The Effects of Love: Student Shares his Experiences with His Parent’s Divorce

Guest Writer Jordan Taylor-Effinger You meet a girl, you fall in love. At that moment there’s no doubt in your mind that she’s the one for you, so you get married. Everything is “perfect.” You have kids and even then, things seem like they’re all good. But after awhile it might feel like the “spark” has been lost between you and your significant other. Perhaps … Continue reading The Effects of Love: Student Shares his Experiences with His Parent’s Divorce

All Schools Need to Mandate Seat Belts on School Buses

Guest Writer Olivia Ely According to the “National Association for Pupil Transportation,” every day about 485,000 buses carry more than 25 million children to and from school and school-related activities in the U.S. Therefore, all school buses within the Kalamazoo Public Schools District should be equipped with seat belts. As you see the big yellow school buses roll into Loy Norrix, you may wonder how safe … Continue reading All Schools Need to Mandate Seat Belts on School Buses

Quirky and Awkward in Real Life, Flirty and Fun Online: Social Media Helps Teens Feel More Confident When They Communicate

Guest Writer Devon Gross Some people are naturally charismatic and friendly. They can make friends without really even trying, and they’re just meant to be the life of any and every party. Other people are the exact opposite. Many shy people struggle with social anxiety and self-doubt, preventing them from doing things like starting a conversation with other people or even going to parties. Enter … Continue reading Quirky and Awkward in Real Life, Flirty and Fun Online: Social Media Helps Teens Feel More Confident When They Communicate

Starting Over: Student Finds Pleasure In Moving To A New School

Guest Writer Breyana Wilson Moving from a different school can be a difficult task for many young adults in America. Being placed in an unfamiliar environment with students and teachers you don’t know can become stressful. Hunter Sandt, who is now a freshman at Loy Norrix High School, experienced this exact thing. Sandt transferred from Paramount Charter Academy to Maple Street Magnet School for the … Continue reading Starting Over: Student Finds Pleasure In Moving To A New School

California’s Gun Law Creates Contempt and Doubt

Guest Writer Josh Hentkowski Do you chop down a tree because of one bad apple? California’s gun laws have been known to be strict and decisive, but on November 8, 2016, the state of California voted on Proposition 63. This proposition expanded the idea of gun control; placing limitations on types of guns and the magazines allowed into the gun. The law went to a public … Continue reading California’s Gun Law Creates Contempt and Doubt

Teaching and Motherhood: A Loy Norrix Teacher Shares her Experiences

Guest Writer M.Deary “The day that I gave birth to my first child was the most amazing day of my life,” said Kelly Stetten. Kelly Stetten, a Loy Norrix English and chemistry teacher, fell in love with her husband in high school. Now, more than a decade later, they are married with 3 kids. Stetten gives her perspective on what life is like being both … Continue reading Teaching and Motherhood: A Loy Norrix Teacher Shares her Experiences

Open Campus, Open Discussion? Loy Norrix Upperclassmen Should be Entitled to Open Campus Lunch

Guest Writer Will Dales You’re three or four years into your high school career, your lunch bell rings, and the underclassmen race through the halls to be first in the lunch line, enthusiasm oozing out of them. You finally make your way into the lunchroom, and the all too familiar scent of school lunch fills the air. Instead of getting a meal like you did your … Continue reading Open Campus, Open Discussion? Loy Norrix Upperclassmen Should be Entitled to Open Campus Lunch

Social Studies Teacher Speaks on Change, Growth, and Moving

Guest Writer Jillian Lynk “Everything is not on a time frame. Goal setting is very important; if you set goals you see your purpose,” said law teacher, Niambi Pringle when describing her life as having segments, each with a specific purpose. After twelve years teaching at Loy Norrix, Pringle is starting a new segment in her life and has decided to move to Tucson, Arizona, … Continue reading Social Studies Teacher Speaks on Change, Growth, and Moving

College Administration Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Guest Writer Jillian Lynk According to a recent study by the “White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault,” one in five women will experience sexual assault in their college career. Yet, even when faced with these statistics, college administrations refuse to directly handle the issue. Less than one third of students found responsible for sexual assault are being expelled, which sends the message … Continue reading College Administration Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Assault