Knight Life

Student finds enjoyable hobby after joining the Yearbook staff

Junior Haven Besser works on editing some yearbook photos. Besser was pleasantly surprised how much she has enjoyed yearbook.

Henry Parwoth, Guest Writer

January 8, 2020

Junior Haven Besser didn't know much about being on the yearbook staff at Loy Norrix until she finally decided to join now in her junior year. During her time at LN, she had not found an extracurricular activity that she was interested in or enjoyed until this year. Besser wanted some activities to put on her ...

Sophomore creates art to cope with social anxiety

Sophomore Karmani Williams works on editing for the school yearbook. Williams enjoys all forms of creative expression, whether through school or in her free time.

Zoe Naylor, News Editor

January 7, 2020

It’s Show-and-Tell day at school and 8-year old Karmani Williams has brought something special to share: a stuffed parrot she sewed herself. She created it with the help of her grandmother, a tailor, and the parrot quickly became one of her most treasured items. Williams still keeps the tattered bird f...

Leaving school: why some students dropout

Alexa Lee, 17, was a senior when she left high school due to concerns over her mental health.

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

December 23, 2019

Although drop out rates are decreasing, over 1.2 million high schoolers still leave school before graduation every year. Reasons for dropping out could range from physical or mental health, to boredom. According to “Why Students Drop Out” from the website Dropout Prevention, some of the most common reasons student...

Losing a parent before the start of high school devastates incoming freshman

A younger Kailyah Hensley poses for a photo with her Father.

Amanda Martin, Guest Writer

December 22, 2019

Around 10 o’clock at night on August 3rd, 2019, thirteen-year old Kailyah Hensley settled down for bed after a long day and plugged her phone in on the charger. When her phone had been charging for a while, she noticed many messages and missed calls from family members. Her father, 38 year-old Adrian Jackson, had ...

Aurora Borealis: Knight of Northern Lights

Half an hour after the dance started, students were already mingling. Some attendees stood apart from their peers, hesitant to join the crowd. Photo Credit / Colin Carnell

Colin Carnell, Copy Editor

December 21, 2019

Dressed up and ready to have fun, students entered Loy Norrix High School’s 2019 Winter Formal, the Knight of Northern Lights. On Saturday, December 7, the LNHS Class of 2021 Executive Board saw their hard work pay off during the dance they had organized and decorated for The 2021 Executive Board...

Clara Moss on growing up with two moms

Clara Moss on growing up with two moms

Nevaeh Hughes, Guest Writer

December 17, 2019

"My family is just like any other one, just with two moms," freshman Clara Moss said.  Her moms’ names are Anna and Kim. An interesting fact about the family is that Anna gave birth to Clara and Kim birthed Isaac, Clara’s older brother who is an 18 year old graduate from Loy Norrix. However,...

Loy Norrix freshman handles the death of her aunt: A look at how Nevaeh Hughes coped with tragedy

Nevaeh Hughes' Aunt Angela, who was paralyzed most of her life but still valued spending time with her family. Hughes misses her Aunt, but uses her as a role model.

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor

December 16, 2019

“She was always happy for others and happy for herself,” freshman Nevaeh Hughes said of her Aunt Angela, who she aspires to be like. Angela passed away in a hospital during the summer of 2018 after her brain swelled in four spots. “That was everything for the kids,” Hughes said in regar...

Loy Norrix’s Library gets a facelift

Loy Norrix's Library gets a facelift

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor

November 19, 2019

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The Loy Norrix GSA creates a safe space for students

The Loy Norrix GSA creates a safe space for students

Natacia Branstrom, Social Media Team/Student Update Team

November 18, 2019

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Education for Employment classes give LN students a boost towards a future career

Portage Northern senior Paige Konigsberg and Kalamazoo Central senior Izzy Hawkes practice wrapping with dressing and pads during lab for the Emergency Medical Technician EFE. Wrapping and bandaging is a very important skill for EMT's to know.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

October 28, 2019

Not everything students learn in high school will help them with their future. Loy Norrix provides students with an opportunity to study for future employment with a program called Education for Employment or EFE. The school offers about 42 different EFE options for students to choose from.  Some ...

Loy Norrix “smashing” the competition: Esports club one year later

Two competitors face off for a place in the finals of the Super Smash Brothers tournament. The game is a favorite among students, which is clear from the groups playing every day in the cafeteria.

Jackson Kiino-Terburg, A/V Editor

October 27, 2019

In the library, six Nintendo Switches were set up for this best of three single-elimination tournament, meaning one loss and you’re out for good. Only one could be crowned the victor. On September 27th, the Loy Norrix esports club hosted its first “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” tournament. ...

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