The student news site of Portage Northern High School

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

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...

Senior Ian Darling-Romain sings about his desire for a better life in the teaser performance of Little Shop of Horrors. The musical is going great and the cast, crew, and adults working on this amazing production are amazing and wonderful people, he said.

“Little Shop of Horrors” opens this weekend

Roua Algahtani and Chloe Clarke-Philipp November 10, 2021

Today, students in all grades attended fifteen minute teasers for the PN drama department’s fall musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” Based on the 1986 horror comedy, the play tells the story of...

Junior Zoey Quinn was surprised and curious to receive a Boo Bag in her 7th hour class. This is fun, she said as she unpacked it.

Boo Bags improve, fund school culture

Kayla Malaski, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

From Oct 25th to the 29th, Boo Bags were sold around Portage Northerns campus to raise money so that the school's staff can do things for students through the year.  The bags could  be purchased in the...

Out of the Box and Unified Clubs host after school event

Out of the Box and Unified Clubs host after school event

Spencer Kadlec , Staff Writer October 29, 2021

After school on Wednesday, October 27, Out of the Box and Unified Club got together for an afternoon of outdoor events including kickball, a sack race, a costume contest, and an egg toss. There was...

Senior Maggie Gross attended the event dressed as a pirate.

Anime Club hosts Halloween party

Astrid Code, Editor in Chief October 29, 2021

On Wednesday, October 27, Anime Club hosted a Halloween party to eat ramen and watch the Studio Ghibli classic Spirited Away. Some people also dressed in their Halloween costumes for...

This photo was taken at a pride event that GSA hosted at the end of last year. Since the GSA has grown, theyve been able to host more events, including the panel for coming out day.

GSA to host coming out day panel on Monday, Oct. 11

Annabelle Bartz, Staff Writer October 8, 2021

This year, for the first time, Portage Northern is hosting a Coming Out Day panel in celebration of National Coming Out Day on Monday, October 11. There is a lot of excitement surrounding the event,...

The third floor boys bathroom remains closed after it was vandalized to the point that it could not longer be used as the result of a TikTok challenge.

3rd floor boys bathroom closed for vandalism

Mitchell Barnard and Astrid Code September 20, 2021

On September 15, the 3rd floor boys bathroom was closed due to vandalism.  “I know that someone went in there, ripped the soap dispenser off the wall, took a picture of it, posted it on their...

Fire trucks pulled up to PN not once, but twice on Thursday as a faulty smoke alarm led to double evacuations of the building.

Aging fire alarm at fault for disturbing Thursday’s classes

Avery Bogemann, Editor September 13, 2021

Fire alarms twice sent students from the building on the morning of Thursday, September 9, but there was no real threat. The alarms went off during first and fourth hours. When asked how he felt...

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