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On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 a group of students joined Joshua Gottlieb to protest against climate change and the lack of government action.

As the UN Climate Summit began, this Kalamazoo teacher’s hunger strike ended

Hannah Locke, Chief Copy Editor November 11, 2021

Joshua Gottlieb is a physics teacher at Kalamazoo Central High School. On Monday, Oct 25, Gottlieb began a week-long hunger strike to raise awareness for climate change and protest the changes being made...

Spanish teacher Marta Grabowski substitute teaches for Atiba Wards fifth hour international business class. Like all teachers at Norrix, shes been called in to sub on a rolling basis.

Substitute teacher shortage plagues Norrix staff

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

With teachers frequently in and out of the building because of COVID scares as the pandemic rages on, familiar faces have been popping up around the building. Maybe your algebra teacher had to lecture...

Senior Integrity nominees:  Destiny Clark and Neida Jaimes dance together after their names were called during the pep assembly.

Loy Norrix celebrates annual fall homecoming

Ari'el Abbott, Social Media Team October 29, 2021

The week of October 11, 2021 was the beginning of Loy Norrix’s spirit week during where student Knights showed off their school spirit.  Starting Monday with the classic pajama day, students came...

FDA data shows that over 2 million teens use e- cigarettes in the U.S. Graph made September 2021 by Food and Drug Administration.

Vaping has reached teens at an alarming rate

Yamiah Harris, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

In Michigan, vaping has been on the rise, especially among teenagers. Teens everywhere are vaping without knowing the serious effects it can have on their health. It affects your behavior and performance,...

Ethiopian soldiers prepare for an offensive against opposed militias outside the regional capital of Mekelle in November of 2020. The country has had several armed conflicts in the past century, most notably a civil war in 1974 which cemented the importance of Tigray within internal politics.

Ethnic and political clashes run rampant in Northern Ethiopia

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

The Tigray region of Ethiopia has a history of political importance, great autonomy and serves as a spiritual and historic center of the nation. However, as of late, Tigray has been embroiled in conflict...

Staff member Arlina Wheaton cleans up in the cafeteria after a lunch period. Wheaton and other lunch staff collect litter left by students in between periods.

The switch back to in-person learning has brought many changes, including dealing with litter in eating areas

August Crothers, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

In between lunch periods, the cafeteria is littered with sandwich wrappers and milk cartons, and cafeteria staff have to clean it up. While outside, in the senior courtyard, old food and trash stays on...

Senior drum major Matthew Gray conducts the band as they play their halftime show finale, “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco at the homecoming game on October 15th.

Loy Norrix Band marches back after two years away from competing

Alec Ward, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

Anyone from Loy Norrix will tell you that beating Kalamazoo Central is a highlight of the year. The students talk about it at school the next day, congratulate the athletes, and show a little bit more...

Loy Norrix teacher Lisa Schroer instructs her Algebra 1 class during second period, one of her earlier classes of the day.

Things aren’t always what they seem: the effects of scamming on the elderly

Nola Mullins, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

An elderly woman drives to a Walmart in the middle of the day, planning to buy around 10 gift cards with up to $500 charged on each to save herself from financial fraud, or so she has been made to believe....

Principal and others speak out on the “Devious Lick” trend

Zachary Hiscock, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Starting in the beginning of September, students have been vandalizing the school bathrooms for a TikTok trend known as ‘“Devious Licks.” It first started off with TikTok user jugg4elias stealing...

Student patiently waits to get a sub sandwich in crowded line before the sub option runs out.

KPS going through district-wide food shortage

Ari'el Abbott, Social Media Team October 16, 2021

Schools across the country are going through a school lunch drought, which is causing a big conflict as many students depend on school food as a source of nutrition two times a day for the five days a...

Principal Christopher Aguinagas Throwback Thursday costume from Homecoming spirit week 2019.

Loy Norrix announces Homecoming spirit days for 2021

Gigi Fox, Web Editor October 8, 2021

After a long year and a half of virtual learning and spirit week online, students are finally able to participate in the daily themes in person.  Monday- Pajama Day Tuesday- Twin Day Wednesday-...

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