Knight Life

Rebecca Layton goes from Thug Life to College Bound

Photo Credit: Asia Davis
Rebecca Layton converses with students about polygamy, and cult related activities. Layton enjoys discussing taboo topics with her classes.


November 22, 2013

“I could never make the decision on whether to remove a child from their home or not be able to remove a child from a harmful situation,” said Rebecca Layton as she explained why she couldn’t go into social or police work and instead went into teaching. Rebecca Layton is the newest addition to ...

Drake Album Leaked Before Scheduled Release

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September 17, 2013

Today Monday September 15th, the highly anticipated “Nothing Will Be The Same” album by Drake was leaked via internet. The word spread like wildfire on twitter and links were being spread by the masses. There was a mixture between excitement of those excited to hear it before the release and distaste...

Downtown Kalamazoo Hosts June Jubilee for All



June 13, 2013

Saturday, June 8th,  downtown Kalamazoo was filled with all different kinds of people attending the June Jubilee. The day began with a parade for children called the Doo Dah parade consisting of silly, wacky floats appealing to the child's eye. Candy was thrown, and children were in awe. The parade began at 11 ...

America Wins the Contest for Obesity

America Wins the Contest for Obesity


June 11, 2013

The United States of America is the fattest most obese nation in the world (according to the Huffington Post). Take a minute to soak that in. Out of 196 nations we’re the biggest and not from sea to shining sea. According to the CDC (Center For Disease Control and Prevention) there is a direct corre...

Wale Folarin Speaks To Fans Through Mixtape

Wale Folarin Speaks To Fans Through Mixtape


February 12, 2013

“The dream is real. Lets live in it.” - “The Forward” Wale released his latest mixtape "Folarin" Dec. 24 last year, and it was better than any Christmas present I received. Being a die hard Wale fan, I anticipated the release of a new mixtape way before he announced the release of one via...

Loy Norrix Improv Team Has Sucessful Debut

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The Improv Team holds shows in the choir room throughout the year.  Keep a lookout for posters and announcements to learn specific dates and times.


December 6, 2012

On Thursday, November 1 the award winning Loy Norrix improv team, or IT (standing for Improv Team) held their first show. They teamed up with our varsity soccer team for an amazing show. They featured the soccer team in their first act where they battled each other with puns and witty comebacks. The ...

Women’s Swimming and Diving Team Unite to Overcome Struggles

Diver Jena Burkey practices every day at Loy Norrix.  The team hopes to be more united than ever before this year.


October 25, 2012

She stands at the tip of the board. Her mind at a level of focus that not many can understand. She jumps, a micro second in the air and splash. Her head bops up automatically searching the board for her score. Jena Burkey, Hannah Muscara, and Katie Cox are the Loy Norrix Womens Diving team....

2012 Loy Norrix Prom Slideshow

Click on this photo to see the 2012 Loy Norrix Prom Slideshow.


June 4, 2012


Loy Norrix Students Take Vow of Silence To Evoke Change

Tamara Irby, Kyra Williams, Mackenzie Wheeler, and Doungebai Leo show their support for The Day of Silence. None of them are homosexual, but advocate for the cause. Photo Credit Asia Davis


April 20, 2012

“Silence speaks louder than words,” writes Loy Norrix sophomore Jordan Peterson. Today students nationwide are taking a vow of silence to show their support for the gay/lesbian/transgender cause. Peterson walks around with a dry erase board around her neck to convey any messages she wishes to say.  Teachers at Loy Norrix also st...

Alternative Learning Program Students Hold Poetry Slam


March 28, 2012

On March 1st the Kalamazoo Public School Alternative Learning Program (ALP) showed off their poetry skills at Literacy Night. The night revolved around the book “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin. The atmosphere was a night of mystery and poetry. Different locations in the book were the inspiration...

How To Win Winterfest

How To Win Winterfest


March 13, 2012

  Coming into high school, as a freshman, is a huge transition. You have survived the awkward adolescence of middle school, and left behind recess and nap time.  You’ve joined the ranks of the big kids and it’s kind of scary. You’re in a whole new school, and in Loy Norrix joining the mass of over 1,300 students. You’re jus...

Running for Winter Court: Win or Lose

Udo Backes and Ava Gaines sat on the 2011 WinterFest court. Backes and Gaines were seniors at Loy Norrix last year.


February 1, 2012

As Winterfest quickly approaches, candidates for Winter Court prepare their campaign for the race.  If you are an underclassman (grades 9-11) you spread the word to all your friends that you’re running for Winterfest and tell them to nominate you. During lunch on January 31st, your friends go t...

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