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When Paradise is Lost, Promise is Found

When Paradise is Lost, Promise is Found

Riley Dominianni

May 13, 2019

The names have been changed due to the sensitive nature of the topic and by request of the subject who told her story. “I had a really bad feeling. The wind was blowing, the humidity was low, it hadn’t rained in six months, and I could smell the smoke,” said Catherine Taylor. Camp Fire, the d...

Junior Loses the Kalamazoo Promise

Junior Loses the Kalamazoo Promise

May 9, 2019

By Dylann Meek “When me and my mother went to the office to change the address, that’s when the secretary told me I was out of district and would not get the [Kalamazoo] Promise,” said junior Nakia Brown. At the beginning of her junior year, Nakia Brown lost the Kalamazoo Promise after moving ...

Chess Club Instructor Moves the Loy Norrix Students to Play Chess

Chess Club Instructor Moves the Loy Norrix Students to Play Chess

Logan Neeley, NLP

May 6, 2019

Loy Norrix is taking steps to capture the king.College Readiness instructor Jim Bellware first started playing chess after he learned the game from his father. He continued to play chess in college with his roommates and coached a chess club in Battle Creek for 10 years. Now, Bellware hosts the club here at...

Freshman Explains Hardships of Being New to Norrix

Freshman Explains Hardships of Being New to Norrix

nakiab01

May 5, 2019

For upperclassmen, mentioning freshmen may bring eye rolls, irritation and overall dislike. Whether it’s for lack of maturity,or because they’re new, freshmen generally get a lot of backlash from upperclassmen. Luckily, this doesn’t seem to bother some freshmen. “I’m not embarrassed to be ...

The Highs and Lows of Having a Parent as a Teacher

The Highs and Lows of Having a Parent as a Teacher

April 28, 2019

By Vanessa Alvarado Gutierrez It’s early Saturday morning and little Kayla Adams is getting herself ready for school. Yes, school at the amazing age of three. Kayla looks to her mom and sees that she is putting all of her students’ work in a bag. Her mom smiles back and they go along with their day. ...

Serious Fun Honors Emma Knutson

Serious Fun Honors Emma Knutson

Joshua McKissic

April 23, 2019

Have you ever wanted to make a change for not only your community, but around the world? The SeriousFun network allows you to do just that. Emma Knutson, a recent recipient of the SeriousFun Award for her social justice work with sick children, has already made an impact on the lives of many childre...

Not Such A Thin Line: Peoples Political Ideas Aren't Always Black And White

Not Such A Thin Line: Peoples Political Ideas Aren't Always Black And White

April 22, 2019

By Daniel Isacksen Democrats and Republicans are more divided than ever on immigration, transsexual and transgender rights, reproductive rights and gun control, among many other issues. Both parties have members whose beliefs reflect the most extreme versions of their ideologies. However, many American...

Senior Explains ‘New Life’ at Loy Norrix

Senior Explains ‘New Life’ at Loy Norrix

April 21, 2019

By Claire Goodwin-Kelly Senior Julienne Alphonse is looking forward to graduating high school... again. Alphonse moved from Malawi, a small country near the Eastern Coast of Africa to the United States as a refugee in October of 2016, after graduating from Lilongwe Girls Secondary School, a public ...

One Night as a Princess: Sophomore Celebrates Her Quinceanera

One Night as a Princess: Sophomore Celebrates Her Quinceanera

April 20, 2019

By Ty Overhiser Many kids dream of the perfect birthday party; whether it’s hours of go-kart racing or limitless arcade games, the possibilities are endless. Birthday traditions vary in every culture. In the United States teenage girls often look forward to their “Sweet Sixteen,” a chance to cel...

Making Characters Come To Life: Loy Norrix Student Recalls Her Art Background

Making Characters Come To Life: Loy Norrix Student Recalls Her Art Background

April 19, 2019

By Kinsey Skjold “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time,” author and artist Thomas Merton once said. This line pertains to young up-and-coming artists everywhere, particularly in the case of sophomore Jaylene Ballesteros, whose semi-realistic portraits have been ...

KAMSC Student Chooses Academics Over Social Time

KAMSC Student Chooses Academics Over Social Time

April 18, 2019

By Abigail Hauke “I only recommend KAMSC because some people enjoy and get a lot out of it. However, it’s for those ‘scholarly few’ who can handle it,” said freshman Emma Borden. Borden is a freshman here at Loy Norrix, but for the first three hours of every day, she isn’t in the buildi...

A Universe of Her Own: How One Girl Creates More Worlds than Anyone Knew Existed

A Universe of Her Own: How One Girl Creates More Worlds than Anyone Knew Existed

April 17, 2019

By Carly Loken One of the best parts about rewatching movies or T.V. shows from your childhood is being able to put the goggles clouded by childhood innocence back on and simply enjoy watching a world unfold before your eyes. It’s a method of ultrafast transportation into a different universe, full ...

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