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Jacob Swartz participating in a student-lead cheer during Cancer Awareness football game.

Plan to improve school spirit proves successful

Emma Flynn, Feature Editor November 1, 2022

   From silence to cheers, our school’s school spirit has been a concerning issue these past couple of years. With the return of Superfans, the intent is to increase involvement at school events.     Superfans...

Senior Drum Major Marcus Arbrouet awaits patiently as he and the band will rush onto the field to preform their halftime show.

Homecoming King Arbrouet chooses ‘eventful’ fall, leads band and soccer programs

Mason Schroeder, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2022

   Being involved as a Soccer Captain, Drum Major, and even being elected as the Homecoming King, Senior Marcus Arbrouet surely has a busy fall schedule. After filling his schedule with extracurricular...

Senior Carli Hammond

Alumni photographer’s business flourishes

Emma Flynn , Web Journalist October 27, 2022

  Ever since joining the yearbook club her eighth-grade year, Alumni Carli Hammond’s passion for photography has blossomed, inspiring her to create her own business.     Hammond initially joined...

Stafford Newsome

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...

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