The Northern Light

The teacher who saved my life

The teacher who saved my life

Haily McCoy, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

Everyday was a mess and my anxiety levels were high. When I went into middle school, my struggle was not in the academics, but rather my mental health. I was absent often and stayed in a very low spot for a long time. Johanna took notice right away; I didn’t have her in class my sixth grade year, b...

The day I not only climbed a mountain, but did so with a suicidal baby

The day I not only climbed a mountain, but did so with a suicidal baby

Syed Daniyal, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

 “Let go!” screamed my baby brother over and over again as I gripped him tightly from trying to fling himself off of an enormous mountain. It was day 4 of my family’s trip to Saudi Arabia, and it was my parent’s “wonderful” idea to go climb Mt. Uhud, a mountain that has religious significance....

Midnight Dog Surgery

Midnight Dog Surgery

Malcolm Gaynor, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Personal Narrative

There are rarely any good things about coming home from a vacation. However, after a long drive from St. Louis, our whole family was excited to finally see our dog, Ace. Ace, a Labradoodle, is a very mischievous dog, always looking to sneak out through the front door and run around the neighborhood. Ho...

Attention, freshman: it gets better

Attention, freshman: it gets better

Brianna Neuhouser, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature

As a sophomore, it’s easy to still remember how it felt to walk into the huge doors of the high school for the first time. No matter where students come from, a three floor high school with rumors of a fourth floor and three different ways to get places is pretty terrifying. However, with the help of upper...

Geopolitical tensions spur fears about nuclear war

Geopolitical tensions spur fears about nuclear war

Gabe Flota, Journalism 1 Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Informative Feature

Almost every day, there’s a new headline about some new North Korean missile test or a set of tweets from the President. Regardless of the amount of news coming out, something is happening in the world, and that something is rising world tensions, the ramifications of which could be numerous. Here...

Andrew Foltin: drawing a new path

Andrew Foltin: drawing a new path

Lyndsey Case, Social Media Manager

May 2, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Focus, Human Interest Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

Kalamazoo, to Tennessee, to Kentucky, to Colorado: picture coming home from school only to find out it is time to pack your bags, leave your friends and new school behind, and head off to another state, again. The life of a military child is never easy: “you gotta leave behind a lot of people that you...

Madison Bonnewell: singing her heart out

Madison Bonnewell: singing her heart out

Megna Joshi, Website Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Focus, Human Interest Feature, Showcase, Spotlight

Madison Bonnewell is a junior who in her free time enjoys reading, singing and watching musical theatre. Madison comes from a huge family of six siblings and is also mixed -half black and half white- and adopted. In addition to having a huge family, all of them are religious and involved in their faith,...

PN mourns cancer fighter Haylee Lewis, 9/10/1999 – 4/13/2017

PN mourns cancer fighter Haylee Lewis, 9/10/1999 – 4/13/2017

Staff

April 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

    Haylee Ann Lewis, a junior at Portage Northern High School, passed away after a nine month battle with glioblastoma on Thursday, April 13th. News of Haylee passing away came suddenly, but the impact she has left in the community will always be cherished. From Haylee’s first...

Haylee Lewis: portrait of a cancer fighter

Cortney Chow, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2017


Filed under Feature

NOTE: This is a reprint of the article on Haylee Lewis, 9/10/1999-4/13/2017, from the February edition of the Northern Light.    Haylee’s Story: She found herself in a bustling hallway trying to get to her next class as friends followed her stride - everything seemed normal f...

Best of both worlds: Kushi Matharu blends Indian and American culture

Best of both worlds: Kushi Matharu blends Indian and American culture

Meredith Ablao, News Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under All, Feature, Human Interest Feature, Life and Style, Showcase, Spotlight

The Indian community here at Portage Northern is very vast in geographical range. There are several different regions of India. The Northern Region consists of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. These locations are famous for Kashmir ...

Understanding and learning Meditation

Megna Joshi, Website Editor

March 23, 2017


Filed under Feature, Informative Feature

Meditation is something that almost everyone can do and with practice, meditation can be very beneficial to a person's mental health. This is because meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves stress and helps with insomnia. There are different types of meditation, such as: sleeping meditation, walkin...

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