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New Year, new me?

Graphic illustration expressing a person overwhelmed with their New Year's resolutions.
Anna Woodward, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2021

It's January; we all know what that means: get a gym membership, promise yourself you'll eat healthier, get organized, etc. New Year's resolutions dominate life for this first month, but they're not as...

Fishman turns pandemic boredom into music production

Jordan Schmidt (left) and Jacob Fishman (right) perform with guitars in hand. The two wrote and performed songs together, something that sparked Fishman's interest in producing his own music.
Anna Woodward, Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2021

When COVID-19 canceled Jacob Fishman's ('21) summer plans, he found himself passing the time with an interest growing since his freshman year: music. Over the summer, he got a music recording setup and...

Knight Writers Vol. 61 Issue 2 out now

Knight Writers Vol. 61 Issue 2 out now
Knight Writers, Staff December 18, 2020

The staff is pleased to announce the second issue of the Knight Writers newspaper for the 2020-2021 school year. This issue is strictly digital, where each staff member created a theme and designed their...

Competition in the classroom

Graphic illustration coupled with quotes from the Robinson community regarding competition in the classroom.
Anna Woodward, Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2020

The cramming the night before a test. The stealing a glance at what your friend got on a test. The comparison of SAT and ACT scores. Competition finds a way into the mind of high schoolers more often than...

Correction: the alternative to cancel culture

A graphic illustration demonstrating the hub of cancel culture: the internet.
Anna Woodward, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2020

"You're canceled." The phrase has become as normal as "LOL" on the internet, prevalent enough that Time and The New York Times have even reported on it. "Cancel culture," in theory, is taking away someone's...

Head to Head: Is canceling midterms a good thing?

Editors Amelia Foster (left) and Meena Vasquez (right) demonstrate a student studying for exams and a student taking advantage of their free time.
Amelia Foster and Meena Vasquez December 11, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the district has canceled semester one midterms. Semester grades are now based on quarter grades, unless the student has a D or F in a class. This action is a relief for some...

Review: Shawn Mendes’ career comes of age in Wonder

The album cover for Shawn Mendes' Dec. 4 album Wonder. The cover shows Mendes floating with a smile on his face as handwritten lines display variations of the phrase
Anna Woodward, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2020
Come Dec. 4, Mendes released his fourth album, Wonder, which followed the 2018 release of Shawn Mendes. I had been skeptical of the latest album due to the polarity of the two singles—"Wonder" and "Monster"—yet the expectations I didn't even know how to word were hit out of the park. In other words, waiting essentially my entire high school career for another Shawn Mendes album was worth it.

Photo Gallery: Girls soccer loses to Plant

Williams flies into the air after kicking the ball, her eyes focused on the play.
Anna Woodward, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2020

The Knights fell to the Panthers after an 8-0 home game on Dec. 8. This loss puts the Knights at a 4-3 record, with seven more games in the traditional season. They will face Alonso in an away game on...

Review: “Monster” didn’t reach the bar

The single cover for Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes' collaboration,
Anna Woodward, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2020
As a single, I would've preferred a Mendes solo instead of "Monster." I understand getting publicity by associating with another star, but this song makes me wonder how the rest of the album will sound. Will it compare to the excitement of "Wonder," or fall through?

Update: second semester learning

Update: second semester learning
Anna Woodward, Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

On Nov. 10, Superintendent Davis released a statement regarding teaching plans next semester. Starting Jan. 19, the district will provide "all instructional options from face-to-face (on site) and eLearning...

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