabelle Bartz, Staff Writer April 12, 2022

Turning Red, the very latest release, came out on March 11, 2022. The movie went straight to Disney Plus without a paywall and according to Wikipedia it has already made $3.8 million world wide.  To...

Free Guy: the predictable lovechild of Lego Movie and Ready Player One

Free Guy: the predictable lovechild of Lego Movie and Ready Player One

Annabelle Bartz, Staff Writer April 12, 2022

I am not good at keeping up to date with movies. I rarely go to theaters and really only do Marvel movies. Anytime anyone I know suggests a show or movie, I tell them if I can’t stream it I won’t watch...

Netflixs CHEER has just two seasons, but has made it as high as #1 on the Netflix top 10 with over 29.1 million hours viewed.

Netflix’s Cheer has more sadness than spirit

Kayla Malaski, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Staff writer Kayla Malaski is a member of the Varsity Huskie Cheer Team. In addition, she is also an All-Star cheerleader with 13 years of competitive cheer experience. Here, she uses her expertise...

Dominion, the last film for Jurassic World, comes to theaters on June 10.

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ and the extinction of a franchise

Emily Macaulay , Staff Writer March 8, 2022

Jurassic World: Dominion, the epic conclusion of the Mesozoic era, hits theaters on June 10, 2022. Following the events of the previous film, Dominion takes place in a neo-Jurassic age where dinosaurs...

Bookish with Avery Bogemann: Beach Read

Bookish with Avery Bogemann: Beach Read

Avery Bogemann, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

As summer was coming to a close, I was under the impression that the feeling of freedom the season brought me was being lost. I didn’t want to let go of the warm weather and the lightness of no responsibility....

Portage Central brings Anastasia to the stage

Portage Central brings “Anastasia” to the stage

Jaclyn Brubaker, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Take a journey to the past through Portage Central’s Anastasia! Fans of the 20th Century Fox movie will recall the plot, but to those unfamiliar, the story is set in post-Bolshevik Revolution Russia,...

Eternals was released to Disney Plus on January 12, 2022.

Can we talk about Eternals?

Annabelle Bartz, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

Released in theaters on November 5, 2021 and released to Disney Plus on January 12th, 2022, Eternals did not exactly see the success of the other three Marvel movies released in 2021. Only grossing...

Encanto is Disneys newest movie release.

Disney’s “Encanto” hits the mark when depicting sibling relationships

Avery Bogemann, Associate Editor December 13, 2021

Encanto is a new Disney movie that entered theaters November 24, 2021 about a special family blessed by a miracle hidden in the mountains of Columbia. They are the leaders of their community, and their...

Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

They Both Die at the End

Jaclyn Brubaker, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

“My Last Message would be to find your people. And to treat each day like a lifetime.” Let’s be honest, even the title of this book, They Both Die At The End, is pretty intense, and may dissuade...

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