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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

Featured students shared their favorite Spring Break photos with the NL staff.

Stories from Spring Break

Whether students stayed home or spent time abroad, there were lots of stories to tell from Spring Break 2023.

Michelle at Mount Kilimanjaros summit holding the photo of the group of scouts who were originally supposed to take the trip when it got canceled.

District communications director Michelle Karpinski fulfills dream of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Abby Hosler, Feature Editor February 17, 2023

Michelle Karpinski, the Community Relations Manager for Portage Public Schools, is an adventurous person. Far more than that led her to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, fulfilling a dream that...

Now a senior, Mina faces the harsh reality of not even being able to attend her own graduation because it is scheduled on the same date as Shavuot.

Senior Mina Koffron gives insight about the adversity and exclusion faced by Jewish students

Abby Hosler February 17, 2023

"Religion is valuable for some as it provides a sense of security and comfort, an assurance in one’s values and identity. Some people find that value in loving Jesus; I find that value in Judaism,"...

Senior Turab Alam wins city of Kalamazoo social justice award

Senior Turab Alam wins city of Kalamazoo social justice award

Jackson Barnard, Editor in Chief February 8, 2023

On January 17, 2023, senior IB diploma candidate, entrepreneur, and aspiring philanthropist Turab Alam was awarded the Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW) Social Justice youth award at Kalamazoo...

Let life come to you: a journey to senior year

Jackson Barnard October 12, 2022

Author's note: this is not your "typical" personal narrative. Instead, I’ve expressed my story by personifying an object that remains significant in my life. 800 W Main St, Louisville, KY: The...

A day in photos: PN on a Friday

A day in photos: PN on a Friday

Staff September 14, 2022

The Northern Light staff explored the campus in teams in an effort to capture the essence of Huskie Country on a Friday. Here's what they found.

Me (middle) holding my girls Kayleigh (right) and Sammie (left) in my arms.

“You were our Mary Poppins”: how Covid gifted me with an unexpected bond

Abby Hosler September 11, 2022

If you were to ask my family who I love most in the world they would tell you, “Her cousins, Kayleigh and Sammie.” They would be right. During Covid, my Aunt and Uncle were in need of someone to...

The NL staff says goodbye to graduating seniors Astrid Code and Miles Slocum

The NL staff says goodbye to graduating seniors Astrid Code and Miles Slocum

Abby Hosler, Jaclyn Brubaker, and Ella Morofsky May 23, 2022

These NL staff members have devoted countless time to telling the stories of others. As one final thank you, the NL underclassmen surprised them with a two-page spread in the senior edition by telling...

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