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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Lilly MacInnis

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...

Students Rush to the Polls in the Mock Elections

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

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 to help educate more young people on just what voting entails. On Tuesday, October 23, the Leag...

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 to be able to voice their opinions in the elections by voting. Despite the hard work and sacrifices...

Students Experience Democracy Through a Mock Election

Students Experience Democracy Through a Mock Election

larsojohnson

October 30, 2014

With less than a month to go before election day, political commercials, yard signs, mail and billboards have infiltrated every corner of the nation. Even Loy Norrix has gotten caught up in the mania, having held a mock election on October 21st. Mock elections are replicas of real elections, right down to...

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