The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Junior Nakia Lee Palmer works with counselor Rebecca Learner. I know that asking for help is something I MUST do, said Palmer.

Mental health struggles are still a concern for students

Venelope Ortiz, Tower Talk Editor April 19, 2024

The quiet corners of a teenager's room, where laughter once echoed freely, is now replaced by silent struggles that won't go away. A fight not seen with bruises or scars, but rather with a mind clouded...

Former Immigrant, Oscar Garcia living his day to day life. Garcia first immigrated to America in 1986.

Immigrant families face hardships when relocating

Lizzy Garcia, Guest Writer April 19, 2024

In life, a handful of people are faced with making the decision of moving. Whether it be moving for job or education opportunities, a move like this can completely alter a person's life.  My father,...

President Isabella Essink and Treasurer Ella Stangl look over the agenda for an NHS meeting. The club meets biweekly to go over events and volunteer opportunities.

Young women involved in civic engagement and leadership face pressure to outperform

Lucy Langerveld, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

2023 was dubbed by mainstream media as the “Year of The Girl”: the "Barbie" movie dominated movie theaters and powerhouse pop artists like Beyonce and Taylor Swift broke records with global tours.  While...

Faye Radley sits in their journalism class working on the latest assignment. A brightly colored pen spins like clockwork in their non-dominant hand.

Fidgeting is a useful tool for students to focus

Elli Kastner, Guest Writer April 12, 2024

As you shuffle into class for an important assignment, your non-dominant hand begins to rhythmically tap the golden-brown wood of your desk while your foot joins in unison. The teacher pauses the lesson...

Sophomore Tamar Stuart warming up during shoot-around before playing Kalamazoo Central. Stuart and the Knights prepared for a tough match up against the Giants.

Student athletes ‘bounce back’ through adversity during the basketball season

JD Locke, Guest Writer April 10, 2024

Freshman Jake Gagie has a unique way that he prepares for his game: he uses music and food to get in the zone. "I have to have a nice pre-game meal, usually a Jimmy John's sub, and I usually sit back...

Junior Sammy Heyart instructs viola sectional while listening to the temp on her phone. All pieces of music have a set tempo, many orchestras play pieces in varying tempos even within the same song.

High school musicians share their experience with music

Z Freed, Guest Writer April 5, 2024

Horsehair bows rub against metal strings, reeds vibrate and air bounces through brass instruments. Sound explodes out of J10, a room only important to musicians.  Music plays a big part in many people's...

Latin and geometry teacher Dyami Hernandez plays ultimate frisbee on a local soccer field. He wears a white jersey as he plays for the Kalamazoo Ultimate Disc League club team.

Teachers enjoy playing and coaching sports in their free time

Margaret Letcher, Guest Writer April 4, 2024

Teachers can be a mystery to students. The only time students see them is when they’re at school, but what do they do when they aren’t teaching?  On warm spring days, Latin and geometry teacher...

Spanish teacher, Kristin Antoniotti, helps students further understand the conflict in the Spanish led story, acted out earlier in the classroom. Antoniotti encourages Mitchell Quick to participate in the class activity.

Students describe their relationships with teachers as “tough love”

Sahriah Casey, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

When teachers yell at students, they often call it “tough love.”  Teachers do more than just teach: they also help students improve noncognitive skills, watch them develop, create different bonds...

Freshmen Elli Kastner and Tor Nelson sit in the library. They chat about their current experiences and memories as first years.

Student friendships affect high school students negatively and positively

Olivia Nitz, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

Having somebody by your side and there for you whenever you need is always a nice feeling of support. Someone who listens to you, hears you out and is there for you when you feel at a loss can be very...

Kimora Nelson researches alternative fuels in her Environmental Science class. She is trying to determine other sustainable practices when it comes to energy use.

Different learning styles help students focus and appreciate school

Carter Moon, Guest Writer March 20, 2024

Within the classrooms, students find ways to learn that help them better understand information. Walking through the halls, you can see classrooms that are filled with different learning materials. These...

Sophomore Faye Radley works on a study guide for one of their classes. Some students find that they have time to work during their classes, but others do not.

Homework affects students’ free-time, class time and lives

Ruby Brent, Guest Writer March 19, 2024

You come home from school, get a snack, and sit down to rest. Suddenly, you realize that you have homework to complete for your math class. Then, you realize you have more work for your science and English...

Behavior specialist Kavon Gardner talks to freshman Isaiah Jett about his behavior in his fourth hour class. Gardner gives advice to help him not get sent out again.

Access to recovery rooms and behavior specialists benefits students

Finnian Bankston, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

Students often take teachers and staff for granted. At times, they take out their anger or other pent-up emotions on these individuals. In order to minimize outbursts and prevent further disruption from...

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