Students find place to share talents in Northwest’s Open Mic Night


Open Mic Night is a space where Northwest students can break free of comfort zones and share their talents in a judgement-free space.  

The event, hosted by the media center, guidance counselor and DJ Michael Marshall  and class of 2017 alum Ryan Rivera, takes place roughly every quarter, the next taking place on May 17.

Students can sign up in the library ahead of time for a guaranteed spot, but after the scheduled performers, there is a more traditional open mic where anyone can perform on the spot. Many use it as an opportunity to express their feelings in songs or poems with personally written works, such as junior Kierstyn Gray’s original song or Jazmyn Wilson’s original poem.  

Students can also share their instrumental abilities, shown here by Alidaycia Wilson playing her cello.

No matter what students share, the night is always a place where creativity shines and participants can let themselves feel free for one night.

*Editor’s note: In the article’s video, Damyan Crews is misnamed as Mark Phillips.