The student news site of Portage Northern High School

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

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...

The Niles Scream Park has 7 attractions this year, including its flagship attraction, a massive haunted house.

7-attraction Niles Scream Park opens for 48th season

Spencer Kadlec September 22, 2021

Story, photos, and video by Spencer Kadlec Design by Astrid Code

Nickelodeon announces creation of Avatar studios

Nickelodeon announces creation of Avatar studios

Maya Daniels, Opinion Editor April 2, 2021

7 years after the original series ended, Nickelodeon has announced creation of Avatar studios, a division dedicated to creating original content surrounding the Avatar: the last airbender and The legend...

How did a musical get started on TikTok? Listen here to find out.

Tik Tok Trends with Ari: Ratatouille the Musical

Arianna Coleman, Staff Writer March 10, 2021


This the Netflix original is a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga of the same name.

Netflix’s Alice in Borderland

Lizzie Sheldon, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Alice in Borderland is a popular Japanese manga written and illustrated by Haro Aso. The manga was serialized from November 5, 2010 to March 2, 2016 and contains 18 volumes in total. Recently, Alice in...

The Queens Gambit is a Netflix miniseries based on the book of the same name.

The true beauty of The Queen’s Gambit

Arushi Mithal, Feature Editor March 8, 2021

Compelling acting, an addictive/emotional plotline, indulgent character development, and a powerful message to tie it all up: this is what a good television series needs in order to attract viewers and...

The Fault in Our Stars is one of a handful of great book to movie adaptations.

16 popular book to movie adaptations that are worth the watch

Libby Ertl, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Everyone has been in the situation where they read a great book and wish that there was a movie of it so they could see all their favorite characters in action. Luckily, there are many novels and books...

Mario Judah does it all as a singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer.

Mario Judah: genius?

Liam Fagan , Editor in Chief February 24, 2021

Playboi Carti is perhaps one of the most influential rap artists of the past decade. His 2017 mixtape Playboi Carti was a triumphant entrance into the music scene, and 2018’s Die Lit was one of the best...

Valentines Day can be great even if youre single.

Surviving Valentine’s Day as a single person

Avery Bogemann, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

Valentine's day is all about love, and relationships, and all things sappy. What do you do when you don't have a significant other on the day of love? Valentine’s Day could seem almost dull and sad...

Here is the finished product, made with minimal time and materials.

No Valentine’s gift? No problem!

Allie Miller, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

Are you looking for a quick and easy last minute valentine’s gift for your family, friend, or significant other? Then look no further!   What you need: A styrofoam ball about the size of...

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