The Moxie Mountie

New restaurants attract students

Griffin Foster, Journalist

April 17, 2017

Today young people do not consider Jackson as a fun place to hangout, but with multiple restaurants closing in Jackson and new ones opening, the city is going to look more youthful than ever. Since it opened, Texas Roadhouse has been one of the most popular places to eat. “I think that having new...

Cell phone policy benefits students

Adam Staudinger, Journalist

April 13, 2017

  There is a new school wide policy on cell phones with varying opinions from students. The general opinion from staff is positive.   “I am super excited. I had such a great day yesterday with the official roll out of no cell phones in the classroom,”said English teacher Rebecca Bortnicha...

New dress code policy prepares students for future jobs

New dress code policy prepares students for future jobs

Taylor Thrush, Journalist

March 27, 2017

The dress code is constantly changing. However, this year the administration attempted to almost take it away completely, and ended in some students taking advantage of it. At the start of third term the dress code was changed to be more strict, since students were wearing short dresses, hats, an...

Pro-Con: Long distance relationships

Pro-Con: Long distance relationships

Audri Chenoweth and Sydney Bowler

March 15, 2017

   Saying goodbye always seems to be a challenge. Couples get into a relationship for the reason that they love one another. Why end it over something as meaningless and workable as distance? Seeing yourself without them is just not going to happen. Knowing you will be together again and that...

Pro-Con: Getting a job in high school

Pro-Con: Getting a job in high school

Sydney Bowler and Audri Chenoweth

March 7, 2017

Throughout high school, students gain positive attributes that colleges and careers will be on the lookout for such as time management, responsibility and grit. As teenagers work alongside adults in the workplace, they prepare for the “adult world”. Adolescents acquire work experience most ca...

Pro-Con: Bandwagon of social media trends

Pro-Con: Bandwagon of social media trends

Sydney Bowler and Audri Chenoweth

March 3, 2017

  The world revolves around social media. There will be Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and many other mobile applications present practically everywhere a person could dream of going. Social media is seen so frequently because it keeps people connected, especially teenagers, in a way that wa...

Self characteristics, athletics grow side by side

Self characteristics, athletics grow side by side

Morgan Huver, Asst. Editor-In-Chief

February 28, 2017

Having played competitive golf for going on four years and on Varsity for three, senior Leah Olmsted looks forward to end her senior year. "Being with upperclassmen [my freshman year] created lifelong friendships," said Olmsted. "Also having the opportunity to be a vocal leader with a great group of...

Negative effects of stress on youth

Negative effects of stress on youth

Genna Barner, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017

As the younger generation get older it seems that society expects more and more out of them. This causes adolescents to feel like they have failed when they are not meeting the expectations. Society tells students that they need to do certain things in order to be considered “successful”. Teenagers...

Marching into reading month

Sydney Bowler, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2017

In the month of March, books for any age group can be dropped off to Miss Hade in Room 106 to be donated to the "gift shelf". These books are free to be shared by the students and staff. Books can be dropped off by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Any books left over will be donated to local shelters....

Classes offered to help plan future

Classes offered to help plan future

Sydney Bowler, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2017

Going into college, students are expected to know how to live on their own and deal with difficult people and situations. These are all skills that are taught in public school, but not enforced. Teenagers are constantly caught complaining about how school does not teach any real life skills such as...

Galaxy not so far away needs new hope

Galaxy not so far away needs new hope

Griffin Foster, Journalist

February 21, 2017

The future of the beloved Star Wars series may be in jeopardy after the passing of the much praised and appreciated actress Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia Organa in the original movies. After appearing in the newest movie in the Star Wars franchise The Force Awakens, Disney may have to fi...

Spreading love after election

Sydney Bowler, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2017

Throughout this election, there has been more hate than any other election has seen before. Riots have been held and unpeaceful protest is seen everywhere. People have been found burning flags as protest tactics against the outcome of the election. As they are trying to send a message about their...

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