Knight Life

The Loy Norrix forensics season is in full swing

Forensic team students play a game during a team bonding session. The forensics captains often try to organize bonding events in order to create unity and friendships within the team.

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor

February 13, 2020

Blocking, cutting, drafting, rehearsing: these are just some of the things happening right now on the Loy Norrix Forensics team. The forensics season is officially in full swing, and the students involved are raring to go. The Loy Norrix Forensics Team is a club for competitive public speaking. I...

President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

The tower of Loy Norrix High School.

Brandon Schnurr

April 28, 2019

With each passing year, the fiscal budget for the federal government, or the amount of money the government plans to spend in a year, is adjusted by the president of the United States in order to better balance and distribute the funds of the federal government. While the president creates the budget,...

Mainstream Media Has Become Too Politically Extreme

Mainstream Media Has Become Too Politically Extreme

Brandon Schnurr

February 8, 2019

The media, often referred to as the “watchdog of democracy,” is a major part of citizens’ lives, responsible for informing the masses and protecting our rights through free speech and freedom of the press. Even if you don’t stay up-to-date on the news, politics, or the many other topics of media cover...

The Fox Box Project: Helping By Remembering

The Fox Box Project: Helping By Remembering

Brandon Schnurr

December 18, 2018

Earlier this year on April 27th, 2018, Ethan Fox, a Loy Norrix student and friend of many, lost his 17 month long battle with osteosarcoma. In honor of Ethan, a new project is being created by his friends and family named The Fox Box Project. The Fox Box Project is a new initiative for the patients at...

A Fresh Perspective: Loy Norrix Welcomes New Principal

A Fresh Perspective: Loy Norrix Welcomes New Principal

Brandon Schnurr

November 28, 2018

From principals being put on administrative leave to the hiring of new assistant principals, Loy Norrix has experienced many changes in administration throughout the last two years alone. Last school year, we welcomed Johnny Edwards, the current Director of Secondary Education to Norrix as our interi...

The Memory of Tim Kyle: Giving Back to the Community

The Memory of Tim Kyle: Giving Back to the Community

Brandon Schnurr

September 28, 2018

As a cart of 31 backpacks loaded with school supplies, destined for students in need, entered the office, Erin and Karen Kyle shake hands with Principal Christopher Aguinaga and Mrs. Sheryl Knight, marking the official donation. For thirteen years, Tim Kyle dedicated his work to teaching at Loy Norrix. Kyle ...

Vale, 17-18 School Year: Finishing This Year in Loy Norrix Latin

Vale, 17-18 School Year: Finishing This Year in Loy Norrix Latin

Brandon Schnurr

May 30, 2018

The 2017-2018 school year has been quite memorable for Loy Norrix, for both its ups and downs, but for the Loy Norrix Latin classes, the year is coming to a strong close. The National Latin Exams have been wrapped up, students are doing superb on their work, and most importantly, students are having ...

The #OneLess Challenge: Destroying ARs for Awareness is Ineffective

The #OneLess Challenge: Destroying ARs for Awareness is Ineffective

Brandon Schnurr

May 16, 2018

On February 18, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, 17 people lost their lives when a former student came to the school, pulled the fire alarm, and opened fire on fleeing students. The weapon used in this shooting was a semi-automatic, civilian AR-15, and once again sparked contr...

Arming Teachers Will Prevent Further Tragedy

Arming Teachers Will Prevent Further Tragedy

Brandon Schnurr

April 19, 2018

Currently, the legislation to arm teachers is underway in Michigan. The House Representative from Michigan working on it, Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, has been brainstorming ideas on the topic with a group of other officials and representatives. He is attempting to maintain a balance between the safe...

Early Intro to Health Careers II: WMed Educates Sophomores

Early Intro to Health Careers II: WMed Educates Sophomores

Brandon Schnurr

March 14, 2018

  In recent years, a new program has popped up to help high school sophomores all around Kalamazoo. The Early Introduction to Health Careers II Program is a pipeline program that was started in 2015 by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine to expose teens to the possi...

A Time to Transfer: Students Reflect on the Switch from Kalamazoo Central to Loy Norrix

Sophomore Ben Sanford takes notes during Chemistry. Ben finds many of his classes here at Norrix enjoyable, especially when working with friends.

Brandon Schnurr

February 1, 2018

There has been a long history of student competition between Loy Norrix High School and Kalamazoo Central High School. Because of this rivalry, deciding on a high school to attend can be a very drawn-out decision and even results in students changing their minds midway through a school year. Students occ...

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