• Students who have ordered a 2015-2016 yearbook should pick them up from Miss Hade in Room 106.

  • Opportunity to travel to Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and Paris in June of 2017, to sign up see Mrs. Hoffbauer or Miss Dryer.

  • Seniors: If you want to earn a red cord for graduation you must donate blood or volunteer at three blood drives this year.

The student news site of Northwest High School in Jackson, Michigan

Advice for finding the perfect woman

Oli (Abigail) Grenke, Journalist
January 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Is Grandma still asking about romantic relationships at family gatherings? The teenage boys searching for acceptance from their female counterparts need not look further than this comprehensive guide to find a perfect woman. Changing a Facebook status to something other than “Single Forever” is... Read more »

Students need to respect the new facilities

Students need to respect the new facilities

Amya Case, Journalist
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In 2013 a bond was passed that helped improve the school's cafeteria, bathrooms, and more, yet around the school these new facilities have been disrespected. Some of these facilities include the cafetorium and new bathrooms. A lot of hard work and money has been put into these additions. In th... Read more »

Movies provide better story-telling than books

Movies provide better story-telling than books

Caleb Hilliard, Journalist
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

One of the most common arguments among fans of large franchises is whether the book or movie is better. The two are nearly on equal ground. Books allow for more freedom of imagination and are linked to the improving of intelligence, but movies are more visually impressive and provide a greater chance... Read more »

Cell phones frustrate teachers, negatively impact education

Cell phones frustrate teachers, negatively impact education

Taylor Thrush, Journalist
November 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Every teacher has their own policy on devices. Some have a “phone jail”, some allow them in class, and some prohibit phones completely. Teachers now have this added responsibility of controlling cell phones. “My class policy on cell phones is that it is up to each student to know their capability... Read more »

New LGBTQ guidelines; providing healthy and equal environment

New LGBTQ guidelines; providing healthy and equal environment

Abigail (Oli) Grenke, Journalist
October 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The Michigan State Board of Education (SBE) passed guidance regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students. It urges Michigan schools to implement anti-harassment policies, address transgender students by their chosen name and corresponding pronouns, add LGBTQ... Read more »

Mind over body

Mind over body

Maddie Perrin, Video Editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Athletes train their bodies all the time. They consume protein shakes, chicken breasts, spinach; anything to bulk up and keep their bodies able to perform at the highest level. But very few athletes, especially those in high school, take the time to train their minds. The thoughts one produces in... Read more »

Valentine’s day legend evolves into national hoilday

Valentine’s day legend evolves into national hoilday

Maddie Perrin, Video editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dating way back to the 5th century, Lupercalia was an ancient Roman festival that occurred from Feb. 13-15. In this annual celebration, men would use goat-skin whips to strike young women. They did this to avert evil spirits from entering their bodies in the hopes that it would help the women to become... Read more »

Girls’ basketball program suffers from new change

Girls’ basketball program suffers from new change

Lexie Khon, Sports Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When Northwest was in the CAAC Gold athletic conference (Capital Area Activities Conference), boys and girls’ basketball games would always be alternated for who plays first each year. Now, in the Interstate Eight Conference the boys’ teams will always play last for Friday night games. The main... Read more »

Student copes with regret from past smoking habit

Student copes with regret from past smoking habit

Sydney Rhines, Editor-in-Chief
January 20, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The feeling of having to cough while sick is all too common in students. But what if you could not stop? Five minutes goes by and you are still coughing. What if your chest feels like it is on fire and pins are in your lungs. These are probably the two worst constant reminders of my past habit: smoking. I... Read more »

God promises hope for those dealing with death

God promises hope for those dealing with death

Lauren Hale, Opinion Editor
January 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Death is an inevitable part of human life. It may be one of the most painful and difficult experiences someone will have to go through. However, the Bible gives us a different hope. Found at Acts 24:15 is the promise, “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” This... Read more »

The Fighting Fish: high school relationships

The Fighting Fish: high school relationships

Sydney Rhines and Myranda Dillay, Editor-in-chief, Photographer
January 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school 'love' hurts students Sydney Rhines, Editor-in-chief During high school, it may seem like a boyfriend or girlfriend is the most important thing in the world. Having a relationship can give insight to what your future may look like. But are high school relationships actually worth it? T... Read more »

Bonding community together

Bonding community together

The Moxie Mountie Staff
January 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Greetings Mountie Nation!” is the well known slogan of Superintendent Mr. Geoff Bontrager’s mass phone call to students’ homes. Though students mock the repeated line, Bontrager has established a new attitude for Northwest Community Schools by leading them into the “Direction of Greatness”. Since... Read more »

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