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Q & A With Stafford Newsome, the new varsity football coach

Meris Lacinski, Feature Editor February 15, 2022

   Stafford Newsome has taught social studies in the district for 11 years and was recently hired as the next head Varsity football coach. He brings years of coaching experience. At Northwest, he has...

Students form jazz band and begin performances at One North

Students form jazz band and begin performances at One North

Alondra Mata, News Editor February 9, 2022

   Juniors Elijah Haldane and Connor Campbell's love for playing instrumental music has led them to take the next step in musicianship and performance by forming a small jazz band, Jackson Art Ensemble.    Although...

LGBTQ community strives toward equality

LGBTQ community strives toward equality

Alondra Mata, New's Editor January 13, 2022

   Over the years, Northwest has encountered numerous situations involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Many students believe this is a significant issue because...

Young artist gains acceptance to San Franciscos Academy of Art University

Young artist gains acceptance to San Francisco’s Academy of Art University

Hannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2022

   After doing artwork for several years, Senior Sophie Bocanegra is beginning her next step in life with an acceptance to San Francisco’s Academy of Art University. Through painting and drawing,...

Junior Lonnie Robinson demonstrates movement in his legs after months of recovering from a rare syndrome.

Journey to recovery

Meris Lacinski, Feature Editor December 7, 2021

   When the doctor walked in to share the diagnosis, Junior Lonnie Robinson first thought, “Will I ever play sports again.”     Robinson was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome in July...

Junior Savannah Zenz

Student continues remission after long battle with Leukemia

Des Cutter, Opinion Editor November 30, 2021

    After five months of being sick consistently with zero explanations, Junior Savannah Zenz constantly questioned why she was always ill. In April of 2019, during her eighth-grade year, her questions...

Playing loud for all to hear, the Marching Mounties preform at a Friday night football game.

Exchange student overcomes struggle with adapting to American band

Mason Schroeder, Sport's Editor November 30, 2021

   Before German exchange student Lioba Werner left her home country, she realized that she did not want to leave music behind and decided to join the band in the United States.    Werner lives...

GSA clubs in schools bring LGBT community comfort

GSA clubs in schools bring LGBT community comfort

Riley Henderson, Assistant Editor November 12, 2021

   Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) clubs, also known as the Gay-Straight Alliances, are appearing throughout numerous schools in the United States to create a safe space for all young people, no matter...

Panda Express embraces workers from Indonesia and China

Panda Express embraces workers from Indonesia and China

Jensen Mortimer, Journalist February 12, 2020

With roughly 19.5 percent of the world speaking English, individuals who move to America, get quite a bit of culture shock. At the food chain Panda Express, located in Jackson, MI, there are employees...

Student reveals belly piercings

Expressing myself through body modifications

Ariana Koker, Feature Editor February 11, 2020

Expression can range from individual to individual, and someone's personal style can be shown by their hair color, hobbies, and voice. With myself, I like to show others who I am through my piercings. As...

Living on pins and needles with shingles proves shocking for young writer

Living on ‘pins and needles’ with shingles proves shocking for young writer

Hannah Smith, Journalist February 10, 2020

Imagine millions of pins and needles stabbing your nerves all at once, or your arm constantly being on fire. The nerve pain for me while dealing with shingles feels just like that and is excruciating at...

My first day with incurable diabetes

My first day with ‘incurable’ diabetes

Des Cutter, Journalist February 10, 2020

I woke up some time in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. Gasping for breath, I shake my head yes to my mom, who had just asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. Little did I know that if I...

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