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Cody Enterprise editor looks back on time at NWC

Amber Peabody, Reporter 2000-2002

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

As a photography major at the Northwest College most of my time was spent in the photo lab and studios working on assignments, so it was always a welcome change of place to head across the hallway to the rooms that housed the ...

Trail helped past editor work toward future life accomplishments

Matthew Strissel, Editor-in-Chief, 2014

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

When I first came to NWC in 2013, I had no intention of pursuing a career as a photojournalist. I originally wanted do tabletop photography, or outdoor and nature photography. However, the Northwest Trail changed all that. I...

German exchange student reminisces about experience on the Trail

Marc Lamberger, Sports editor, 2014-15

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

Thinking back about working for the Northwest Trail, I will always remember those great basketball nights in the gym. I was lucky to work for the Trail as a sportswriter when the men’s basketball team had its best season in the histo...

Journalism lessons from a spring day a dozen years ago

Tessa Baker, Editor 2004-2005

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

A beautiful spring Tuesday in 2004 took a sudden turn when flames engulfed Bridger Hall. For my best friend, the fire destroyed her bedroom and most of her belongings, from band T-shirts to family keepsakes to photographs. For a...

Administrator’s hurtful words empowered former editor

Alexandria Preis, Editor 2015-2016

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

At my last job interview I talked about my managerial experience I gained being editor and chief of The Northwest Trail. Being a leader is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. The Trail helped me develop professio...

Independent journalism speaks for those who can’t

Abbe Breeding, Managing Editor 2014-2015

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

On a whim, I began writing for my college newspaper the spring semester of my freshman year of college. I had no experience in the Journalism field other than exposure through my father’s professional career. My interest was derive...

Staffer disappointed to see NWC journalism vanish from campus

Jeff Victor, Managing Editor, 2013-2014

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

You would never guess it from the amount of energy I spent swearing at freshmen and storming out of the newsroom in disgust, but I loved being managing editor of the Northwest Trail. The 2013-14 school year was always tough a...

Past editor thankful for experiences associated with the Trail

Heather Robertson, Editor, 1998 -1999

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

I was fortunate to serve on the staff of the Northwest Trail from 1997-1999 and as editor in 1998-99.  The best part about working on student publications at a small college is that you get to do a little bit of everything.  I ...

NWC journalism training helped Thomas on the path to success

Virginia (Hoagland) Thomas, Editor, 2011-2012

December 14, 2016

Filed under Current Issue, Opinion

In August 2010 I enrolled at Northwest College and immediately involved myself in reporting for the Northwest Trail. I had participated in my high school’s student newspaper and reported for the Cody Enterprise; during my time at bo...

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