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

Quantumania is the first release in Phase 5. Free use/ Marvel.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is entertaining…enough

Annabelle Bartz, Creative Editor March 14, 2023

Released into theaters on February 17th, Ant-Man and The Wasp Quantumania divided audiences. Rotten Tomatoes received polarized reviews with 48% from critics and 83% from audiences. Critic, Joe Friar,...

This installment captures the balancing act between having a healthy academic and social life.

Surprisingly Difficult with Kayla Miller: balancing

Kayla Miller February 16, 2023

Surprisingly Difficult is a monthly comic strip by senior Northern Light illustrator Kayla Miller that tackles the ordinary things about high school that should not be, but are, surprisingly difficult.  

Ms. Marvel and a Muslim’s Perspective

Ms. Marvel and a Muslim’s Perspective

Jenna Abdulhak, Staff Writer February 8, 2023

Ms. Marvel, the new - and Muslim -  Marvel hero, has made her debut. As she does, Muslims as a whole have been vocal about their outlooks on the series. Despite being Muslim myself, I found some of these...

The Last Of Us adaptation feels grounded and real

The Last Of Us adaptation feels grounded and real

Avery Bogemann, Veteran Staff Writer February 7, 2023

The Last of Us, a video game turned into aTV show on the streaming service HBO max, hit screens on January 15th, 2023. The game was originally made by the company NaughtyDog in 2013, and quickly became...

Kayla and Abbys Huskies Eats: Fiesta Burrito and Kumo Hibachi and Sushi

Kayla and Abby’s Huskies Eats: Fiesta Burrito and Kumo Hibachi and Sushi

Kayla Malaski and Abby Hosler February 2, 2023

“Huskie Eats with Kayla and Abby” is the best place to find all you need to know about student-friendly restaurants around Portage. Join us as we spread positive food culture and explore hidden gems...

The cover of this installments book Shatter Me.

Bookish with Avery Bogemann: Shatter Me

Avery Bogemann, Veteran Staff Writer February 1, 2023

          The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi was a genuine surprise for me; I never would have expected how much I’d like it. Going in I was a little apprehensive,...

One of the casts from the double-cast show.

“The One Act Play That Goes Wrong” gets everything right

Annabelle Bartz January 25, 2023

This year's play is "The One Act Play That Goes Wrong." Director and English teacher CeCe Weeks shares the premise: "It is opening night for the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society....

This installment brings to life what its like to get from home to school on a Michigan winter day

Surprisingly Difficult with Kayla Miller: getting to school

Kayla Miller December 1, 2022

Surprisingly Difficult is a monthly comic strip by senior Northern Light illustrator Kayla Miller that tackles the ordinary things about high school that should not be, but are, surprisingly difficult.

Wednesday, Netflixs Addams Family spinoff, recorded a record-breaking first week with over 341 million viewing hours.

Netflix’s Wednesday dances between realism, surrealism

Annabelle Bartz, Creative Editor November 30, 2022

I love Wednesday. There is not much else to it. This amazing show has many twists, the acting is great for the most part, and the show is absolutely beautiful. Directed by Tim Burton and starring...

The cast of Footloose listens to Reverend Moore, played by junior Charlie Gross, preach in the opening scene.

Footloose is a musical you don’t want to miss

Annabelle Bartz, Creative Editor November 17, 2022

I don’t really watch a lot of older movies, so I had not seen Footloose when I went to see the show. As someone who tends not to enjoy older movies/musicals, I was delightfully surprised as to how well...

This installment explores the fresh heck that is trying to navigate the hallway on passing time.

Surprisingly Difficult with Kayla Miller: walking down the hallway

Kayla Miller October 1, 2022

Surprisingly Difficult is a monthly comic strip by senior Northern Light illustrator Kayla Miller that tackles the ordinary things about high school that should not be, but are, surprisingly difficult.

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...

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