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Adopt A Family organizer continues to support families

Adopt A Family organizer continues to support families

Alisha Musgrove, Media Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Many people in the Northwest community know about Adopt A Family and how much the program helps out families in need, but not everyone knows its organizer, Ms. Marnie Hade. A version of this event existed within Student Government before Hade started working as a teacher twenty three years ago, but now...

Student Spotlight: Freshman Joshua Shimmons

Student Spotlight: Freshman Joshua Shimmons

Malena Gurnee, Web Journalist

December 6, 2018


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What is the biggest difference between middle school and high school that you have noticed? The teachers are more lenient at the high school. What is your favorite part about high school so far? My favorite part is that there are only five hours. Do you play any sports? Yes, I play socce...

Career exploration at Northwest

Career exploration at Northwest

Anthony Cole, Web Journalist

November 29, 2018


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  The Find Your Future Fair (FYFF) is an event that gives students the opportunity to gain knowledge about certain careers. Adults who are in several different job pathways will come in and speak about their work. They will talk about what they do on a daily basis and how they got to where they...

Club explores Hispanic culture through dance, music, food

Club explores Hispanic culture through dance, music, food

Olivia Wells, Web Journalist

November 12, 2018


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  The Spanish Club is dedicated to students who want to learn more about different Hispanic culture, foods, and individuals. They meet after school every other Tuesday during the school year.   The group learns about the history of many different Hispanic countries, and focus on many promin...

Senior competes in Tang Soo Do with third degree black belt

Senior competes in Tang Soo Do with third degree black belt

Olivia Wells, Web Journalist

November 8, 2018


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  Senior Lucas Herrera has been practicing Tang Soo Do since he was six years old.  Tang Soo Do is a karate based martial art that is similar to Taekwondo and Karate but is not as well known.   “When I was younger, I really wanted to join, but they said that I was too young,” said Herrera. ...

Former student returns as officer to serve and protect

Former student returns as officer to serve and protect

Olivia Wells, Web Journalist

November 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Uncategorized

    When Mr. Justin Davis first attended Northwest High School as a student, he never imagined someday returning as a police officer to patrol hallways and keep students safe.  Yet, at 36, he is living in Jackson, Michigan with his wife and five children, and he is loving his new job.  He apprec...

Former graduate Grace Latz shares Olympic training experience

Former graduate Grace Latz shares Olympic training experience

Shealyn Paulis, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2018


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   As a Northwest High School graduate, Jackson native Grace Latz was excited for her freshman year of college. She had chosen to go to the University of Wisconsin on an undecided major, choosing to figure out her career later. Little did she know, this choice would lead her down a path of intense...

Finding the flowers: Gaining maturity by learning from parents

Finding the flowers: Gaining maturity by learning from parents

Audri Chenoweth, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018


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Growing up as an only child, my parents became my best friends at a very young age. They have taught me everything I know, from learning to eat and brush my hair to being independent and standing up for myself. Though I have not needed to use it quite yet, my parents have helped me discover my...

Making waves: the third wonder of the natural world

Making waves: the third wonder of the natural world

Sydney Boulter and Oli Grenke

March 20, 2018


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The Great Barrier Reef is the World’s largest coral reef stretching 1,429 miles along the Queensland coastline in Australia, covering an area of 132,973 square-miles. With it stretching such a great length it is named the world’s largest living structure on the planet, it is so big that it is visible...

Fork in the road: Gaining responsibility throughout high school experiences

Fork in the road: Gaining responsibility throughout high school experiences

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


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Junior year is said to be the hardest time for a student. With the pressure of college applications, the SAT, scholarships, and AP classes, this is potentially one of the first adult situations that a student can encounter. During this point in life, the decisions being made will heavily impact the rest...

Changing lives one book at a time

Changing lives one book at a time

Lucas Worden, Web Journalist

March 13, 2018


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People will oftentimes pick a movie or a video game over a book or a novel. Senior Emily Simone has spent most of her life reading. She enjoys exploring characters and worlds unknown and has managed to use these fables and fictions to shape her mind into something greater than before. Aside from expanding...

The leg bone connects to a … degree

The leg bone connects to a … degree

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2018


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Twelve years ago, Mrs. Michelle Vandybogurt began her career as a Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher, and four years ago she started working at Northwest. Upon arrival, she had many improvements in mind to help educate her students to their highest potential. Within the first year, Mrs. Vandybogurt...

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