Taking a Closer Look at Loy Norrix’s Advanced Placement Art, Cartooning and Functional Ceramics Classes

The AP Art room is silent with only the sounds of pencils scratching on paper and the overwhelming feeling of focus as students hunker down to work. The cartooning room, on the other hand, is booming with laughter and ideas being bounced from peer to peer on what to draw next. Should they draw another yokai, or doodle and see what that leads to? The … Continue reading Taking a Closer Look at Loy Norrix’s Advanced Placement Art, Cartooning and Functional Ceramics Classes

A Spoiler-Free Review of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

By Sebastian Rodriguez, Assistant Web Editor Star Wars is undoubtedly one of the biggest movie franchises ever created. The first Star Wars movie released was originally called “Star Wars.” It was released in 1977 and was directed by George Lucas. Eventually, it was retitled “Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope.” Since 1977, there have been 8 Star Wars movies released. One special thing about … Continue reading A Spoiler-Free Review of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Fine Tuning the Fine Arts: Blue Lake Challenges Artistic Students

Every summer, kids get to relax and take some time off from all the stress and hard work that they’ve been doing since the beginning of September. Some kids stay home all summer, others go to the beach often and some go to vacation spots across the country. Then there are those who go to summer camps like Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Blue Lake … Continue reading Fine Tuning the Fine Arts: Blue Lake Challenges Artistic Students

A Play Within a Play: The Actors Behind A Classic Shakespeare Tale

Now Playing, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Slideshow of photos below the article. It’s mid August and they’re all excited and nervous at the same time. Chris Aranda, Maddy Holmer and J’Viohn Sirrine are all auditioning for cast parts in the Kalamazoo Civic Theater’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as part of the theatre’s Shakespeare festival. Now, each of them have … Continue reading A Play Within a Play: The Actors Behind A Classic Shakespeare Tale

The New Apple AirPods Flying High

Technology these days has thrown people off their feet with crazy inventions such as hoverboards, 3D printers and google glasses. But there is one invention that tops all of those, the new Apple AirPods. With bluetooth technology, you can now listen to music with no cord and even better sound. There are many features to the AirPods that make it one of a kind. Some … Continue reading The New Apple AirPods Flying High

Loy Norrix Drama Department Welcomes New Performers

The Loy Norrix Drama Department is going to perform “Lend Me a Tenor, ” written by Ken Ludwig. There are only 8 character roles in “Lend Me A Tenor.” This meant that auditions for the play were more selective. Twenty-five people auditioned for the roles, but only eight were cast. The play follows Tito Merelli, a famous opera singer coming to Cleveland, Ohio in 1934 … Continue reading Loy Norrix Drama Department Welcomes New Performers

Big Industry Bust: Hollywood Struggles to Create Original Material

Do you ever have the problem of paying too much at the movies and feeling disappointed when the so-called “spine chilling” thriller causes you to fall asleep? Or when the only decent movie to watch is just another remake of an old movie? If you were to go and ask people their opinions on the movie industry, most would probably say that the past few … Continue reading Big Industry Bust: Hollywood Struggles to Create Original Material

Please Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain: An Insight into Loy Norrix Stage Crew

The auditorium is dark and crowded, many eyes are focused on the events unfolding onstage. No one is paying any attention to the booth at the back from which a barely noticeable light glows. Two people wearing headsets sit in silence in front of a counter with two intimidating control panels. The smell of quickly consumed fast food still emits from the crumpled paper bags … Continue reading Please Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain: An Insight into Loy Norrix Stage Crew

Rap Music Could Help us Better Understand Mental Health

“You shoulda filled that black revolver blast a long time ago And if those mirrors could talk it would say, ‘you gotta go’ And if I told your secrets The world’ll know money can’t stop a suicidal weakness” -lyrics from rapper Kendrick Lamar’s song “u” When you think of Hip-Hop/R&B music you typically think of classic artists such as 2pac or Outkast. You think of … Continue reading Rap Music Could Help us Better Understand Mental Health

The Junk in Seniors’ Trunks

Rachel Thompson Most Interesting item- This walking stick that I used for hiking over spring break. Favorite Item- The towels from South Carolina and the multiple pairs of shoes.   “My car may always be messy, but if you need something, I have it!”   Julia Townley Favorite Item- This melted bag of ice from when I sprained my ankle Memorable Item- Sophomore year my … Continue reading The Junk in Seniors’ Trunks