The Moxie Mountie

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...

Using classes full potential

Kelsey Thomas, Web Journalist

March 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In the 21st century, technology has boomed from what it used to be. Thus opening new career opportunities to students throughout the world. Computer teacher Mr. Baker teaches five different courses that offer students to become connected and informed about technology. This gives them the ability to...

Paper vs Digital

Paper vs Digital

Kelsey Thomas, Web Journalist

February 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Before the Kindle, Ereader, and iPad, books were the main source of reading. Over the years many people have been switching over to digital books, leaving paperbacks and hard covers in the dust. “I received the Kindle as a gift,” said language teacher Mrs. Kane. “I did not enjoy it at first,...

Fashion 101

Katlin Cahill, Journalist

February 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Fashion is an art. It allows you to express yourself in any way you wish. As Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf says, "Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It's a movement, design, and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we'd like to be." Pay attention to washing label...

Best of 2014

Best of 2014

Alec Richmond, Web Editor in Chief

January 26, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

As the first month in the new year comes to an end, people look forward at what greatness 2015 will produce. As for 2014, there was an array of amazing movies, apps, and gadgets developed. Throughout the year, many apps grew in popularity in the Apple App Store, Amazon, and Google Play. Some stayed...

Soul mates, not a myth

Maddie Perrin, Opinion Editor

January 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The great philosopher, Plato, once theorized that humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Zeus, who feared their power, split them into two separate beings, condemning them to spend the rest of their lives searching for their other half. This theory is known...

Trunk-n-treat gathering

Trunk-n-treat gathering

Kelsey Thomas, Web Journalist

October 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Car after car, each kid stops to collect candy to fill their bags. The excitement of sugar and sweets fill their eyes. Trunk-n-Treat has finally taken place, giving young children an early Halloween treat. Trunk-n-Treat is usually held at the Koziel Complex, which is the area between Parnell Elementary...

Anxiety can be defeated

Anxiety can be defeated

Katlin Cahil, Journalist

October 27, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As the school year progresses, the anxiety students have grows with it.  It is defined as stress that can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. It is the most common mental illness in the United States affecting 40 million Americans. "When I think of anxiety,...

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