• There's still 4-5 games to participate in at the assembly to gain points for your class.

  • Don't forget to buy your homecoming dance ticket during A or B lunch this week.

  • Northwest Response team receives MI Heart Safe award

  • Don't forget to order a yearbook from Miss Marnie Hade in Room 106.

  • Save five cents a gallon on Mondays at Crossroads

  • Be sure to get the second issue of the school newspaper

The Moxie Mountie

Finding the flowers: Gaining maturity by learning from parents

Finding the flowers: Gaining maturity by learning from parents

Audri Chenoweth, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018


Filed under Column, Feature

Growing up as an only child, my parents became my best friends at a very young age. They have taught me everything I know, from learning to eat and brush my hair to being independent and standing up for myself. Though I have not needed to use it quite yet, my parents have helped me discover my...

Making waves: the third wonder of the natural world

Making waves: the third wonder of the natural world

Sydney Boulter and Oli Grenke

March 20, 2018


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The Great Barrier Reef is the World’s largest coral reef stretching 1,429 miles along the Queensland coastline in Australia, covering an area of 132,973 square-miles. With it stretching such a great length it is named the world’s largest living structure on the planet, it is so big that it is visible...

Fork in the road: Gaining responsibility throughout high school experiences

Fork in the road: Gaining responsibility throughout high school experiences

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018


Filed under Column, Feature

Junior year is said to be the hardest time for a student. With the pressure of college applications, the SAT, scholarships, and AP classes, this is potentially one of the first adult situations that a student can encounter. During this point in life, the decisions being made will heavily impact the rest...

Changing lives one book at a time

Changing lives one book at a time

Lucas Worden, Web Journalist

March 13, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

People will oftentimes pick a movie or a video game over a book or a novel. Senior Emily Simone has spent most of her life reading. She enjoys exploring characters and worlds unknown and has managed to use these fables and fictions to shape her mind into something greater than before. Aside from expanding...

The leg bone connects to a … degree

The leg bone connects to a … degree

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Twelve years ago, Mrs. Michelle Vandybogurt began her career as a Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher, and four years ago she started working at Northwest. Upon arrival, she had many improvements in mind to help educate her students to their highest potential. Within the first year, Mrs. Vandybogurt...

Defeating stereotypes

Anna Pierek, Web Journalist

February 28, 2018


Filed under Feature

When hearing the word ‘engineering’ many think strictly of a male worker. In this situation, that is not the case. Senior Carsyn Sleight is a lover of engineering and plans on becoming a bio-medical engineer (an engineer who creates prosthetics). Since she was a child, Sleight’s father has...

On your “Mark,” get set, sing!

On your “Mark,” get set, sing!

Brandi Bremiller, Copy Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Assistant choir director Mr. Christopher Markiewicz has made a lifetime commitment to the Northwest school district and is continuing to put his stamp on the band and choir programs. Eight years of dedication, hard work, and inspiring moments have greatly contributed to the accomplishments of the department. After...

Student hopes to soar

Student hopes to soar

Audri Chenoweth, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018


Filed under Feature

  Children tend to create a dream of what they wish to be when they grow up, but will often change their minds later in life. Unlike this situation, Senior Evan White’s dream of becoming a pilot is now becoming a reality.   When White was younger, his father told stories of how he nearly b...

Finding the flowers: Discovering good in every situation

Finding the flowers: Discovering good in every situation

Audri Chenoweth, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2018


Filed under Feature

Standing outside of the security gate in a crowded airport, I am procrastinating the inevitable goodbye of my best friend as we get a few more minutes to embrace. My family hosted an exchange student from Germany this past year. Though my family was supposed to be the one teaching her about life in...

Long time dedication

Long time dedication

Makenna McCollum, News Journalist

February 8, 2018


Filed under Feature

When AP Calculus students walk into teacher Mr. Brian Klinger’s classroom late, they can always expect a sarcastic comment such as, “way to be on time” or “look who finally showed up.” Even though Mr. Klinger is sarcastic, he is the type of teacher and friend that anyone can talk with...

Teacher feature: Getting to know Mrs. Tiffany Adema

Dakota Bright, Web Journalist

February 5, 2018


Filed under Feature

Where did you graduate from? “Spring Arbor University.”   Android or apple? “Apple because I’ve never really had an Android.”   Favorite season and why? “Fall because it’s not too hot and not too cold.”   Favorite holiday? “Thanksgiving because there is good food and I can see my family.”   Coffee or tea? “Hot coffee and c...

Parent ‘picks’ way in assisting Guitar Class

Parent ‘picks’ way in assisting Guitar Class

Adam Staudinger, Asst. Web Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

      For the past three years, community member Janet Belding has been assisting the band program by volunteering and supervising at band events. Recently, she has been helping band director Bryan Mangiavellano teach his fourth hour guitar class.   She has a son who grad...

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