Knight Life

Losing a parent before the start of high school devastates incoming freshman

Losing a parent before the start of high school devastates incoming freshman

Amanda Martin, Guest Writer

December 22, 2019

Around 10 o’clock at night on August 3rd, 2019, thirteen-year old Kailyah Hensley settled down for bed after a long day and plugged her phone in on the charger. When her phone had been charging for a while, she noticed many messages and missed calls from family members. Her father, 38 year-old Adrian Jackson, had ...

Hall Sweeps

Hall Sweeps

Bella Ford, Guest Artist

December 9, 2019

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How Lily improves her writing despite dyslexia

How Lily improves her writing despite dyslexia

Ava Anglin, Guest Writer

October 2, 2019

Imagine your letters constantly moving and flipping while you try to read them. Sophomore Lily Stickley at Loy Norrix goes through this battle on a daily basis. Stickley discovered she had dyslexia in the second grade. She was having a hard time with spelling and she read slower than everyone el...

Starting School Later Would Benefit Students

Starting School Later Would Benefit Students

June 24, 2019

By Ian Woodruff It’s 6:30 in the morning, I hear the ringing of my alarm telling me to wake up. I got home from hockey last night at 11:00 p.m. My body is exhausted, and my brain is still asleep, but if I don't get up now I will miss the 6:45 bus. Throughout the day, the drowsiness I felt earlier be...

Public vs. Private School: Following the Transition of Ian Woodruff Between Public and Private Schools

Public vs. Private School: Following the Transition of Ian Woodruff Between Public and Private Schools

June 22, 2019

By Antonio Cornieles Many people have the notion that private schools are only inhabited by rich, privileged and stuck-up kids. Having made the transition from a public school to a private school, freshman Ian Woodruff would likely disagree. “There were plenty of people on payment plans for their tuition,” said Woodruff....

Senior Find Success Despite the Challenge of Having a Single Parent

Senior Find Success Despite the Challenge of Having a Single Parent

June 22, 2019

By Ian Woodruff More than 1 of 4 children (19.7 million) live without a father in their home, according to the National Fatherhood Initiative. Senior Antonio Cornieles grew up without his father. His mother was moving around and did not realize she was pregnant until she had moved away from Cornieles’...

Fighting Climate Change

Fighting Climate Change

June 21, 2019

By Claire Knudsen In Elsevier SciTech Connect Caitlin Beddows states that, “an estimated one million birds, 100,000 turtles, and countless other sea animals die each year from pollution and digesting plastic.” While walking down the street and looking at the ground for even a second, there are co...

Freshman Describes the Importance of Family and Spending Time Together

June 20, 2019

By Samantha Shaffer Electric anticipation filled the air as the British announcer gave a play by play of the English Premier League soccer game. Arsenal moved the ball down the field towards the goal. The forward shot and the ball found the back of the net. Father and daughter shared an excited glance. ...

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