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Kalamazoo Public Schools Lengthen Foreign Language & Math Classes In Hopes of Boosting Student Achievement

Kalamazoo Public Schools Lengthen Foreign Language & Math Classes In Hopes of Boosting Student Achievement

Nora Hilgart-Griff

May 19, 2017

On December 16, 2016, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Services Cindy Green presented several recommendations to the School Board for changes in the current Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) curriculum. The most dramatic change that would affect KPS high schoolers is the transition of...

Knight Life Wins Big at MIPA Awards

Knight Life Wins Big at MIPA Awards

Nora Hilgart-Griff

May 9, 2017

On April 18th, Loy Norrix’s Knight Life headed to the state capital for the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) yearly Journalism awards. Knight Life won a total of 27 individual awards for writing, layout, graphics, and photography, and received a designation of silver for the website and ...

The Anatomy of a Congressional Campaign

The Anatomy of a Congressional Campaign

Nora Hilgart-Griff

December 8, 2016

I’ve spent the last few months as an intern for the Paul Clements for Congress campaign. Paul was the Democrat running in southwest Michigan against our current representative Fred Upton, on a platform endorsed by Bernie Sanders and the nonprofit organization OurRevolution. I learned a lot about m...

Joining the Political Revolution: Kalamazoo Residents March Downtown for Bernie Sanders

Joining the Political Revolution: Kalamazoo Residents March Downtown for Bernie Sanders

Nora Hilgart-Griff

March 8, 2016

Between fifty and sixty people marched down Michigan Avenue and through the downtown Kalamazoo Mall the evening of Friday, March 4th, carrying posters, banners and signs promoting presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D, Vermont). As they walked, they could be heard chanting support for the candida...

Presidential Populists: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ Popularity Speaks Volumes About America

Presidential Populists: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ Popularity Speaks Volumes About America

Nora Hilgart-Griff

November 30, 2015

Enough is Enough. Make America Great Again. A Political Revolution is Coming. * 2015 has been hailed more than a few times as the year of the political outsider, and that’s so far proven true. One socialist, several businesspeople and yes, even a neurosurgeon have tossed their hats in the presidential ring- and ove...

Student Q+A

Student Q+A

Nora Hilgart-Griff

November 2, 2015

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Detrimental Definitions: “Powderpuff” Football & “Macho” Volleyball Illustrate Harmful Stereotypes in Sports And Society

Detrimental Definitions: “Powderpuff” Football & “Macho” Volleyball Illustrate Harmful Stereotypes in Sports And Society

Nora Hilgart-Griff

October 9, 2015

You’ve all heard the morning announcements: junior and senior girls: who’s ready to play powderpuff football!?, or it’s that time of year again, boys! Sign up for macho volleyball in the athletic office today! These games are school traditions going back a long time. There are photographs of “pow...

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