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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...

Top Ten (non-school) books you should read before graduate high school

Top Ten (non-school) books you should read before graduate high school

Hannah Winegar, Feature Editor

February 27, 2014


Filed under All, Books, Entertainment

The List (Siobhan Vivian): It may be sort of a girly book, but it is honestly one of the most accurate representations of life in high school I have seen in a long time. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green): I will admit to being biased in putting this book here. It is one of my favorite books ever,...

Divergent

Jenna Mattison, Photographer and Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

Divergent, by Veronica Roth, is the new “it” book and soon-to-be movie.  Similar to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Maze Runner by James Dashner,  this novel is a part of the dystopian genre.  This book is about Tris Prior whose life takes place in the future, where society is split int...

The Crucible

Sammy Melvin, Staff Writer

February 13, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

In a town where everyone accused others of being involved with witchcraft, one must protect themselves from execution. The Crucible is a terrifying story of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in Massachusetts during the early 1960s. Starting January 30, this intense story will be told at Portage Northe...

The Legend of Hercules

Sarah Cornell, Life and Style Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Entertainment

Filled with action, adventure and a smidge of romance, The Legend of Hercules produced by Renny Harlin is a spot-on movie and definitely needs to be added to your ‘must see list’. You will be pleased to see Kellan Lutz in a whole new role. He proves himself to be so much more than a sidekick vam...

Top Ten Superheroes

Hannah Teerman, Entertainment Editor

December 18, 2013


Filed under All, Entertainment

1. Superman: Come on, he can fly, shoot lasers out of his eye, has x-ray vision and he is really strong. How can the dude lose, besides his weakness, the little green kryptonite thing. But it’s not like many people will be able to find that. 2. Batman: Nothing is wrong with a costume, I mean disgui...

Poempalooza: Creative writing class hosts the first PN poetry slam event

Poempalooza: Creative writing class hosts the first PN poetry slam event

Sammy Melvin, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

“I write a bit of slam poetry, and I like the concept because it gives you the chance to share a strong opinion or social problem you might agree or disagree with and present it so it affects others as well,” said Hannah Conklin (12) who is one of the co-founders of Poempalooza. Conklin has been...

Marching Band reaches state finals

Marching Band reaches state finals

Hannah Teerman and Sarah Cornell

November 12, 2013


Filed under Entertainment

“This year’s concept is all about the experience of going to the movies! Movies are not just to sit around and watch, they play with your emotions. So we grabbed that concept and ran with it. We have ‘scenes’ that clearly cause the same emotions [such as] -action, sci fi, thriller, love story...

You haven’t heard: top 5 underappreciated bands

Hannah Winegar, Feature Editor

November 11, 2013


Filed under Entertainment, Recommended Stories

Company of Thieves- An indie rock group based in Chicago, Illinois founded by Genevieve Schatz and Marc Walloch. Part softer rock, part ballad, this band has yet to disappoint. Company of Theives is a good choice if you like Capital Cities or Ok Go. Albums include Ordinary Riches and Running from a Gamble. The...

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