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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Senior Zachary Eldred waits in anticipation for the 2023 awards to be announced. He ended with a second place award and an honorable mention.

MIPA announces contest winners for the 2022-2023 school year

Gracie Goschke, Business Manager, Opinion Editor May 10, 2023

“We work hard all year, but it’s great to see some recognition for people's work, especially from a big organization like MIPA [Michigan Interscholastic Press Association],” said junior and Knight...

A large group of Loy Norrix students attended the March. Here they are all photographed inside of the Bernhard Center on Westerns Campus.

The César Chávez March shows that Chávez’s legacy continues to inspire the Latinx community

Chloe Rathbun, Chief Copy Editor April 28, 2023

“There’s this mass of people…cars are going by and honking, there's a big presence. It’s a really memorable experience,” said Spanish language teacher Christina Holmes.  On Thursday, March...

Eric Dittelman is all smiles after completing his first performance of the day. He will give his second performance during fourth hour.

Mentalist and comedian: double-threat Eric Dittelman visits Loy Norrix for the third Renaissance Rally

Kierra Walker, Tower Talk Team April 21, 2023

Mind-reading, magic and laughter. On Thursday, April 6, the third Renaissance Rally of the school year brought a mind-boggling experience to Loy Norrix. Eric Dittelman, a competitor on season seven of...

Photo by: FOX17

The search for a superintendent comes to Loy Norrix

Foster Neve-Jones, Assistant Web Editor and Knights Speak April 6, 2023

After Superintendent Raichoudri’s resignation from the Kalamazoo Public Schools Administration, the search for a new superintendent immediately begins Ray and Associates, a firm experienced in recruitment...

A HeLa story follows the life of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman who changed science with HeLa cells.

“A HeLa Story” comes to Loy Norrix

Foster Neve-Jones, Assistant Web Editor and Knights Speak March 9, 2023

“If you don’t know about HeLa, you should,” said Jermaine Jackson, who is the great-nephew of Henrietta Lacks, on the stage of the Kasdorf auditorium. On Thursday Feb. 9th, Loy Norrix held a performance...

Nadia Abbott takes the mic to wrap up the Black History Month rally. When asked if she had anything to say to students at Loy Norrix, she replied, “Stop hurting each other.”

Student-led Rally: A discussion of police brutality and life for Black students

Josephine Velo, Photo Editor/Knights Speak Team March 2, 2023

In response to continuous police brutality, on Feb. 10, a student rally took place at Loy Norrix. The rally was organized by Norrix senior Nadia Abbott and included multiple student speakers who showcased...

10 year old Kaelem Helms spending his morning off of school cleaning up brush, left around his house after the ice storm.

Ice storm leaves many in Kalamazoo with fallen trees and no power

Cavan Helms, Sports Team March 1, 2023

On Thursday, Feb. 23, around 12:30 a.m., I was watching a show in my bed when I heard a loud crash. As I went outside with my dad, I realized our tree was split down the middle and was scattered around...

The entrance to OutFront Kalamazoo. They have been located at 340 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 since 2017.

OutFront Kalamazoo has been getting contacted with many harmful and threatening messages

Isabella Figueroa, Social Media Editor, Social Media Team February 20, 2023

Since 1987, OutFront Kalamazoo has been a locally based LGBTQ+ resource center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their mission is “To create a just, inclusive, equitable, and supportive environment in Southwest...

DECA members pose in the tower before heading off to their competition at Western Michigan University.

Go big or go home: DECA has huge success at District 3 competition

Kierra Walker, Tower Talk Team February 7, 2023

“Hey, ho! My students won, let’s go!” cheered Loy Norrix’s DECA advisor, Atiba Ward. On Friday, Jan. 20, Distributive Education Clubs of America [DECA] members from Loy Norrix met with over 700...

Chapter vice president Zakiya Fleming lights a candle at the induction ceremony. Each candle represents one of the pillars of NHS.

New faces, old traditions: National Honor Society inducts its 61st class

Owen Quayle, News Editor February 6, 2023

On Jan. 11 Loy Norrix welcomed its newest class of National Honor Society members at the annual induction ceremony.  The Loy Norrix chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS), was founded in 1961,...

Knight Life reporter Wolfgang Madonia and Brazilian youth ambassador Amadeu Bezerra de Morais Neto talk with one another while on a tour of the school. Many Brazilian and American students were interested in the differences between schools in their respective countries.

Knight Life welcomes Youth Ambassadors from Brazil to the classroom to discuss culture, education and more

Hannah Locke, Editor in Chief February 6, 2023

Editor’s note: This story is part of the Global Ties Kalamazoo and Knight Life Series. On Jan. 17 and Jan. 23 Global Ties Kalamazoo’s Youth Ambassador program from Brazil visited Knight Life. These...

Loy Norrix recovers from stalled learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while other schools struggle

Loy Norrix recovers from stalled learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while other schools struggle

Foster Neve-Jones, Assistant Web Editor and Knights Speak January 19, 2023

During the COVID-19 pandemic, test scores declined across Michigan’s school districts, reflecting the drop in learning across the country The primary test for schools in Michigan is the National Assessment...

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