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Into the Woods: a review for a tangled tale

Into the Woods: a review for a tangled tale

Jessica Miner, staff writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Last year has come and gone, but the famous Into the Woods movie is a topic that is still lingering on everyone’s lips. Trailers and teasers have infiltrated the internet and TV commercials but still some people are unsure. Is it good? Would my children and family like it? Should I see it?  And the...

Red Box v.s Movie stores: the new alternatives

Red Box v.s Movie stores: the new alternatives

cortney chow, staff writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Television

With a few simple clicks and a cozy couch hogged by one person or a group of friends, scattered popcorn and spilled drinks are sure to be the remains of the end of movie marathon night. Of course, most of the population of earth worships Netflix and is popularly used for different events, whether it be scary movie ...

Listen to the radio scanner: a review on the movie Nightcrawler

Listen to the radio scanner: a review on the movie Nightcrawler

Maddy Conklin, Entertainment Editor

December 10, 2014


Filed under Movies, Reviews

“Remember, use your zoom, steady hands.” The movie Nightcrawler, directed by Dan Gilroy, is certainly a controversial thriller that aims to please and ultimately succeeds. This film revolves around an aspiring TV journalist and all of his endeavors performed in order to succeed in television journalism....

Top 3 apps of the week

Top 3 apps of the week

Cortney Chow, Staff Writer

December 3, 2014


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

Cellphone screens greasy with fingerprints of the owner and eager watching friends, the honesty of the whole midst obsession to a cellular device in not just texting. Sending messages is just half of the modern day addiction to glowing screens; the most important piece of the relationship that keeps...

Why You Aren’t too Cool to Play Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Why You Aren’t too Cool to Play Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Eric Staats, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2014


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

Many of us played Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald in elementary school—don’t even deny it. Pokémon was the greatest video game ever in a time where we were too old to play Animal Crossing and Nintendogs, but too young for Call of Duty and Halo. Nintendo has released remakes of these classic...

Disclaimer: brain cells may be lost

Disclaimer: brain cells may be lost

Lydia Huitt, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Recommended Stories

“We got no food, we got no jobs, OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!” Wow, sounds like a bummer, but Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne have come a long way from this state of starvation and headless pets. Directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly have done it again with their sequel to the classic “Dumb and...

Kudos and Comedy: Chicago’s a hit

Kudos and Comedy: Chicago’s a hit

Lexi Kava, Special to the NL

November 19, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

The lights go down, the curtains open, the crowd grows silent, and the show has begun! On Friday November 7, 2014 the Portage Northern High School drama department welcomed anybody who wanted to come to the opening night of their rendition of the musical, Chicago. The musical follows the lives of two...

Chicago is a hit: And all that Jazz

Chicago is a hit: And all that Jazz

Anna Heystek, Special to the NL

November 19, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Short skirts, swift moves, enticing voices, and loud attitudes, what more could someone want out of a musical set in the 20’s? Chicago is everything musical enthusiasts want out of a star murderess teetering on death row. If not drawn to the musical because of the sheer rareness of it done in a hig...

Chicago too chic?

Chicago too chic?

Jessica Miner, Staff Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

“It is important for me to provide our students with a well-rounded theatre experience.” Ms. Bowen, Northern’s Drama & Forensics Director, said when asked about the controversy towards this year’s play. “That means that they should be exposed to many types of theatre.” In the past years,...

Getting a bad (w)rap: Rap music hitting rock bottom

Getting a bad (w)rap: Rap music hitting rock bottom

Gray Willson, Sports Editor

October 7, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Music

For the better part of the last half century, rap music has dominated the sales charts, and the majority of peoples’ playlists.  However, today, with such a variety of new music being introduced, the question is whether or not the generation of rap music is over. During the past 3 years, rap music...

The Literary Magazine: A look into the annual publication of student writing and art.

The Literary Magazine: A look into the annual publication of student writing and art.

Laura Kirkendall, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


Filed under All, Entertainment

“The Literary Magazine is important because it showcases all the talent at our school,” says Stephanie Truitt (11). Truitt, currently a student in IB Art, has a great appreciation for the arts. For the past two years she has purchased a magazine, along with having art published. Truitt enjoys the...

Nott your average teacher: A closer look at the Language Arts teacher Ms. Nott

Nott your average teacher: A closer look at the Language Arts teacher Ms. Nott

Laura Kirkendall, Staff Writer

April 1, 2014


Filed under All, Opinion

“I admire her desire to work hard to create a comfortable setting in the classroom so that all the students can express themselves openly,” says Rachel Sherman (12). “[Ms. Nott] is the coolest teacher I have had so far, I think because she teaches well and makes literature fun,” says Maya Ganapathy...

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