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Graduation speech tryouts coming soon

Olivia Oles

April 1, 2015

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This year’s graduation speech tryouts are held April 23 in the community room. Students must sign up beforehand by April 17 in room 1105. Two candidates will be selected to briefly speak at graduation on May 28. The selection...

Forensics team competes in Regional competition this Saturday

Dayton Juday

March 27, 2015

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Have you ever wondered why there are students talking to walls on the second floor after school? These students, also known as “forensicators” are practicing for their regional competition this weekend. On Sat. March 28,...

Choir State Solo and Ensemble Festival and Forensics Regionals cause a scheduling conflict

Brianna Martinez

March 26, 2015

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Portage Central has been honored with the highly important task of hosting both the Regional Forensics Tournament and the Choir State Solo Ensemble this weekend, Friday March 27 and Saturday March 28. While both of these prestigious...

Bake Sale Bill Passes in State Senate

Madison Jaqua

March 21, 2015

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Recently there was a bill in the state Senate that would allow Michigan schools an exemption from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. It would permit schools to hold at most three fundraising events a week that sold food or beverages...

Eight students place as finalists at DECA state conference

Jori Gelbaugh

March 20, 2015

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Last Saturday, a group of students traveled to Grand Rapids to compete in the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) state tournament. Candidates included juniors, Alex Eby, Alex Beckman, Gabe Pedraza, Austin Wolf, Hasaan...

The 9th annual Cinderella Project of Kalamazoo: free prom dresses

Kate Spears

March 19, 2015

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Around this time of the year, many female high school students are looking forward to finding that perfect prom dress, yet one obstacle keeps them from getting that dress. For many, the obstacle is the high expense of the dress...

Drake proves himself a legend in the music industry

Devon Wilson

March 19, 2015

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With the realm of pop culture ever changing and evolving at such a quick pace it becomes extremely difficult to create a legacy for yourself which could withstand the tests of time. Drake began his ascent to the top of the...

Big Band Bash features Portage jazz bands

Kelsee Ha

March 18, 2015

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This Friday is the annual Big Band Bash. This gathering features both the Portage Central Jazz Band and a middle school Jazz Rock ensemble, which includes students from Central, North and West Middle. The event begins at 7...

The Moose Club kisses alpacas to raise funds

Sharwari Salvi

March 13, 2015

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On April 29, three lucky staff members will have the chance to kiss an Alpaca. Yes, an alpaca. Brought in from a friend of Teacher Robert Hoopingarner, Moose Club, a school club that unites special education students with regular...

Former Portage Central student re-diagnosed with cancer; benefit pasta dinner on Monday

Bella Pedraza

March 6, 2015

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Previous PCHS student Chelsea Cronk is suffering from Osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that she has beat in the past but has now returned. On Monday March 9 Cronk’s family is hosting a Spaghetti dinner 5:30pm-7:30pm in the PCHS commons...

Alma Mater song is up and coming

Dayton Juday

February 26, 2015

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For the past few years, there has been an idea floating around the school about a creation of a school alma mater song. An alma mater song is typically referred to as the official song of a school. It is normally a slower paced...

All there is to know about StuCo’s upcoming blood drive

Brianna Martinez

February 19, 2015

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Student council will be hosting a blood drive next week and hopes the high turnout will remain. StuCo has been hosting MI Blood drives successfully for several years, with the next approaching drive on Feb. 25. This is the...

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