The Moxie Mountie

Pro-Con: Year round schooling

February 12, 2020

Pro: Year Round School is beneficial for all    While the topic of having year round schooling has been very controversial, there are many beneficial factors.     A regular schedule for most year round schools is a 45-15 day plan. This means students go to school for 45 days and then receive 15 days off ra...

Pro-Con: Should Trump stay or go?

February 12, 2020

Con: Remove Trump because his spending, lies, & temper are crippling America With the 2020 election approaching, the controversies surrounding current President Donald Trump is more evident than ever. There are many reasons why Trump should not remain in office. Trump was recently impeached for...

Panda Express embraces workers from Indonesia and China

Panda Express embraces workers from Indonesia and China

Jensen Mortimer, Journalist

February 12, 2020

With roughly 19.5 percent of the world speaking English, individuals who move to America, get quite a bit of culture shock. At the food chain Panda Express, located in Jackson, MI, there are employees who have adapted to the English language in recent years. Stacia Mcdole, age 18, moved to the U.S...

A follow up on Klavon’s closing

A follow up on Klavon's closing

Henly Sleight, Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

   Since it’s closing, Klavons Pizzeria and Pub has not commented on their decision to shut down their Rives Junction location and will not answer any new questions as to why. The Jackson community was misinformed when an MLive post stated that all employees were offered the opportunity to transfer to...

Gun violence rises in the Jackson area

Graphic illustrates the rising gun violence in the area

Hannah Smith, Journalist

February 11, 2020

Gun violence is something that is not talked about nearly enough in Jackson. Since 2016, 101 people have been victims of gun violence in Jackson, 13 of which died, which was stated in the article, “A look at gun violence in Jackson”, on Mlive.  With four to five people dying each year, a future...

Expressing myself through body modifications

Student reveals belly piercings

Ariana Koker, Feature Editor

February 11, 2020

Expression can range from individual to individual, and someone's personal style can be shown by their hair color, hobbies, and voice. With myself, I like to show others who I am through my piercings. As of today, I have nine body modifications, specifically piercings. My love for piercings developed...

Living on ‘pins and needles’ with shingles proves shocking for young writer

Living on 'pins and needles' with shingles proves shocking for young writer

Hannah Smith, Journalist

February 10, 2020

Imagine millions of pins and needles stabbing your nerves all at once, or your arm constantly being on fire. The nerve pain for me while dealing with shingles feels just like that and is excruciating at some points. The shocks of pain and burning sensation up my arm and hand are the worst parts of...

My first day with ‘incurable’ diabetes

My first day with 'incurable' diabetes

Des Cutter, Journalist

February 10, 2020

I woke up some time in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. Gasping for breath, I shake my head yes to my mom, who had just asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. Little did I know that if I had said no, I would have died that night. I was in fourth grade, and I thought my younger brother...

Freshman earns spot on Varsity

Freshman earns spot on Varsity

Maci Swartz, Journalist

February 10, 2020

The relationships Adam Haselius has made this season and the amount of growth he has experienced have made this season a great one, and he is very excited and ready for his future high school wrestling career. Haselius has been a competitive wrestler since he was in kindergarten, and he has earned...

Student battles food disorder to live normal life

Student battles food disorder to live normal life

Kate Beebe, Journalist

February 10, 2020

Freshmen Avary Senft has a food disorder called Eosinophilic Esophagitis, otherwise known as EE. EE is a chronic disease of the esophagus where white blood cells build up in your esophagus and cause inflammation, which causes lots of pain. Dealing with this kind of food disorder can be highly challenging,...

Fans hope Star Wars series stays alive

Fans hope Star Wars series stays alive

Maddy Draffen, Journalist

February 10, 2020

   Star Wars has been capturing the imaginations of fans young and old for four decades and counting. With The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment of the Skywalker saga, being released in December 2019, many, including myself, are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Lucas film. ...

It’s not cool to Juul

It's not cool to Juul

Hannah Smith, Journalist

February 10, 2020

Vaping is a habit that many people have become attracted to over the years, and it appeals particularly to adolescents. Although e-cigarettes are illegal due to their harmful effects, teenagers are continuing to bring them into schools among many other places. When teenagers use a Juul, a type of...

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