Knight Life

Former Loy Norrix exchange students share what’s happening in their home countries

Jeanie Gould-McElhone and Elisa Matz pose for a photo the day before Matzs flight home.

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 11, 2020

Only 57 days.  Elisa Matz was a sophomore exchange student at Loy Norrix High School for just 57 days when Covid-19 sent her home to Lürschau in northern Germany. Elisa’s exchange continues in weekly conversations with myself and the two other exchange students we’ve hosted over the last five ...

Change in scenery: Parents working from home

Loy Norrix parent Abby Haughey works from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and adapts to all of the changes from working from an office to home.

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

June 10, 2020

As non-essential businesses have been shut down since March due to COVID-19, many businessmen and businesswomen have had to adapt to working from home. While this may seem like a dream come true to some, it can come with many new challenges as well! “There is never a dull moment and more work!” said Abby Haug...

Hindsight is 2020

Hindsight is 2020

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 10, 2020

I’ve known almost my whole life that 2020 was my year.  On my first day of preschool I was given a bright blue t-shirt that said “Class of 2020” across the front. It would take some time to fully understand what that meant, that 2020 was the year I would graduate high school with my friends be...

Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors

May 28, 2020

Loy Norrix appreciates students and staff

Loy Norrix appreciates students and staff

May 14, 2020

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Loy Norrix choir student succeeds despite rare sight disability

Jessica DeRyke sings in choir teacher Julie Pelligrino's class.  Despite challenges, DeRyke excels in her school work and finds joy in singing.

Avery Strand, Guest Writer

April 21, 2020

Learning music and reading notes can be a struggle for anyone. It is even harder for fifteen year old sophomore Jessica DeRyke, who was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Peters Anomaly making her half blind.  “I was born with Peters Anomaly and it interferes with some genes,” said DeRyke....

Older siblings pave the way for younger siblings

Loy Norrix football coach, Terry Farmer, mentors many young athletes.  Photo Credit / Alexis Weeden

Ellie Haase, Business Manager/Social Media Team

April 19, 2020

There is family gathered in the living room, everyone’s unique personalities are all coming together in one room, which radiates a chill and happy vibe. There is some typical bickering and arguments between a few siblings, causing mixed emotions among everyone for a short period of time, but event...

Stuck in quarantine and bored beyond belief: Baking bagels beats the quarantine blues

Baking Asiago Bagels with Samantha Shaffer.

Samantha Shaffer , Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

At this point, all of my days have blended into one. I rely on my phone to keep track of passing time and remembering what the date actually is.  The first week of this spontaneous break was blissful, but as the days passed I quickly ran out of ideas for activities to keep me busy. I found mysel...

Sophomore uses music to get through bad days and deal with emotions

Feature photo from Petrillo's Facebook page.  Adeline was influenced by her mother's Kalamazoo based band.

Hannah Locke

April 14, 2020

“I think it is a really healthy way to process my emotions,” said sophomore Adeline Turner. “I am able to connect with parts of myself through music, and I have discovered a lot about myself through the artists that I enjoy.” Turner was raised by musicians and has grown up enthralled in the mu...

Freshman deals with grief in different stages of life

Left to right front row, Yvonne Robinson's grandmother Brenda Hendricks and her father Rodney Robinson. Left to right bottom row, her cousin Issys Robinson, and Yvonne Robinson. Yvonne and her family are pictured before serving hundreds of homeless people at a mission located in Detroit, Michigan. This photo was taken about a month before Yvonne's father, Rodney Robinson passed.

Emma Atkinson, Guest Writer

April 11, 2020

“Not having to go to daddy daughter dances, that was the weird part. All the little girls would ask me, ‘Why aren’t you going?’ Well I don’t have a dad to go with, so I can’t go,” Loy Norrix freshman Yvonne Robinson said. Yvonne Robinson lost her dad at age 7, and she’s now 14....

A narrowed perspective on a larger household

Sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias (left) plans design project with his twin brother Isay Iglesias (right).

Anthony Herrera, Guest Writer

April 10, 2020

On an average day, sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias gets up to go to school with his twin brother. He’s careful not to wake his family members who are still sleeping. Iglesias  brushes his teeth, gets his clothes on and he’s off to school for the day. When he gets home from school, there can be a fai...

Remembering a fallen Knight: how Steven Smith made an impact on the Loy Norrix community

Remembering a fallen Knight: how Steven Smith made an impact on the Loy Norrix community

Devon Gross, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2020

To most he was Steven, to his family he was Uncle Frog, and to us here in the Loy Norrix community he was known as Smitty. After a battle with cancer, Steven Smith passed away on December 26th, 2019. He spent many years of his 65 year life here at Norrix, working as the head custodian.  Through th...

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