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A Year in Review: NFL fans around Loy Norrix reflect on their favorite team’s season
Max Berlin, Assistant Sports Editor • February 26, 2024

For many Norrix students, National Football League (NFL) Sundays are one of the most anticipated days of the week. Not many feelings can compare...

Henry Wilson and Michael McDonald discuss in refs position.  The wrestlers often talk through the movements while practicing.
Wrestling provides strength and discipline but demands dedication and hard work
Alexander Velo, Staff Writer • February 23, 2024

Out of all the after school activities Loy Norrix students can participate in, wrestling is one of the most time-and energy-consuming. After...

Knights of the Round Table Podcast #2
Knights of the Round Table Podcast #2
Flora Harper, News & Opinion Editor • February 23, 2024

Our Sun Has Lost a Friend: Loy Norrix Teachers are Surveyed About Pluto's Planetary Status

Artists sketch of Pluto based on a picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930
Artists sketch of Pluto based on a picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930

When it comes to planetary status, “Some things never change,” said Ryan Allen, economics teacher at Loy Norrix. The debate over whether Pluto is a planet or not was discussed and decided by the International Astronomical Union without the public having any say in the matter. Pluto was stripped from its planetary status, and that’s just too much for some people to handle.
In August 2006, Pluto lost its mighty status of being called a planet. Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet instead of an “actual” planet.  A Dwarf planet is an object in a solar system that is neither a satellite nor big enough to be an actual planet. If the old definition of a planet still held true then we would have to classify many asteroids or dwarf planets as planets,  which would create a list of hundreds of planets revolving our sun.

When it comes to the teachers surveyed at Loy Norrix, 65 percent teachers tend to side with the astronomers, while the rest of the teachers either have an emotional attachment to Pluto or just want things to stay as they were pre 2006.

So what’s your view? Are you attached to this chunk of ice in our planetary system, or do you side with scientific fact?
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Our Sun Has Lost a Friend: Loy Norrix Teachers are Surveyed About Pluto's Planetary Status