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Movies provide better story-telling than books

Movies provide better story-telling than books

Caleb Hilliard, Journalist

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

One of the most common arguments among fans of large franchises is whether the book or movie is better. The two are nearly on equal ground. Books allow for more freedom of imagination and are linked to the improving of intelligence, but movies are more visually impressive and provide a greater chance...

Cell phones frustrate teachers, negatively impact education

Cell phones frustrate teachers, negatively impact education

Taylor Thrush, Journalist

November 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

   Every teacher has their own policy on devices. Some have a “phone jail”, some allow them in class, and some prohibit phones completely. Teachers now have this added responsibility of controlling cell phones. “My class policy on cell phones is that it is up to each student to know their c...

New LGBTQ guidelines; providing healthy and equal environment

New LGBTQ guidelines; providing healthy and equal environment

Abigail (Oli) Grenke, Journalist

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Michigan State Board of Education (SBE) passed guidance regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students. It urges Michigan schools to implement anti-harassment policies, address transgender students by their chosen name and corresponding pronouns, add LGBTQ...

Mind over body

Mind over body

Maddie Perrin, Video Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Athletes train their bodies all the time. They consume protein shakes, chicken breasts, spinach; anything to bulk up and keep their bodies able to perform at the highest level. But very few athletes, especially those in high school, take the time to train their minds. The thoughts one produces in...

Valentine’s day legend evolves into national hoilday

Valentine’s day legend evolves into national hoilday

Maddie Perrin, Video editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dating way back to the 5th century, Lupercalia was an ancient Roman festival that occurred from Feb. 13-15. In this annual celebration, men would use goat-skin whips to strike young women. They did this to avert evil spirits from entering their bodies in the hopes that it would help the women to become...

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...

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