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Embracing passion for future career

Embracing passion for future career

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

  Since hearing about the Dental Occupation program at Career Center, senior Amber Carroll has dreamed of being a Dental Hygienist. Carroll attended the Career Center for one year in the Dental Occupation program, and since then has joined the co-op program She also began working at Kellogg and...

Northwest welcomes new hall monitor

Northwest welcomes new hall monitor

Shealyn Paulis, News Journalist

November 15, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

A new addition to Northwest staff is security/hallway monitor and ABC Room supervisor Greg Hardrick, better known as Mr. H.   Hardrick has been working in the high school for about two months now.   “I’m good friends with the principal, Mr. Buchler,” said Hardrick. “I’ve known him for abo...

District becomes school of choice for many new students

District becomes school of choice for many new students

Shealyn Paulis, News Journalist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

   The school district has undergone an influx in student numbers these past few years. With a new and improved high school and early elementary, efficient advertising, and innovative academic strategies, Northwest has become a choice school for many students. Throughout the last five years, the ...

Travel club returns from adventure in Europe

Travel club returns from adventure in Europe

Adam Staudinger, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

  This past summer the travel club took a trip to Europe. The trip included countries such as Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and France while making many memories along the way.   “The trip was amazing,” said Senior Madelyn Miller. “I’ve been to Europe before, but never this far we...

Drama club prepares for fall play

Shealyn Paulis, Journalist

September 25, 2017


Filed under Feature, News Briefs

The drama club will be debuting their first play of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 30. They will be performing “The Bold, The Young, and The Murdered.” The event will have tickets available at the door on all showing nights. Also available will be a seasonal Drama pass, allowing frequent ticket buyers t...

Dedication put into Cinderella production

Dedication put into Cinderella production

Sydney Shafer, Journalist

March 22, 2017


Filed under Feature

Four hours a day, five days a week. Practicing lines, building the set, and blocking scenes is just a small amount of credit given to the Northwest musical cast. The musical this year is Cinderella. It is about a peasant girl who is surrounded by people who dream about doing bigger and better things. ...

Exchange students experience snow for the first time

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist

February 28, 2017


Filed under Feature

Even though there are over 650 miles between Petra (Beam) Ekpipattana’s and Jitchaya Dumsuwan’s  homes in their home country Thailand, the two exchange students became very close within the past four months. “I am from Bangkok, which is a very big city and Dumsuwan comes from a small place...

Performance becomes passion

Performance becomes passion

Adam Staudinger, Journalist

February 24, 2017


Filed under Feature

To many, the idea of standing alone on stage and singing is terrifying, but to senior Madison Collard it is inviting. During the last musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Collard realized how much she loved singing because of the many compliments she received and how fun it was. ...

Strumming after school

Strumming after school

Amya Case, Journalist

February 24, 2017


Filed under Feature

The Guitar Club has been around since the beginning of the school year but has recently gained more attention. It has become a place where students can learn and grow musically. In the beginning the group had little participation. When junior Adam Staudinger joined, sophomores Zach McEldowney and...

Foreign language, writing system causes exchange student’s struggle

Foreign language, writing system causes exchange student’s struggle

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist

February 21, 2017


Filed under Feature

Hearing English all the time is a change the majority of exchange students at the high school had to go through. "It can be very difficult," said senior Yuzuki Nakamine, who left Japan five months ago. “Japanese is completely different to English and I have to translate everything in my head or...

A Foreign View: Whining about school needs to stop

A Foreign View: Whining about school needs to stop

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist

February 14, 2017


Filed under Feature

Americans need to stop whining about school. Visiting an American high school showed me how fun a typical school day is in comparison to my German high school experience. In my German school, students are not allowed to have their phones visibly with them. Teachers are allowed to take it from you whe...

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