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Loy Norrix journalists and yearbook staff receive MIPA awards

Loy Norrix journalists and yearbook staff receive MIPA awards

Stella Amy, Social Media Team June 11, 2021

“I think working on any publication is a great way to build essential skills,” said yearbook teacher Brianna English . After working on articles for the newspaper and stories for the yearbook throughout...

Loy Norrix teacher Kyle Shack prefers to use Classroom Relay to communicate with his students and help them out when they are struggling.

Classroom Relay: A helpful tool for teachers, but possibly unfair monitoring system

Hannah Locke, News Editor June 8, 2021

School districts have had internet monitoring software for years. It’s not a secret that administrators have access to your school email address and can see what you do when logged into that email address.  What...

Graduates waiting in line felt a vibe of celebration.

The Loy Norrix Class of 2021 ends with an outdoor graduation celebration

Hannah Locke, News Editor June 7, 2021

The celebration of this year’s graduating class began with a Clap-Out for seniors as they paraded throughout the school one last time at 11:30 A.M. Afterwards, seniors made their way to the bleachers...

Loy Norrix senior Katie Kutzko gets her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Kalamzoo County Expo Center.

Ways to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Kalamazoo area

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 4, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all U.S. citizens ages 12 and above. The vaccine is free and there are three different varieties available. The Moderna COVID vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson's...

Prom 2019, a year very different from 2021. This year students will be socially distant but still able to have fun. Photo Credit, Esperanza Fraga

Prom on the Pavement gives seniors one last chance to let loose

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team April 29, 2021

Every aspect of school is different this year. For one, this entire year is online, with no in-person classes being held at Loy Norrix. Another deviation from the norm will be prom. This year, prom will...

An official study guide for the SAT, in 2005.

KPS students offered the opportunity to take SAT

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor April 13, 2021

For the 2020-2021 school year, Loy Norrix is only offering the SAT and will not be including the rest of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) which during a “normal” year would include not only the SAT, but...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been under fire these past few months as a result of multiple sexual harassment allegations and his handling of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.

Andrew Cuomo: from praise to an impeachment inquiry in weeks

Hannah Locke, News Editor April 12, 2021

In his three terms as governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo has made serious progress. From legalizing same sex marriage in New York in 2011 to his signing of the New York Secure Ammunition and...

The National Honors Society continues their legacy with the induction of new members. The group has still been making efforts to serve amidst the presence of COVID-19.

The National Honor Society welcomes new inductees

Princess-J'Maria Mboup, Knights Speak Team March 19, 2021

“NHS [National Honor Society] is an organization that recognizes students that have excelled in scholarship, leadership, service and character. At our core, we are a service organization that strives...

The second impeachment trial of Donald Trump began on Feb. 9, 2021 and ended on Feb. 13, 2021 with an acquittal for the former president.

A historical impeachment: the Senate trial and a verdict

Hannah Locke, News Editor February 25, 2021

On Feb. 9, 2021, the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump began in the United States Capitol. After the trial, Democrats were unable to get enough votes for a two-thirds majority in...

Officer Lockett, an SRO at Loy Norrix, talking to students in 2018.

School resource officers work to create a safe environment in KPS schools

Princess-J'Maria Mboup, Knights Speak Team February 19, 2021

“Our SROs work very well to keep our students safe,” said Principal Christopher Aguinaga about the school resource officers that serve at Loy Norrix. During the summer, amidst the murder of George...

President Biden waving as he leaves the  Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. On February 19th, Biden will be touring the Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan

President Biden set to go to Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan on Friday

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor February 19, 2021

President Joe Biden was set to visit the Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan on Thursday, February 18. His visit was postponed to Friday, February 19 because of a snow storm. The last time President Biden...

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