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Calling all artists: Montage wants you

Brianna Martinez

December 3, 2015

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Attention all creative kids, right-brained dreamers and in class doodlers: there is a publication just for you. No, it's not the ever informative Stampede. It's not even the always colorful and classy Roundup yearbook. It's the...

12-year-old freshman excels in advanced classes

Alyson Koh

November 16, 2015

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Walking through the halls of Portage Central, 12 year-old freshman Ali Turk has the academic motivation that many high school students envy. He takes several advanced courses alongside honors sophomores and upperclassmen, including s...

Halloween Safety Tips

Theo Kizer

October 30, 2015

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Halloween is a wonderful time where people of all ages dress up in their scariest and sometimes funniest costumes, and roam the streets of portage looking for sweet treats and a good time. However it is also a time that brings the e...

National Honors Society application and meeting information

Nolan Caranci

June 3, 2015

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Students interested in our school’s National Honors Society, lead by Kent Baker, there will be a meeting tomorrow, June 4th, regarding the application process. In this informational meeting the application process, service hours...

Students plan a bike tour to raise money for clean water

Shawna Huang

May 20, 2015

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While most students plan to spend their summer relaxing and preparing for the upcoming school year, juniors Max Newsome and Alex Hufford will be doing something different. In August, their “4 Great Lakes, 1 Great Cause” campaign...

Greatest Moments of our Generation

Malak Ghazal

May 18, 2015

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Its arguable that the class of 2015 has overseen the most dynamic changes in the world ever in our lifetimes, from the exponential growth in Technology, to some amazing social movements. Here’s a timeline of the Class of 2015’s...

Volunteer Opportunities for This Summer

Kate Spears

May 14, 2015

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Whether you need hours for school, more experience to put on a resume, or just want to give back to your community, there are so many more options for volunteering in Kalamazoo than you probably ever knew. To simply give back...

New Walking Club helps students earn CAS hours

Shawna Huang

April 16, 2015

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CAS hours have become the bane of some IB students' existence. Many feel they aren't creative, aren't athletic, or don't have the time to participate in big service projects, and they often struggle to find activities to fulfill...

Forensics kicks the season off with nine finalists

Nolan Caranci

March 6, 2015

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Last Saturday, March 28th, Portage Central forensics competed at their first tournament of the season at Loy Norrix High School. The forensics team is coached by Theresa Mills, head coach, and Tyler Baas, assistant coach. The...

Ballet Arts School of Dance ensemble members at PC

Lucy Forster

March 2, 2015

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Emily Stroh is a typical high school senior. She goes to school and looks forward to receiving the IB Diploma. However, not only does she spend time on homework, but she dedicates hours at her dance studio. Along with Stroh,...

Mustang Profile: Senior plans to attend college on the other side of the world

Caitlin Matthews

December 16, 2014

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For most seniors, ‘going away’ for college means the other side of the nation. For Senior Jordan Wilson, going away is the other side of the planet. Ever since she was in 5th grade, Wilson knew she wanted to draw Manga for...

From an Art Perspective

Carly Fleck

December 15, 2014

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"Art is a way of expression, and a way of life," said Junior, Della Steenstra. Steenstra is a Design 2 student who has strived in mosaic paintings and pottery since her freshman year. Read More »...

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