Loy Norrix Students Participate in the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

By Jazmine Houston On Saturday November 5, 2011 the NAACP hosted their 31st annual freedom fund banquet. The banquet hall held over seven hundred people including students, parents, ministers, pastors, and teachers. The NAACP gave away many awards including the Dr. Charles Warfield Youth Community Service Award. This award was created to celebrate the success of youth who are involved in community service throughout Kalamazoo. … Continue reading Loy Norrix Students Participate in the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet

“Saggin” A Fashion Revolution

By Lindy Moored “Pants on the ground, Pants on the ground…” You don’t have to be an American Idol fanatic and have seen General Larry Platt perform his original song to know what I’m talking about. On the 9th season of American Idol, Larry Platt auditioned with a song he wrote himself. Platt explained that he wrote his song after he was walking downtown and … Continue reading “Saggin” A Fashion Revolution

Michigan: The Good and the Bad

By Piper Simons “I’m Smitten With the Mitten!” You can not hear this on a Michigan street anymore. With the recent legislature being passed in the state, it’s hard to remember what there is to love about Michigan. “Matt’s Safe School Law” permits a gay student being bullied as long as the bully says homosexuality is against their religious beliefs. Elected officials can be thrown … Continue reading Michigan: The Good and the Bad

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Double The Trouble, Double The Fun

By April Curtis Numerous people always want to know the truth behind twins. Asking them outrageous questions like: “If she gets hurt will you feel it too?” People wonder what it is like to have a twin and how different it is than just a normal brother or sister. This year Loy Norrix has few sets of twin. Almost any person that is a twin … Continue reading Double The Trouble, Double The Fun

Loy Norrix Students Overcome Obstacles

By  Cherell Langford Three young men at Loy Norrix High School got back on track when it came to their attention that their lives were heading in the wrong direction. They went from fame to shame and back into the right lane. Carlos Escamilla, a sophomore at Loy Norrix High School, accomplished a lot of great things through out his life that made him feel … Continue reading Loy Norrix Students Overcome Obstacles

Animal Cruelty Needs to Stop

By Miki Patel All human beings deserve to be healthy, but not at the expense of hurting other animals. We should be preserving life, not destroying it for worthless reasons. Food and animal testing are just some of the many ways that humans use animals for their own personal benefits. In 2000, 9.7 billion animals were killed for food in slaughterhouses, labs, pounds, and open … Continue reading Animal Cruelty Needs to Stop

Fifteen Year Old Sophomore Gets Engaged

By Sierra James “My dad doesn’t know because, well, basically if I told him he wouldn’t care. He wants me dead,” said sophomore Malyk Marshall. Sophomore Desiree Santiago and her fiancé Malyk Marshall have agreed to get married on December 23, 2014. According to parenting teen’s statistics, teen marriage is usually defined as two people from the age of 14-19, join in marriage. Statistics say … Continue reading Fifteen Year Old Sophomore Gets Engaged

Loy Norrix Choir Performs Magic

By Lucas Leibold The Loy Norrix choir has been working hard since the beginning of the school year, preparing for a show that opens November 11th, and continues over the weekend. The performance will feature many loved childhood musical productions and is titled Disney Magic.  This show includes songs from “The Lion King,” “Mulan,” and other Disney classics. Specially featured in this performance are members … Continue reading Loy Norrix Choir Performs Magic

Students Choose Loy Norrix Over Private Schools

By Mataya Simmons “I woke up in the morning not knowing what I was getting myself into. I walked into Norrix, it was a true culture shock,” said freshman, Andrew Streitel. Andrew came from St. Monica, a private school in Kalamazoo. He switched to Loy Norrix because of the Kalamazoo Promise. Andrew’s brother, senior Matthew Streitel, has attended Loy Norrix his whole High School career. … Continue reading Students Choose Loy Norrix Over Private Schools

Students Express Their Feelings Towards Reading

By Lars Johnson Some high school students have read whole Shakespearian sagas, while others are still struggling through the pages of Clifford the Big Red Dog. Here at Loy Norrix the type of literature students read has a very large spectrum. Some of the students have more advanced views on books than others. One student appeared to have open disdain for reading, and did not … Continue reading Students Express Their Feelings Towards Reading