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The KPS community shares their thoughts on year-round schooling

The KPS community shares their thoughts on year-round schooling

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

January 22, 2020

It’s the last day of school before the summer starts all of your exams are completed, you’re saying your goodbyes to your favorite teachers and all of your friends. You feel a sense of relief because the long school year has finally come to an end and you’re looking forward to a summer full of spen...

Knight Life welcomes guest educators from the Netherlands

Knight Life welcomes guest educators from the Netherlands

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Knight Life welcomed some new guests into their classroom on Monday, December 16, 2019. The desks in K6 were pushed into a circle and the reporters’ lunch had been moved around to accommodate their presence. This is far from the first time Knight Life has had presentations from  reporters or e...

Women Studies class to be offered at Loy Norrix

Women Studies class to be offered at Loy Norrix

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 20, 2020

In the 2020-21 school year there will be a new class students can take at Loy Norrix that was recently approved by the KPS Board of Education on Thursday, December 5th. The new class is a women's studies course that has been in the works by LN senior Emma Hilgart-Griff and alumni Isaac Moss since 20...

Loy Norrix holds an academic assembly for hard-working students: The Thursday before winter break students gathered to watch a movie and have treats

Loy Norrix holds an academic assembly for hard-working students: The Thursday before winter break students gathered to watch a movie and have treats

Clara Moss, Social Media Team

January 16, 2020

While other students were in class, students with good grades or perfect attendance watched the movie “Elf” while eating chips, cookies, and chocolates.  On December 19, students from all grades missed fourth and fifth hour to watch a movie and have food in the auditorium as a reward for eithe...

A policy change for the Youth Mobility passes

A policy change for the Youth Mobility passes

Lily Stickley, News Editor

January 6, 2020

For the 2019-2020 school year, the Kalamazoo Public School high school students have been given a bus pass for the Kalamazoo Metro Transit, as a partnership with the Kalamazoo Youth Mobility Program. The students use these youth mobility passes, which are free, to get around between jobs, home and s...

President Trump faces impeachment because of the Articles of Impeachment

President Trump faces impeachment because of the Articles of Impeachment

Lily Stickley, News Editor

December 20, 2019

House Democrats have released articles of impeachment. The two articles are specifically accusing President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  The abuse of power charge is a result of President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine, “…soliciting the government of Ukraine to publi...

Memorial for Sandy Hook victims includes ideas for change

Memorial for Sandy Hook victims includes ideas for change

Claire Goodwin-Kelly, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

On Wednesday, Students for Gun Legislation (SFGL), which is a student-run, non-partisan gun control organization, will be hosting a memorial at First Presbyterian Church downtown at 7 p.m. The vigil will be honoring victims of the December 14, 2012 shooting that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, at San...

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...

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