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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Blue Lives Matter flags spark discussions of free speech at school

Blue Lives Matter flags spark discussions of free speech at school

Destiny Gutter May 26, 2022

Free speech has never been an easy topic to handle, especially when it comes to the public school system. Loy Norrix Principal Christopher Aguinaga described it as "...a tough balancing act." On the one...

Culinary Arts CTE provides catering for Knight Life field trip

Chloe Rathbun, News Editor May 19, 2022

Knight Life reporters were led into a classroom connected to a large industrial kitchen which they toured. The kitchen was covered from head to toe with shiny stainless steel, a beacon of light pointing...

Porco Approved Revisited: history teacher Matthew Porco returns with more iconic quips

Porco Approved Revisited: history teacher Matthew Porco returns with more iconic quips

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor May 11, 2022

Matthew Porco in his personal life is a father of two, an avid Mario Kart player, and a nostalgic who often reminisces of his time in the 1990’s: however, to Loy Norrix students and staff, Porco is a...

Certified therapy dog, Sunny, visits Loy Norrix classroom

Certified therapy dog, Sunny, visits Loy Norrix classroom

Donovan Wilson, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

People know the saying “a dog is man's best friend.” But dogs might become students' best friends as well. On Wednesday, April 6, there was a furry friend in Loy Norrix English teacher Lisa Jenson’s...

Libins is a popular destination for KPS students looking for prom attire. The store sells a variety of both mens and womens clothing.

Students share their opinions on the accessibility of prom

Milo Turner April 27, 2022

Prom is supposed to be a night to remember, providing students with the opportunity to dress up, meet up, and dance all evening with their friends and peers. However, for many students, money is a deterrent...

In Ukraine, Loy Norrix alumni flees from Kyiv amid Russian invasion

In Ukraine, Loy Norrix alumni flees from Kyiv amid Russian invasion

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Copy Editor March 18, 2022

Every morning, students from across the Kalamazoo area pack up books, binders, and school-issued chromebooks, fitting them into one of the most ubiquitous symbols of high school– the backpack. Look through...

Pictured (left to right): Reaghan Babrick and Canaan Hogan talking about affordable policy in Kalamazoo. The issue of lessening rising home prices and rent has become a key issue not only in Kalamazoo but across the nation, and various solutions have become parts of the major parties platforms.

More than just anger: teen radicalization on the rise

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Copy Editor March 15, 2022

Editor’s note: This story is part of  “State of Mind: The Modern Condition of Youth,”  produced in partnership with local, independent news outlet NowKalamazoo, which provided editorial support...

With exams coming up, here are some studying and test-taking tips

With exams coming up, here are some studying and test-taking tips

Thea Pipe, Opinion Editor March 8, 2022

With exams right around the corner, many students are reminded of the struggle to study productively and do well on tests. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to help perform better. As far as studying...

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E-cigarette usage in youth: how social pressure can affect decision-making

Nola Mullins, Feature Editor March 7, 2022

You’re walking into the bathroom between classes on a tiring Monday morning, trying to go fast enough to get in and out before class starts. You open the bathroom door to be surrounded by people talking...

The benefits of owning a pet: the ultimate cure for many health issues

The benefits of owning a pet: the ultimate cure for many health issues

Gavin Moan, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

From midnight zoomies to face kisses, pets seem to improve our day in one way or another. Pets make us happy and, at the end of the day, they will be there to comfort us, even when nobody else will. Along...

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