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Stories from Portage Northern High School
Senior Haily Lonsbury commits to living life beyond a label
Features

Lizzie Sheldon | November 10, 2020

There is a lot to figure out about yourself as you move through high school.  For senior Haily Lonsbury, a person who identifies as part of the LGBTQ+ community, the primary thing she sought to figure…

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Senior varsity football running back Anthony Tyus is on the road to greatness
Sports

Olivia Coughlin | November 5, 2020

Almost everyone in the Portage area knows Anthony Tyus, Portage Northern’s standout senior running back who committed early to Northwestern. His talent has been on display not just on game days to those…

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Too real to laugh: Saturday Night Live romanticizes political chaos
Arts & Entertainment

Kylie Clifton | November 4, 2020

I’m 17 years old, and I don’t like politics. 

Yet here I am, deciding that my free time is best spent campaigning, phone-banking, knocking on doors, advocating for human rights, calling out ignorance,…

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Class of 2019 grad KBeaZy produces Billboard #1 hit
Arts & Entertainment

Liam Fagan | November 4, 2020

If the name Keegan Bach doesn’t sound familiar, there’s a chance you just don’t know who he is. There’s also a chance that you know him by the same name that most of the world does: KBeaZy….

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Miscommunication about district move to hybrid causes concerns and confusion among shareholders
News

Kylie Clifton, Astrid Code, Maya Daniels, Sloan Markin, and Bryana Quick | October 14, 2020

At 6:30 on the evening of September 28th, community members all across Portage cleared their tabs and readied their screens for the standard bi-monthly Board of Education meeting. The meeting’s first…

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Learning together: district commits to cultural responsiveness after controversial online learning assignment
News

Kylie Clifton | May 12, 2020

It was 9:15 on the morning of April 23rd, and eighth grade Portage North Middle School student Pablo Fraga was ready to return to a new kind of normal with his online history assignment. The content that…

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“Yeah, I’m graduating today”: seniors stand in solidarity during threat of COVID-19
Coronavirus

Kylie Clifton | March 17, 2020

The class of 2020 drudged on through the home stretch, battling senioritis and grinding out a year that felt like it would never end. That is, until everything changed at 11:05 on the night of March 12,…

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Senior Sean Kellogg experiences a world in color through synesthesia
Features

Kylie Clifton | January 31, 2020

“Synesthesia is the overlapping of two or more senses in the brain. it’s just how my brain perceives reality, I’m not conscious that it’s there all the time, it kind of just exists,” says senior…

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Portage Northern campus shuts down after shooting threat
News

The Staff | November 14, 2019

This story was originally published on The Northern Light on November 14, 2019.

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Portage Public Schools to eliminate E-Squared program for gifted and talented elementary students
News

Malcolm Gaynor | October 2, 2019

While working on ways to balance the 2019/2020 budget, the Portage Public School board has elected to eliminate the E-Squared Program, which was a center based program (an off-campus program) located at…

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