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Species threatened after Australian wildfires

Species threatened after Australian wildfires

Amanda Gallaway, Journalist

February 12, 2020

In December of 2019, one of Australia’s worst wildfires to date began tearing throughout the country. With such dry land due to a lack of precipitation, the fires caused mass destruction. Several charity organizations and animal rescues have stepped up to save as many animals as possible from the...

Technology changing the way students learn

Technology changing the way students learn

Anthony Cole, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

   As technology continues to advance, schools remain using outdated teaching styles each and every day. Many schools are lagging behind and often use outdated software and equipment. The big question remains; are schools properly preparing students for the modern-day workforce?    “I don’...

Gun violence rises in the Jackson area

Gun violence rises in the Jackson area

Hannah Smith, Journalist

February 11, 2020

Gun violence is something that is not talked about nearly enough in Jackson. Since 2016, 101 people have been victims of gun violence in Jackson, 13 of which died, which was stated in the article, “A look at gun violence in Jackson”, on Mlive.  With four to five people dying each year, a future...

Military divides Air Force to form new branch

Military divides Air Force to form new branch

Anthony Cole, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

   Our military consists of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, and Coast Guard. With the largest military spending budget in the world (according to defensenews.com), The United States has continually developed their technology and has now added a new branch to the military, the Spa...

Students struggle with school attendance

Students struggle with school attendance

Amanda Gallaway, Journalist

February 7, 2020

   All across the country, teachers and school boards are constantly struggling with students over poor attendance. This is probably one of the largest concerns in high schools today.     When coming in for the day, there are many issues that factor into what time a student does or does not ...

Breaking News: Michigan is one of the sickest states

Breaking News: Michigan is one of the sickest states

Jacob Swartz, Journalist

February 7, 2020

Michigan has recently gained a reputation for being the second sickest state in the United States, according to a report from Kinsa, a thermometer company. The report states that seven percent of people in Michigan are experiencing flu-like symptoms, rather than the national average of five percent. Northwest...

Find Your Future Fair returns with over 45 presenters

Find Your Future Fair returns with over 45 presenters

Jacob Swartz, Journalist

November 25, 2019

   On Tuesday Nov. 26, Northwest High School is having their annual Find Your Future Fair. It is meant to expose students to careers, but all students will go to the fair and learn about potential future jobs.  This year, there are over 45 presenters from multiples careers.    “Most st...

Switch to new lunch company requires 21 day change

Switch to new lunch company requires 21 day change

Hannah Smith, Journalist

October 24, 2019

Northwest School District recently changed lunch companies to Southwest Food Service of Excellence (SFE). The previous lunch company that the district had was Taher, which was in place for the last two years. The contract the board made with Taher ended this year, and this led the board to search...

Students overwhelmingly favor new focus time

Students overwhelmingly favor new focus time

Kate Bebe, Journalist

October 22, 2019

Find Your Future Fair scheduled for November 26

Find Your Future Fair scheduled for November 26

Jacob Swartz, News Journalist

October 18, 2019

On Tuesday November 26th, Northwest is having their annual find your future fair. There will be participants from many different organizations there to show you all the skills and training needed for their job. Students from all ages in high school can go to the fair and be entertained by different...

Suicide awareness walk contributes to future scholarship

Suicide awareness walk contributes to future scholarship

Jensen Mortimer, Journalist

October 14, 2019

On September 29, the Out of the Darkness walk took place on the Falling Waters Trail in Jackson. This year, many who participated did so in memory of Lauren Caster. The goal of the walk was to bring suicide awareness to the community and support those who may need it. “The American Foundation for...

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