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The Northern Light

The student news site of Portage Northern High School

The Northern Light

DECA students waiting at their state championships.

DECA students compete in state championships

Illustration: Annabelle Bartz, Writers: Jackson Barnard, Brie Quick, Abby Hosler, Ella Morofski, Kayla Malaski, Avery Bogemann, Mitchell Barnard, Trevor Anderson, Kennedy Beck, Mariah McCollough, Ash Weller, Ashton Hall, Mitchell Barnard, ChaseVanderwalle April 7, 2023

Students shine at fourth annual Peoples Choice Awards

Students shine at fourth annual People’s Choice Awards

Bryana Quick, Jackson Barnard, Annabelle Bartz, Abby Hosler, Ella Morofsky, Kayla Malaski, Avery Bogemann, Trevor Anderson, Kennedy Beck, Mariah McCollough, Ash Weller, Lauren Pernie, Mitchell Barnard, Chase VanderWalle, Ashton Hall April 7, 2023

On the evening of March 20, 2023, 53 students gathered in the auditorium for the fourth annual People’s Choice Awards. Unlike other celebrations, like Student of the Month and Academic Awards, the...

Multiple law enforcement vehicles were visible from the south side of the building on the morning of Feb. 7 in response to a fake statewide threat.

A prank call to the Portage Department of Public Safety leads to multiple police at PNHS

Bryana Quick, Editor in Chief February 8, 2023

“At approximately 9:35 a.m. on February 7, 2023, a call came into the Portage Department of Public Safety (PDPS) Information Center reporting an active shooter at Portage Northern High School,”...

The Huskie Den is open and ready to serve customers during first and second lunch.

Huskie Den celebrates annual opening

September 23, 2022

As the Husky Den officially reopened September 6th, students can find new and old Huskie gear available for purchase during first and second lunch. Portage Northern’s marketing teacher Jeanine Patterson...

The denim drive will accept donations through the 30th of the month. Photo by Eliott McGlynn.

Drama department hosts denim drive for the fall musical “Footloose”

Lizzie Seem, Elliot McGlynn, Emily Lynch, and Cynthia Brown September 22, 2022

Last week on Monday, September 12th, the drama department announced a denim drive for their upcoming musical “Footloose.” The drive goes until the end of the month. September, and to donate, students...

Students gather for the inaugural Book Buddies meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. Photo by Avery Bogemann.

Book Buddies holds first meeting

Avery Bogemann, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

Book Buddies, the club where high school students read books to elementary school kids, held their first meeting after school on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  The club is advised by Latin teacher...

A police car and two other unmarked vehicles were parked outside the school for the duration of the lockup.

Students placed on 33 minute lockdown following incident at Crossroads Mall

Staff September 9, 2022

The high school entered a precautionary lockup situation at 12:02 pm on Sept. 9, 2022. An email from the school to families stated that the request was made by the Portage Department of Public Safety while...

Taiwan prepares for possible conflict with China amid unprovoked invasion of Ukraine

Taiwan prepares for possible conflict with China amid unprovoked invasion of Ukraine

Emily Macaulay, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

Last Wednesday, Taiwan's National Communications Commission launched an investigation against the Taipei-based Chinese Television System (CTS) after airing several false reports of a Chinese invasion. "New...

Slater introduces students to Sasha and who they were as a person. Photo by Jaclyn Brubaker.

The 57 Bus author Dashka Slater visits Portage for Communiteen Read

On March 14 and 15, The 57 Bus author and journalist Dashka Slater visited Portage as part of the annual Communiteen Read. The Communiteen Read is a collaboration between Portage Public Schools, Portage...

Ryan Ledlow gives Neveah  Clear their peoples choice award. Photo By Amanda Thorpe.

PN hosts first in-person People’s Choice awards

Chloe Clarke-Phillip, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Portage Northern’s 2022 People's Choice Awards is officially over. With the 47 teachers and their chosen students gathered together in the auditorium, this event was definitely one to remember. Students,...

PN Parent Compass newest fundraiser, Pack Attack, put PN signs in yards around the community.

PN Parent Compass carries out successful Pack Attack fundraiser

Abby Hosler, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

The PN Parent Compasses’ new Pack Attack (PA) fundraiser is the embodiment of school spirit, community, and being Pack Strong while still having fun.  The PN Parent Compass is an organization...

History teacher and Senate adviser Joey Wood gets pied by sophomore Kamden Morgan as a part of the Lunches for Lives fundraiser.

Lunches for Lives: a fundraiser, a rivalry, a pie in the face

Abby Hosler, Staff Writer November 11, 2021

On Friday, November 5, students crowded around the lower level commons doors to watch teachers Chris Prom, Joey Wood, and Justin Olsen take a pie to the face. The reasons why are both altruistically simple...

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