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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.

Gigi Fox, Staff Writer

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 can cause rashes and headaches when it first shows symptoms. With Michigan being surrounded by la...

Why SpaceX’s recent launch is so important

Why SpaceX’s recent launch is so important

Jackson Kiino-Terburg, A/V Editor

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 going to plan. Hurley and Behnken’s exact return date are not currently confirmed, but it will...

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.

Lily Stickley, News editor

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] is the only international organization exclusively for high school students and fa...

“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.

Hannah Locke, Staff Writer

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 man who was brutally murdered at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Of...

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.

Hannah Locke, Staff Writer

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, unharmed wild animals were going viral. This information sparked some hope among many humans around...

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.

Samantha Shaffer, Staff Writer

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 a plan outlining the reopening of Michigan’s economy. According to the article “Updated: Whitmer ...

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

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus graphic.

Clara Moss, Social Media

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 world a little bit. BBC News reports that for the second time ever, a patient has been cured of HIV. The patient, A...

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 ideal, we can only hope for the best and try to hold on to what little bit of our normalcy that we...

How Korea is dealing with COVID-19 compared to the US

How Korea is dealing with COVID-19 compared to the US

Shinling Yeh, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 is spreading all over the world really rapidly. The world is focusing on the disease and trying to solve the problem. Most of the countries are getting more serious with the disease; however, in the middle of the situation, Korea is different. In Korea, the Centers for Disease Control an...

Michigan Public Schools to close for the remainder of the school year

Michigan Public Schools to close for the remainder of the school year

April 2, 2020

Office of Communications 1220 Howard Street Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (269) 337-1572 Fax (269) 337-0195 TDD (269) 337-0152 www.kalamazoopublicschools.com E-mail [email protected] Susan L. Coney Director  PRESS RELEASE  KALAMAZOO PUBLIC SCHOOLS PREPARING FOR REMAINDER OF SCHOOL YEAR  ...

KPS closes all schools due to the spread of the Coronavirus 

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Natacia Branstrom, Social Media Team

March 31, 2020

All of KPS schools have been closed until April 6th due to the massive spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus. The coronavirus is highly contagious and has spread almost world wide reaching 116 countries in a matter of months. There is a greater risk of anyone over the age of fifty getting t...

Loy Norrix DECA prepares for states

Senior Bakhty Higgins looks over the DECA schedule for his Sports Marketing event prior to the departure for the State Conference.

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team

March 23, 2020

The Loy Norrix DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, team will be attending the State Career Development Conference in Detroit from March 5th-7th. The team will be taking a record 12 students to states this year who will compete in a wide variety of categories in the business field.  Stu...

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