Knight Life

Sleeping Bear Dunes: Beauty to be Seen

Stevie Finley enjoys his view. Lake Michigan is seen in the back. Photo Credit / Clayton Barker

claytonbarker51

May 31, 2016

Beep, Beep, Beep. I reached my arm over, fiddling across the top of my bed side table searching for my phone. I felt the sleek glass as it vibrated profusely letting me know it was 7:30 and the day had dawned. Sleeping Bear Dunes are sand dunes that tower over the Lake Michigan and give visitors l...

Former KKK Leader Endorses Donald Trump

Former KKK Leader Endorses Donald Trump

claytonbarker51

March 16, 2016

Former Klu Klux Klan (KKK) Grand Wizard David Duke, endorsed Donald Trump. Of course David Duke, the white supremacist can endorse whoever he wants freely. Duke’s endorsement of Donald Trump shouldn't come as a surprise peering over Trump’s track record, including his speeches--could appeal to ...

Flint Water Crisis: Thousands Devastated by Lead Contaminated Water

Flint Water Crisis: Thousands Devastated by Lead Contaminated Water

claytonbarker51

February 4, 2016

  The city of Flint, Michigan, once a booming auto industry city is now plagued with poisoned water. Unprecedented levels of lead in Flint's water have spread through this city. Business Finance teacher Atiba Ward who was born and raised in Flint and still has family living there said, “They think...

The DARK Act: Denying American's the Right to Know

The DARK Act: Denying American's the Right to Know

claytonbarker51

January 18, 2016

Over 60 countries have restrictions and 26 countries ban GMOs, so many wonder why the USA isn't in this conversation. GMO, which stands for Genetically Modified Organism, are mainly found in food products. According to many polls, over 90 percent of Americans want their food labeled indicating whether or not...

Temetrion Hegler's Wake and Funeral Services

Temetrion Hegler's Wake and Funeral Services

claytonbarker51

January 14, 2016

With regards to fellow friend and student Temetrion Hegler, who passed away January 6th, 2016. Here is some information on the wake and funeral. The wake for Temetrion Hegler will be today, January 14th at Whitley Memorial from 4-6, located at 330 N. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI, 49007. The funeral is ...

Prescription Drugs: Uncapping the Problem

Prescription Drug abuse. A problem in America and a problem in schools. Photo Credit: Caitlin Commissaris

claytonbarker51

September 16, 2015

When society talks drug addiction, we seldom think of prescription drugs as being addictive or even bad for that matter. Society likes to believe that if a doctor gives out a certain pill that the pill must be safe and is only for the betterment of the people, however this is not true. Although doc...

Candlelight Vigil for Loy Norrix Student Chhay Wong

Candlelight Vigil for Loy Norrix Student Chhay Wong

claytonbarker51

June 9, 2015

June 8th 2015 at Milham Park a candlelight vigil was held for deceased student and fellow friend Chhay Wong. The candlelight vigil signified the impact ones death can have the community and even more importantly the impact ones life can have on a community. Over 300 attended the candlelight vigil a...

Letters to The Editor

claytonbarker51

June 4, 2015

Dear Editor,First off, I want to say that Clayton Barker's article on honeybees was very well done. The research was thoroughly sought after, and the writing was easy to understand. This topic isn't well known, and yet it is a serious global issue. I’m glad Barker's article taught people the possi...

Loy Norrix Dress Code Focuses on Leggings

Loy Norrix students Brandon Whitmore, Maileen Bugnaski, Isabelle Whalen and  Courtney Richardson wear leggings in protest to the dress code. The dress code has recently been under evaluation. Photo Credit / Felippe Santos

claytonbarker51

April 13, 2015

When push comes to shove the stronger usually wins. In the case of the educational system, we would consider this to be the administration, principals and teachers who hold power. One significant force that undoubtedly goes unnoticed is the student body.The students are the most important asset of any...

Suicide: Addressed at Death

Suicide: Addressed at Death

claytonbarker51

February 12, 2015

Most of us take the word suicide lightly and even can make jokes out of it. This is until you find the real meaning of such a word. You may wonder how you understand the real meaning of a word. Well sure, you can go open a dictionary or Google suicide and you will find this come up “the action of ki...

Learning about Christmas: What Most People Don’t Know

Learning about Christmas: What Most People Don’t Know

claytonbarker51

December 16, 2014

With the Christmas season in full swing, festive lights, evergreen trees and wreaths are far and wide, a holiday largely celebrated. The irony of Christmas is that most people don’t even know about the holiday and its origination, and why we decorate with these festive items. Christmas doesn’t e...

Halloween; Share and Scare

Jump Start teacher Paul Mahar and English teacher Brianna English dress up for Halloween. Both teachers make spirits fly with costumes reflecting a character from Top Gun and a flight attendant. Photo Credit / Jordan Liddle

claytonbarker51

October 30, 2014

Boo! Did I scare you? I thought so. Speaking of scaring people, Halloween happens to be this month. You probably already knew this, but one thing you might not know is the origin of Halloween. Considering the large amount of people that celebrate this holiday, not many people know where it comes from....

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