Knight Life

A letter to the class of 2020

The graduation caps of seniors Alexis Weeden (left) and Brandon Schnurr (right) that were picked up on May 27, 2020 and painted with their colleges symbols. These caps are a testament to the creativity and dedication of the graduating class of 2020.

Alexis Weeden, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2020

Dear Class of 2020 and fellow Loy Norrix family,  You may or may not know me; however, I want to congratulate you all on making it this far. This is something that not everyone who started with us back in 2016 has succeeded at doing. Take a moment to remember those our community has lost and cher...

Youth Conservation Council members meet to discuss how to get kids outdoors

Left to right: Maxwell Spitler, Eli Wiitala, Tanner Peterson, and Maggie Staub hold up fishing lures made during the second day of the meeting. The entire meeting lasts three days and covers multiple topics.

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

Nineteen members of the Michigan Youth Conservation Council met over the weekend at the Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center in Roscommon, Michigan. The intent of this meeting was to discuss projects focused on getting kids outside into Michigan’s natural spaces. Members range from ages 15-18 and inclu...

Knight Life welcomes guest educators from the Netherlands

Visiting educators from the Netherlands pose for a group photo after a conversation hour with Norrix's Knight Life. When these guests come in Knight Life switches to third lunch in order to accommodate their schedules.

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Knight Life welcomed some new guests into their classroom on Monday, December 16, 2019. The desks in K6 were pushed into a circle and the reporters’ lunch had been moved around to accommodate their presence. This is far from the first time Knight Life has had presentations from  reporters or e...

We need to embrace the rom-com revival

We need to embrace the rom-com revival

Zoe Naylor, Guest Writer

December 19, 2019

I love rom-coms. I realized this one Thanksgiving break several years ago while binge-watching hilariously bad, holiday-themed rom-coms. I found myself more invested than should be possible; a giddy feeling overcoming me when Richard and Amber in “A Christmas Prince,” or Declan and Anna in “Leap Year...

Men shouldn’t always have to propose with a ring

Men shouldn't always have to propose with a ring

Henry Parwoth, Guest Writer

December 18, 2019

Marriage is probably one of the most unifying events that take place in many people's lives around the world. Of course, to get married, you have to propose first in most cases. Proposing can be very stressful for men who have to propose to the woman who they wish to be their future wife. This is why ...

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2019

Michigan, aka “the Great Lake State,” has been facing a pollution threat that endangers more than just Michigan residents. Michigan's borders touch four out of the five Great Lakes, lakes which contain 20% of the world's surface freshwater and roughly 95% of the United States’ surface freshwater. ...

Anti-Abortion Laws Don’t Ban Abortion, They Just Ban Safe Access

Anti-Abortion Laws Don’t Ban Abortion, They Just Ban Safe Access

Alexis Weeden

June 12, 2019

As of May of 2019, there have already been attempts at challenging the 1973 Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade along with the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Conservative legislators have been pushing strict abortion bans called “heart-beat bills” in multiple states -- including Michigan. T...

Mother Nature Counts Down: Michigan Needs to Fight Harder to Combat The Water Crisis

Mother Nature Counts Down: Michigan Needs to Fight Harder to Combat The Water Crisis

Alexis Weeden

April 18, 2019

Flint’s lead pipes paved the shakey road towards a desperately needed boost in environmental concerns in Michigan. Further down the lead pipe road are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), seeping into the water of 31 counties in Michigan, including our very own Kalamazoo County. ...

Loy Norrix Students Support Each Other with a Food Drive for the Holiday Season

Loy Norrix Students Support Each Other with a Food Drive for the Holiday Season

Alexis Weeden

February 6, 2019

Out of over 2 million children in Michigan, more than 356 thousand families with children struggle to have enough food. There are kids who rely on school provided meals to get them through the week whose families can’t always afford to put food on the table or into their lunch bags. Loy Norrix PeaceJ...

Caught Red-Handed: Companies Need to be Held Accountable for Who They Employ

Caught Red-Handed: Companies Need to be Held Accountable for Who They Employ

Alexis Weeden

December 8, 2018

Nike, Walmart, Nestlé, Apple; these companies have very little in common, if you don’t look deeper than a passing glance. Nike is an apparel company, Walmart is the definition of a big-box store, Nestlé is the largest food company in the world, and Apple is one of the biggest tech companies on th...

P.E. Teacher Celebrates his 50th Year at Norrix

P.E. Teacher Celebrates his 50th Year at Norrix

Alexis Weeden

November 16, 2018

The lights reflect off of the mirrors in the Loy Norrix weight room, which currently show the normal chaos of gym class. One girl turns music on, blasting it through the room and the other students raise their voices to combat the noise. Students are lined up for the bench press or setting up a rack to sq...

Loy Norrix Introduces Another New Member to Their Administrative Team

Loy Norrix Introduces Another New Member to Their Administrative Team

Alexis Weeden

October 14, 2018

The first day of school has always kicked off a good week, full of unprecedented chaos, barely contained and filling the building with wild, overly energetic, and already frustrated kids who have gotten far too comfortable with the summer freedom. There aren’t many ways to corral and control that ...

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