Knight Life

Riots in the US are diminishing the intentions of the Black Lives Matter movement

Local students speak to the group of protesters after a downtown Kalamazoo march for Black Lives Matter on June 12.  Local students organized this peaceful protest and shared poems and reflections on the topic.

Devon Gross, Editor in Chief

June 25, 2020

On May 25th 2020, 46 year old George Floyd died after being pinned down by a police officer for nine minutes. While Floyd’s death sadly isn’t the first to happen in this nature, the spread of the video of this event caused a social media uproar and has been the recent spark for protests advocating f...

Remembering a fallen Knight: how Steven Smith made an impact on the Loy Norrix community

Remembering a fallen Knight: how Steven Smith made an impact on the Loy Norrix community

Devon Gross, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2020

To most he was Steven, to his family he was Uncle Frog, and to us here in the Loy Norrix community he was known as Smitty. After a battle with cancer, Steven Smith passed away on December 26th, 2019. He spent many years of his 65 year life here at Norrix, working as the head custodian.  Through th...

Staff Editorial: Hall sweeps at Loy Norrix should be changed

Security escorts two students back to class after a hall sweep. The hall sweeps have effected many students and have been getting students to get to class quickly and manage their time more efficiently.

Devon Gross, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

Beginning early October, the Loy Norrix administration started implementing a regulatory hall sweep at the beginning of most class periods throughout the school day.  The hall sweeps begin when an administrator makes this announcement at the beginning of the class period, “Attention students and staff,...

Loy Norrix Journalists Take Big Steps at MIPA 2019

Loy Norrix Journalists Take Big Steps at MIPA 2019

Devon Gross

May 18, 2019

Each year, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association holds a ceremony awarding various Michigan school publications and student journalists’ hard work and unique content they’ve published throughout the previous year. At the 2019 MIPA awards ceremony, there were a total of 4,112 entries submitted ...

Kalamazoo United Lacrosse Team: Athletes Across Kalamazoo Join Forces

Kalamazoo United Lacrosse Team: Athletes Across Kalamazoo Join Forces

Devon Gross

June 1, 2018

  It’s a cool misty day in early April. After a long, tiring day of school, girls both from Loy Norrix and Kalamazoo Central high schools march onto the lacrosse field to prepare for their upcoming game. The Kalamazoo United Lacrosse program brings together high school students from the Kalamazoo ar...

Horsing Around: Loy Norrix Student Takes on a New and Unusual Sport

Horsing Around: Loy Norrix Student Takes on a New and Unusual Sport

Devon Gross

January 30, 2018

A horse strides into the arena. Elegance and pride ooze from both the rider and the 16 hundred pound animal that the rider appears to effortlessly control. The duo move in perfect unison and precision around the ring. This scene describes an equestrian event. Equestrian riding is a sport where a horse...

Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

Devon Gross

December 5, 2017

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 ...

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Blue and White Day

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Blue and White Day

Devon Gross

September 25, 2017

Loy Norrix spirit week is coming to an end, but it couldn’t be over without a day dedicated to Norrix’s school colors: blue and white. On Friday, students in all grades were spirited from head to toe in blue and white, celebrating pride for their school.  ...

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Twin Day

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Twin Day

Devon Gross

September 22, 2017

Loy Norrix Spirit week is coming to an end, but first we have to celebrate twin day! Twin day is where two close friends dress alike to show their school pride. ...

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Jersey Day

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Jersey Day

Devon Gross

September 21, 2017

As Loy Norrix Spirit Week continues, more students are catching on to the pride of their classmates and participating in spirit week. On Wednesday, students wore their team jerseys to show school pride. ...

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Tie-Dye Day

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Tie-Dye Day

Devon Gross

September 20, 2017

During Spirit Week at Loy Norrix, the themes for students to demonstrate spirit vary throughout the week. On Tuesday, students wore Tie-Dye to show school spirit. ...

Loy Norrix Spirit Week: Red, White and Blue Day

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Devon Gross

September 18, 2017

With a new football season comes a new Loy Norrix Spirit Week. Students wear unique outfits following the theme for the day. Monday’s theme was “Red White and Blue Day.” ...

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