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Golf season begins in Chelsea

Golf season begins in Chelsea

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2016

Despite uncooperative weather consisting of 30 mile per hour winds and heavy rainfall, the Boys Golf Team's season is in full swing. Tryouts are finished, cuts have been made, and the roster includes both veteran players and those who are experiencing their first year on the team. Returning members...

Fore!

Fore!

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2016

Unlike the past few years due to extended winter conditions, the Boys Golf team was able to start their season on-time on Monday March 14. Due to an increase of interest in the program, Coaches Mrs. Martha Cantlin and Miss Tracy Dryer held tryouts over the first few days and took averages from three...

Band program performs at district festival

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2016

On Friday, March 4 and 5, the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble traveled to Jackson High School for the annual District Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MBSOA) Festival. For this performance, both groups had to prepare a march, a required traditional piece, and a selection of the band's...

Early graduation for 26 seniors

Katie Arntz, Asst. Editor-In-Chief

March 1, 2016

The following names are seniors who earned all their credits and are graduating early: Masen Barrera-Ferguson Adam Burgess Kelsey Case Heather Cushard Kaylee Davis Dominick DeLattre Kolton Grace Chase Helton Tiffany Jones James Kampf Zachary Laird Cortney Manser Andrew...

Patti the pig steals spotlight at Snowfest assembly

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2016

At the annual Snowfest Games Assembly on Thursday, Feb 18, students and staff competed against each other for bragging rights, Varsity cheer performed a couple routines, and the Dance Team had their debut performance. Games included Find the Peppermint, Candy Horse, and Tug of War. In the midst of...

Choir gains more attention through competitions

Sydney Boulter, Web Journalist

February 12, 2016

This year the advanced choral ensemble Vocal Dimension has begun presenting themselves in and around communities in Michigan. They have advertised themselves in several ways to the community. One of the things they have decided to do is a YouTube video competition against other groups. The YouTube...

Finalized Snowfest 2016 activities

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2016

Tuesday, Feb. 16 Pajama Day -- Just be sure your attire is school appropriate! Banner Decorating 3-4:30 p.m. -- Decorate a banner to be placed on your assigned class windows around the court yard. See class representatives/advisors for details. Rules: Only paint to decorate the banner ...

Students compete at statewide competition

(From left to right) Sophomore Jazmen Bartolovich, Science Olympiad Coach Rhonda Drumm, seniors Allegra Ward, Aradhya Agnihotri, and Joseph Kurtz, sophmore George Irwin, and junior Nicole Bartolovich.

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2016

The first Science Olympiad competition for Northwest was held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Thornapple Kellogg High School. Seniors Mercedes Burgess, Aradhya Agnihotri, and Joseph Kurtz, junior Nicole Bartolovich, sophomores George Irwin, and Jazmen Bartolovich, and Science Olympiad Coach Mrs. Rhonda Drumm...

Girls’ basketball program suffers from new change

Girls’ basketball program suffers from new change

Lexie Khon, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016

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...

Mountie Mentors

Mountie Mentors

Myranda Dillay, Photographer

February 2, 2016

Being led into the season by Northwest alumni, the bowling team is learning from not only experience but from people that understand their school system. Bowling became a high school sport in the Jackson Community 15 years ago. Gerry Lobdell was the first coach for Northwest. “The bowling program...

Working to improve

Lexie Khon, Sports Editor

January 29, 2016

Each second wasted, every minute spent sitting on the couch is another minute that someone else is improving. Yet, there are so many high school athletes who are content with this, and in turn they are content with being mediocre. It is very easy as an athlete in high school to just pass the four years...

Lighting up the darkness in life

Lighting up the darkness in life

Kelsey Thomas, News Editor

January 28, 2016

The idea of hope is something that pushes people through even the hardest of times. Being hopeful for others can also give them the strength to push through anything in life. This is what Vincent Van Gogh was trying to depict through his painting, Starry Night. Van Gogh was showing that even in a...

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