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Portage introduces more EMC opportunities

Portage introduces more EMC opportunities

Sarah Harris, Journalism 1 Writer

January 7, 2020

Early Middle College is a five-year program of study that may begin as early as grade 9 and is designed to allow a pupil to earn a high school diploma while also earning 60 transferable college credits toward a four-year degree from a Michigan public or private university, an associate degree from a comm...

Band competes in state finals

Band competes in state finals

Kellie Miles, Photographer

November 14, 2019

On November 2, 2019, the Pride of Huskie Country marching band traveled to Ford Field for the Michigan Competing Band Association state finals. The band was seeded 7th going into the event and finished in 8th after another band moved up two places from their original seed. The Huskies earned a...

Portage Northern campus shuts down after shooting threat

Portage Northern campus shuts down after shooting threat

The Staff

November 14, 2019

  UPDATE A seventeen year old Portage Northern student has been taken into custody. After police searched her home, finding no weapons, it has been determined that she was of no credible threat....

Michigan becomes a “no kill” shelter state

Michigan becomes a “no kill” shelter state

Maya Daniels, J1 Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

In early September, animal lovers and pet owners alike were ecstatic when they heard Michigan became a “no-kill” state. “Being a pet owner of two rescue dogs, I feel at peace knowing they didn't die in the shelter,” said sophomore Morgan Brooks. However, many Michiganders don't really know wh...

JV soccer team defeats Portage Central

JV soccer team defeats Portage Central

Jackson Barnard, J1 Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

On Tuesday, September 18th, the JV soccer team defeated the crosstown rival Portage Central at the Mustang’s home field by a score of 1-0.   The lone goal was scored by sophomore Marcel Jones. “It was exciting, I like that I was able to represent my school by scoring that goal and winning...

Nott prepares to lead students to Italy in Summer 2020

Nott prepares to lead students to Italy in Summer 2020

Kaylin Kyle, J1 Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

On Wednesday the 18th, in the lower commons art room, art teacher Sarah Nott held an informational meeting about the upcoming trip to Italy this summer. “I have always loved Greek and Roman art since I was in college. I have a soft spot for it- and, I’ve been to Italy before. And I loved it, had real...

Portage Northern Pokecon Go

Portage Northern Pokecon Go

Isabelle Burnett, J1 Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Pokecon Go is an Economics assignment created by Portage Central’s Social Studies Teacher Robbie Coon.    “We are using a new curriculum,” Portage Northern’s Social Studies Teacher Amber Dixon says, “so this is a new way of presenting the material to Economics students”.  ...

PN varsity soccer narrowly loses to PC

PN varsity soccer narrowly loses to PC

Kristen Ammar, J1 Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

The varsity soccer team lost a close game to PC during their regular-season match up on September 17. Senior Levi Crooks scored Northern’s only goal with five minutes left in the game, but the Mustangs scored twice,  and the final score was Mustangs 2, Huskies 1.  Crooks almost scored another time, but was u...

Students participate in national climate change walkout

Students participate in national climate change walkout

Gabi Ford, J1 Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

As young activists become frustrated with the lack of change, action begins to take place. On Friday, September 20, students and adults all around the world did just that, and Kalamazoo County didn’t hesitate to participate. This movement was led nationally by Greta Thunberg, a sixteen year old cli...

PN remembers the attacks of 9/11

PN remembers the attacks of 9/11

Morgan Brooks, J1 Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

To Portage Northern High School, remembering 9/11 is important. The day started with a moment of silence led by principal Jim French, and many teachers focused their lessons on the events of that day. “It’s important for us to remember that when we have those types of situations we have to reme...

Michigan bans flavored vapes

Michigan bans flavored vapes

Cynthia Brown, J1 Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

On September 4, 2019, Michigan became the first state to ban flavored vapes, e-cigs, and other vaping products. Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement, “I believe that E-cigarettes are dangerous and should not be sold widely. However, there are versions of it that are used to help people quit,...

School, local law enforcement attempts to curb speeding around campus

School, local law enforcement attempts to curb speeding around campus

Isabelle Burnett, J1 Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th of September, two announcements were made regarding the speeding on and off campus by Portage Northern Director of Communications Brenda Marsh. “Please pay attention to your speed when arriving or leaving our campus. We are getting complaints from our surrounding neighbor...

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