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Youth Conservation Council members meet to discuss how to get kids outdoors

Youth Conservation Council members meet to discuss how to get kids outdoors

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

Nineteen members of the Michigan Youth Conservation Council met over the weekend at the Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center in Roscommon, Michigan. The intent of this meeting was to discuss projects focused on getting kids outside into Michigan’s natural spaces. Members range from ages 15-18 and inclu...

Knight Life welcomes guest educators from the Netherlands

Knight Life welcomes guest educators from the Netherlands

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Knight Life welcomed some new guests into their classroom on Monday, December 16, 2019. The desks in K6 were pushed into a circle and the reporters’ lunch had been moved around to accommodate their presence. This is far from the first time Knight Life has had presentations from  reporters or e...

Women Studies class to be offered at Loy Norrix

Women Studies class to be offered at Loy Norrix

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 20, 2020

In the 2020-21 school year there will be a new class students can take at Loy Norrix that was recently approved by the KPS Board of Education on Thursday, December 5th. The new class is a women's studies course that has been in the works by LN senior Emma Hilgart-Griff and alumni Isaac Moss since 20...

Interact Club brings volunteer opportunities from around the world to Loy Norrix

Interact Club brings volunteer opportunities from around the world to Loy Norrix

Eli Reynolds, Graphic Design

January 19, 2020

One of the newest additions to Loy Norrix’s growing community of after school clubs and activities promises to be a haven for high school students wishing to exercise their leadership skills. The Interact club, which is led by junior Benjamin Sierra-Torres, meets every other Wednesday afternoon ...

Loy Norrix students learn what life after high school might look like

Loy Norrix students learn what life after high school might look like

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

January 17, 2020

Every year, Loy Norrix students get a visit from LN alumni who have sat in the same seat just a couple years ago to tell then what life may be like once they have graduated from high school.  As college students finish off their fall semester, they are given an opportunity to come back to Loy Norri...

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Comes to Loy Norrix

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Comes to Loy Norrix

Emma Hilgart-Griff, Social Media Team Leader

January 15, 2020

On January 16th 2020, 22 Loy Norrix students and two staff members will engage in youth mental health first aid training facilitated by the Integrated Services of Kalamazoo. During this training students will learn how to properly handle a teen mental health crisis, what resources to reach out to, and ...

Green School Club is making students aware of climate change

Green School Club is making students aware of climate change

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

January 11, 2020

“Green School Club is a bunch of people that do good, just to do good,” said Loy Norrix freshman Brian Treadwell. Treadwell feels that everyone in the club is very positive and helpful. “It’s nice to care about the world you’re living in. If you care about the environment and want to put in the ef...

What Role Models Mean To Us: Freshman looks up to her middle school art teacher

What Role Models Mean To Us: Freshman looks up to her middle school art teacher

Grace Getachew, Guest Writer

January 10, 2020

“I look up to her, she helped me through some rough times,” said Loy Norrix freshman Lucy Holverstott when talking about her 6th grade art teacher from Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, Gayle James. Everyone has someone they look up to. Whether it’s a person they’re close with or some...

Student finds enjoyable hobby after joining the Yearbook staff

Student finds enjoyable hobby after joining the Yearbook staff

Henry Parwoth, Guest Writer

January 8, 2020

Junior Haven Besser didn't know much about being on the yearbook staff at Loy Norrix until she finally decided to join now in her junior year. During her time at LN, she had not found an extracurricular activity that she was interested in or enjoyed until this year. Besser wanted some activities to put on her ...

Sophomore creates art to cope with social anxiety

Sophomore creates art to cope with social anxiety

Zoe Naylor, Guest Writer

January 7, 2020

It’s Show-and-Tell day at school and 8-year old Karmani Williams has brought something special to share: a stuffed parrot she sewed herself. She created it with the help of her grandmother, a tailor, and the parrot quickly became one of her most treasured items. Williams still keeps the tattered bird f...

Leaving school: why some students dropout

Leaving school: why some students dropout

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

December 23, 2019

Although drop out rates are decreasing, over 1.2 million high schoolers still leave school before graduation every year. Reasons for dropping out could range from physical or mental health, to boredom. According to “Why Students Drop Out” from the website Dropout Prevention, some of the most common reasons student...

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