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Loy Norrix People’s Choice Awards

Loy Norrix People's Choice Awards

June 19, 2020

Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors

May 28, 2020

Loy Norrix appreciates students and staff

Loy Norrix appreciates students and staff

May 14, 2020

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Drivers Training is beneficial for new drivers

Drivers Training is beneficial for new drivers

Bianca Hobson, Guest Writer

April 22, 2020

As a freshman, learning how to drive was a goal of mine. All over school I heard kids talking about how they were going to start segment one of drivers’ training. According to All Star Drivers Education segment one is a course “with 24 hours of classroom time, 6 hours behind the wheel and 4 hours ...

Loy Norrix choir student succeeds despite rare sight disability

Jessica DeRyke sings in choir teacher Julie Pelligrino's class.  Despite challenges, DeRyke excels in her school work and finds joy in singing.

Avery Strand, Guest Writer

April 21, 2020

Learning music and reading notes can be a struggle for anyone. It is even harder for fifteen year old sophomore Jessica DeRyke, who was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Peters Anomaly making her half blind.  “I was born with Peters Anomaly and it interferes with some genes,” said DeRyke....

Pushing your natural gifts to the limit: How determination can motivate many to take their talents and be someone 

Pushing your natural gifts to the limit: How determination can motivate many to take their talents and be someone 

Damarion Johnson, Guest Writer

April 20, 2020

Talent, something that everyone has, is one of the most satisfying things anyone could possess. Unfortunately, for some, they don’t take what they have and make something out of it. That could be because they’re too shy or they’re afraid of people judging them. The thing is, it shouldn’t matt...

Older siblings pave the way for younger siblings

Loy Norrix football coach, Terry Farmer, mentors many young athletes.  Photo Credit / Alexis Weeden

Ellie Haase, Guest Writer

April 19, 2020

There is family gathered in the living room, everyone’s unique personalities are all coming together in one room, which radiates a chill and happy vibe. There is some typical bickering and arguments between a few siblings, causing mixed emotions among everyone for a short period of time, but event...

The effect music has on the soul: Music is an important part of everyday life of young people

LN orchestra teacher Sandra Shaw is a skilled musician herself and plays multiple instruments.

Sophie Grover, Guest Writer

April 18, 2020

The bright fluorescent lights hit the backs of shiny wood and cold air wraps around every person in the Loy Norrix Orchestra room. C strings are tweaked, pegs are turned and bows are placed on strings. Sandra Shaw is the orchestra instructor at Norrix. She went to Western Michigan University for undergrad...

Stuck in quarantine and bored beyond belief: Baking bagels beats the quarantine blues

Baking Asiago Bagels with Samantha Shaffer.

Samantha Shaffer , Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

At this point, all of my days have blended into one. I rely on my phone to keep track of passing time and remembering what the date actually is.  The first week of this spontaneous break was blissful, but as the days passed I quickly ran out of ideas for activities to keep me busy. I found mysel...

Social media and cell phones have become damaging to teens’ lives

Social media and cell phones have become damaging to teens’ lives

Samantha Hogan, Guest Writer

April 16, 2020

The clock strikes 6 a.m. and your iPhone, probably laying in bed with you, blares the alarm tone you have set, signaling it’s time for school. Before you even sit up though, you grab your phone and start your Snapchatting for the day.  According to the CyberBully Research Center, over 80% of teens u...

Students should educate students about human trafficking

Students should educate students about human trafficking

Luna Drumm-Walsh, Guest Writer

April 15, 2020

When people think of human trafficking, many typically think of a big white van with scary men inside. Now, human trafficking has a very different reality. Over the past 10 years, predators have gone online to get victims. A lot of human trafficking starts on the internet, especially sex trafficking. T...

Sophomore uses music to get through bad days and deal with emotions

Feature photo from Petrillo's Facebook page.  Adeline was influenced by her mother's Kalamazoo based band.

Hannah Locke

April 14, 2020

“I think it is a really healthy way to process my emotions,” said sophomore Adeline Turner. “I am able to connect with parts of myself through music, and I have discovered a lot about myself through the artists that I enjoy.” Turner was raised by musicians and has grown up enthralled in the mu...

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