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Layne Sleight in her basketball uniform

Star junior battles athletic injuries

Riley Henderson, Assistant Editor March 7, 2022

   High school athletes alone account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations each year. Junior athlete, Layne Sleight, has proven to contribute to...

Jackson United hockey game ends in combating shootout

Jackson United hockey game ends in combating shootout

Riley Henderson, Assistant Editor February 15, 2022

Jackson's local hockey team, Jackson United, had a feudal match against Pinckney. After an endless battle between the two, Jackson United took the victory with a score of 4-3.       The score...

Stafford Newsome

Q & A With Stafford Newsome, the new varsity football coach

Meris Lacinski, Feature Editor February 15, 2022

   Stafford Newsome has taught social studies in the district for 11 years and was recently hired as the next head Varsity football coach. He brings years of coaching experience. At Northwest, he has...

Superintendent Geoff Bontrager  updating the NWCS COVID precautions and plans.

Administration continues to monitor COVID-19 plan

Leo Moten, Web Journalist February 14, 2022

   COVID-19 has proven to be a major obstacle for the administration when deciding what procedures to follow. After recent COVID-19 related school closures around the state, Northwest remained open...

JACCs cosmetology program prior to hosting their tenth grade tours.

Students find their future through Jackson Area Career Center

Jaylynn Moore, Web Journalist February 13, 2022

   Often, it is highly urged by adults that students attend college after high school and then pursue a career afterward. However, recently, many students have been choosing to go to the Jackson Area...

Seniors Lioba Werner, Chloe Laird, Khrystine Weesner, and Kennedy Maynard (right to left) playing in the pep band at  Snowfest games.

Northwest’s pep band continues legacy

Mason Schroeder, Sport's Editor February 11, 2022

   After years of success, the Mountie pep band has become very well known. Bryan Mangiavellano, the band teacher at the high school, is the lead director of this compact ensemble.    This group...

Coffee shop arriving soon to Commons area

Coffee shop arriving soon to Commons area

Abby Warner, Photographer & Web Journalist February 11, 2022

   It has been a dream of special education teacher Judith Osterberg to see a coffee shop built in Northwest High School. She hopes this vision will soon come, and her students can experience employment...

Senior Carly Woodward working in her dual-enrolled classes.

Breaking News: Commons receives long awaited updates

Mason Schroeder, Sports Editor February 9, 2022

   When walking into the new commons at the high school, students will be surprised by the changes. After the recent renovation this past fall, many new additions have been added, like college-level...

Students form jazz band and begin performances at One North

Students form jazz band and begin performances at One North

Alondra Mata, News Editor February 9, 2022

   Juniors Elijah Haldane and Connor Campbell's love for playing instrumental music has led them to take the next step in musicianship and performance by forming a small jazz band, Jackson Art Ensemble.    Although...

Breaking News: Severe snowstorm hits southeast Michigan, Mountie Pageant canceled

Breaking News: Severe snowstorm hits southeast Michigan, Mountie Pageant canceled

Hannah Smith, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2022

   Businesses and schools are closed through Feb. 2-3 as a severe snowstorm has hit southeast Michigan. Marking the first snow day of the year for many schools, students are thrilled, especially considering...

Instagrams Bad Parking Mounties grows followers

Instagram’s Bad Parking Mounties grows followers

Leo Moten, Web Journalist February 7, 2022

   A new sensation for driving at Northwest High School is Bad Parking Mounties' Instagram page. The page has grown quite a following since it first started. It began with zero followers, and within...

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