Sticks and Stones: How Bullying and Words Affect the Modern Teen

  Purple feathers are the first things to draw your eye, perched atop freshman Evelynn Hurley’s head. Her halo of dark curly hair frames her face, and her clothes, flashy but sensible, are only an afterthought to finish off her striking appearance. Her kind face shows no sign of hurt as she recalls the comments she’s gotten over the years about her appearance. “I’ve been … Continue reading Sticks and Stones: How Bullying and Words Affect the Modern Teen

Pouring From an Empty Cup: Loy Norrix Students Struggle to Find Balance in Their Busy Lives

By Emma Fergusson, Guest Writer “You know, no one has time to just go out in the woods for a few hours,” said senior Bethany Dunham. Like many of her fellow Loy Norrix students, Dunham dreams of a world in which she could forget about the books and papers that weigh down her backpack, and focus more on the little pleasures in life, like just … Continue reading Pouring From an Empty Cup: Loy Norrix Students Struggle to Find Balance in Their Busy Lives

TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

“I have to embrace every last crumb, that’s how good it is,” said Loy Norrix senior TJ Powell about TnT, A Touch of Soul, a local barbecue place in Kalamazoo located at 112 East Cork Street. TnT was started by Katisha and Terrance Burton, who met at a cooking class at the Van Buren Technology Center in Lawrence, Michigan. During the school year of 1993-94 they … Continue reading TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

Living with Depression: How it Feels and How to Help

By Maya Crawford, Social Media Team Feeling nothing yet everything at once. Experiencing waves of being happy and content, then cold and emotionless. Smiling on the outside and telling everyone things are fine, when it isn’t. Nothing is fine. This is what it feels like living in the shoes of sophomore Raina Krzeminski, who suffers from diagnosed Major Depression Disorder. “Many days I don’t feel … Continue reading Living with Depression: How it Feels and How to Help

What Teens’ Instagram Says about Them as People

By Michaela Martin, Guest Writer Instagram is a place where you prove that dreams do come true and your style is on trend. Many people on Instagram have amazing color schemes, and others couldn’t care less about them. Instagram can show a lot about people, it can show us the way they dress, their favorite food, their favorite colors and what they do on their … Continue reading What Teens’ Instagram Says about Them as People

Cultureshock: Life as an EFE student at Portage Northern

Of all the communities I have belonged to, never would have expected to find myself in the woodshop of Portage Northern High School. First of all, I don’t even attend Portage Northern, I go to Loy Norrix. Second, I have never really been the kind of student you would think be in a woodshop for any reason. Yet, there I was, on the first day … Continue reading Cultureshock: Life as an EFE student at Portage Northern

Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

To most people, downward dog is a yoga position that bends the human body into a strange form to help people relax. However, in Kalamazoo, Down Dog is a yoga studio which serves as a home to a unique community of people. Owner, Kristin Fiore first opened the doors to the Down Dog Yoga Center on April 1st, 2014. After years of teaching and working … Continue reading Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

Lack of Focus in School: Holiday Edition

As the seasons change, mindsets change too. Summer has officially passed, and the chilly winter days are approaching. However, even though some people may not be looking forward to this drastic weather change, they still manage to gain holiday spirit and are ready to celebrate and spend time with loved ones. Time usually seems to go by a bit slower than usual. Many students simply … Continue reading Lack of Focus in School: Holiday Edition

Students’ Senior Photos

With the beginning of the second trimester underway, the senior class of Loy Norrix is almost halfway through their final year. While the school does take photos for the entire student body for the yearbook, many seniors choose to get professional pictures of themselves taken. These are four of those students. Senior Alli Mitchell Senior Alli Mitchell had her senior pictures taken by Andy Kreiger, … Continue reading Students’ Senior Photos