New Interim Principal Shows Endurance

Edwards works as the Director of Secondary Education for Kalamazoo Public Schools, and he is also the new interim principal of Loy Norrix. However, this isn’t Edwards’s first time around Loy Norrix. He used to be the principal of Loy Norrix for five years, between 2008 and 2013. While reflecting on his time at Loy Norrix almost five years ago, he reminisced about a few … Continue reading New Interim Principal Shows Endurance

Four Experts’ Views on Fake News

In an increasingly complicated age of mass media, it has become of paramount importance to separate real news from fake news. ‘Fake news’ is biased or untrue information presented as facts. The trend of labeling some news sources as ‘fake news’ has destroyed the credibility of perfectly honest news stations and threatens to destabilize the entirety of the free press. Placing these labels starts us … Continue reading Four Experts’ Views on Fake News

“We Are Loy Norrix”: Student Brings Positivity To Loy Norrix

Throughout the past month, Loy Norrix has experienced multiple hardships involving student violence and legal accusations against the principal. In an effort to shed light upon the positive aspects of Loy Norrix that recently may have been overlooked, senior Mariah Sarelis started the “We Are Loy Norrix” project. This is a project that allows students to share things that they’ve experienced in a positive way … Continue reading “We Are Loy Norrix”: Student Brings Positivity To Loy Norrix

Teacher to Administrator: Chad Brady Joins the Loy Norrix Staff

Chad Brady came to Loy Norrix unsure of what the school year would hold. After 11 years at Kalamazoo Central as an AP U.S. History teacher, Brady decided to move on to a new role. He has joined Loy Norrix this year as an interim assistant principal and will be located in the B wing, working mainly with 9th and 10th grade students. Being a … Continue reading Teacher to Administrator: Chad Brady Joins the Loy Norrix Staff

Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

If you were to walk into Miller Auditorium on August 28, 2017, you would have seen a sea of black-clothed teachers sitting silent in solidarity. Every year the Kalamazoo Public Schools District adopts a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. From this budget the district then adopts a teacher salary contract, which is negotiated with a group of teachers called The Bargaining Team. Normally, this … Continue reading Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

The Niles Haunted House Scream Park: Behind the Screams

I entered the main house of the Niles Haunted House Scream Park. After being led through a completely dark maze, I followed a path across moving bridges that go through foggy forests and over dark ponds. After that, I come out of a short maze and into an ancient Egyptian themed path where I had to walk under spikes and over shifting floors to get … Continue reading The Niles Haunted House Scream Park: Behind the Screams

Renovations Leave Loy Norrix With a Fresher and Cleaner Look

  The KPS district is hoping to revitalize the look of Loy Norrix and give Norrix a better reputation as well as attract more students and families. “The district [KPS] is pushing and doing what it takes to keep our school up and going,” said Principal Rodney Prewitt. The renovation includes brand new three-paned windows with blinds placed within the glass, that will help minimize … Continue reading Renovations Leave Loy Norrix With a Fresher and Cleaner Look