Knight Life

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 Parwoth, 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

Security escorts two students back to class after a hall sweep. The hall sweeps have effected many students and have been getting students to get to class quickly and manage their time more efficiently.

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...

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

Plastic disposable straws lie amongst each other. Disposable straws account for 4-7% of pollution on Earth.

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 ...

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