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Finstagram? ‘Finstas’ taking Social Media by Storm

Finstagram? ‘Finstas’ taking Social Media by Storm

Lily Antor, Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Just for Fun

Over the past year, a new community in the social media forum of Instagram has emerged: the underground world of ‘finstas.'  Finsta is a term that combines the words “fake” and “instagram,” therefore emphasizing the concept of finsta: a junk-drawer for all instagram photos unworthy of one's ‘rin...

Where to go this weekend: orchards and farms

Where to go this weekend: orchards and farms

Alli McKenzie, Feature Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Fall is here and pumpkins, mazes, donuts, and cider are all in full swing! There are several places to enjoy these amazing fall festivities, but here are some of the best places to submerge yourself in the spirit of fall. Gull Meadow: The first place that comes to mind when thinking fall festivities is the ever popular Gull Meadow Farms. Located in Richland, Michigan...

Student Paranormal Experiences

Student Paranormal Experiences

Allison McKenzie, Feature Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

As Halloween is quickly approaching, scary movies are making their comeback in our society. While most of these films have fake plots, some of them are based on true stories. While thinking that some of these plots and paranormal experiences could never come true, here are some paranormal experiences...

The 5 hottest hip hop albums of the summer

The 5 hottest hip hop albums of the summer

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The summer is a great time for rap artists to drop projects for their fans. This year, many artists dropped albums and mixtapes to either establish themselves in the game or continue to flourish as a musician. Five tapes stood out among all the others because of how unique they are. 5. Blank Face A...

Reasonable Genre or Real Problem: Rap Music

Reasonable Genre or Real Problem: Rap Music

Lyndsey Case, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

Originating from the idea of rhyming stanzas behind a beat, the sound of rap music has drastically changed as well as its audience. The basics of rap music is traced back to 1973 when the first DJ, DJ Kool Herc, began using two turntables to create music for parties. Later on, he drafted his friend Coke ...

Continuing the success: FNaF’s new series

Continuing the success: FNaF’s new series

Megan Rinock, Staff Writer

May 31, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies

  Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF) creator Scott Cawthon has recently released the trailer for his newest game. Called Five Nights at Freddy’s Sister Location, the game will focus on an all new and equally terrifying cast, including Funtime Freddy, Funtime Foxy, Ballora the ballerina, and Baby...

Disney Movie Madness

Disney Movie Madness

Lexi Gavlas, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Movies

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: in honor of Disney Channel’s 100th original movie, they are hosting a Memorial Day Weekend Movie Marathon-and the lineup is out!  As we speak, Disney is airing all of the old classics, from The Thirteenth Year to Read It and Weep.  So clear your DVR and record all o...

The house is getting fuller.

The house is getting fuller.

Abigail Seeber, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Television

  The house is getting fuller   What ever happend to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening T.V? On February 26, the milkman, the paperboy, and evening T.V will return… more or less. Fuller House, The Full House  spin off series, features the original cast of D.J. , S...

The Kalamazoo area’s top five coffee joints

The Kalamazoo area’s top five coffee joints

Lily Antor, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Reviews

The Kalamazoo area boasts many coffee shops that vary in style and product selection; there is practically a guaranteed perfect fit for any local out there.  To make it easier to decide where to grab your next cup of jo, The Northern Light examines the top five coffee shops in town!   #5: Caffe ...

#HighSchoolTaughtMe

#HighSchoolTaughtMe

Abigail Seeber, Staff Writer

May 25, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Just for Fun

#HighSchoolTaughtMe   As the school year rounds to a close, and our seniors have departed, it leaves us feeling the need to pass on our wisdom to the next generation. #HighSchoolTaughtMe was recently the “Number One Most Used Hashtag on Twitter,” and it is in everyone’s best interest to...

Chance The Rapper- Coloring Book Review

Chance The Rapper- Coloring Book Review

Carter Landis, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

After a 3 year hiatus, Lil Chano From 79th is back with his new tape, Coloring Book. Chance initially tweeted that the name of the tape would be Chance 3 because it’s his third solo project. He dropped the tape on May 13th on Apple Music. This new installment from Chance features a mix of abou...

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