The Moxie Mountie

Marching Mounties cheer on football team

Marching Mounties cheer on football team

Taylor Thrush, Journalist

October 26, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Feature

Usually people associate school spirit at a football game with the cheerleaders, but they are not the only ones keeping the energy going. At every home game, band director Mr. Brian Mangiavellano and Drum Majors senior Enrique Fonseca and junior Evan White lead the Marching Mounties in singing, shouting,...

Class inspires alumna

Class inspires alumna

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Hadleigh Buchler, 2015 alumna, has been continually returning to the high school to work with current students. She has been an assistant to special education teacher Mrs. Judy Osterberg’s class. “My inspiration came from peer connections,” said Hadleigh. “It was one of the best classes I had...

Teacher maintains busy lifestyle despite illness

Teacher maintains busy lifestyle despite illness

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The Allegiance Radiation Oncology Center in downtown Jackson is not a typical destination to receive regular medical treatment, especially for somebody who is not battling cancer. In 2008, Communication Arts teacher Miss Marnie Hade was diagnosed with neutropenia, an autoimmune condition where the...

No Drama here!

No Drama here!

Hadley Callebs, Journalist

January 22, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

When someone has nobody to turn to in their time of need, they may go to their ‘safe place.’ For drama members who are feeling blue or need guidance they go to Drama Club Advisor Mr. Carey Collins. Collins knows it is important for high school students to have a place they can truly feel safe,...

Away from the Mediterranean

Away from the Mediterranean

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Being completely surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia, Italy is a beautiful island with vast culture, sandy beaches, and an all-access pass to exploring nature at its finest. Though such an alluring, picturesque place exists, senior Giulia Riva chose to leave home and follow her heart, which...

Find Your Future activities afterthoughts

Find Your Future activities afterthoughts

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chef

January 4, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase

After a week’s worth of studying and testing, the Friday before winter break was dedicated to looking into the future to encourage students to think about life after graduation and after college called Find Your Future. The day consists of multiple average people talking to students about their...

Earning own accomplishment

Earning own accomplishment

Maddie Swope, Web Journalist

November 30, 2015


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The conception that English teacher Rebecca Bortnichak came from a silver spoon background is one that rings false. The type of teacher and person Bortnichak is today she accredits to the circumstances of her past. "My parents struggled and they never hid [the truth] from us," said Bortnichak. Growing...

“Hello world of YouTube”

“Hello world of YouTube”

Katie Arntz, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 23, 2015


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Starting a video off with “Hello world of YouTube! My name is Caroline!” caused many people to click the subscribe button on junior Caroline Smith’s YouTube channel. Smith’s channel called Caroline Smith TV has been around since 2014 when she decided to create the channel and start uploading...

Students live by “Res Non Verba”

Students live by “Res Non Verba”

Sydney Boulter, Web Journalist

November 19, 2015


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Approximately 20 students between their senior and junior year participate in a program called Career Center at Jackson College. This program provides career and technical education throughout Jackson County. One of the classes in this program is the Junior Reserve Officer Training Course (JROTC)...

New law potentially causes female health struggles

New law potentially causes female health struggles

Maddie Swope, Web Journalist

November 13, 2015


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Recently, the House of Representatives passed a bill making it easier to defund public health places, such as Planned Parenthood, with the motive to discourage abortions. However, Planned Parenthood provides much more to the community than the termination of pregnancy. Without the presence of Planned...

Externship preparation class learns life saving skills

Externship preparation class learns life saving skills

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-chief

October 15, 2015


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Seniors are capable of learning realistic life skills before graduation by taking the externship class. This class is only offered to seniors to help them get ready for their next chapter in life. “We do everything from resumes, cover letters, reference pages, applications, interview skills, and...

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