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Loy Norrix Students Shine in Art Show: The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show Offers Promising Opportunities for Student Artists

Loy Norrix Students Shine in Art Show: The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show Offers Promising Opportunities for Student Artists

Katie Shantz

June 12, 2019

Now in its 37th year, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show presents a unique chance for student artists to receive recognition for their works. Eight colleges and university programs offered nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards for exemplary student work on May 17th, 2019. U...

Climate Change Takes a New Approach: Review of Lil Dicky's “Earth” Video

Peyton Westcott

June 10, 2019

Throughout social media, you’ve probably stumbled upon a post or two about climate change in these past few months. Climate change has been a huge topic all over social media websites, such as Twitter, Instagram, and more.A rap artist that many teenagers listen to, Lil Dicky, brought this topic to ...

Old School vs. New School: Two Generations Show How Music Makes Them One In The Same

Old School vs. New School: Two Generations Show How Music Makes Them One In The Same

Ciera Mcclenton

May 29, 2019

Music has always been emotion evoking. It can help you get through seemingly any situation or mood, either through expressing your emotions or coping. Everyone has go-to songs that they listen to during good or bad times. Musical taste has evolved, for better or for worse. Loy Norrix biology teacher V...

Conspiracy Theories, Fact or Myth?

Conspiracy Theories, Fact or Myth?

Yesenia Salas

May 23, 2019

Don’t we all alter a story to fit the bill? What is said and the way it is said changes perspectives and points fingers. Conspiracy theories are no different. They are passed down, changed, rearranged and told to spark interest in the unknown. When true events are blended with possible cover-ups an...

"US" Horrifies Audiences in Debut: A Review of Jordan Peele's Newest Film

"US" Horrifies Audiences in Debut: A Review of Jordan Peele's Newest Film

Kylazia Dye

May 22, 2019

Delivering a mind-boggling $70 Million debut, “Us” was released into theaters March 22, of 2019. The horror movie immediately captivated the interest of large crowds of people at our very own theater, Kalamazoo 10. From the same producer as the horror film “Get Out,” Jordan Peele, “Us” follows the story of an Africa...

Looking Into the Life of Jazz: Understanding Transgenderism Through One Girl’s Experience

Looking Into the Life of Jazz: Understanding Transgenderism Through One Girl’s Experience

Esperanza Fraga

May 15, 2019

Jazz Jennings, a very simple name that is causing a lot of talk. Jazz is a YouTuber and author of the chapter book “Being Jazz,” the kids book “I Am Jazz,” and stars in a TLC reality series about her life, beginning in 2015. All three genres follow the life of Jazz and her journey as a transgen...

“Pet Sematary” Movie Leaves Audience Disappointingly Disappointed

“Pet Sematary” Movie Leaves Audience Disappointingly Disappointed

lucafigueroa

May 14, 2019

“Pet Sematary” has to be one of the slowest, most anticlimactic movies I have ever watched. The movie “Pet Sematary” came out on April 5, 2019. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 58% and followed with only 41% of the audience liking the film. *SPOILERS AHEAD* The movie opens on a family moving t...

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Elliot Russell

May 12, 2019

A flyer is plastered onto the bulletin by the office. It shows four men in bright attire, tangled up in colorful yarn. This poster advertises that their tour is coming to town, but it isn’t the first time for one of them. “My friends, who I played in a band with in high school, someone’s Engli...

Theories Assemble! Students Make Predictions About "Avengers 4" (SPOILERS)

Theories Assemble! Students Make Predictions About "Avengers 4" (SPOILERS)

Maya Crawford

March 13, 2019

WARNING! The theories discussed in this article contain spoilers from the first three Avengers movies, including “Avengers: Infinity War.” Left on possibly the biggest cliffhanger in all of Marvel Studios’ cinematic history, “Avengers: Infinity War” left most in tears and suspense. The untit...

Action: Students Direct One Act Plays

Action: Students Direct One Act Plays

Justin Timmerman

March 6, 2019

The one-act play fest was a set of three plays that the Loy Norrix theatre department performed in front of a live audience in the Kasdorf Auditorium on Thursday, February 7th. All three plays were directed by students. The three student directors were seniors, Abigail Hauke, Rebecca Thompson and J...

“Daredevil” Dares to Defy Expectations

“Daredevil” Dares to Defy Expectations

Cade Peterman

November 13, 2018

“Daredevil” has the best writing out of any show I have ever seen. In 2015, Netflix released the first season of the show “Daredevil,” the series now has 3 seasons, with 13 episodes each. Based on the Marvel Comic by the same name, the show follows a man named Matt Murdock played by Charlie Cox, a...

Mamma Mia! Here They Go Again: The Loy Norrix Musical Hits the Stage

Mamma Mia! Here They Go Again: The Loy Norrix Musical Hits the Stage

Miranda Cole

November 12, 2018

Loy Norrix’s annual musical production is always highly anticipated by the community. This year’s production shines, from the scenic Greecian island created on stage to the angelic voices of the performers. “Mama Mia!” is the musical Loy Norrix performers have chosen to tackle this year, and...

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