Knight Life

The newly discovered Comet will be here for the holidays

The newly discovered Comet will be here for the holidays

Marissa Jacquez, Student Update Team

December 5, 2019

A long time ago, if you discovered a comet you were held at celebrity status.  A young man famous nowadays for actually not seeing a comet is “Charles Messier” in the late 1700s. They didn’t have telescopes nor the technology that we have today, so Messier had to observe the night sky with ...

Behind the scenes of Loy Norrix’s shooting threat

Behind the scenes of Loy Norrix’s shooting threat

Ourania Alexopoulos, AV Editing Team

November 12, 2019

It’s been a long and restful weekend. Your last minute assignments have just been completed, and what better way to celebrate than scrubbing through social media. That is, until the post you come across states, “Shooting up Norrix tomorrow @ 8am.” Late Sunday evening on November 10, a t...

Governor attempts to prevent teen addiction to nicotine

Governor attempts to prevent teen addiction to nicotine

Ourania Alexopoulos, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

The first documented electronic cigarette dates all the way back to the 1930’s when a man named Joseph Robinson decided to take on the challenge of inventing one. Although the prototype wasn’t manufactured then and there, that did not stop e-cigarettes from being created.  Fast forward almost 90 years later and the a...

ACT unveils new testing options

ACT unveils new testing options

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor

November 6, 2019

For high school students, there are two major standardized tests that colleges accept, the SAT and ACT. Loy Norrix requires students to take the SAT, but for those who want a different test option, the ACT is set up differently than the SAT.  The current ACT test format is blocked into four sections: Engli...

Triple E: Know the risk

Triple E: Know the risk

Lily Stickley, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis, also called Triple E or EEE,  is a disease that is transmitted from the bite of infected mosquitoes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Persons over age 50 and under age 15 seem to be at greatest risk for developing severe disease when infecte...

Go Loy Norrix! Go Loy Norrix! It’s Hoco Season

Go Loy Norrix! Go Loy Norrix! It’s Hoco Season

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2019

Lucas It’s that time of year again! Football, spirit days and the Homecoming Dance! The spirit days will consist of PJ Day on Monday, Twin Day on Tuesday, Throwback on Wednesday and School Spirit day on Thursday. We hope to see our Knights participating in the week's activities. Due to no sc...

Presentation educates students on climate change preceding UN Summit

Presentation educates students on climate change preceding UN Summit

Eli Reynolds, Graphics Editor

October 16, 2019

“Scientific evidence for warming of the atmosphere is indisputable,”

Walmart stops the sale of ammunition in stores after August 3rd shooting

Walmart stops the sale of ammunition in stores after August 3rd shooting

Miranda Cole, Photo Editor

October 9, 2019

On August 3rd, 2019,  alleged shooter Patrick Crusius walked into the Walmart between the border of Texas and Mexico, murdering 22 people and injuring 24. Walmart announced a national ban on open carry within their stores and said they will also be stopping the sale of ammunition for handguns and sho...

Loy Norrix School and Tower Modernized and Made More Energy Efficient

Loy Norrix School and Tower Modernized and Made More Energy Efficient

Kailynne Besser

May 7, 2019

Walking into Loy Norrix in early September, you look around and notice the new updates that have been done all around the school over the summer. Updating the windows was one of the primary changes that occurred at Loy Norrix. The front entrance or “Tower” was newly updated with a replacement o...

President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

Brandon Schnurr

April 28, 2019

With each passing year, the fiscal budget for the federal government, or the amount of money the government plans to spend in a year, is adjusted by the president of the United States in order to better balance and distribute the funds of the federal government. While the president creates the budget,...

Loy Norrix Welcomes Kailash Satyarthi for PeaceJam Conference

Brandi-Rose Phiri

April 20, 2019

“Free! Safe! Educated!” are the words every student yelled at this year’s Great Lakes Peacejam Conference, and the person who started the chant was special guest Kailash Satyarthi. Satyarthi is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who has fought for the rights of children and their education. He h...

Grad Bash 2019 is Not One to Miss

Grad Bash 2019 is Not One to Miss

Maeve Hodge-McNutt

March 29, 2019

Every year in may, the senior class of Loy Norrix can be found buzzing with adrenaline and relief, as they put on their caps and gowns and cross the stage at Wings Event Center, ending their high school journey. After the emotional moments and congratulations from teary parents and relatives, there...

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