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Activism within Gen Z

Activism within Gen Z

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 14, 2020

“I definitely think Gen Z is the loudest right now,” said Gracen Martini-Zeller, a senior at Kalamazoo Central. “Even if they can’t get to demonstrations, they’re doing a really good job of at least speaking up about it.” Since people can’t currently come together in person, how is G...

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...

Musicians ‘Feel the Bern’ leading up to the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries

Rapper Cardi B interviews Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders in the TEN Nail Bar in Detroit, Michigan. They bonded over their shared love for former U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and discussed issues plaguing our country today.

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

The buildup to the 2020 United States presidential election is well underway. The Democratic Party is bursting at the seams with nominees hoping to take on President Donald Trump in the primary election. An overwhelming number of prominent figures in the music industry have been outspoken on thei...

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, Feature 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...

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...

Democratic Socialism, Reshaping America's Left

Democratic Socialism, Reshaping America's Left

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

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 ...

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...

Not Such A Thin Line: Peoples Political Ideas Aren't Always Black And White

Max meets with government teacher Mr. Wright every day at lunch to talk about worldly matters. This lunch they were discussing the recent shooting in Brazil.
Photo Credit: Riley Dominianni

April 22, 2019

By Daniel Isacksen Democrats and Republicans are more divided than ever on immigration, transsexual and transgender rights, reproductive rights and gun control, among many other issues. Both parties have members whose beliefs reflect the most extreme versions of their ideologies. However, many American...

Mainstream Media Has Become Too Politically Extreme

Mainstream Media Has Become Too Politically Extreme

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor

February 8, 2019

The media, often referred to as the “watchdog of democracy,” is a major part of citizens’ lives, responsible for informing the masses and protecting our rights through free speech and freedom of the press. Even if you don’t stay up-to-date on the news, politics, or the many other topics of media cover...

Hoadley Wins the 60th Congressional District of Kalamazoo

Hoadley Wins the 60th Congressional District of Kalamazoo

Joshua McKissic

January 22, 2019

Kalamazoo County, the intersection of hope between Chicago, the Windy City, and Detroit, the Motor City, is home to the House of Representatives 60th Congressional District. On November 6th, the nation-wide midterm elections were held. For the 60th Congressional District, these elections determined ...

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor

November 20, 2018

  An epidemic is sweeping our country. With every passing year fewer people go out to the polls and vote. This disease wipes more and more voters away until only a select few control our government. The path that history writes is held in the hands of presidential and midterm elections, yet onl...

Social Media Will Shape the Next Generation of Politicians

Social Media Will Shape the Next Generation of Politicians

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team

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...

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