Knight Life

Journalist Knights Bring Home Awards from MIPA Spring Conference

Senior Knight Life reporter, Sarah Sherman cheers as she wins first place in the category of Illustration.  Sarah brought home three state awards on April 17th, making her school and the newspaper staff proud.  Photo by Leah Rathbun


April 24, 2012

By Piper Simons Every spring, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association holds an awards ceremony for high school papers all around Michigan. Each school can submit individual entries for judging and the paper as a whole for the Spartan competition. The largest schools are placed into Division One an...

“Juliet, Naked”: Bathrooms, Demo Tapes, and Obsession in One Small Book

Juliet, Naked book cover


February 23, 2012

By Piper Simons Next time you go to Barnes and Noble, skip the Teen Paranormal Romance section and go to the H shelf in Literature and Fiction. Pick up "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby. "Juliet" is a quick read that has real-life dialogue with a quick-paced plot. Duncan is a professor in his 40s who has an...

Michigan: The Good and the Bad

Michigan: The Good and the Bad


November 16, 2011

By Piper Simons "I’m Smitten With the Mitten!” You can not hear this on a Michigan street anymore. With the recent legislature being passed in the state, it’s hard to remember what there is to love about Michigan. “Matt’s Safe School Law” permits a gay student being bullied as long as t...

Can’t Beat the Classics: Halloween Movies

Movie poster for Spielberg's


October 24, 2011

By Piper Simons In the weeks leading up to Halloween, cable channels like ABC Family and AMC feature Halloween specials with what they consider festive movies. In this year's lineup, ABC Family is featuring movies like "Bewitched" and "Beetlejuice". But what about the classic horror movies? They shouldn't go unnoticed at this time of year. "Psycho", the classic A...

Crowded Hallways During Passing Time

K Wing Doors. Photo by Leah Rathbun


September 29, 2011

By Piper Simons Trying to walk through the hallway during passing time is one of the most daunting tasks of the school day. Traffic flows in one direction and leaves only certain areas for opposing traffic to clear through. Here at Loy Norrix High School, there are over 1400 students. That means for five minutes ...

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