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Whiz kid wins Debate Nationals

Isabella Wilson

April 14, 2016

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On the weekend of Mar. 16, sophomore Mitchell Harpenau placed first in a National Debate competition. The National Speech and Debate Association, “Great Midwest” held the tournament in Iowa City and single-handedly left its competitors in need of a nap and an aspirin. Harpenau received a perfect score, ...

Student leaders explore changes to backpack policy

Gabe Pedraza

March 30, 2016

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After years of a strict “no-backpack” policy, a group of Student Council members have put their feet down to challenge the school-wide policy and to create change for the student body. The main issue Student Council is contesting...

‘Sticker Shock’ hopes to discourage underage drinking

Kyle Palmer

March 30, 2016

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Every year, a major project is taken on by the Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force, working with the Youth Action Team to develop a community outreach program to stop underage drinking. On April 16, 150-plus youth will be working ...

Standing-Room Only at Teacher Talent Show

Jori Gelbaugh

March 25, 2016

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The auditorium was packed to standing-room only with people from around the Portage community  during the sixth biannual Teacher Talent Show on Wednesday, March 23. After hours of “minimal but focused” practice according ...

Montage is making changes to this year’s publication

Olivia Oles

March 25, 2016

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This year's, student art magazine, Montage, is including new literary genres. Montage is a student collection of art, poetry, photos and short stories all in one student produced publication. Now there will be an addition t...

Autopsy video enlightens science students

Dayton Juday

March 24, 2016

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Yesterday, the IB biology and forensic science students were able to see a real autopsy in the the media center.  The autopsy was previously filmed and viewed while a forensic pathologist that was live in a skype call with the...

A look into lip sync in preparation for 2k16 winter homecoming

Mark Williams

February 19, 2016

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Lip Sync is one of the many creative activities that any students can participate in. It’s not only a good way to show school spirit but it strengthens the bonds between each grade. This year's lip sync themes for 2016 winter...

“The Life Of Pablo” Release Information

Theo Kizer

February 17, 2016

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Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo”, (one of the most anticipated albums of 2016) released on Valentine's Day via Tidal.com. On monday night, West tweeted that his music will never be on apple or sold in-stores again, and t...

‘Guys and Dolls’ will hold a special student showing

Shawna Huang

February 9, 2016

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Portage Central Performing Arts and Student Council are teaming up to offer a special Student Appreciation Night of the musical, “Guys and Dolls” Thursday night. This performance will be solely open to students, something th...

Portage District Library Exam Bags

Kyle Palmer

January 22, 2016

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The Portage District Library is passing out exam survival bags to all high school students. This is an effort by the library to help students with the stress of exams. The bags include food and candy, with things like Doritos and a...

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