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Digital Killed the Print Edition: Knight Life finds new life online

Digital Killed the Print Edition: Knight Life finds new life online

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

October 25, 2019

Since 1960, Knight Life has been the voice of Loy Norrix, sharing opinions, reporting news, and covering events in an iconic print newspaper. As cherished as it was by many teachers, students, and, of course, the staff of Knight Life, the 2019-2020 school year marks a big change for the publication...

Abstinence Over Education: Public Schools Need to Update their Sex Education Curriculum

Abstinence Over Education: Public Schools Need to Update their Sex Education Curriculum

June 13, 2019

By Lydia Snapp When I was eleven years old I asked my fifth grade teacher what an abortion was, and shockingly, she told me she couldn’t speak on the subject. Sex educators in Michigan preach abstinence over anything else, but teenagers should be taught how to practice safe sex, so they can m...

The Electoral College Should Stay

The Electoral College Should Stay

June 11, 2019

By Emma Borden The Electoral College, a key part of presidential elections, is a topic frequently debated, especially after controversial elections. However, it is an important part of U.S. history, and should not be eradicated. The Electoral College was created as a compromise meant to satisfy th...

Loy Norrix Journalists Take Big Steps at MIPA 2019

Loy Norrix Journalists Take Big Steps at MIPA 2019

Devon Gross

May 18, 2019

Each year, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association holds a ceremony awarding various Michigan school publications and student journalists’ hard work and unique content they’ve published throughout the previous year. At the 2019 MIPA awards ceremony, there were a total of 4,112 entries submitted ...

Junior Loses the Kalamazoo Promise

Junior Loses the Kalamazoo Promise

May 9, 2019

By Dylann Meek “When me and my mother went to the office to change the address, that’s when the secretary told me I was out of district and would not get the [Kalamazoo] Promise,” said junior Nakia Brown. At the beginning of her junior year, Nakia Brown lost the Kalamazoo Promise after moving ...

Locked Doors, Locked Minds: Restricting School Library Access Shouldn’t Be Allowed

Locked Doors, Locked Minds: Restricting School Library Access Shouldn’t Be Allowed

April 26, 2019

By Claire Beougher The doors of the school library should never be closed to students, no matter what the reason. We’ve all seen the signs hanging on the library doors at Loy Norrix saying, “The library is closed,” or “Only students attending classes allowed.” The doors are locked every day,...

The United States Should Follow the Lead of Hong Kong and Provide Better Public Transportation

The United States Should Follow the Lead of Hong Kong and Provide Better Public Transportation

April 26, 2019

By Kinsey Skjold You’re waiting at a bus stop. You have been waiting for the past ten minutes. It’s a brisk winter day; a sharp wind cuts through your various layers, and the frosted grass crunches beneath your shoes. The bus isn’t scheduled to arrive for another ten minutes, but all you can d...

Making Your Own Decisions: Adults Should Keep Their Personal Opinions Away From Children

Making Your Own Decisions: Adults Should Keep Their Personal Opinions Away From Children

April 25, 2019

By Daniel Isacksen Children should be given space to form their own opinions without influence from their parents or other adults. Children are like sponges when it comes to learning new information, and when their parents show a clear bias when discussing ideas on politics or other topics, they tend to...

Drug Use and the Hall of Fame: Athletes Should Be Admitted Despite Drug Enhancement

Drug Use and the Hall of Fame: Athletes Should Be Admitted Despite Drug Enhancement

April 24, 2019

  By Ty Overhiser If you break the law and get caught, your punishment comes swiftly and fairly. Only committing an extremely serious crime will get you condemned for life. Typically if it’s a one time incident, once you have served your time, you are a free man. The same philosophy should be ...

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