The Moxie Mountie

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 who have adapted to the English language in recent years. Stacia Mcdole, age 18, moved to the U.S...

Expressing myself through body modifications

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 of today, I have nine body modifications, specifically piercings. My love for piercings developed...

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 some points. The shocks of pain and burning sensation up my arm and hand are the worst parts of...

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 had said no, I would have died that night. I was in fourth grade, and I thought my younger brother...

Student battles food disorder to live normal life

Student battles food disorder to live normal life

Kate Beebe, Journalist

February 10, 2020

Freshmen Avary Senft has a food disorder called Eosinophilic Esophagitis, otherwise known as EE. EE is a chronic disease of the esophagus where white blood cells build up in your esophagus and cause inflammation, which causes lots of pain. Dealing with this kind of food disorder can be highly challenging,...

BIGGEST fan continues support of athletics

BIGGEST fan continues support of athletics

Jacob Swartz, Journalist

February 7, 2020

Northwest athletics has had the pleasure of having a Mountie "super fan" known as Lee Webb in their community. For the past 11 years, Lee has earned this recognition from students. Webb has attended over 500 different sporting events. Webb, 71, has been enjoying the Northwest sporting events ever...

Jackson Area Career and Access Center sends Sydney Brown to guide students’ future plans

Jackson Area Career and Access Center sends Sydney Brown to guide students’ future plans

Anthony Cole, Assistant Web Editor

January 29, 2020

Many students at Northwest are unaware of the resources that are readily available to them when it comes to plans after high school. One of these resources includes assistance from Sydney Brown of the Jackson Area Career and Access Center. She specializes in helping students take the necessary steps...

Northwest Cheer Team welcomes new coach

Northwest Cheer Team welcomes new coach

Hannah Smith, Journalist

January 27, 2020

 The varsity cheer team at Northwest High School has a new head coach for the 2019-2020 season, Sandy Walsh. Last year, Walsh was an assistant coach for the team alongside Melissa Coito, the previous head varsity coach. This is Walsh’s second year coaching at Northwest, but she has coached on and off ...

Foreign exchange students bring new cultures to Northwest

Jacob Swartz, Journalist

November 21, 2019

Northwest High School gets the luxury of hosting multiple foreign exchange students this year. They introduce cultures from places all around the globe such as France, Germany, Chile, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, and Italy. Studying abroad is a great experience for students, including America. Foreign...

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

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

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...

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