Knight Life

"You On Point, Phife?" How Old-School Rap and Hip-Hop Influence Today's Music

rubyahensley

May 13, 2016

  Driving down the highway with the windows rolled down, you hear a familiar bass line sliding out of the speakers in your car. The wind screams through your hair, but the sounds of the unknown song pull your ears back to the radio. The old-school beat, jazz samples and simple, yet witty rhymes pul...

Knight Life Takes on MIPA: Loy Norrix Students Win Big in Journalism

Knight Life Takes on MIPA: Loy Norrix Students Win Big in Journalism

rubyahensley

May 13, 2016

  It’s 7:30 in the morning on April 21st. 30 high school students drag themselves onto a charter bus headed for Lansing. Sleep-deprived and caffeine-infused, some will spend the day listening to speakers discuss journalism, others will show off their skills in on-site writing contests, but all h...

“More Time Learning! Less Time Testing!” Loy Norrix Advocates for Fewer Standardized Tests

“More Time Learning! Less Time Testing!” Loy Norrix Advocates for Fewer Standardized Tests

rubyahensley

February 17, 2016

A day in the life of an average American high school student: wake up, eat breakfast, and go to school: another day, prepping towards another big test. The annual ritual of filling in an endless sea of bubbles with a dull pencil is a feeling many students know too well. The mere sound of a three or fo...

#SocialJustice: Social Media Activism Ignites the Fire of Social Change

#SocialJustice: Social Media Activism Ignites the Fire of Social Change

rubyahensley

January 14, 2016

  Scrolling through your timeline, thumbing through the prank videos and DIY how-tos, your eye catches another news headline: “Young boy killed at the hands of police.” You turn on the tv and yet another news anchor distraughtly mumbles about a young man opening fire on a school of students...

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