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The Moxie Mountie

The student news site of Northwest High School in Jackson, Michigan

The Moxie Mountie

The student news site of Northwest High School in Jackson, Michigan

The Moxie Mountie


Femi Harris spins teacher Jenna Sorenson in the riveting game of pin the bow on the gingerbread man.

Peer connections sells popcorn and goodies to fund activities

Abby Warner, Editor Mar 27, 2023

   Tasty treats are a great way to top off lunches, and the Peer Connections program has been selling goodies such as popcorn and brownies all year. Though most students enjoy this, there is more behind...

Be More Kind members hosting a cake walk

Be More Kind Club creates efforts to improve school, recognized by Fox 47 News

Rachel Keeler, Opinion Editor Mar 1, 2023

   The Be More Kind Club was established at Northwest High School 13 years ago. Teachers established it after participating in the "Be The Change" Challenge Day.    Be More Kind was established...

Northwest group posing in front of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

Group travels around to discover new cultures

Mason Schroeder, Editor in Chief Feb 14, 2023

   Two teachers, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffbauer and Miss Tracy Dryer, both love traveling and want their students to experience the world as they do, so they created a school traveling club.     When...

Senior Kyleigh Tindall works with a customers hair while learning at the career center.

Senior’s childhood passion moves toward future career

Emma Flynn, Editor Feb 13, 2023

 Trimming hair and applying makeup, facials, and nails is not foreign to Senior Kyleigh Tindall. Because she has been interested in cosmetology since a young age, Tindall is pursuing this passion toward...

E-sports team finds success at state tournament

E-sports team finds success at state tournament

Joseph Tobey-Cook, Journalist Feb 8, 2023

   The high school's E-sports team recently attended and won their first-ever tournament. They earned second in the state for the tenth seat. They accomplished this despite difficulties with getting...

English teacher Katie Christner instructing her British Literature class on Romeo And Juliet.

Teacher transitions from Gen Ed to STEM

Holliss Rumler, Web & Sports Editor Feb 8, 2023

   Teaching is teaching, but when learning styles vary, communication will change depending on the audience. For English teacher Katie Christner, this is a new reality. After moving into the STEM program,...

Miss Amelia Mills

Student teacher from MSU is grateful for opportunity

Mason Schroeder, Editor in Chief Feb 3, 2023

   The Northwest bands will often take on a college undergraduate or graduate student to help manage the bands under Director Bryan Mangiavellano. This year, the opportunity was given to student teacher...

Student leadership group led by student involvement

Student leadership group led by student involvement

Emma Flynn, Editor Feb 1, 2023

   Student Team Of Renaissance Mounties (STORM) takes pride in their school and community. Everything from Homecoming, Snowfest, and assemblies, STORM has got it covered.     This student-led...

A Greener Northwest

A Greener Northwest

Joseph Tobey-Cook, Journalist Jan 27, 2023

   Chemistry teacher Josh Geldersma is the advisor for the Green Club, and he has a vision of what the club could become in the future, but first, he needs it to grow. Geldersma has been running...

Realness of being the foreign exchange student

Realness of being ‘the foreign exchange student’

Laura Bitondi, Journalist Jan 26, 2023

   When the bread tastes fresh, but it is not the same; when friends are compassionate, but it is not the same and when I am living in my new home, but it is not nearly the same. This is what moving...

Student writing poetry for a project in this club.

Student’s vision to create poetry club supported by teacher

Denver Hilliard, Editor Dec 8, 2022

   Poetry has been a substantial part of the world's literature for thousands of years, yet it seems to go unnoticed, similar to how people view Northwest's Poetry Club.    The Poetry Club was...

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