Knight Life

Reopening economy amidst Coronavirus is still dangerous

A sign announcing the temporary closure of a business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business owners are eager to open their doors as soon as they are allowed by their respective state governments.

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

June 15, 2020

While COVID-19 is still dangerous, the economy has struggled throughout the whole world. About ⅓ of employees have been fired because of the virus. The people who have been fired want governments to reopen the economy so they can earn money again to live a normal life. They think it can happen because th...

The importance of wearing a mask

Korean students wear masks for a group photo. In Korea, there is much less of a negative perception around wearing masks to keep others safe.

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

June 14, 2020

There are many people who don't want to wear masks because they make it hard for people to breathe. Wearing a mask plays a very important role in preventing COVID-19 spread because the most diffused path of COVID-19 is through saliva, and a mask can prevent saliva from coming out. I found that...

The Trump administration must do more to protect the environment, areas such as the Great Lakes

The Trump administration must do more to protect the environment, areas such as the Great Lakes

Finn Brent, Staff Writer

June 5, 2020

The Great Lakes are one of the most well known landmarks in the midwest United States. According to the EPA; Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior are home to, “84% of North America’s surface fresh water and also around 20% of the world’s surface fresh water. The Great Lakes are a sourc...

The stay-at-home order is the perfect time to adopt new pet

The first day I met Queenie, at the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue. She immediately loved attention and we adopted her that day.

Clara Moss

May 21, 2020

My family adopted a new cat from the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue this week, and with the whole family staying home, it has been a smooth introduction. We’ve decided to name her Queenie, and she’s a four-year-old black cat who loves sleeping and eating. We installed a baby gate in the doorway to my...

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 ...

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,...

Hall Sweeps

Hall Sweeps

Bella Ford, Guest Artist

December 9, 2019

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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, ...

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