Knight Life

The importance of teachers showing off personality while teaching

Sophomore Myah Walker has decided to meet with Spanish teacher Linsey Bain in the morning. Walker has questions on a story she wrote so she decided to go to Mr. Bain to read the story to her, because she trusts her.

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

October 26, 2019

Every weekday for 180 days, teenagers wake up and go to school. Most of the time the students learn the curriculum and move onto the next class, typically leaving them unimpressed and often bored.  Once in awhile, there are teachers who make a bigger impact than than usual. Although enjoying a class re...

Digital Killed the Print Edition: Knight Life finds new life online

Digital Killed the Print Edition: Knight Life finds new life online

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

October 25, 2019

Since 1960, Knight Life has been the voice of Loy Norrix, sharing opinions, reporting news, and covering events in an iconic print newspaper. As cherished as it was by many teachers, students, and, of course, the staff of Knight Life, the 2019-2020 school year marks a big change for the publication...

2022 Executive Board overcomes challenges to plan Homecoming

Sophomores Jayda Smith, Chanel Wilson, and  Anthony Porco all work to build candy bags. Creating the candy bags and selling them at lunches were an idea created by Wilson to raise money for homecoming.

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

October 24, 2019

Throughout the year there are fun school events and dances that take place. All the details are carefully planned out, and usually the event runs smoothly. The people who plan and fundraise for these events are the students in the executive boards.  The latest event coming up is homecoming, and this year the 2022...

Local Native Americans reflect on how their people have been subdued and the lasting effects

Kalamazoo Public Schools faculty member Robin Greymountain (left) and Loy Norrix High School freshman Aanje Greymountain (right) posing at the edge of “Assini Aglay Bigun” in Flagstaff, AZ, during a trip back to their home in Arizona. “Assini Aglay Bigun” is a sacred mountain in Navajo culture, and the location where Aanje Greymountain and her sister NaMe Greymountain (not pictured) were born.

Colin Carnell, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

A shadow hangs over the United States of America, one that has lingered since the conception of the nation. It is well known that the US has a history of discrimination based on the color of one’s skin, and that many people have died due to the discrimination. Almost two hundred years after the Tra...

The Rising Epidemic: Vapes and E-Cigarettes are claiming more victims by the day

The Rising Epidemic: Vapes and E-Cigarettes are claiming more victims by the day

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor

October 22, 2019

Vaping has become a norm among students since the first increased interest in 2017. Kids will skip class and leave the bathroom smelling like fruit, and despite Michigan’s recent ban from the buying and selling of vapes and e-cigs, some students have kept it up by buying vapes that are designed to ...

Freshmen transition to high school

Freshman Nina Molitor and Hannah Locke enjoy eating lunch in the cafeteria. After morning classes some social time with friends is much needed.

Gigi Fox, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2019

Walking into Loy Norrix for the first time can be overwhelming and unnerving. We all know the feeling of walking into a new place and not knowing what to do. The class of 2023 had this feeling on September 3rd.  According to SchoolDigger, Maple Street Middle School only has 808 students, Millwood Middle ...

How Lily improves her writing despite dyslexia

How Lily improves her writing despite dyslexia

Ava Anglin, Guest Writer

October 2, 2019

Imagine your letters constantly moving and flipping while you try to read them. Sophomore Lily Stickley at Loy Norrix goes through this battle on a daily basis. Stickley discovered she had dyslexia in the second grade. She was having a hard time with spelling and she read slower than everyone el...

Public vs. Private School: Following the Transition of Ian Woodruff Between Public and Private Schools

Public vs. Private School: Following the Transition of Ian Woodruff Between Public and Private Schools

June 22, 2019

By Antonio Cornieles Many people have the notion that private schools are only inhabited by rich, privileged and stuck-up kids. Having made the transition from a public school to a private school, freshman Ian Woodruff would likely disagree. “There were plenty of people on payment plans for their tuition,” said Woodruff....

Senior Find Success Despite the Challenge of Having a Single Parent

Senior Find Success Despite the Challenge of Having a Single Parent

June 22, 2019

By Ian Woodruff More than 1 of 4 children (19.7 million) live without a father in their home, according to the National Fatherhood Initiative. Senior Antonio Cornieles grew up without his father. His mother was moving around and did not realize she was pregnant until she had moved away from Cornieles’...

Sophomore Explains Hardships in Playing Hockey

Sophomore Explains Hardships in Playing Hockey

June 17, 2019

By Claire KnudsenThe feeling of excitement and pride swept through Sophomore Samantha Shaffer’s body after winning the state championship and her first year on a girls ice hockey travel team. Samantha Shaffer started playing ice hockey at 13. Shaffer has been playing ice hockey for 3 years, 2 of them being with the ...

Do Your Part in Helping the Environment: All You Need is to Work Together

June 15, 2019

By Gigi Fox Loy Norrix senior Jaylee Lesatz has found an interest in environmental factors because she has recently learned about how people can change the way they treat the earth. “I’ve been trying to make sure my place on this planet is not being destructive,” said Lesatz. Lesatz was annoyed with...

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