The Moxie Mountie

Defeating stereotypes

Anna Pierek, Web Journalist

February 28, 2018


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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


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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


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  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


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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


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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


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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


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      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...

Teacher feature: Getting to know Mr. Corey Slater

Adam Staudinger, Asst. Web Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


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Why do you teach? “I had great mentors when I was in school. I first wanted to be a physical therapist because I was involved in athletics. I kind of thought about doing that and then I had two really good English teachers my 12 grade year that really made me think about possibly going into English. The...

Teacher feature: Getting to know Mr. Carey Collins

Shealyn Paulis, News Journalist

January 31, 2018


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What could you give a 40 minute presentation on without any preparation? "My faith and how it's changed me over the years." What are some hobbies you have? "Fall. I love the colors and the weather." What is one word your friends/family would use to describe you? "Compassionate/caring." What do ...

Involved student faces high academic goals

Involved student faces high academic goals

Brandi Bremiller, Copy Editor

January 24, 2018


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Senior Madelyn Miller has committed to a numerous amount of academic and extracurricular activities in the 2017-2018 school year. She focuses her time on improving the opportunities that could be presented to her in the future. Being successful is a common ambition for high school students. While...

Cup of ‘Joh’ in the morning

Cup of ‘Joh’ in the morning

Kaitlyn Grier, Sports Editor

January 11, 2018


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Having a positive impact on students is one of the most rewarding aspects for math teacher Ms. Gwen Johangten (Joh). Over the past 18 years, Ms. Joh continues to help them perform at a high level, whether it is a personal or academic connection, she shows them support. “My favorite thing about ...

Never losing Focus

Never losing Focus

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2017


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Senior Rachel Nau had her first experience with a professional camera at the age of 12. She was asked to take pictures at her sister’s tennis match, which inspired her passion for photography.   From that moment on, Nau was always trying to find a way to get her hands on a camera. Even when ...

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