The Northern Light

Something Blue… Something New

Something Blue… Something New

Madelyn Conklin, Entertainment Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

"The band program prides itself on having ‘not just your typical spring band concert,’” said Josh Bartz, Portage Northern Band Director. The Spring Concert is almost here, and no one wants to miss this one.   Every year, Portage Northern bands have a spring concert towards the end of the sc...

The grand finale

The grand finale

Megan Rinock, staff writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The third and final movie of the Divergent series, Allegiant, hit theaters a month ago. I’ve had pretty high expectations ever since I saw Mockingjay Part 2, which was like repeatedly hitting my thumb with a hammer. Why high expectations? Because if a movie isn’t as bad as Mockingjay, then it’s...

Summer music festivals

Summer music festivals

Allison McKenzie, staff writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

Summer is approaching quickly and music festivals are all the rage. What’s better than spending a day in the sun with your friends listening to some of your favorite artists and enjoying 4 or 5 concerts ? One of the most commonly known music festivals is Lollapalooza, which is in Chicago during July....

Top 10 video games

Top 10 video games

Taylor Slager, staff writer

March 22, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

The explosion of video games has caught everyone’s attention. With thousands of video games all over the world, it is hard to get everyone on the same page of which most recent games are the top 10. Here at Portage Northern, many kids would agree that the video games listed below are some of the best...

Oscar boycott

Oscar boycott

Lyndsey Case, staff writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

The 2016 Oscars will be forever known as the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his well anticipated Oscar after years of talent starring in numerous films. With the media up in ablaze, it is easy to shortfall the underlying issue that was happening behind the big screen. While the Academy was fin...

Fall Out Boy’s “Wintour” Comes to Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fall Out Boy’s “Wintour” Comes to Grand Rapids, Michigan

Madelyn Conklin, Entertainment Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music

For the fifth year in a row, Fall Out Boy revealed in October 2015 that they would be headlining a winter tour called “Wintour.” This year, the band hit the road with PVRIS (pronounced “Paris”) and Awolnation for a 23 city tour, starting on February 25th in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and ending on M...

To three or not to three, that is the question.

To three or not to three, that is the question.

Drew Dixon, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Showcase

  Judges and timer ready? The Forensics season is upon us. Portage Northern’s most successful state championship winning extracurricular public speech program is back up and running and is looking for the same success it has had for fourteen years now. The goals of this year’s team will...

Sing “Hallelujah”

Sing “Hallelujah”

Madelyn Conklin, Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment, Music

  “‘Death Of A Bachelor’ is very important to me. It expresses the bittersweet (but mostly sweet) end of an era,” said Brendon Urie, lead singer of Panic! at the Disco. After three years of anticipation, Panic! at the Disco has finally released a new full-length album that already has...

Top past trends on YouTube

Top past trends on YouTube

Lexi Kava, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

Ah, Yes! It’s that time, as we move into the new year families get together to remember the years past. Like when Suzie was a brace face, or when Timmy peed his pants in Target. Although the best times to reminisce about, would be remembering all those stupid YouTube videos you used to watch in mi...

2015: A Work of Art

2015: A Work of Art

Demi Jensen, staff writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

Demi Jensen   From the release of 1989 by Taylor Swift to 25 by Adele, the music industry produced some major albums in 2015. Memorable and brilliant are understatements when it comes to the albums that made their debuts in 2015. This past year was absolutely one of iconic albums.  Fall...

Top Winter Movies 2015-2016

Top Winter Movies 2015-2016

Beverly Santos, staff writer

January 6, 2016


Filed under All, Entertainment

A majority of Northern students stay tuned for ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” to catch their favorite holiday and winter movies. With so many movies to choose from, there are a handful that stand out and leave students remembering them from their childhood. The holiday season has a lot to...

Poetry with Pizzazz: Poempalooza

Alaina Taylor (12), Opinion Editor

December 10, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

“I believe that art of any kind can be pivotal in a person coming to understand who they are...it’s big, it has an impact that’s almost impossible to measure, when kids are passionate,” said Nancy Nott, advisor of the Peace Jam club.   Poetry has played a large role in Nott’s life starting fr...

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