Knight Life

Rock climbing club takes Loy Norrix students to new heights

Climbers at Climb Kalamazoo tackle beginner to intermediate level walls. The facility offers a wide range of difficulties for every type of participant.

April 8, 2020

Here at Loy Norrix, it is widely known that all it takes to start a club is a student, an advisor and an idea. In the case of new Loy Norrix’s rock climbing club, it was health teacher Rich Labadie who got the idea started. As an advocate for physical health and avid rock climber himself, Labadie d...

The Divided Methodist Church: The denomination set to split in two

The Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church has made statements regarding their open stance on LGBTQ issues. They have chosen to fly a pride flag outside their building.

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

March 12, 2020

Following years of conflict over LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage, the world’s third largest denomination of Christianity has finally decided to split in two. The United Methodist Church is a worldwide Protestant denomination based in the United States that has been around since the late 1960s.  ...

Communities in Schools hires success coach to help Loy Norrix students academically and socially

Heredia's room is located right next to B11. Her door is decorated with

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

February 2, 2020

Here at Loy Norrix, there are multiple schoolwide resources for students. Whether it be social, academic, or career-oriented problems students are facing. This school year, a new, unique position was created by Communities in Schools: someone equipped to handle all three. Her name is Nazlhy Heredia, and...

Clara Moss on growing up with two moms

Clara Moss on growing up with two moms

Nevaeh Hughes, Guest Writer

December 17, 2019

"My family is just like any other one, just with two moms," freshman Clara Moss said.  Her moms’ names are Anna and Kim. An interesting fact about the family is that Anna gave birth to Clara and Kim birthed Isaac, Clara’s older brother who is an 18 year old graduate from Loy Norrix. However,...

Digital Killed the Print Edition: Knight Life finds new life online

Digital Killed the Print Edition: Knight Life finds new life online

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

October 25, 2019

Since 1960, Knight Life has been the voice of Loy Norrix, sharing opinions, reporting news, and covering events in an iconic print newspaper. As cherished as it was by many teachers, students, and, of course, the staff of Knight Life, the 2019-2020 school year marks a big change for the publication...

When Paradise is Lost, Promise is Found

Vehicles line up at a gas station before heading out of town. The Taylor family remember the rush to leave Paradise as

Riley Dominianni

May 13, 2019

The names have been changed due to the sensitive nature of the topic and by request of the subject who told her story. “I had a really bad feeling. The wind was blowing, the humidity was low, it hadn’t rained in six months, and I could smell the smoke,” said Catherine Taylor. Camp Fir...

Amazon’s New Headquarters Should be Built in Detroit

Amazon’s New Headquarters Should be Built in Detroit

Riley Dominianni

May 4, 2019

“Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.” In February, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released this statement in response to her suc...

Current and Former Loy Norrix Police Officers Give Back to the Community they Serve for the Holidays

Current and Former Loy Norrix Police Officers Give Back to the Community they Serve for the Holidays

Riley Dominianni

February 14, 2019

Christmastime revolves around children. Ask any parent, the magic, excitement and gifts that accompany the holiday is really all for the kids. But for many children in low-income households, the holidays are full of uncertainty and stress as they wonder if there will be presents for them on Christm...

It’s Time to Alter How we Teach about Bullying and Peer Pressure

It’s Time to Alter How we Teach about Bullying and Peer Pressure

Riley Dominianni

December 10, 2018

For as long as I can remember, messages about bullying and peer pressure have been drilled into my head at school and at home. The things I have been taught, and the things children across the country are being taught are: stand up to bullying, don’t be a bystander, and avoid peer pressure at all ...

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