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Loy Norrix choir student succeeds despite rare sight disability

Jessica DeRyke sings in choir teacher Julie Pelligrino's class.  Despite challenges, DeRyke excels in her school work and finds joy in singing.

Avery Strand, Guest Writer

April 21, 2020

Learning music and reading notes can be a struggle for anyone. It is even harder for fifteen year old sophomore Jessica DeRyke, who was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Peters Anomaly making her half blind.  “I was born with Peters Anomaly and it interferes with some genes,” said DeRyke....

Older siblings pave the way for younger siblings

Loy Norrix football coach, Terry Farmer, mentors many young athletes.  Photo Credit / Alexis Weeden

Ellie Haase, Guest Writer

April 19, 2020

There is family gathered in the living room, everyone’s unique personalities are all coming together in one room, which radiates a chill and happy vibe. There is some typical bickering and arguments between a few siblings, causing mixed emotions among everyone for a short period of time, but event...

Stuck in quarantine and bored beyond belief: Baking bagels beats the quarantine blues

Baking Asiago Bagels with Samantha Shaffer.

Samantha Shaffer , Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

At this point, all of my days have blended into one. I rely on my phone to keep track of passing time and remembering what the date actually is.  The first week of this spontaneous break was blissful, but as the days passed I quickly ran out of ideas for activities to keep me busy. I found mysel...

Sophomore uses music to get through bad days and deal with emotions

Feature photo from Petrillo's Facebook page.  Adeline was influenced by her mother's Kalamazoo based band.

Hannah Locke

April 14, 2020

“I think it is a really healthy way to process my emotions,” said sophomore Adeline Turner. “I am able to connect with parts of myself through music, and I have discovered a lot about myself through the artists that I enjoy.” Turner was raised by musicians and has grown up enthralled in the mu...

Freshman deals with grief in different stages of life

Left to right front row, Yvonne Robinson's grandmother Brenda Hendricks and her father Rodney Robinson. Left to right bottom row, her cousin Issys Robinson, and Yvonne Robinson. Yvonne and her family are pictured before serving hundreds of homeless people at a mission located in Detroit, Michigan. This photo was taken about a month before Yvonne's father, Rodney Robinson passed.

Emma Atkinson, Guest Writer

April 11, 2020

“Not having to go to daddy daughter dances, that was the weird part. All the little girls would ask me, ‘Why aren’t you going?’ Well I don’t have a dad to go with, so I can’t go,” Loy Norrix freshman Yvonne Robinson said. Yvonne Robinson lost her dad at age 7, and she’s now 14....

A narrowed perspective on a larger household

Sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias (left) plans design project with his twin brother Isay Iglesias (right).

Anthony Herrera, Guest Writer

April 10, 2020

On an average day, sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias gets up to go to school with his twin brother. He’s careful not to wake his family members who are still sleeping. Iglesias  brushes his teeth, gets his clothes on and he’s off to school for the day. When he gets home from school, there can be a fai...

Remembering a fallen Knight: how Steven Smith made an impact on the Loy Norrix community

Remembering a fallen Knight: how Steven Smith made an impact on the Loy Norrix community

Devon Gross, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2020

To most he was Steven, to his family he was Uncle Frog, and to us here in the Loy Norrix community he was known as Smitty. After a battle with cancer, Steven Smith passed away on December 26th, 2019. He spent many years of his 65 year life here at Norrix, working as the head custodian.  Through th...

Mental Health Awareness Club gains exposure

Participants in the Mental Health Awareness training hold up certificates of completion.

Ourania Alexopoulos, AV Editing Team

April 6, 2020

The contents necessary to start a club at Loy Norrix High School are one supervisor, one student and one idea. Essentially, anyone can start a club, as long as they have these three requirements.  The Mental Health Awareness Club, or MHAC, began with 2019 Loy Norrix graduate, Isaiah Hobson. Following...

Diving in: Sophomore talks about her time in the Loy Norrix Ladies Swim Team

Sophomore Samantha Hogan is shown swimming at states for the 400 freestyle relay. She is competing at the 2019 championships at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Reesah Link, Guest Writer

April 5, 2020

Swimming has been called the perfect exercise. After all, you can get all of the benefits of an aerobic workout without any damaging impact on joints, and it can be done by both the very old and the very young. Samantha Hogan is a sophomore at Loy Norrix High School who has loved swimming her whole...

A freshman artist turns an average water bottle into a piece of art

Kierra Walker uses her artistic talent for everyday enjoyment.

Victoria Hoppe, Guest Writer

April 3, 2020

Loy Norrix freshman Kierra Walker likes to relax her mind by painting on water bottles in her free time and when she is done she gives her masterpieces to her family and friends. Walker first started painting water bottles after being inspired by social media artists.  “I like to paint on water bottles because ...

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