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People should live more sustainably

People should live more sustainably

Clara Moss, Social Media Team

March 26, 2020

Climate change and global emissions has increased into a worldwide problem. Icecaps are melting, leaving arctic animals struggling in their own climate, while the sky is filling with smoke and gases, polluting the air we breath. Politicians are struggling to pass a Green New Deal, but everyone can make...

Exchange student from Korea finds much surprising about US schools

Exchange student from Korea finds much surprising about US schools

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

When I told my friends I would be going to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student, they said, “American school, Yellow school bus!!”  I had heard that the school system is different from Korea, so I expected many differences in the schools in the United States. I thought school lunches would be...

Loy Norrix students should be allowed to enter the school more efficiently

Loy Norrix students should be allowed to enter the school more efficiently

Lily Stickley, News Editor

March 11, 2020

It is 7:28 a.m., and you just pull into the Loy Norrix High School parking lot: you are running late. You get to the tower at 7:30, and your class is in the D-wing, so usually you would go through the left door.  Wrong, you’re a junior, so you have to go through the right door, to the K-wing. Now...

The risks of choosing your career based solely off of money

The risks of choosing your career based solely off of money

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

March 5, 2020

During your junior and senior year you start to apply to colleges that offer programs of your career interest. Although you don't have to decide what exactly you want to be, it’s always something that you keep in the back of your mind. You start to pose two questions, what do I like to do, and what ...

Ten things every parent raising a teen should know

Ten things every parent raising a teen should know

Emma Hilgart-Griff, Social Media Team Leader

February 13, 2020

Parents are constantly emphasizing how hard it is to raise teenagers, how there is no efficient way to discipline kids, that we don't make any sense. To clear things up for you, here are ten things every parent of a teen should know about us. The more you restrict, the more we trick. If you tell us we can't ...

Election Day should be a national holiday

Election Day should be a national holiday

Emma Hilgart-Griff, Social Media Team/Knights Speak Team

January 26, 2020

The small city of Sandusky, Ohio, has declared Election Day a paid holiday instead of Columbus Day. Sandusky joined areas like Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky and Puerto Rico in giving all workers leave on Election Day.  So why isn't Election Day a national holiday? The answer is exceedingly simple: if ...

We need to embrace the rom-com revival

We need to embrace the rom-com revival

Zoe Naylor, Guest Writer

December 19, 2019

I love rom-coms. I realized this one Thanksgiving break several years ago while binge-watching hilariously bad, holiday-themed rom-coms. I found myself more invested than should be possible; a giddy feeling overcoming me when Richard and Amber in “A Christmas Prince,” or Declan and Anna in “Leap Year...

Men shouldn’t always have to propose with a ring

Men shouldn’t always have to propose with a ring

Henry Palworth, Guest Writer

December 18, 2019

Marriage is probably one of the most unifying events that take place in many people's lives around the world. Of course, to get married, you have to propose first in most cases. Proposing can be very stressful for men who have to propose to the woman who they wish to be their future wife. This is why ...

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2019

Michigan, aka “the Great Lake State,” has been facing a pollution threat that endangers more than just Michigan residents. Michigan's borders touch four out of the five Great Lakes, lakes which contain 20% of the world's surface freshwater and roughly 95% of the United States’ surface freshwater. ...

Staff Editorial: Hall sweeps at Loy Norrix should be changed

Staff Editorial: Hall sweeps at Loy Norrix should be changed

Devon Gross, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

Beginning early October, the Loy Norrix administration started implementing a regulatory hall sweep at the beginning of most class periods throughout the school day.  The hall sweeps begin when an administrator makes this announcement at the beginning of the class period, “Attention students and staff,...

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...

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