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Reopening economy amidst Coronavirus is still dangerous

A sign announcing the temporary closure of a business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business owners are eager to open their doors as soon as they are allowed by their respective state governments.

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

June 15, 2020

While COVID-19 is still dangerous, the economy has struggled throughout the whole world. About ⅓ of employees have been fired because of the virus. The people who have been fired want governments to reopen the economy so they can earn money again to live a normal life. They think it can happen because th...

The importance of wearing a mask

Korean students wear masks for a group photo. In Korea, there is much less of a negative perception around wearing masks to keep others safe.

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

June 14, 2020

There are many people who don't want to wear masks because they make it hard for people to breathe. Wearing a mask plays a very important role in preventing COVID-19 spread because the most diffused path of COVID-19 is through saliva, and a mask can prevent saliva from coming out. I found that...

How the pandemic has affected me

How the pandemic has affected me

Perla Santiago, Photo Editor

June 14, 2020

During this pandemic, a lot has changed around the world. We’ve had to be more cautious about everything we do. We have been on a stay-at-home order since March 13th, which is now being lifted as the state of Michigan reopens. During this stay-at-home order, it has been difficult for me with doing...

Climate Change in Kalamazoo: how to learn more about the issue

Climate Change in Kalamazoo: how to learn more about the issue

Finn Brent, Staff Writer

June 10, 2020

Climate change is an issue that must be faced and dealt with by everybody. There is no one way to solve it, and it is important that we do everything in our power to help with this crisis we are facing.  We must change our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint and elect politicians who are climate c...

Exercise will improve life in quarantine

Sophomore Ian Woodruff performs a ‘row’. Rows are commonly found in upper body workouts.

Ian Woodruff

June 9, 2020

With so many businesses closed due to COVID-19 shutdowns, people haven't had the same day-to-day exercise as before.  Before these shutdowns, non-essential businesses were open and employees had to move in some way to get to work, customers maneuvered around stores or malls, and students had to walk ...

The Trump administration must do more to protect the environment, areas such as the Great Lakes

The Trump administration must do more to protect the environment, areas such as the Great Lakes

Finn Brent, Staff Writer

June 5, 2020

The Great Lakes are one of the most well known landmarks in the midwest United States. According to the EPA; Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior are home to, “84% of North America’s surface fresh water and also around 20% of the world’s surface fresh water. The Great Lakes are a sourc...

The stay-at-home order is the perfect time to adopt new pet

The first day I met Queenie, at the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue. She immediately loved attention and we adopted her that day.

Clara Moss

May 21, 2020

My family adopted a new cat from the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue this week, and with the whole family staying home, it has been a smooth introduction. We’ve decided to name her Queenie, and she’s a four-year-old black cat who loves sleeping and eating. We installed a baby gate in the doorway to my...

Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay at Home Order brings new perspectives on school life

Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay at Home Order brings new perspectives on school life

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor/Student Update Team

May 19, 2020

It’s no secret that many kids say that they don’t like going to school, even though it’s necessary. Students often complain about having to get up early or how much homework they have to do. Now that the Stay at Home Order has halted person-to-person schooling, I’ve discovered that I appreciat...

Drivers Training is beneficial for new drivers

Drivers Training is beneficial for new drivers

Bianca Hobson, Guest Writer

April 22, 2020

As a freshman, learning how to drive was a goal of mine. All over school I heard kids talking about how they were going to start segment one of drivers’ training. According to All Star Drivers Education segment one is a course “with 24 hours of classroom time, 6 hours behind the wheel and 4 hours ...

Pushing your natural gifts to the limit: How determination can motivate many to take their talents and be someone 

Pushing your natural gifts to the limit: How determination can motivate many to take their talents and be someone 

Damarion Johnson, Guest Writer

April 20, 2020

Talent, something that everyone has, is one of the most satisfying things anyone could possess. Unfortunately, for some, they don’t take what they have and make something out of it. That could be because they’re too shy or they’re afraid of people judging them. The thing is, it shouldn’t matt...

The effect music has on the soul: Music is an important part of everyday life of young people

LN orchestra teacher Sandra Shaw is a skilled musician herself and plays multiple instruments.

Sophie Grover, Guest Writer

April 18, 2020

The bright fluorescent lights hit the backs of shiny wood and cold air wraps around every person in the Loy Norrix Orchestra room. C strings are tweaked, pegs are turned and bows are placed on strings. Sandra Shaw is the orchestra instructor at Norrix. She went to Western Michigan University for undergrad...

Social media and cell phones have become damaging to teens’ lives

Social media and cell phones have become damaging to teens’ lives

Samantha Hogan, Guest Writer

April 16, 2020

The clock strikes 6 a.m. and your iPhone, probably laying in bed with you, blares the alarm tone you have set, signaling it’s time for school. Before you even sit up though, you grab your phone and start your Snapchatting for the day.  According to the CyberBully Research Center, over 80% of teens u...

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