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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Mrs. Bergh sits playing “Follow The Drinking Gourd” behind the piano. Off-screen, students sing along in harmony, bringing fall cheer to the J-wing.

Second year music teacher adjusts to a larger school environment

Hope Wilson, Guest Writer December 2, 2022

In 2021 Austin Malarchick was hired as Loy Norrix’s new choir director after Julie Pelligrino-Hartman transferred to Kalamazoo Central the year prior.  Long-term choir students were already trying...

Freshmen Dulce Ramirez (left) and Margaret Field (right) do schoolwork during lunch. Both students had final exams approaching and took extra time to catch up on schoolwork before the end of the trimester.

Seniors and freshmen compare first-trimester experiences

Eleanor Cook and Naysa Quinones December 1, 2022

"Start strong because if you don’t start strong, you’re just going to end in a pickle,” said senior Gabrielle Buchanan. Now that the first trimester is coming to a close, many freshmen are concerned...

College application tips for seniors

College application tips for seniors

Thea Pipe, Web Editor November 16, 2022

As senior year begins, many students have been or are starting to work through the college application process. Here are some useful tips and resources to help with any issues students may encounter in...

Link crew leaders play a team bonding game in advisor Dyami Hernandezs classroom.

Loy Norrix alumni reconnect after 50 years

Kierra Walker, Knights Speak Team November 11, 2022

After being around each other five days a week, nine months out of the year, for three years straight, it’s understandable to be interested in what your former peers are doing.  The Loy Norrix class...

Senior Alex Buckley leaves the building through the lower K-wing exit. This is one of many direct exits from Loy Norrix that are largely not monitored

Defying authority or “playing high school”: students and staff comment on skipping class

Owen Quayle, Assistant News Editor November 8, 2022

During the 2021-22 school year, many of the things that students and staff may have taken for granted in previous years were changed as a result of the pandemic. One of the more obvious examples was...

Dean of Students, Stephanie Perry, learns new names and faces during second lunch with freshmen Christian Binolo (far left), Millennium Walker (center right) and Jonah Easley (far right). Perry’s coming from Maple Street and wants to make it a priority for her to get to know the students.

Stephanie Perry takes on another role in Kalamazoo Public Schools as Loy Norrix’s new Dean of Students

Emily Porco, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 14, 2022

“I just can’t get enough of learning,” said Stephanie Perry, Loy Norrix’s new Dean of Students. Perry has had lots of experience working in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS), since she used...

Goal-setting for the school year: A how-to guide

Goal-setting for the school year: A how-to guide

Foster Neve-Jones, Assistant Web Editor and Knights Speak October 8, 2022

Goals are important, whether they be homework deadlines, the end zone on the sports field, or your own personal objectives. Goals help to keep you focused on the future and provide the opportunity to improve...

Loy Norrix gamers play in a “Mario Kart” tournament after school. The tournament was held on the 21st.

Loy Norrix Esports team looks for new members for a new year

Ender Ross, Feature Editor October 3, 2022

  The Esports club.  Here is where all the coolest gamers hang out and play in professional gaming tournaments for a chance to win glorious, glittering prizes! All manner of gamers are...

Jojo Siwa (center) and her dancers, including Loy Norrix alumna Taylor Timmerman, stand with an arm raised high in front of the crowd at a show on the D.R.E.A.M. tour.  The stage is decorated with bows, hearts and pink screens.

LN alumna, a professional dancer, joins Jojo Siwa’s D.R.E.A.M. tour

Josephine Velo, Photo Editor/Knights Speak Team June 10, 2022

Some people wake up everyday only to sit still behind a desk at their 9 to 5 job, but that isn’t the case for LN alumna of 2015, Taylor Timmerman. Timmerman was one of the seven dancers that performed...

The Hispanic/LatinX student association visits the school daycare for the celebration of Dia Del Niño

The Hispanic/LatinX student association visits the school daycare for the celebration of Dia Del Niño

Destiny Gutter, Video Editor/Knight Speak Team June 10, 2022

The sun was shining bright on Friday, May 19th while the tiniest people at Loy Norrix ran around the playground laughing with each other, playing sharks and minnows, splashing in a water game, munching...

Art teacher Cindy VanLieu gives her students finished pieces back as the year winds down. VanLieu is clearing things out as she gets ready to retire at the end of this year.

Cindy VanLieu to retire after 25 years at Norrix, but still keeps traveling to new places

Unique Payton June 9, 2022

Cindy Vanlieu has been working as an art teacher for 51 years at 4 different schools. She has always loved art for herself and became a professional artist when she was 23 years old. VanLieu loves interacting...

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