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Keara Hayes earns lead role in the fall play

Keara Hayes earns lead role in the fall play

Hannah Smith, Journalist

November 12, 2019

Senior Keara Hayes is playing the lead role, Cindi Andrews, in the fall play, Becoming Juliet. The play is about a high school whose drama club has been cancelled. Hayes’ role, Cindi Andrews, is the drama club director and she decides to do a Romeo and Juliet play. All of the students from the high...

New student teacher assists band director

Amya Case, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 24, 2019

Since the Marching Mounties began working on their 2019 show, Reach for the Sky, they have been fortunate enough to have a new student teacher. The band has had previous student teachers before, but none has had an impact like Mr. David Gerada. Every two years or so, Mr. Bryan Mangiavellano has a student...

Northwest welcomes new counselor

Ariana Koker, Feature Editor

October 22, 2019

Marine Smith, a new ninth and tenth grade counselor, began her career at Jackson College for five years doing academic counseling at the college level. Smith has also worked at the middle school and high school level. “For the last 12 years, I’ve been a middle school and high school counsel...

Jocee Synder’s Experience Dancing at Bright Walls

Jocee Synder’s Experience Dancing at Bright Walls

Hannah Smith, Journalist

October 22, 2019

Bright Walls is a mural and art festival located in downtown Jackson. Artists from all over the world come to paint murals. Alongside displaying the artist’s talents, many other talents are shown, such as dancers and musicians. Sophomore Jocee Snyder danced at Bright Walls earlier this year. This...

Return of Bright Walls has positive impact on community

Return of Bright Walls has positive impact on community

Maci Swartz, Journalist

October 18, 2019

The return of Bright Walls was recently created in downtown Jackson by Clay McAndrews. It was an art festival with a collection of murals. Originally, it started after McAndrews and his wife were traveling and saw murals in other countries which inspired them to start this event. The process of bringing...

Swimmer competes without a school team

Swimmer competes without a school team

Jensen Mortimer, Journalist

October 11, 2019

Since Northwest does not have a swim team, Junior Bryce Delaney joined the Jackson YMCA Orcas for competitive swimming. Joining at age 11, Delaney has much experience swimming competitively. “I’ve been swimming for five years, and got into it because of the swim coach when I was taking lessons at the YMCA,...

Club looks to promote and celebrate diversity

Club looks to promote and celebrate diversity

Malena Gurnee, Web Journalist

February 19, 2019

 The Diversity Club is making its way to Northwest! The club is a group of both students and staff who want to promote and celebrate diversity within the school.   The idea of the club is a collaboration between Principal Mr. Scott Buchler, Spanish teacher Mrs. Rebecca Moulton, Civics teache...

Sayles twirls her way into Disney

Sayles twirls her way into Disney

Malena Gurnee, Web Journalist

February 19, 2019

At the young age of five, freshman Jadyn Sayles started baton twirling. Since then she has only been improving in the sport. She enjoys what she does very much. “It is one of my favorite things to do,” said Sayles. “So on a scale of one to ten, it is an eleven, because it is super fun.” Sayles...

Student Spotlight: Sophomore IIydia Srnka

Student Spotlight: Sophomore IIydia Srnka

Olivia Wells, Web Journalist

February 11, 2019

What are your favorite hobbies? "I enjoy playing soccer, being on the equestrian team, and doing musicals. Doing this I feel much more free." What gets on your nerves? "One thing that gets on my nerves is people who don't work hard, it makes everyone else suffer." What are your goals and/o...

Choir uses hair color idea to raise over $1,000 to support family

Choir uses hair color idea to raise over $1,000 to support family

Jordan Thomas, Web Journalist

February 8, 2019

    In the early fall of 2018, Gary Camburn was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer called Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia and because of this condition it leaves Gary unable to work for a long period of time. The family remains positive, but medical bills have accumulated and supplying for...

Adopt A Family organizer continues to support families

Adopt A Family organizer continues to support families

Alisha Musgrove, Media Editor

December 11, 2018

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

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...

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