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

The NL staff says goodbye to graduating seniors Astrid Code and Miles Slocum

The NL staff says goodbye to graduating seniors Astrid Code and Miles Slocum

Abby Hosler, Jaclyn Brubaker, and Ella Morofsky May 23, 2022

These NL staff members have devoted countless time to telling the stories of others. As one final thank you, the NL underclassmen surprised them with a two-page spread in the senior edition by telling...

Stranger Things season 4: predictions, excitement, and the new trailer

Stranger Things season 4: predictions, excitement, and the new trailer

Annabelle Bartz, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

In the past few years I have had a lot of time on my hands. I know we all know the reason so I am not even gonna mention it, but one of my binges was Stranger Things. Almost instantaneously I fell in love...

Barker at the end of one of her shifts at Crumbl Cookie! Photo by Alex Barker.

The Working Students of Northern: Featuring Alex Barker

Jaclyn Brubaker, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Many students at Portage Northern High School work jobs, whether it’s to get money, for fun, or to appease their parents. One such student is junior Alex Barker, who is employed at Crumbl Cookie in Kalamazoo....

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 counselor Amy DiMaggios daughter, Ruby, bats at the new Southwest Michigan Miracle League field.

Southwest Michigan Miracle League brings hope and baseball to participants

Abby Hosler, Staff Writer February 18, 2022

1 out of every 9 children under the age of 18 in the US today receive special education services. Out of 72.3 million families in the US about 2 in every 7 reported having at least one member with...

An inside look at Huskie Bowling

An inside look at Huskie Bowling

Miles Slocum, Photographer February 7, 2022

Heavy snow fall causes PPS to call the 2nd snow day of the 2021-2022 school year. Photo by Aalyiah Manderfield.

Beyond the Snow Day calculator: a look into what actually goes into deciding if PPS will have a snow day

Bryana Quick, Assistant Editor February 2, 2022

On Thursday, January 6,  Portage Public Schools had its first snow day of the year. The next day, when weather and driving conditions appeared to be worse, school was in session. This led many families...

Players meet with coach to talk game strategy during a time out.

Huskie basketball: beyond the win loss record

Jackson Barnard, Associate editor February 2, 2022

The start of basketball season found the men’s basketball team looking to bounce back from their substandard performance during the previous season. The Huskies currently possess a 2-9 record and...

Nadias House, the passion project of senior Nadia Famiano, is a program for homeless young adults in Kalamazoo.

Purposeful Passions with Astrid Code: Nadia’s House

Astrid Code, Editor in Chief January 14, 2022

I’m Astrid, the Editor-in-Chief of the Northern Light. In my new column Purposeful Passions, I want to tell the stories of PN students who are passionate about making a difference in the world. In this...

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