The Northern Light

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Are diss tracks making a comeback?

Are diss tracks making a comeback?

Lindsey Peterson , Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

We all know the famous Logan and Jake Paul diss tracks. Not only were they very cringey but I kinda had love for them. I don’t know one person who hasn’t memorized their diss tracks on each other. Even Famous Youtubers Ethan and Grayson Dolan did a diss track on each other to see who the better twi...

The importance of checking in on people during quarantine

The importance of checking in on people during quarantine

Lindsey Peterson , Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

During these tough times, I want to express how important it is to check in on people during quarantine. There are many people who suffer from anxiety, depression, or paranoia. Those are some of the people you should check in on. It is very difficult for a lot of us to stay positive through these tim...

Tik Tok stars who don’t deserve the hype

Tik Tok stars who don't deserve the hype

Lindsey Peterson , Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

If you haven’t heard of tik tok, you have definitely been missing out. Tik Tok is a huge platform that allows many people to show their talents and give them a fan base. Tik Tok is full of dancers and lip syncers and actors.  Charli D’Amelio really blew up this year and is now the biggest content cre...

Don’t take this time for granted

Don't take this time for granted

Kellie Miles, Photographer

June 3, 2020

Although most of us think that quarantine has been stupid and we didn’t like it, don’t take this time for granted. We get to see our families and do projects that we have been needing to do. I know some of you may have some family you don’t see too often, and I hope that with this opportunity of n...

Vacay vs Staycay

Vacay vs Staycay

March 23, 2020

Sleep is unnecessary

Is sleep really as important as everyone thinks? Feature editor Kylie Clifton thinks not.

Kylie Clifton, Feature Editor

March 21, 2020

In this prime era of our lives, time is everything. Apparently 6-8 hours of sleep is necessary every night according to any “doctor,” but many don’t realize what an absolute failure of productivity that is. We’re wasting hours upon hours every night, and for what? Nothing!  Now, forgoing sle...

We are all pieces of the same puzzle

It is easy to feel like we are divided, but is that always the case?

The Staff

March 19, 2020

­“Okay Boomer.” This phrase has been everywhere on social media in the last few months. It is a way of the ‘younger’ generations, like Millenials and Gen Z, dismissing the ideas and opinions of the older, Baby Boomer generation. There has always been a notion that the Baby Boomers are so diffe...

Color is not consent: how St. Patrick’s day can start an important discussion about touching people without permission

Color is not consent: how St. Patrick’s day can start an important discussion about touching people without permission

Brianna Neuhouser, Digital Media Manager

March 17, 2020

A two sentence horror story: “You’re not wearing green!” A pinching hand reaches towards you, tapping their pointer and thumb together.  Every St. Patrick’s Day, thousands of people across the country scramble to find any sad excuse for green to avoid unwanted touching from their peers. ...

Kindness is a waste of time

As humans, we are so dedicated to

Kylie Clifton, Feature Editor

February 4, 2020

If you were born in a time with a basic level of civilization, perhaps no life threatening diseases, or even a reigning dictator, you’ve likely been burdened with being taught the “art” of kindness and respect. You may even have been told that these were lifelong skills would help us get a job,...

Congrats, you’re broke again!

Congrats, you're broke again!

Liam Fagan, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

Whether you have AirPods, AirPods 2, or no AirPods at all, I’m sure that you, like me, are feeling rather broke this holiday season. It’s not because of how much money we have, or because of our mental health. It’s because of the newcomer to the headphones game: AirPods Pro. We have lost all s...

Hey, why not?

Hey, why not?

Liam Fagan, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

In this life, there is no shortage of opportunities. However, there is a shortage of people willing to take chances and accept those opportunities. People are controlled by inhibitions, fears, and doubts. We need more people in this world that are willing to try, regardless of the outcome. To anyone readi...

Destiny Is Mine

Destiny Is Mine

Melissah Morris-Adkins, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

Everybody is destined for something in their life, no matter who you are. Whoever you are, you can be destined for greatness, whether it be everything you wanted or less than what you wanted. If you feel as if destiny is leading you down a path that you don’t like, you can change that. You have the p...

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