The Northern Light

Breadlift 2017 off to smooth start, looks to raise $25,000

Bread is stuffed into the truck so students can start lifting as much as possible.

Lily Antor, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2017

UPDATE: As of 3:00, PN (with PC's donation of $5,285 dollars) has raised over $20,000 for The March of Dimes. A few members of Central's Student Council stopped by around 2pm to help out. "I like working with PN Senate," said PC's Vice President John Hart, "It makes things so much smoother, an...

Position of Media Specialist terminated at PPS middle schools

Construction of the new North Middle School building began in May 2017. The building is expected to open to students in the 2019 school year.

Lily Antor and Issra Said

October 24, 2017

UPDATE: On January 8th, 2018 Portage Public Schools issued an official notice indicating that the policy which removed media specialists from the middle school media centers was being rescinded. At the start of the second semester, students will find media specialists resuming their former positions...

Hairspray Live! Review

Hairspray Live! Review

Abigail Seeber, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2016

     Wake up, Teenage Baltimore! Hairspray Live! hit your television last night and has been highly anticipated for the past four months. After watching every single second of it last night, I have deemed myself qualified to review the live musical. Starring a newcomer, Maddie Baillio, in the ...

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

The Huskies celebrate their runner up success.

Ben Neal, Adviser

June 14, 2015

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

The NL's 2015-2016 Leaders

NL Lover, Support PN's Northern Light

June 5, 2015

"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...

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

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)...

Disclaimer: brain cells may be lost

Disclaimer: brain cells may be lost

Lydia Huitt, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014

“We got no food, we got no jobs, OUR PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!” Wow, sounds like a bummer, but Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne have come a long way from this state of starvation and headless pets. Directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly have done it again with their sequel to the classic “Dumb and...

Freshman volleyball starts 2014 campaign

Freshman volleyball team prepares for match against Parchment

Staff, Sports Editor

August 26, 2014

Since mid-August, freshman from three middle schools, West, North, and Gage, have practiced at least three hours a day. "It's been hard work, and we're getting better every day," said Bailey Neal (9). "It's also great to meet some freshman before school starts," said Neal. The team has 15 members...

You haven’t heard: top 5 underappreciated bands

Hannah Winegar, Feature Editor

November 11, 2013

Company of Thieves- An indie rock group based in Chicago, Illinois founded by Genevieve Schatz and Marc Walloch. Part softer rock, part ballad, this band has yet to disappoint. Company of Theives is a good choice if you like Capital Cities or Ok Go. Albums include Ordinary Riches and Running from a Gamble. The...

The hallways at Portage Northern

PN students blur their way through the halls.

Ben Beach, News Editor

November 11, 2013

“I see a lot of really strange things in the hallways,” said Matthew Krinock (10). A walk through the halls at Portage Northern can yield some surprising sights. For example, “On the third floor, there’s a group of people that block the entire hallway in front of the bathrooms, and I have to...

Laing Steps Down

Laing Steps Down

Andrew Stone, Staff Writer

October 16, 2013

On Friday, October 11th, Dave Laing stepped down as the head varsity volleyball coach at Portage Northern. The team was 1-4 on the season at the time of the coaching change. Many players expressed displeasure in the direction of the program yet are now looking forward to finishing out the year under...

Saluting to Our Dehumanization: The Pledge of Allegiance

Saluting to Our Dehumanization: The Pledge of Allegiance

Eric Staats, Copy Editor

October 12, 2013

I will begin by saying that I love the United States and am as patriotic as the next person. I believe that changes are necessary yes, but we live in a good country. However, Michigan’s new law regarding the Pledge of Allegiance is one of those things that needs to change. When we were taught to...

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