Knight Life

Mental Health Awareness Club gains exposure

Participants in the Mental Health Awareness training hold up certificates of completion.

Ourania Alexopoulos, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The contents necessary to start a club at Loy Norrix High School are one supervisor, one student and one idea. Essentially, anyone can start a club, as long as they have these three requirements.  The Mental Health Awareness Club, or MHAC, began with 2019 Loy Norrix graduate, Isaiah Hobson. Following...

Diving in: Sophomore talks about her time in the Loy Norrix Ladies Swim Team

Sophomore Samantha Hogan is shown swimming at states for the 400 freestyle relay. She is competing at the 2019 championships at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Reesah Link, Guest Writer

April 5, 2020

Swimming has been called the perfect exercise. After all, you can get all of the benefits of an aerobic workout without any damaging impact on joints, and it can be done by both the very old and the very young. Samantha Hogan is a sophomore at Loy Norrix High School who has loved swimming her whole...

A freshman artist turns an average water bottle into a piece of art

Kierra Walker uses her artistic talent for everyday enjoyment.

Victoria Hoppe, Guest Writer

April 3, 2020

Loy Norrix freshman Kierra Walker likes to relax her mind by painting on water bottles in her free time and when she is done she gives her masterpieces to her family and friends. Walker first started painting water bottles after being inspired by social media artists.  “I like to paint on water bottles because ...

A 2,145 mile move: Kayle Trujillo and her family move from Los Angeles, California to Kalamazoo, Michigan

A 2,145 mile move: Kayle Trujillo and her family move from Los Angeles, California to Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2020

From four million hot, sweaty bodies in a 503 mile radius, down to only 75,807 freezing bodies in a 25.21 mile radius. To people who’ve lived in Kalamazoo most of their lives, 63 degrees is a day for short sleeves and a pair of shorts. To Kayle and her family, 63 degrees seems cold. Kayle Truji...

Sophomore strives to help struggling family member

Luna Drumm-Walsh and younger brother Tommy Drumm-Walsh at ages 6 and 1. Luna still supports her brother and the two always spend time together.

Ariel Godinez, Guest Writer

April 2, 2020

Sophomore Luna Drumm-Walsh wakes up around 6:55 a.m tired and exhausted to get ready for school. The first thing that she hears is her dad telling her brother Tommy to get up for school, which can be a struggle at times. Tommy’s school doesn’t start until about 8:30, but he has to get up early du...

Freshman artist looks towards practical careers in the arts

Sophie Decker, Web/A.V. Editor

April 1, 2020

Sun filters in from large windows, illuminating the wood floors of her art studio as freshman Stella Amy works on her most recent project: Christmas presents!  Last Christmas, Amy made bags for her family using a technique called wet felting, in which a solid form is made by matting together wool fi...

Singing: an unusual way to de-stress

Ariel Godinez performs at downtown Kalamazoo venue.

Luna Drumm-Walsh, Guest Writer

March 30, 2020

Freshman Ariel Godinez steps onto the stage, her shaking hands are holding a microphone. The crowd is still chattering in the background. She focuses on the glittering Christmas lights in the trees, takes a few deep breaths and then begins singing the opening notes of “Have Yourself A Merry Little...

A life of music and dance: Junior performs on the Loy Norrix EFA dance team

Damarion Johnson dances at the Winterfest Pep Assembly with the EFA dance troupe.  The company will have three performances.

Allie Fried, Guest Writer

March 29, 2020

Junior Damarion Johnson runs across the Loy Norrix gymnasium at the pep rally on Friday, January 24. He waves his hands up and down and grabs the attention of students sitting in the blue and grey bleachers. The LN dance team is ready to start their song. Johnson stands center stage of the court, read...

The stress never ends: Loy Norrix junior discusses how poetry has helped him deal with stress

Junior William Jensen sits in the library alone and reads a book full of poems. He does this a lot in his free time

Karen Hernandez, Knights Speak Team

March 27, 2020

Getting home from school should feel like a relief, finally at peace. No more teachers, classwork, or drama for the rest of the day. For Loy Norrix junior William Jensen, the relief wasn't there. “School is pretty much my getaway place... I still hate it though,” William Jensen said, as he rolled ...

Loy Norrix sophomore’s experience of spinal surgery

Jessica Kanipe recovering from surgery.

Dajanique McPherson, Guest Writer

March 24, 2020

Sophomore Jessica Kanipe was like an every other student in Loy Norrix. She was active, attended gymnastics, and even spent time with both her friends and family.  Besides spending time with her family, Kanipe goes out with her friends, spending time mostly in the mall besides staying home.  Gymnastics...

The ACT-SO program is helping African-American students everywhere

The ACT-SO program is helping African-American students everywhere

Natacia Branstrom, Social Media Team/Student Update Team

March 10, 2020

The ACT-SO is a national youth program that is run by the NAACP. ACT-SO stands for Afro-Academic, Culture, Technology, and Scientific Olympics. This is a year long program designed for young African-American teenagers who are interested in the arts. The program hosts a number of competitions between...

Don’t catch senioritis

Senior Maggie Grabemeyer takes a nap during class. As a senior, she's finding it harder and harder to stay awake.

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2020

The finish line is in sight! As graduation approaches, a “condition” referred to as senioritis is beginning to hit the class of 2020.  It’s hard to stay focused and motivated in school, especially as college acceptance letters start rolling in. Senioritis is a decline of motivation and effort by ...

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