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Technology changing the way students learn

Technology changing the way students learn

Anthony Cole, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

   As technology continues to advance, schools remain using outdated teaching styles each and every day. Many schools are lagging behind and often use outdated software and equipment. The big question remains; are schools properly preparing students for the modern-day workforce?    “I don’...

Athletics prove beneficial to students

Athletics prove beneficial to students

Anthony Cole, Web Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

   A recent study from the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) found that the average GPA of a high school athlete was 2.84, while a student who doesn't participate in sports had an average GPA of 2.68. The benefits of sports go far behind just being in better physical condition. The...

Panda Express embraces workers from Indonesia and China

Panda Express embraces workers from Indonesia and China

Jensen Mortimer, Journalist

February 12, 2020

With roughly 19.5 percent of the world speaking English, individuals who move to America, get quite a bit of culture shock. At the food chain Panda Express, located in Jackson, MI, there are employees who have adapted to the English language in recent years. Stacia Mcdole, age 18, moved to the U.S...

Living on ‘pins and needles’ with shingles proves shocking for young writer

Living on ‘pins and needles’ with shingles proves shocking for young writer

Hannah Smith, Journalist

February 10, 2020

Imagine millions of pins and needles stabbing your nerves all at once, or your arm constantly being on fire. The nerve pain for me while dealing with shingles feels just like that and is excruciating at some points. The shocks of pain and burning sensation up my arm and hand are the worst parts of...

My first day with ‘incurable’ diabetes

My first day with ‘incurable’ diabetes

Des Cutter, Journalist

February 10, 2020

I woke up some time in the middle of the night in excruciating pain. Gasping for breath, I shake my head yes to my mom, who had just asked if I wanted to go to the hospital. Little did I know that if I had said no, I would have died that night. I was in fourth grade, and I thought my younger brother...

Student battles food disorder to live normal life

Student battles food disorder to live normal life

Kate Beebe, Journalist

February 10, 2020

Freshmen Avary Senft has a food disorder called Eosinophilic Esophagitis, otherwise known as EE. EE is a chronic disease of the esophagus where white blood cells build up in your esophagus and cause inflammation, which causes lots of pain. Dealing with this kind of food disorder can be highly challenging,...

BIGGEST fan continues support of athletics

BIGGEST fan continues support of athletics

Jacob Swartz, Journalist

February 7, 2020

Northwest athletics has had the pleasure of having a Mountie "super fan" known as Lee Webb in their community. For the past 11 years, Lee has earned this recognition from students. Webb has attended over 500 different sporting events. Webb, 71, has been enjoying the Northwest sporting events ever...

Jackson Area Career and Access Center sends Sydney Brown to guide students’ future plans

Jackson Area Career and Access Center sends Sydney Brown to guide students’ future plans

Anthony Cole, Assistant Web Editor

January 29, 2020

Many students at Northwest are unaware of the resources that are readily available to them when it comes to plans after high school. One of these resources includes assistance from Sydney Brown of the Jackson Area Career and Access Center. She specializes in helping students take the necessary steps...

Five shows that all teenagers should watch next

Five shows that all teenagers should watch next

Kaitlyn Grier, Web Editor

January 29, 2020

REVIEW (OPINION) The Office (U.S. Version) - 5 stars The Office is an American sitcom on a group of “typical” office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. This mediocre paper company Dunder-Mifflin, lays in the hands of Scranton, PA. Branch Manag...

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...

Which is better? Hulu or Netflix

Which is better? Hulu or Netflix

Hannah Smith, Journalist

January 29, 2020

   Netflix and Hulu are two very popular streaming services that allow you to watch TV shows and movies. The thing people cannot seem to agree on is which one is better. This huge debate has been going on ever since Hulu came out in 2008.     One of the arguments the people on the pro Netflix si...

Northwest Cheer Team welcomes new coach

Northwest Cheer Team welcomes new coach

Hannah Smith, Journalist

January 27, 2020

 The varsity cheer team at Northwest High School has a new head coach for the 2019-2020 season, Sandy Walsh. Last year, Walsh was an assistant coach for the team alongside Melissa Coito, the previous head varsity coach. This is Walsh’s second year coaching at Northwest, but she has coached on and off ...

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