The Moxie Mountie

Girls’ basketball program suffers from new change

Girls’ basketball program suffers from new change

Lexie Khon, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When Northwest was in the CAAC Gold athletic conference (Capital Area Activities Conference), boys and girls’ basketball games would always be alternated for who plays first each year. Now, in the Interstate Eight Conference the boys’ teams will always play last for Friday night games. The main...

Student copes with regret from past smoking habit

Student copes with regret from past smoking habit

Sydney Rhines, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The feeling of having to cough while sick is all too common in students. But what if you could not stop? Five minutes goes by and you are still coughing. What if your chest feels like it is on fire and pins are in your lungs. These are probably the two worst constant reminders of my past habit: smoking. I...

God promises hope for those dealing with death

God promises hope for those dealing with death

Lauren Hale, Opinion Editor

January 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Death is an inevitable part of human life. It may be one of the most painful and difficult experiences someone will have to go through. However, the Bible gives us a different hope. Found at Acts 24:15 is the promise, “There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” This...

The Fighting Fish: high school relationships

The Fighting Fish: high school relationships

Sydney Rhines and Myranda Dillay, Editor-in-chief, Photographer

January 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

High school 'love' hurts students Sydney Rhines, Editor-in-chief During high school, it may seem like a boyfriend or girlfriend is the most important thing in the world. Having a relationship can give insight to what your future may look like. But are high school relationships actually worth it? T...

Bonding community together

Bonding community together

The Moxie Mountie Staff

January 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Greetings Mountie Nation!” is the well known slogan of Superintendent Mr. Geoff Bontrager’s mass phone call to students’ homes. Though students mock the repeated line, Bontrager has established a new attitude for Northwest Community Schools by leading them into the “Direction of Greatness”. Since...

Communication is key

Communication is key

The Moxie Mountie Staff

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the generation of millennials develops and matures into adults, one thing is for certain: dating is a thing of the past. Students today show infatuation with each other instead of actually being interested and wanting to get to know a person to have long term goals with one another. In society,...

Hiding behind screens

Hiding behind screens

Katie Arntz, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

From stalking profiles to retweeting relatable tweets, social media has become the newest hobby for students. With many platforms available to join such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and Snapchat, people are opening themselves up to being in a vulnerable position. However, these sites have...

Popular childhood series remains relevant

Kelsey Thomas, News Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

On April 1, 1997, an anime TV series first aired that in today’s generation would be watched by all ages. Pokémon is a combination of five sequential series, four spinoffs, and 18 movies. However, they do not all coincide. The show expresses the adventures of beginning trainer, protagonist Ash Ketc...

Positive outlook leads to positive lifestyle

Maddie Perrin, Video Editor

November 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Thought. It is the essence that controls the many pieces to the puzzle of life. Whether one chooses to believe so or not, thoughts alone can determine the type of life one leads. Positive outlooks lead down a path that is filled with happiness and prosperity,  while negative thoughts can lead down...

Reevaluation on test taking process

Reevaluation on test taking process

Rachael Kaiser, Journalist

November 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The importance of tests in the classroom has long since outlived its usefulness. The process of how assessments are presented needs to change due to the classes being taught in manner that has students memorize for the test and not actually learn material. Tests are made out by some teachers to be...

Internet leaves permanent impressions

Internet leaves permanent impressions

Kelsey Hogan, Web Journalist

March 27, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The internet is similar to tattoos.  Everything you post on the internet is out there forever much like tattoos are on the body. No matter what someone says most people would agree that when a person posts a photo or status is out there for eternity. Deleted or not an individual can find old posts or...

Sustained Silent Reading revisited

Sustained Silent Reading revisited

Mike Layher, Web Journalist

March 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With the addition of weekly Wednesday early releases, Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) has been added between second and third hour. Students are allowed to use their phones to read books and articles. However, it is hard to determine whether the use of cell phones during SSR is helping or hindering...

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