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Juniors Lizzie Terry and Conor White interview an exhibitor at the State Fair on Sept. 11. They were assigned a story about the cotton industry for their print competition.
Students compete at Kansas State Fair
Samya Slater , Reporter • October 10, 2023

On Monday, Sep 11, 2023 Northwest sent their Press team, Video team, and three photographers to compete at the Kansas State Fair. Although it...

Jae Cockrum (10) models a forbidden look
Hoods and hats policy causes controversy
Samya Slater (11) and Jae Cockrum(10) September 14, 2023

  Could you please state your name? I’m Mr. Holderman. I’m the principal.   What is your personal opinion on...

Staff, students adjust to E-hall pass issues
Savannah Randall , Reporter • September 12, 2023

After the pilot of E-hall passes last spring, it’s now Northwest’s permanent passing system, with a few updates. Last year, Northwest had...

What's the deal with the cell phone ban?
Jack Rue, Interviewer • September 12, 2023

As a new year of school starts, new rules are often introduced. This year the student population has seen a huge shift in rules with two sticking...

Karlis Hackney was the stage manager for the recent play, A Midsummer Nights Dream.
Stage manager reflects on new experience
Jubieth Chavezchora, Reporter • October 10, 2023

In early September, a play called A Midsummer Night’s Dream was performed at Northwest High. Karlis Hackney, a sophomore at Northwest, was...

Mrs. Bartsch working at her desk in the office.
Moving Up!
Alyssa Hale , Editor-in-chief • September 20, 2023

After starting out as an English teacher in 2012 and also becoming the Avid coordinator in 2021, this Q & A explores what feelings Mrs. Bartsch...


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New ID Policy Needs Modifications
Aubrynn Lindsey , Editor • August 31, 2023

 Northwest High School’s main priority has always been to protect their students. In the past few years, we have seen many ways this has...

Halloween movie reviews
September 9, 2021

Addams Family Site:DVD Release date: 1991 Rating: 5/5  Reason: The Addams family is a classic movie that I enjoy watching...

Music streaming
Jaya Smith , Reporter • January 11, 2021

There are a lot of sites and apps people can stream music on. Some cost and others are free.  Spotify is a music streaming service with...

Northwest Scoreboard
Photos of Ejay Edwards (12) during his runs and medaling at rim rock.
Record Breakers
Trey WImberly, Reporter • October 10, 2023

Ejay Edwards isn't your typical student. During the week he is focused on school and going to practice like every other student. On the weekends...

Y.E 2nd Annual Kickball Game
Jack Rue, Author • May 22, 2023

Y.E, Youth Entrepreneurs, is a class Northwest offers to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. The class teaches students the basics of starting...

Jayla Downing (10) kneeing Anna Rasynouvong (9).
kickoff to wrestling
Alexis Wimberly , reporter • December 16, 2022

Wrestling has begun their season, with many new participants this year. To kick off the season Northwest went head-to-head against each other...

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