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Dear Holly

Dear Holly

May 27, 2020

Dear Holly, It is crazy to think that I remember the day you were born and now you are becoming a sophomore in high school. As your big sister, it is...

Julia Smeltzer (R) with fellow Knight Crier staffers Spencer Heilveil (L) and Erik Jesberger.

Chapter 12: the epilogue

May 22, 2020

Well, here we are. The first 13 years of my education are coming to a close, and I think I'm okay with that. Never would I have imagined that my last day...

Time to rewrite the political playbook

Time to rewrite the political playbook

May 19, 2020

Business Insider reported in January 2018 that a Senate Republican “threw cold water” on a “Hail Mary plan” that would have averted a government ...

From left: Carrie Bramlette, Kelli Silva and her daughter wave their signs to protest the closure of Texas at the East Texas Freedom Coalition's protest at Tyler City Hall.

OPINION: Social distancing is a privilege

May 3, 2020

When everyone had to go into quarantine, at first, I was angry. I lost the ability to see my friends, talk to my favorite teachers, and go out to differe...

Jakob Strohl -NPHS Senior, Class of 2020

Judgment to empathy: I now know that my peers are not just attention seekers

April 24, 2020

First came the dreams. Violent, hideous, warped dreams would torture me night after night for days on end. I could hardly sleep for more than two or thre...

Our way of celebrating Earth Day needs to change. We have to celebrate Earth Day by taking action.

OPINION: We need to rethink how we celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2020

Year after year, as their way to celebrate Earth Day, people spam their timeline with sunsets from their last vacation or flowers outside their house ...

Sustainability isn't about buying new things or being perfect, it's about doing what you can to help others and the planet.

OPINION: The talk about sustainability needs to be inclusive

April 21, 2020

I used to think that buying sustainable products was better for the planet, but I found that it was counterproductive. I also found that it was unrealistic...

The scene at Weis, one of the few businesses allowed to stay open amidst Pennsylvania's social distancing lockdown.

I’m an essential worker. Here’s what my day is like

April 16, 2020

TOWAMENCIN - The date is April 11th, 2020. I’m working from 2:00pm to 10:00pm at the local grocer, Weis Markets. It’s not usually a fun job, but alas...

Staff writer Julia Smeltzer examines the pros and cons of her experience with distance learning.

I could never be homeschooled

April 16, 2020

I've always wondered what it would be like to be homeschooled. Wake up at noon, stay in my pajamas  all day and not have to leave the house; doesn't tha...

Before quarantine, many took for granted the opportunities to see loved ones regulary. Now quarantine has made us value the physical connections we never appreciated.

Technology can’t always replace physical connection

April 12, 2020

The 21st century has been called many things. The Information Age, The Digital Age, the New Media Age. Whatever name scientists and researchers call it, this c...

The only way out is through.

It’s okay not to be okay

April 10, 2020

Multiple times this week, I’ve tried to sit down and write an article. I’ve opened my computer, logged onto Google, and began a blank document. How...

Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during the New Hampshire Youth Climate and Clean Energy Town Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

OPINION: In response to Andrew Yang’s Op-Ed

April 6, 2020

Do Asian Americans have to prove that they are American to anyone? The short answer is no. Last week, former Democratic presidential candidate A...

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