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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Art teacher Cindy VanLieu gives her students finished pieces back as the year winds down. VanLieu is clearing things out as she gets ready to retire at the end of this year.

Cindy VanLieu to retire after 25 years at Norrix, but still keeps traveling to new places

Unique Payton June 9, 2022

Cindy Vanlieu has been working as an art teacher for 51 years at 4 different schools. She has always loved art for herself and became a professional artist when she was 23 years old. VanLieu loves interacting...

The weight of the world: the climate crisis disproportionately impacts student mental health

The weight of the world: the climate crisis disproportionately impacts student mental health

Thea Pipe, Opinion Editor June 9, 2022

In a 5th grade class, a video was shown about how every decision and action can affect the planet, it even showed how "sustainable" ways were bad too. A girl who spent a lot of time trying to live sustainably...

Senior Reign Semelbauer speaks for the Gender Sexuality Alliance on the gender spectrum as fellow club members prepare for the group poem.

“Through the Views” presentation gives student organizations a chance to speak on issues they care about

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor June 7, 2022

On May 13, six of Loy Norrix’s student organizations came together for “Through the Views,” a presentation organized by librarian John Krieder. The event took place right after school and showcased...

Loy Norrix student checks their phone in class. Students and teachers alike have noticed the affect of the pandemic on this particular habit.

Screen addictions negatively effect students

Fletcher Elsholz, Twitter Team June 4, 2022

A lot of the time during class, a teacher will ask a question and no student will answer because they're too busy on their phone.  In online school it was incredibly easy to not pay attention in class...

KPS bond proposal means new roof, furniture and reasonable classroom temperatures for Loy Norrix 

KPS bond proposal means new roof, furniture and reasonable classroom temperatures for Loy Norrix 

Ari'el Abbott, Twitter Editor June 2, 2022

Kalamazoo Public Schools has received approval for a bond proposal of $197.01 million. The KPS bond proposal was put together to grow our community's future.    According to the Kalamazoo Public...

Abigayle Smith poses for a picture alongside fellow CTE students and course teacher, Dr. Noreen Heikes. All participants were required to submit a scientific inquiry to the competition.

Veterinary Science CTE leads senior to a Gold Award at the Michigan State FFA Convention

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor May 30, 2022

Loy Norrix senior Abigayle Smith, is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Science CTE. Her weeks have been spent at Gull Meadow farms tending to animals, monitoring the class cat and learning with her...

Students line up to receive their yearbooks.  After this, students had the rest of the school day to socialize and sign books.

Yearbook signing party returns after two years of virtual school

August Crothers, Instagram Team May 30, 2022

The annual yearbook is a staple of the high school experience. It’s a near all-encompassing feature of all things high school. Students are always excited to search through it and find where they or...

Attorney General Dana Nessel, right, was given a quick tour of Loy Norrix following the school safety meeting.  Loy Norrix junior Jaydon Kelley, pictured left, helped lead the tour through the halls, past the main office, and into the C-wing where the tour ended.

Attorney General visits Loy Norrix to discuss school safety in KPS

Josephine Velo, Assistant Multimedia Editor/Knights Speak Team May 29, 2022

With thousands of students attending Kalamazoo Public Schools, the safety systems that are in place make a big difference, for better or for worse.On Wednesday, April 20, Michigan Attorney General Dana...

Sophomore and junior place first in state forensics duo finals

Sophomore and junior place first in state forensics duo finals

Milo Turner May 20, 2022

Forensics is a multiple-event extracurricular that combines elements of drama, speech, musical arrangement and presentation.  On April 30, high school forensics teams from across the state met at Troy...

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