Knight Life

The KPS school board makes the decision to stay virtual for the second trimester.

The formula used by the KPS school board to determine whether or not to send kids back to school hybrid.
October 29, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year has been different from any other school year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Kalamazoo Public Schools, along with every school in the country, is having to make changes...

Activism within Gen Z

Activism within Gen Z
How the newest generation is taking human rights into their own hands
October 14, 2020

“I definitely think Gen Z is the loudest right now,” said Gracen Martini-Zeller, a senior at Kalamazoo Central. “Even if they can’t get to demonstrations, they’re doing a really good job of at...

Class of 2021 set to take SAT on October 14

Offical logo for the College Board SAT exam
October 8, 2020

As spring approaches, juniors prepare to take one of the most stressful tests of their high school career: the SAT, but not for the class of 2021. This year’s seniors weren’t able to take it last spring...

Summertime tick update

Pitbull, Violet, taking a walk around Asylum Lake Preserve. After digging around the bushes, two ticks were found on her stomach and quickly removed.
June 15, 2020

With the summer months quickly on the rise, so is the increase of bugs, especially ticks. While ticks may seem small and harmless, ticks carry many diseases, one example would be Lyme disease. Lyme disease...

Why SpaceX’s recent launch is so important

Why SpaceX’s recent launch is so important
June 9, 2020

On March 30th, SpaceX launched their Falcon 9 rocket into space with astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken as the company’s first two passengers. The launch was extremely successful, with everything...

The Loy Norrix chapter of NEHS is open for applications this fall

Loy Norrix junior Emerson Wesslehoff attends a volunteer opportunity at Read and Write Kalamazoo. Here Wesselhoff works to create a book using old magazines.
June 8, 2020

The Loy Norrix chapter of the National English Honor Society, also called the Loy Norrix Literary Luminaries, is opening applications this fall, with English teacher Jeffery Pickell as the faculty adviser.  “[NEHS]...

“We are no longer asking for change, we are demanding it”: Loy Norrix students protest the murder of George Floyd

Loy Norrix students Owen Quayle (left) and Clara Moss (right) stand in front of the Radisson Plaza Hotel downtown. They are protesting the unjust murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers.
June 4, 2020

On June 1st in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, thousands of people gathered and protested in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. They were demanding justice for George Floyd, a 46 year old black...

The environmental impacts of quarantine are not what we thought they were

The Kal-Haven trail is a great way to spend time in nature over quarantine.
May 31, 2020

In the first few weeks of the quarantine caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, pictures and articles showing clean canals in Venice, Italy, reduced air pollution in over-populated cities, and free,...

The end of quarantine drawing near: What will be the new normal?

D&W Fresh Market in Kalamazoo clearly defines social distancing and ensures the safety of staff and patrons.
May 18, 2020

The end of Michigan’s quarantine period is in sight. However, as we get closer to reopening the state, many wonder how normal will be defined.  Governor Whitmer announced in late April that she has...

Good news from around the world during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus graphic.
April 23, 2020

Even during a global pandemic, certain aspects of the world don’t change, some are even becoming more positive. Whether the environment or animals have been helped, humans have managed to brighten the...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor
April 8, 2020

To our readers and supporters, It’s no secret that the growing outbreak of COVID-19 is impacting each and every person’s day to day life. Although these circumstances are highly unexpected and not...

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