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Students should have freedom: Schools assign too much homework

Students should have freedom: Schools assign too much homework

Clara Moss, Staff Writer and Social Media Team

December 10, 2019

Take a look at Finland, where the test scores are highest, they have a high school graduation rate of ninety three percent, and two out of three graduates go to college. To achieve this, Finland schools only have one standardized test, there are about seventy five minutes for recess, their teachers ar...

Today’s teens are mentally struggling and we need to fix it

Today’s teens are mentally struggling and we need to fix it

Miranda Cole, Photo Editor

December 3, 2019

It’s no secret that in today’s society many teens suffer from mental health issues, in fact according to the Polaris Teen Center, 1 of every 5 teens between the ages of 12 and 18 suffer from a mental health issue.  With these issues being so common, we have many global resources, such as suicide hot...

Gerrymandering in Michigan is worse than you think

Gerrymandering in Michigan is worse than you think

Jack Warmelink, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

“Giving a party the ability to redraw lines is like giving keys to a bar to an alcoholic,” said LN history teacher, Jay Peterson. Gerrymandering is the redrawing of district lines to make it so one party has an advantage in elections, and it may affect you more than you know. Michigan has an extr...

A simple solution to the straw debate: don’t use straws

A simple solution to the straw debate: don’t use straws

Ian Woodruff, AV Editing Team

November 5, 2019

It's a Friday night and I go out to eat. When the waitress brings me a drink, she leaves a paper straw. Convinced that paper straws are much better for the environment, I use it happily. After about 5 minutes the drink has changed to an earthy taste, and the top of the straw has folded in on itself, ...

Highschoolers should be able to trick or treat judgement free

Highschoolers should be able to trick or treat judgement free

Ian Woodruff, AV Editing Team

October 30, 2019

Trick or treating can be a big part of people's lives, and some will continue the tradition for as long as they can. As a highschooler I've heard people say things like, “You’re too old to trick or treat” or “It’s weird to trick or treat as a teenager” to other highschoolers. Some people even...

What if everyone calmed down about purchasing a parking pass

What if everyone calmed down about purchasing a parking pass

Emma Hilgart-Griff, Knight Speak Team

October 23, 2019

For many students getting their driver's license and having the opportunity to pull into the Norrix parking lot driving the car themselves is incredibly exciting. Being able to compare the speed of your car to your friends, griping about gas costs like your parents and cursing Michigan's car insuranc...

Rocked: Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of El Capitan is the greatest athletic achievement of all time

Rocked: Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of El Capitan is the greatest athletic achievement of all time

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor

October 21, 2019

“Imagine you’re in the olympics, and you have to win a gold medal or you die.”  World renowned climber Tommy Caldwell on Alex Honnold’s ascent of El Capitan. Athletic achievement continues to be glorified and idolized in society. From the ancient Greeks to Lebron James and Tom Brady, the...

Thinking Like a Scientist: Science Courses Should Be a Greater Focus in High School

Thinking Like a Scientist: Science Courses Should Be a Greater Focus in High School

June 26, 2019

By Collin Carnell Throughout the nation, different science fields and scientific findings are coming under attack. There are claims that global warming isn’t happening, that vaccinations cause autism, that genetically modified organisms are completely unsafe to eat. Meanwhile, science has less of ...

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...

Religion Should Not Be Used to Justify an Attempted Overturn of Roe V. Wade

Religion Should Not Be Used to Justify an Attempted Overturn of Roe V. Wade

Lily Stickley, Copy Editor

June 23, 2019

"[This law] stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious, that every life is a sacred gift from God,” said Alabama Governor Ivey while signing the most restrictive abortion ban into place, in ‘The Time Is Now’: States Are Rushing to R...

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...

Expectations on Marriage May Be Outdated

Expectations on Marriage May Be Outdated

Isabel Best

June 20, 2019

As the world begins to modernize, so do ideas on marriage. In the United States, marriage rates have reached the lowest rate in around 150 years. This has become a common worldwide trend: according to a study conducted by the United Nations, four-fifths of the 100 countries surveyed had experienced decreases in nu...

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