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ACT/SAT vs US: A sneak peak into the real world of studying

ACT/SAT vs US: A sneak peak into the real world of studying

Meredith Ablao, Special to the NL

September 29, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

“I have been working ever since I was like five,” said Cortney Chow(11). Coming from a traditional Chinese family, Chow faces extensive pressure to score higher than a 30 on her ACT. This causes tremendous stress, emotion, and exhaustion. Like Chow, students believe the ACT/SAT is a stressful time...

Un-American? Donald Trump’s Campaign to Presidency

Un-American? Donald Trump’s Campaign to Presidency

Issra Said, Special to the NL

September 29, 2015


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“I think the most drastic change I’ll see will be in my interactions with other people,” said Shukri Bana, a student at Grand Valley State University. Bana, a Somali-American, believes if Donald Trump is elected as president of the US, it would amplify bigoted attitudes in her daily social relations d...

A is for awesome F is for failure: A look into grading

A is for awesome F is for failure: A look into grading

Salvador DelVecchio, Special to the NL

September 29, 2015


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It was the beginning of the fourth marking period.  Calvin Voss (11) was looking forward to playing on his golf team in the upcoming months.  But his hopes were dashed when his low grade wouldn’t make the cut.  The next couple of weeks were very stressful for Voss.  Not only did he have to maint...

Homecoming predictions 2015

Homecoming predictions 2015

Allison McKenzie (10), Sports Editor

September 28, 2015


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From car push, pie eating, lip feud, and dress up days, to the big game and dance, homecoming is definitely a week to remember. Every year there has to be a winner for activity, but the real question is, who? Will it be the Seniors who somehow win every year, (as some people think), or will it be th...

Everything counted: PN Baseball Team finishes 2015 season as state runner up

Everything counted: PN Baseball Team finishes 2015 season as state runner up

Ben Neal, Adviser

June 14, 2015


Filed under Gallery, Media, News, Recommended Stories, Showcase, Sports

I have coached over 20 years witnessing many amazing and special moments in sports, but Northern's Baseball run to the state finals was easily one of the best. And the 9 inning state final game, which resulted in a 2-1 victory for Hartland over PN, was truly a special moment. Despite falling short and...

Squad up: New NL staff ready for 2015-2016

Squad up: New NL staff ready for 2015-2016

NL Lover, Support PN's Northern Light

June 5, 2015


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"We want the student-body to be more involved in The Northern Light," said new editor-in-chief Megan McKenzie (12). Yes, the school year is ending, but Northern's school newspaper staff is gearing up for the 2015-2016 school year. And next school year, the staff wants more students impacting and invo...

Fifth Year’s A Charm

Nicole Bobb, staff writer

March 11, 2015


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“I think it’s like EFE, like KAMSC, it’s like IB, it’s an opportunity people have to take another option in their coursework to propel them towards their future coursework,” said Principal Jim French. Portage Northern is planning to participate in a program that would allow for willing students...

The Mystery of the Dress Unveiled!

Zach Tenney, staff writer

March 9, 2015


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If you’ve been on the internet lately, or tuned in to your favorite news program, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard quite a lot about “the dress”. In case you aren’t aware, a picture of a dress recently went viral. Interestingly, there isn’t anything overly unique about this dress;...

Snow Struggles: A school day can be a snow day for student walkers and drivers

Snow Struggles: A school day can be a snow day for student walkers and drivers

Cortney Chow, staff writer

March 5, 2015


Filed under Local, News, Recommended Stories

Oh, winter. How we love the way you smile when we are forced to dust the tower of snow off our cars while our bodies turn into human popsicles, or the way you laugh when we humiliate ourselves because we fall over the ice you have made invincible. Luckily, we Michiganders have become immune (not really)...

I was never good at ACTing anyways…

I was never good at ACTing anyways…

Lydia Huitt, Sports Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under All, Local, News

The ACT- the cringe worthy, dreadful, looming test that is constantly hanging over the heads of defenseless high school students. For some students, however, this test can be their ticket to a fantastic university.  One specific student is Casey Ruggles (11). “I really wanna to get into a good coll...

Staats’ Statements

Staats’ Statements

February 23, 2015


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North Korea has asked the United Nations to look further into the CIA’s recent torture allegations. Which is probably the best use ever for the phrase “the pot calling the kettle black.”   Google has announced that “do I have Ebola?” was one of the most popular searches of the ...

Trivia Crack: the new type of “crack” problem

Trivia Crack: the new type of “crack” problem

Lydia Huitt, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under All, Local, News, World

A new type of “Crack” problem “Hey! In golfing terms, what is another name for an albatross?” “Wait! Who released ‘Born in the USA’ in 1984?” “Just a second! How are nucleic acids shaped?” Does hearing obscure questions like these at random moments ring a bell? This is because...

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