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Pro-Con: Year round schooling

February 12, 2020

Pro: Year Round School is beneficial for all    While the topic of having year round schooling has been very controversial, there are many beneficial factors.     A regular schedule for most year round schools is a 45-15 day plan. This means students go to school for 45 days and then receive 15 days off ra...

Pro-Con: Should Trump stay or go?

February 12, 2020

Con: Remove Trump because his spending, lies, & temper are crippling America With the 2020 election approaching, the controversies surrounding current President Donald Trump is more evident than ever. There are many reasons why Trump should not remain in office. Trump was recently impeached for...

Marijuana legalization reaches several states

Marijuana legalization reaches several states

Des Cutter, Journalist

February 12, 2020

   The United States of America is stuck in an ongoing battle of differences regarding the legalization of weed. The recent legalization of marijuana in Michigan was due to its possible benefits of reducing harm, creating jobs, saving money, and promoting consumer safety.     It can reduce harm by lowering impriso...

It’s not cool to Juul

It’s not cool to Juul

Hannah Smith, Journalist

February 10, 2020

Vaping is a habit that many people have become attracted to over the years, and it appeals particularly to adolescents. Although e-cigarettes are illegal due to their harmful effects, teenagers are continuing to bring them into schools among many other places. When teenagers use a Juul, a type of...

Start of school should change to later morning time

Start of school should change to later morning time

Des Cutter, Journalist

February 6, 2020

According to studies from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the average teenager gets around seven hours of sleep, even though it has been proven by doctors that they need just over nine hours. Children's health studies also recommend that schools should start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. for teenagers...

My stance on abortion

My stance on abortion

Des Cutter, Journalist

February 6, 2020

According to www.guttmacher.org, nearly one in four women in the United States (23.7%) will have an abortion by the time they have hit 45 years old. By the age of 20, 4.6% of women will have had an abortion and 19% will have done so by 30 years of age. Between 2008 and 2014, the overall U.S. abortion...

A students view of Northwest’s bullying policy

A students view of Northwest’s bullying policy

Des Cutter, Journalist

January 29, 2020

Bullying can happen anywhere. Online, in every country, in every state, in every town. It is too common. However, in our school, it is handled better than most other schools. According to pacer.org, more than one out of every five students in the U.S. has reported being bullied at some point in their...

Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson launch drama

Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson launch drama

Jensen Mortimer, Journalist

January 29, 2020

Jeffree Star Cosmetics (JSC) recently launched a bundle of new makeup collaborating with Shane Dawson, a social media influencer; all products ranging from $18 to $52. “It was all surreal, to be making my own makeup products with my name on them; having them be exactly what I envisioned, and doing...

Cellphone pockets proven to be efficient

Maddy Draffen, Journalist

January 27, 2020

When walking into a classroom at Northwest High School, one will see numbered pockets most likely hanging from the wall. These pockets are used to hold the student’s cell phones. However, until this year they were only optional for teachers. The cell phone policy at Northwest High School had been...

The negative effects plastic straws gives to the environment

The negative effects plastic straws gives to the environment

Olivia Wells, Web Journalist

February 8, 2019

  Plastic straws are terrible, not only for the environment, but also for the body. This type of straw is single-use, meaning they are used once and then discarded into a landfill where it will never biodegrade.   Single-use plastic straws are made out of polypropylene; which is a type of plast...

Avoid my relationship habits

Avoid my relationship habits

Mackenzie Moore, Web Journalist

February 8, 2019

  Intense hurt has become normal to me. Hurt so severe that I can do nothing other than welcome the pain with arms wide open.   Letting a boy have all of the power over my heart was the first mistake I made.  Yet… something… continues to draw me back.  I continue to go back and make the same, ...

Survey reveals most people see college as optional for success

Survey reveals most people see college as optional for success

Mackenzie Moore, Web Journalist

January 22, 2019

  Most students have some idea of what they plan to do in the future. If they do not? That is okay, but many students know whether or not they plan to go to college. Others have simply decided going to a college is not for them. What is the best decision?     In a recent survey, this question...

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