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#lifeoftheknight: Social media is not a right

#lifeoftheknight: Social media is not a right

By: Editorial Staff

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials, Showcase

In today’s society, hashtags have become a staple in social media culture. Whether it’s to spread activism like #MeToo or to show our support for a local sports team like #FlytheW, they still have the same goal, to spread and share information. What was supposed to bring the school together, the ...

Save money, take the bus

Save money, take the bus

By: Shelby Harper, Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials

“Buzz buzz buzz!” there goes the daily alarm and here comes the morning rush to get to school. Some students may say that driving to school is a good thing because they can make their morning coffee pit-stops, can sleep in longer and don’t have to take the bus. I think it’s a waste of time. S...

Should high schoolers go trick-or-treating?

Should high schoolers go trick-or-treating?

By: Priscilla Purnell and KT Mattern

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Showcase

High schoolers should trick or treat: By: Priscilla Purnell High School students should be able to go Trick-or-Treating. Halloween is a holiday that is fun to celebrate and something to look forward to each year. It is something enjoyable for all ages, so why should there be an age limit? Contrary...

Why it matters: birth control

Why it matters: birth control

By: Annika Berger, Production manager

October 20, 2017


Filed under opinion, Why it matters

A topic that shouldn’t have to fall on the political spectrum; access to birth control in a well developed country in 2017. Ninety-nine percent of women in the US have used birth control at some point in their lives, according to a study done by the CDC. Whether it be condoms, IUDs, or the pill, wom...

The cause and effect of DACA

The cause and effect of DACA

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Showcase

Let's get a couple things straight, DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Started in 2012, DACA has allowed undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children to come out of the shadows and obtain valid driver's licenses, enroll in college and legally secure jobs. DACA, ...

Is college worth it for all students?

Is college worth it for all students?

By: Matt Cushman, Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under opinion, Opinions and Editorials, Showcase

College is a place that many people want to go due to the idea that going to college immediately after high school is the best option for the best career. Although there are many other possibilities after college, I think that college is the best place to go after school in terms of furthering your car...

A pair of shoes does not fix world poverty

A pair of shoes does not fix world poverty

By: Jessica Tiv, Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials

Giving back and helping those in need are positive attributes that many individuals consider necessary in being a kind and considerate human being. Companies such as TOMS and Yoobi help consumers achieve this goal by providing basic necessities, such as shoes and pencils when an item is purchased...

Summer school creating brighter minds

Summer school creating brighter minds

By: Jessica Tiv, Editor

June 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials

Most students spend their summer traveling, watching Netflix or constantly sleeping. However, there are some students who decide to take summer courses to graduate early, get ahead, catch up or to get required courses out of the way. These motivated students need to be offered more summer courses ...

GoFundMe goes off the beaten path

GoFundMe goes off the beaten path

By: Madeline Mohatt, Executive

May 31, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials

What was once a crowdfunding platform to raise money for challenging, unfortunate incidents, or illness, has transformed into a selfish plea to repair a cracked iPhone screen, or hopeful wish to attend a Justin Bieber concert. GoFundMe: the world's number one "philanthropic" website. The fundraising...

Familiar storyline makes acting easier

Familiar storyline makes acting easier

By: Annika Berger, Reporter

November 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Showcase

This year’s fall play is Romeo and Juliet. It’s a familiar story for most students here at KHS, considering everyone studies this play their freshman year of English. Sophomore Grayson Bilskey, plays Paris, the coveted bachelor and suitor to Juliet. “I think I prefer acting because when we r...

Escaping the in-crowd

Escaping the in-crowd

By: Erika Leeper, Editor

June 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Showcase

While growing up, I was always told to be myself and not to follow the in-crowd. This message is displayed everywhere, on television, in books and even at school. So, if we are supposed to be ourselves, why look down upon Bruce Jenner deciding to become a woman if he’s finally comfortable with himself? Before...

Shooting in Ferguson causes riots

Shooting in Ferguson causes riots

By: Nick Boose, Assistant to the Advisor

August 20, 2014


Filed under opinion, Showcase

Much media attention is pointed at Ferguson, Missouri. Eighteen-year-old black male Michael Brown was shot an appalling six times. His body lay uncovered in the street for nearly a half hour. The public and the local police force disagree on many details of the shooting. Witnesses of the shooting say...

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