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Joe Biden and Donald Trump

A break down of the 2020 presidential election

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 7, 2020

2020 has been one crazy year, from a global pandemic to one of the biggest presidential elections in history. Between voter fraud claims and lawsuits filed by the Trump administration, this election has...

David Byrne finds a great way to be gray in “American Utopia”

David Byrne finds a great way to be gray in “American Utopia”

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2020

The glint of shimmering silver chains, draped like curtains, set the boundaries of this world. The moment is occupied solely by a ghastly, white-haired figure donning a gray suit. He sits contemplatively...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team 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....

Junior Caila Chapman submitting her ballot to the tabulator. This is the last step of the voting process. Photo Credit / Gavin Rutherford

Students Rush to the Polls in the Mock Elections

Gavin Rutherford November 5, 2018

With the rise in political tension these past few years, there has been a lot of pressure on young people to get out and vote in every election they can. The League of Women voters is coming to high schools...

Voting Isn’t a Joke- Americans Take their Voting Rights for Granted

Voting Isn’t a Joke- Americans Take their Voting Rights for Granted

Frankie Stevens December 9, 2016

For decades minorities have fought for the right to vote in America. Thousands of people have been killed and arrested fighting for the right for all citizens no matter the race, gender, or social status...

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