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Central Stampede


Emily Abbate, Staff-Writer

June 9, 2017

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Let out your secret love for Shakespeare and Van Gogh, and get ahold of this year’s $10 Montage. Montage is so jam-packed with art, writing and poetry, it will put your inner artisan to rest. Ten to 15 students worked on Montage throug...

Mustang golf takes the SMAC by storm

Sam Scheffel, Staff writer

June 2, 2017

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For the first time since 2008, the Mustangs stood atop the podium at the conference golf tournament on May 17.  The team managed to pull out a tight two-stroke victory over Gull Lake. Since 2008, the Battle Creek Lakeview Tr...

Netflix original ’13 Reasons Why’ causes controversy among parents and teachers

Samhita Sunkara, News Editor

May 12, 2017

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“13 Reasons Why,” a Netflix series that premiered on March 31, has since conjured mixed reactions among parents and teens. The show follows the book written by Jay Asher in 2007 about a high school girl named Hannah Baker....

Water Wars Leaderboard

May 4, 2017

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WATER WARS LEADERBOARD Garrett Stace: 4 Minh Le: 3 Alexa Reder: 3 Mark Williams: 3 Zak Kirschman: 2 Tavis Peet: 2 Jeff Criswell: 2 Andrew Beering: 1 Austin McCollough: 1 Michael Main: 1 Ella Va...

Rules and Regulations of Water Wars

May 1, 2017

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Students must submit their videos of them squirting their target in order to eliminate them from the game Video submissions need to be made before the participant can go after their next target Students must be a Junior or Senio...

Chromebook Roll-out Delayed to Start of 2017-2018 School Year

Drew Goretzka, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017

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After nearly a one-year delay, the current freshmen are planned to receive their Chromebooks next September, at the start of the new school year. Originally planned to be released within the second semester of this school yea...

Recycled Art in the park

Emily Abbate, Staff writer

April 14, 2017

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  Recycled Art In The Park   The third annual Recycled Art In The Park event is taking place this year to promote recycling in the City of Portage. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, from May 1 through May 6, recycle...

Gardening Club to begin plans for Earth Day

Bridget Doyle, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

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The Gardening Club will start up once again on Earth Day, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon to prepare the community garden for another bountiful harvest as they branch out to new plants and different landscaping. “Now that we...

Science Olympiad team is blowing away the competition

Ben Miller, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2017

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       There are very few activities within our school that have members as passionate as those in Science Olympiad. Our team is fairly small, but it is made up of extremely dedicated and smart individuals who are interested in...

A new beginning for Portage Central Watersports

Sam Scheffel, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

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      The Board of Education recently approved bids for two new sports complexes as part of a voter-approved $144 million bond issue, ushering in a new era for Portage Central’s water sports.      Construction of the new $9...

Athletics vs Academics

Camille Smaling

January 20, 2017

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Like any other high school, Portage Central is attended by a wide variety of students. The many definitive groups and cliques can make students feel like they have found a place where they can excel- whether they run cross country,...

My experience at an anti-Trump rally

Jack Shinabarger

January 20, 2017

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Ever since Donald Trump was elected as the President of the United States, there has been a continual disagreement and discomfort over the idea of him being the Commander in Chief of our nation. Protests across the country br...

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