Knight Life

KPS should adopt the four-day school week

KPS should adopt the four-day school week

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

April 6, 2020

It’s fifth-hour and the last day of the week. You fiddle around unproductively, only minutes remaining until the five-day grind meets its end with a timely chime over the intercom as if to signify that “you made it.” We all know the feeling. How your endurance wanes as you push yourself throug...

Tenacious D to play at Kalamazoo State Theatre later this year

Tenacious D to play at Kalamazoo State Theatre later this year

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

March 6, 2020

The self-proclaimed “Greatest Band in the World,” Tenacious D, will be making their second-ever stop in town later this year. They will be at the State Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo on September 27 supporting “The Purple Nurple Tour...Twisting Hard to the Left!” Led by comedians Jack Black and Kyle Gass, t...

Musicians ‘Feel the Bern’ leading up to the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries

Rapper Cardi B interviews Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders in the TEN Nail Bar in Detroit, Michigan. They bonded over their shared love for former U.S. president Franklin Delano Roosevelt and discussed issues plaguing our country today.

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

March 5, 2020

The buildup to the 2020 United States presidential election is well underway. The Democratic Party is bursting at the seams with nominees hoping to take on President Donald Trump in the primary election. An overwhelming number of prominent figures in the music industry have been outspoken on thei...

Community comes together to feed the hungry for the 2019 Holiday Food Drive

PeaceJam members pose with food drive haul in the B-wing. Members pictured are Laya Houslander, Carlos Morales-Amates, Melissa Preston, Anna Sankey, Kim Chheu, Tanner Klute, Cecilia Mireles-Caballero, Samantha Schaffer, and Annaliese Bol.

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

January 28, 2020

Another holiday season means another food drive. Each year, students and faculty at the school get in the holiday spirit by donating non-perishable food to underprivileged families in our community. This time around, contributors brought the goods. A total of 7,001 items of food were brought in this...

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Damian Kulash (left) and Tim Nordwind (right) of OK Go speak at meet & greet at the Kalamazoo Public Library. When Nordwind was growing up in Kalamazoo, his mother served as the president of KPL's Friends Board of Directors.

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

May 12, 2019

A flyer is plastered onto the bulletin by the office. It shows four men in bright attire, tangled up in colorful yarn. This poster advertises that their tour is coming to town, but it isn’t the first time for one of them.  “My friends, who I played in a band with in high school, someone’s Engl...

Loy Norrix Campus Safety Officer and Local Musician Boards “The Morning Train”

Loy Norrix Campus Safety Officer and Local Musician Boards “The Morning Train”

Elliot Russell

February 8, 2019

As officer Marlon Corner patrols the halls of Loy Norrix, the rhythm of his footsteps echo through the barren hallway, always keeping his mind on his music. As he enters the B-wing, a passing student asks, “When is the new song dropping?” Many students will inquire with Loy Norrix campus safety ...

Junior Becomes Captain for the Forensics Team

Junior Becomes Captain for the Forensics Team

Elliot Russell

December 14, 2018

The Loy Norrix Forensics Team has been a large part of junior Riley Dominianni’s high school career since the start. Before coming to Norrix, Dominianni participated in many theatrical productions. Because she enjoyed acting, she quickly joined the forensics team when she arrived at Loy Norrix. ...

Drug Decriminalization Will Help Us Move Towards a Safer Future

Drug Decriminalization Will Help Us Move Towards a Safer Future

Elliot Russell

December 12, 2018

At a young age, I saw how drug abuse can ruin a person’s life when one of my relatives moved in with my family after recovering from a Vicodin addiction. Once he was stable, he returned to his normal life and moved out. He was addicted to heroin earlier in his life and now suffers from Hepatitis C...

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