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Equipped with voter literacy: students have an opportunity to register for this year’s election cycle

A snapshot of the voter registration informational slideshow students were shown at the meeting in M-12.

Eli Reynolds, Graphics Editor

March 10, 2020

An important step in this year’s election cycle is quickly approaching. On March 10, 2020, Michigan’s constituents will have the opportunity to voice support for their candidate of choice in the Michigan Presidential Primary Elections. Voters across the state will attend open ballots in order to det...

Donald Trump acquitted by the Senate

President Donald Trump holds up a copy of The Washington Post headlined with Trumps acquittal. President Trump was acquitted on February 5, 2020.

Lily Stickley, News Editor

February 12, 2020

On February 5, 2020, the senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial. A vote to acquit means the Senate believes he is not guilty. While President Trump was impeached in the house, he was not removed from office in the Senate.  “Forty-eight senators supported a verdict ...

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 ...

President Trump faces impeachment because of the Articles of Impeachment

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scolds President Trump during a meeting with Congressional Leadership.

Lily Stickley, News Editor

December 20, 2019

House Democrats have released articles of impeachment. The two articles are specifically accusing President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  The abuse of power charge is a result of President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine, “…soliciting the government of Ukraine to publi...

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. ...

Anti-Abortion Laws Don’t Ban Abortion, They Just Ban Safe Access

Anti-Abortion Laws Don’t Ban Abortion, They Just Ban Safe Access

Alexis Weeden

June 12, 2019

As of May of 2019, there have already been attempts at challenging the 1973 Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade along with the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Conservative legislators have been pushing strict abortion bans called “heart-beat bills” in multiple states -- including Michigan. T...

Conspiracy Theories, Fact or Myth?

Conspiracy Theories, Fact or Myth?

Yesenia Salas, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 23, 2019

Don’t we all alter a story to fit the bill? What is said and the way it is said changes perspectives and points fingers. Conspiracy theories are no different. They are passed down, changed, rearranged and told to spark interest in the unknown. When true events are blended with possible cover-ups a...

Democratic Socialism, Reshaping America's Left

Democratic Socialism, Reshaping America's Left

Brandi-Rose Phiri

May 8, 2019

The phrase “democratic socialism” has been popping up all over the news. Some of the liberals are split about weather they agree with this system, and Republicans think it's just the newest radical idea that all liberals are turning to. Even though many people are forming their opinion without ...

Go Vote – It’s No Joke

Go Vote - It’s No Joke

January 15, 2019

By Jeanie Gould-McElhone When Loy Norrix senior Will Keller turned 18 in October, he was pumped up to vote in the 2018 midterm election. He found himself urging on all the candidates as he filled out the ballot. “It was awesome.” Keller said, “Especially since the Democratic party took back the ...

Social Media Will Shape the Next Generation of Politicians

Social Media Will Shape the Next Generation of Politicians

Nate Goodwin-Kelly

November 14, 2018

As of June 2018, Statista reports over 1 billion Instagram users worldwide, a staggering one seventh of the world’s population. However, that figure pales to the 2.23 billion active Facebook accounts recorded over the same time span. These statistics reveal what has been imminent ever since the initial rise of Faceb...

America Is Not The Most Perfect Country In The World

America Is Not The Most Perfect Country In The World


December 3, 2014

The United States of America is the greatest country some may argue. America over the past 238 years has gone through a lot, beginning from the Revolutionary War, to more recent times such as 9/11. From 1945, Post-World War II, to 1988, fall of the Berlin Wall, there was a time when America competed agai...

Closed for Business: The 5 W’s of a Government Shutdown

Ben Dunham

October 4, 2013

If you have paid any attention to the news lately, you’ve probably figured out that, like any other time of the year, something is going wrong in Washington, D.C. Depending on where you figured this out, the blame could be placed on Democrats, Republicans, the President, or any combination of the three...

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