Knight Life

KPS closes all schools due to the spread of the Coronavirus

Natacia Branstrom, Social Media Team/Student Update 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...

The Divided Methodist Church: The denomination set to split in two

The Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church has made statements regarding their open stance on LGBTQ issues. They have chosen to fly a pride flag outside their building.

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

March 12, 2020

Following years of conflict over LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage, the world’s third largest denomination of Christianity has finally decided to split in two. The United Methodist Church is a worldwide Protestant denomination based in the United States that has been around since the late 1960s.  ...

Equipped with voter literacy: students have an opportunity to register for this year’s election cycle

A snapshot of the voter registration informational slideshow students were shown at the meeting in M-12.

Eli Reynolds, Graphics Editor

March 10, 2020

An important step in this year’s election cycle is quickly approaching. On March 10, 2020, Michigan’s constituents will have the opportunity to voice support for their candidate of choice in the Michigan Presidential Primary Elections. Voters across the state will attend open ballots in order to det...

U of M Michigan Union building gets a face-lift

The intricate designs from the original 1919 Michigan Union were replicated in many features of the building, including the railings that overlook the newly enclosed courtyard. These wrought iron railings add a nice feature to the eye of students as they visit the building.

Jessica Kanipe, Guest Writer

March 9, 2020

The University of Michigan was erected August 26, 1817 and is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. U of M is highly known for their creative architecture and is always busy expanding their campus and renovating their well-known buildings. In July of 2018, U of M began an 85.2 million dollar renovation ...

KPS School Board selects Chicago administrator as next superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools

KPS School Board selects Chicago administrator as next superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools

Claire Goodwin-Kelly, Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

On Wednesday, February 19th, the Kalamazoo Public School board offered Rita Raichoudhuri the superintendent position. Raichoudhuri is a former Chicago Public Schools administrator who has had almost 20 years of experience in education. Raichoudhuri worked as the Executive Director of Early College a...

KAMSC students work hard on their cell projects for biology class: Freshmen create analogies of an animal or plant cell.

Freshman create analogies of an animal or plant cell. These were later displayed for peer review and to allow others to see how creative the freshmen were.

Allie Fried, Guest Writer

February 29, 2020

Walking down Alshehri Alley, you will see lights, glue, and lots of poster boards. Students walk around the tables on the speckled tile floor, admiring the hard work of the KAMSC freshmen.  On Friday, January 31, KAMSC freshmen brought in their cell projects that they had been working on at home f...

A new public announcement system adds safety, but is still being perfected

Sophomore Liam Braun is doing the announcements. The Loy Norrix announcement team greets the students every morning.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

February 14, 2020

Over winter break Loy Norrix had an update to the intercom system which changed the sound of the bells, the quality of the speaker system, and added a chime to the beginning of the announcements. The new system was obtained as a part of grant that was from the state police, to be used to upgrade the publi...

Donald Trump acquitted by the Senate

President Donald Trump holds up a copy of The Washington Post headlined with Trumps acquittal. President Trump was acquitted on February 5, 2020.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

February 12, 2020

On February 5, 2020, the senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial. A vote to acquit means the Senate believes he is not guilty. While President Trump was impeached in the house, he was not removed from office in the Senate.  “Forty-eight senators supported a verdict ...

Southwest Michigan schools partake in different academic systems

Southwest Michigan schools partake in different academic systems

Ourania Alexopoulos, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Most times as students, we follow the rules and regulations throughout the school without much questioning. We trust the adults and people working behind the scenes to make each day function without fail. Recently, though, I have taken an interest in our school’s decision on the trimester system. Acc...

The death of a legend: Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash

Victoria McGowan playing in the Junior Varsity basketball game on Tuesday. McGowan looked up to both Kobe and Gianna Bryant.

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor

February 7, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, the 41 year old retired basketball player Kobe Bryant passed away along with his 13 year old daughter Gianna, also known as Gigi, in a helicopter crash that killed nine people. The helicopter went down in Calabasas, California, and was on the way to Gianna’s basketball game. Along...

Kalamazoo Public Schools search for a new Superintendent

Interim Superintendent Gary Start works at his desk. He will be taking over until Kalamazoo Public Schools finds a permanent replacement for Dr. Micheal Rice.

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

February 6, 2020

Following Dr. Micheal Rice’s permanent move to become the state superintendent of Michigan, the Kalamazoo Public Schools District has been moving along in the process of finding a new superintendent.  Dr. Rice served as the KPS superintendent from 2007-2019; nearly twelve years of service with...

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