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Students should educate students about human trafficking

Students should educate students about human trafficking

Luna Drumm-Walsh, Guest Writer

April 15, 2020

When people think of human trafficking, many typically think of a big white van with scary men inside. Now, human trafficking has a very different reality. Over the past 10 years, predators have gone online to get victims. A lot of human trafficking starts on the internet, especially sex trafficking. T...

Standardized testing is not good for public school systems

Standardized testing is not good for public school systems

Victoria Hoppe, Guest Writer

April 13, 2020

Since I started the 1st grade, I was told that I have to do standardized testing which would put my eyes in front of a computer in my school’s computer lab. At the time, I was a young 6 year old who was told to answer a series of questions like I was a lab rat. Of course, the questions were supposed to ...

Everyone should take action against climate change

Everyone should take action against climate change

Ashley Garcia, Guest Writer

April 12, 2020

Temperatures are rising, glaciers are shrinking, sea levels are increasing. This is a climate emergency. Some are non-believers because they don’t think they are affected by the climate change, but climate change is real and it is happening now. It is just going to get worse unless something is done ...

KPS should adopt the four-day school week

KPS should adopt the four-day school week

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

It’s fifth-hour and the last day of the week. You fiddle around unproductively, only minutes remaining until the five-day grind meets its end with a timely chime over the intercom as if to signify that “you made it.” We all know the feeling. How your endurance wanes as you push yourself throug...

Standardized testing places high levels of stress on students and teachers

Standardized testing places high levels of stress on students and teachers

Hannah Locke, Guest Writer

April 4, 2020

School is meant to be a safe and healthy environment where we are able to learn new things and express ourselves. However, the amount of standardized testing that happens in our schools puts an enormous damper on our creativity and freedom. Standardized tests are a common part of our learning experience a...

“Joker” send wrong message about mental illness

Kierra Walker uses her artistic talent for everyday enjoyment.

Kierra Walker, Guest Writer

April 4, 2020

With 161 million views and 2.7 million likes on YouTube for just the trailers, “Joker” was sure to cause some buzz. Not all of it was good though.  Before the film even debuted, many people had issues with the movie. Some didn’t like how it was different from the original story line, while...

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 ...

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