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Walnut & Park Coffee Shop Gives A Second Chance to Those who Made Mistakes

Walnut & Park Coffee Shop Gives A Second Chance to Those who Made Mistakes

Henry Snapp

June 4, 2018

At first glance, Walnut & Park may not look any different to the dozens of other coffee shops found in downtown Kalamazoo, but looks can be deceiving. Walnut & Park works with the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program (KPEP) to help give parolees and probationers the work experience they ...

Overcoming Adversity: Two LN Students Break Down Their Barriers

Overcoming Adversity: Two LN Students Break Down Their Barriers

Henry Snapp

March 1, 2018

On a cold January night, in the tall, austere City Hall building of Kalamazoo, stood seven diverse, well-dressed teenagers, beaming as they held up their awards. Behind them sat Kalamazoo City Mayor, Bobby Hopewell, civil rights activist Dr. Lewis Walker and other Kalamazoo City Council members. In the...

Loy Norrix Students Walkout in Protest of US Gun Control

Loy Norrix Students Walkout in Protest of US Gun Control

Henry Snapp

February 24, 2018

“We want to end gun violence in schools, to show that students have a voice, have opinion and want to be heard. We’re angry. We’re done accepting thoughts and condolences and we want something to change,” Emma Hilgarth-Griff shouted from atop a rock as she read her speech to the crowd of st...

Four Experts’ Views on Fake News

Four Experts’ Views on Fake News

Henry Snapp

December 7, 2017

In an increasingly complicated age of mass media, it has become of paramount importance to separate real news from fake news. ‘Fake news’ is biased or untrue information presented as facts. The trend of labeling some news sources as ‘fake news’ has destroyed the credibility of perfectly hone...

A Quick Look at Three Arabic-Speaking Loy Norrix Students

Henry Snapp

October 5, 2017

Imagine moving across the world to a new country. You would face a whole new set of challenges; learning the culture, finding a house, getting a driver's licence, the list goes on, but most important of all, learning the new language. For people coming from Arabic-speaking countries, learning English is es...

Loy Norrix’s Malik Farrakhan Working to Help Restore Lost Eyesight

Malik Farrakhan posing in front of Loy Norrix High School. Photo Credit / Henry Snapp

Henry Snapp

June 13, 2017

Glaucoma is an incurable eye condition that currently affects over 3 million people in the United States. Starting with their peripheral vision and extending inward, patients slowly go blind. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma affects people young and old, with 10 percent of patients...

Open Roads Making Biking Possible for Everyone

Open Roads Making Biking Possible for Everyone

Henry Snapp

May 2, 2017

As a kid, Ethan Alexander relied solely on his bicycle to take him everywhere, even in the harsh Michigan winters. His bike played a major role in his life because of the freedom it allowed him. It became a symbol for independence. As he grew older, Alexander started his collection. He made a major ...

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