Students Should Consider the Benefits of School Uniforms

By Emma Fergusson, Guest Writer Stiff khaki pants and a navy blue polo stamped with a Loy Norrix High School insignia. Or perhaps a button-up shirt and a nifty neck tie paired with a stuffy blazer and slacks. To many Norrix students, and perhaps students all over the country, this is not an appealing image. The debate over school uniforms seems to consistently provoke people … Continue reading Students Should Consider the Benefits of School Uniforms

A Spoiler-Free Review of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

By Sebastian Rodriguez, Assistant Web Editor Star Wars is undoubtedly one of the biggest movie franchises ever created. The first Star Wars movie released was originally called “Star Wars.” It was released in 1977 and was directed by George Lucas. Eventually, it was retitled “Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope.” Since 1977, there have been 8 Star Wars movies released. One special thing about … Continue reading A Spoiler-Free Review of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

New Interim Principal Shows Endurance

Edwards works as the Director of Secondary Education for Kalamazoo Public Schools, and he is also the new interim principal of Loy Norrix. However, this isn’t Edwards’s first time around Loy Norrix. He used to be the principal of Loy Norrix for five years, between 2008 and 2013. While reflecting on his time at Loy Norrix almost five years ago, he reminisced about a few … Continue reading New Interim Principal Shows Endurance

TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

“I have to embrace every last crumb, that’s how good it is,” said Loy Norrix senior TJ Powell about TnT, A Touch of Soul, a local barbecue place in Kalamazoo located at 112 East Cork Street. TnT was started by Katisha and Terrance Burton, who met at a cooking class at the Van Buren Technology Center in Lawrence, Michigan. During the school year of 1993-94 they … Continue reading TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

Living with Depression: How it Feels and How to Help

By Maya Crawford, Social Media Team Feeling nothing yet everything at once. Experiencing waves of being happy and content, then cold and emotionless. Smiling on the outside and telling everyone things are fine, when it isn’t. Nothing is fine. This is what it feels like living in the shoes of sophomore Raina Krzeminski, who suffers from diagnosed Major Depression Disorder. “Many days I don’t feel … Continue reading Living with Depression: How it Feels and How to Help

Fulfill These Tips to Gain Success in High School

By Jaden Blakes, Guest Writer High school can be full of confusion and stress at times. A wide range of students struggle to maintain a good performance throughout the school year. High school, unquestionably, takes perseverance and tenacity to get through. If you’re not willing to even give just a little bit of effort, you may as well be submerged in quicksand. “Stay focused and … Continue reading Fulfill These Tips to Gain Success in High School

What Teens’ Instagram Says about Them as People

By Michaela Martin, Guest Writer Instagram is a place where you prove that dreams do come true and your style is on trend. Many people on Instagram have amazing color schemes, and others couldn’t care less about them. Instagram can show a lot about people, it can show us the way they dress, their favorite food, their favorite colors and what they do on their … Continue reading What Teens’ Instagram Says about Them as People

Four Experts’ Views on Fake News

In an increasingly complicated age of mass media, it has become of paramount importance to separate real news from fake news. ‘Fake news’ is biased or untrue information presented as facts. The trend of labeling some news sources as ‘fake news’ has destroyed the credibility of perfectly honest news stations and threatens to destabilize the entirety of the free press. Placing these labels starts us … Continue reading Four Experts’ Views on Fake News

Cultureshock: Life as an EFE student at Portage Northern

Of all the communities I have belonged to, never would have expected to find myself in the woodshop of Portage Northern High School. First of all, I don’t even attend Portage Northern, I go to Loy Norrix. Second, I have never really been the kind of student you would think be in a woodshop for any reason. Yet, there I was, on the first day … Continue reading Cultureshock: Life as an EFE student at Portage Northern

Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

To most people, downward dog is a yoga position that bends the human body into a strange form to help people relax. However, in Kalamazoo, Down Dog is a yoga studio which serves as a home to a unique community of people. Owner, Kristin Fiore first opened the doors to the Down Dog Yoga Center on April 1st, 2014. After years of teaching and working … Continue reading Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People