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Summer Job Opportunity for High School Students

Summer Job Opportunity for High School Students

Sofie Nehlsen

May 31, 2018

Summer is fast approaching and many high school students are looking for summer jobs to save up a little money and gain work experience. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) presents a great opportunity for this. MDOT runs a program called Youth Development and Mentoring Program (YDMP), ...

Getting Graded on Giving Grades: Teachers Discontented with the Evaluation Process

Math Teacher Corey O'Bryan responds to emails during his lunch period. After receiving an ineffective rating in content knowledge despite helping author the district curriculum and possessing a masters degree in mathematics, O'Bryan continues to teach Mathematics at Loy Norrix High School. Photo Credit / Anna Kushner

Anna Kushner

April 25, 2018

“When an administrator walks in the room, the students’ demeanor automatically changes to one that is more guarded, and their nervous energy sometimes transcends to my own,” said drama teacher Paige Carrow. Recently, many teachers at Loy Norrix and within the Kalamazoo Public Schools community ha...

Students Write to Representatives Calling for Change in Gun Control Legislation

Junior Acacia Harper works on transcribing her letter onto American flag paper, provided by Ms. May. Harper planned to write asking for a limit on ammunition and a higher age limit for purchasing guns. Photo Credit / Grace Marshall

Grace Marshall

March 22, 2018

If you had stepped into Sarah Leineke’s classroom, located in the B-wing of Loy Norrix on Friday, March 2, you would have seen somewhere around 15 students sitting with laptops, paper and pens, writing letters to their Michigan representatives. The students were writing to express their discontent wi...

Loy Norrix Participates in National Walkout

Loy Norrix student holds poster to protest gun violence. Photo Credit / Glenna Aldag

Jasmine Alcocer

March 15, 2018

In solidarity with high schoolers across the nation, students at Loy Norrix High School participated in the National School Walkout on March 14th, 2018. Junior Grace Muchmore expressed her feelings on this boiling topic, “In general I don't want to get shot at school. I wanna show my support for...

Forbidden Fruit: New Internet Craze has Teenagers Eating Laundry Detergent

Forbidden Fruit: New Internet Craze has Teenagers Eating Laundry Detergent

Jordan Cox and Anna Kushner

March 15, 2018

A Tide POD is a small, square shaped capsule of laundry detergent which is supposed to be used for none other than washing clothes. The Tide POD Challenge, which has recently swept the internet in a craze, consists of teenagers sticking a Tide POD into their mouth, biting into it, spitting it out,...

WE ARE STUDENTS, WE ARE VICTIMS, WE ARE CHANGE: STUDENTS ADVOCATE FOR SCHOOL SAFETY

WE ARE STUDENTS, WE ARE VICTIMS, WE ARE CHANGE: STUDENTS ADVOCATE FOR SCHOOL SAFETY

Emily Lewman

March 12, 2018

This year in the United States alone there have been 18 school shootings, including seven intentional school shootings that have resulted in the death of many innocent students and teachers. According to the Gun Violence Archive, 438 people have been shot and 138 have been killed in schools since the Sa...

Overcoming Adversity: Two LN Students Break Down Their Barriers

Overcoming Adversity: Two LN Students Break Down Their Barriers

Henry Snapp

March 1, 2018

On a cold January night, in the tall, austere City Hall building of Kalamazoo, stood seven diverse, well-dressed teenagers, beaming as they held up their awards. Behind them sat Kalamazoo City Mayor, Bobby Hopewell, civil rights activist Dr. Lewis Walker and other Kalamazoo City Council members. In the...

Loy Norrix Students Walkout in Protest of US Gun Control

Loy Norrix Students Walkout in Protest of US Gun Control

Henry Snapp

February 24, 2018

“We want to end gun violence in schools, to show that students have a voice, have opinion and want to be heard. We’re angry. We’re done accepting thoughts and condolences and we want something to change,” Emma Hilgarth-Griff shouted from atop a rock as she read her speech to the crowd of st...

Republicans’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Causes Distress Among Citizens

Republicans’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Causes Distress Among Citizens

Abbie Lindblade

January 31, 2018

  President Trump signed the new divisive Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22nd, 2017. This bill is causing concern to many who are outside of the Republican Party’s conservative viewpoint, specifically, those that are categorized as ‘middle and lower class’ citizens, households ...

New Interim Principal Shows Endurance

Johnny Edwards looks over new work that’s been piling up since his arrival. On top of the new work as principal, he also has to tackle being the Director of Secondary Education. Photo Credit  / Brandon Schnurr

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor

December 14, 2017

Edwards works as the Director of Secondary Education for Kalamazoo Public Schools, and he is also the new interim principal of Loy Norrix. However, this isn’t Edwards’s first time around Loy Norrix. He used to be the principal of Loy Norrix for five years, between 2008 and 2013. While reflecting ...

Four Experts’ Views on Fake News

Four Experts’ Views on Fake News

Henry Snapp

December 7, 2017

In an increasingly complicated age of mass media, it has become of paramount importance to separate real news from fake news. ‘Fake news’ is biased or untrue information presented as facts. The trend of labeling some news sources as ‘fake news’ has destroyed the credibility of perfectly hone...

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