The Moxie Mountie

Building a Mountie Legacy

Ryleigh Wright, Web Producer

April 17, 2015


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Be a part of the newness, be a part of the greatness, be a part of the Northwest Community Schools. We are offering an opportunity to buy a brick and leave your mark for many years to come at Northwest Community Schools. Leave your legacy by purchasing a specially engraved brick which will be included...

Student government encourages new ideas

Ryleigh Wright, Web Producer

March 24, 2015


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Student government has been busy this year with different school functions. The group meets weekly to update and stay organized with all the events that they make possible. "We gather different ideas, then vote for what we want," said student body president Madison Howe. Although most festivities...

Runner follows path

Runner follows path

Kelsey Thomas, Web Journalist

March 19, 2015


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Cross Country has been a big part of junior Allegra Wards life since seventh grade. Running with others has helped her train for triathlons, track, and summer running. "My mom inspired me to join Cross Country because of how much it would help with cross running," said Ward. "I then chose Cross Country...

Yearbook captures memories while making them

Yearbook captures memories while making them

Ryleigh Wright, Web Producer

March 16, 2015


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Throughout the year, a staff of students come together to take pictures and put it altogether into a book that is known as the yearbook. The process is much more than just snapping photos here and there. The book is made up of the help of Photoshop to make the images fit together and InDesign to make...

Head start toward future

Head start toward future

Michael Layher, Web Journalist

March 4, 2015


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Through many locations such as Jackson College, Baker College, Lansing Community College, and Spring Arbor University, students are able to sign up for dual enrollment courses. “Dual Enrollment is the term we use for students being able to take college classes while in high school,” said junior...

Adapting to a new culture

Kelsey Hogan, Web Journalist

February 24, 2015


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Moving across the country to a completely new place can be scary for a foreign exchange student or for any teenager. However, experiencing a new culture and traditions can be very exciting to learn different ways of life. The downside is that being away from family and friends can make a person feel...

National Honor Society benefits

National Honor Society benefits

Mike Layher, Web Journalist

February 18, 2015


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A strong work ethic and a positive attitude can go a long way for students when they are trying to survive high school. National Honor Society (NHS) offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills as well as support the community through service projects. “NHS is a growing group...

American Sign Language course now offered, students benefit

American Sign Language course now offered, students benefit

Kelsey Hogan, Web Journalist

February 10, 2015


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Dr. Louann Brizendine, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco believes an average woman speaks around 20,000 words in her day, while men speak around 7,000 words in a day. Communication with speaking is second nature to most people. An average person goes to...

Overcoming Tragedy

Overcoming Tragedy

Emalee Cantlin, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2015


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On August 18 at 3:15 p.m., senior Elizabeth Shepard's trip to see her mother took a fatal turn for the worst. While riding in a car with boyfriend Bryan Bevier and his mother Marie Wolschlager, the vehicle, driven by Wolschlager, collided with another. Suddenly, the car was off the road and dismantled....

Freshman thrives on JV

Freshman thrives on JV

Ryleigh Wright, Web Producer

December 11, 2014


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With the air becoming bitter, that means basketball season is here. With all new teams, there are new faces, and freshman Ryan Crowley is one to see. "Crowley has a skill set where he can go out one position and play the point guard," said JV coach Newsome. "Then the next you could put him on the...

Drama club breaks down barriers

Mike Layher, Journalist

November 19, 2014


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Breaking down walls, putting yourself out there, and conquering fears are just a few things once can gain from joining Drama Club. Advisor and director Mr. Collins began the group in his first year of teaching at the high school. "[Drama Club] is a collection of different kinds of students," said...

Teachers face the unexpected

Teachers face the unexpected

Mike Layher, Journalist

October 30, 2014


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When going into a career in education, future teachers are informed of the basics of their jobs, yet there are countless situations that college does not prepare teachers for. English teacher Mrs. Soper graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005. In June of that same year, she was hired at...

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