Knight Life

YWCA Honors Four Loy Norrix Students with Young Women of Achievement Awards

Ray'Von Jones is one of the four recipients from Loy Norrix who were honored with Kalamazoo Young Women of Achievement awards from the YWCA. Two seniors nominated by Loy Norrix were Ray’Von Jones, Mariah Isaac. Polina Naumova and Alexandra Pines were nominated by community organizations.
Photo by Asia Davis

Racheal Koole

May 31, 2012

Every year the YWCA of Kalamazoo honors a group of young women with the YWCA Young Women of Achievement Award. This year 26 young women recieved this award on May 17, 2012 at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo by the YWCA of Kalamazoo. Four of these 26 women from various schools came from Loy Norrix High School: ...

Invisible Children Hits Student’s Emotions with the Issues in Central Africa

Ugandan Richard Olunya speaks with Dakota Dunn as Great Lakes Region representative Briana Santos tells students the Michigan senators numbers. Over 115 calls were made to several senators in the library during third lunch. Photo by Racheal Koole

Racheal Koole

May 1, 2012

They were out of food and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) were hunting down children. They were also moved into placement camps. “We were forced to leave our original houses and forced to live in placement camps,” said Ugandan Richard Olunya during the Invisible Children assembly on April 2...

The Vegetarian Restaurant that will Fuel Your Day

Banana Fritters from Fuel. Photo by Racheal Koole

Racheal Koole

March 27, 2012

There has always been a shortage of pure vegetarian restaurants in Kalamazoo.  There have been those restaurants that have a few good choices of traditional vegetarian meals like a salad and a veggie burger. But those places also include meat dishes. A lot of meat dishes. Not this one. Fuel is a pur...

El Gallo Blanco: The Mexican Restaurant that is Ready to Serve

Tamales served by El Gallo Blanco. Six tamales are $4.99. In addition to the great price of tamales, El Gallo Blanco also serves a large burrito for $4.99, three enchiladas for $4.99, or three flautas for $4.99. Photo by Racheal Koole

Racheal Koole

February 16, 2012

The weather was cold, chilly enough to where we rushed to get inside a warm building with delicious, easy on the wallet food. We walked into El Gallo Blanco, a Mexican restaurant located at 2838 Portage St. in Kalamazoo. We entered the building and were instantly rushed with the sweet sound of Spanish ...

Coming Back Home: Loy Norrix Alumni Visit Current Students

Racheal Koole

December 31, 2011

By Racheal Koole They all come with different stories. Many experienced bad roommates, boring lecture halls, and crunch time for that class paper. They are the returning Loy Norrix graduated students.] “Your [alumni] story and your path from Loy Norrix to where you are in life is probably the most...

National Food Day Aims to Excite Healthiness

Kalamazoo local Hether Frayer participates at the National Food Day Event. Frayer is a local advocate for fresh and local food on the Kalamazoo scene. Photo by Racheal Koole.

Racheal Koole

November 5, 2011

By Racheal Koole “I decided to become vegetarian again because I couldn't bare to think of an innocent animal being harmed or eating something that was someone's mother,” said senior Mariah Isaac. Isaac recently changed her eating habits from eating meats back to being vegetarian. National Food Day is an event on October 24, starting in...

Peer Relationships Affect Family Interactions

Racheal Koole

October 18, 2011

By Racheal Koole The tears stroll down as the screaming never ceases. The yells hurt deep down as both people decide to walk away from the hurtful experience. Later, one word from someone else sets the emotions off once again. The yelling starts again, but with a different person and different words. There...

Loy Norrix Peace Jam Members and Edison 4th Graders Enjoy a Zoo Trip

Drew Dunham feeds the giraffes with his Edison book buddy. The Edison students get to interact with animals they have learned about with their book buddy.

Racheal Koole

June 13, 2011

By Racheal Koole Children yelling and screaming while having fun is one of the great sounds that Loy Norrix’s Peace Jam members were able to hear recently. On June 6, 2011 Edison Elementary 4th graders and Peace Jam members went to Binder Park Zoo to finish the Literacy Project with a bang. T...

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