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 Huskie Den is open and ready to serve customers during first and second lunch.

Huskie Den celebrates annual opening

September 23, 2022

As the Husky Den officially reopened September 6th, students can find new and old Huskie gear available for purchase during first and second lunch. Portage Northern’s marketing teacher Jeanine Patterson...

The denim drive will accept donations through the 30th of the month.

Drama department hosts denim drive for the fall musical “Footloose”

Lizzie Seem, Elliot McGlynn, Emily Lynch, and Cynthia Brown September 22, 2022

Last week on Monday, September 12th, the drama department announced a denim drive for their upcoming musical “Footloose.” The drive goes until the end of the month. September, and to donate, students...

Students gather for the inaugural Book Buddies meeting of the 2022-2023 school year.

Book Buddies holds first meeting

Avery Bogemann, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

Book Buddies, the club where high school students read books to elementary school kids, held their first meeting after school on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  The club is advised by Latin teacher...

A day in photos: PN on a Friday

A day in photos: PN on a Friday

Staff September 14, 2022

The Northern Light staff explored the campus in teams in an effort to capture the essence of Huskie Country on a Friday. Here's what they found.

A police car and two other unmarked vehicles were parked outside the school for the duration of the lockup.

Students placed on 33 minute lockdown following incident at Crossroads Mall

Staff September 9, 2022

The high school entered a precautionary lockup situation at 12:02 pm on Sept. 9, 2022. An email from the school to families stated that the request was made by the Portage Department of Public Safety while...

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...

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