Knight Life

Clubs that are running online during the pandemic

The E-sports team can no longer go to in person competitions, instead having to do them online.

Kai Neve-Jones, Assistant Photo Editor

October 13, 2020

In the time of the pandemic, students are getting less and less social interaction. Luckily, some of the clubs at Loy Norrix are ready to provide that.  The clubs that are running online are the Gender Sexuality Alliance, the Esports Club and the Female Empowerment Club.  Patrick Greeley, teacher a...

100% virtual means students struggle to find adequate space to concentrate on class

Senior Breyon Richards showing off her desk at which she does her school work. Her desk is set up so she can see things that help her stay motivated to do work.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

October 10, 2020

Some students set up their laptops on their kitchen table, others are learning from their beds, and some people have a desk in their bedroom. Other students have an office in their home, and some students are learning from their couches. Students are participating in virtual classes in places they haven’t...

Students find time for both work and school

LN senior Carlos Morales outside Texas Roadhouse. He works there as a busser and host.

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor

October 9, 2020

Between the feeling of independence and extra cash, summer jobs are a great way for teenagers to prepare for life as an adult. Although, as summer ends and school starts, teenagers can find themselves struggling to manage their time wisely.  Over the summer, many teens get jobs; however, as the school yea...

How quarantine changes students: Georgia Hutton’s evolution in isolation

Georgia Hutton appears here in one of her new outfits. Wearing a sweater vest with a t-shirt underneath has emerged as a popular trend during quarantine.

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor

October 1, 2020

Students left school in March expecting to enjoy a two week vacation before going back to school. Instead, they were greeted with a six month stretch of first online school, then summer vacation, and finally online school again. Obviously, this extended time with less social exposure and more time alone...

Riots in the US are diminishing the intentions of the Black Lives Matter movement

Local students speak to the group of protesters after a downtown Kalamazoo march for Black Lives Matter on June 12.  Local students organized this peaceful protest and shared poems and reflections on the topic.

Devon Gross, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

On May 25th 2020, 46 year old George Floyd died after being pinned down by a police officer for nine minutes. While Floyd’s death sadly isn’t the first to happen in this nature, the spread of the video of this event caused a social media uproar and has been the recent spark for protests advocating f...

Loy Norrix People’s Choice Awards

Loy Norrix People's Choice Awards

June 19, 2020

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Cradle Kalamazoo: Ending infant mortality together

Komal Razvi is the health equity program manager for the YWCA. Razvi believes that home visitation is a major component in solving the issue of racial disparities in infant mortality.

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

June 16, 2020

Cradle Kalamazoo is a multi-agency community collaborative composed of more than 30 organizations working together in an effort to reduce infant mortality. Cradle Kalamazoo offers programs related to reproductive health, family support services, health equity and safe sleep. Cradle Kalamazoo's mission...

Some Koreans feel fearful about the Black Lives Matter protests in the US

Businesses in Koreatown of Los Angeles ready materials to protect their shops. Protests have turned violent in many places, leading to shop owners taking extra steps to defend their businesses.

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

June 13, 2020

Just over 2 weeks ago, there was a public outcry with the death of George Floyd's under a policeman's knee. George Floyd was African American, and the police officers that led George Floyd to death were white.  The problem was that the police excessively got George Floyd under control, and his de...

A letter to the class of 2020

The graduation caps of seniors Alexis Weeden (left) and Brandon Schnurr (right) that were picked up on May 27, 2020 and painted with their colleges symbols. These caps are a testament to the creativity and dedication of the graduating class of 2020.

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2020

Dear Class of 2020 and fellow Loy Norrix family,  You may or may not know me; however, I want to congratulate you all on making it this far. This is something that not everyone who started with us back in 2016 has succeeded at doing. Take a moment to remember those our community has lost and cher...

Bilingual Loy Norrix students perform with The Kalamazoo Chinese Academy

Left to Right: Loy Norrix students Trevor Watts, Alex Bosak, and Nathan Hodshire. All three students are bilingual, speaking Chinese Mandarin and English.

Ian Woodruff, A/V Editing Team

June 12, 2020

You are sitting in darkness at Chenery Auditorium. Suddenly, a team comes out onto the stage and begins their diabolo performance.  Diabolos/Chinese yo-yos are flying across the stage as the audience is in awe. In January and February, a yo-yo team from the Kalamazoo Chinese Academy performed at...

Students can have fun while staying home

Senior Emma Scheele stays busy while staying home during COVID-19. Scheele plays with her dog outside.

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

June 11, 2020

It is nearing the end of March, you’re leaving school after finishing up your second-trimester final exams. You feel a heavy weight lifted off of your shoulders as it’s a half-day and you get to go home and relax after weeks of hard work and studying. Little did you know, though, that you would no...

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