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Mental Illness in School & the Unheard Pleas for Help

Mental Illness in School & the Unheard Pleas for Help

Raili Nelson

March 20, 2018

Imagine having an illness that many people don’t believe in, or choose to ignore. David Harn, a freshman at Loy Norrix, suffers from depression and anxiety. “I have had panic attacks before, multiple this year,” Harn said nonchalantly. One in five teens suffers from a mental illness, one in ...

Taking a Closer Look at Loy Norrix’s Advanced Placement Art, Cartooning and Functional Ceramics Classes

Taking a Closer Look at Loy Norrix’s Advanced Placement Art, Cartooning and Functional Ceramics Classes

Alexa Davis

December 16, 2017

The AP Art room is silent with only the sounds of pencils scratching on paper and the overwhelming feeling of focus as students hunker down to work. The cartooning room, on the other hand, is booming with laughter and ideas being bounced from peer to peer on what to draw next. Should they draw another...

Students Should Consider the Benefits of School Uniforms

Students Should Consider the Benefits of School Uniforms

December 15, 2017

By Emma Fergusson, Guest Writer Stiff khaki pants and a navy blue polo stamped with a Loy Norrix High School insignia. Or perhaps a button-up shirt and a nifty neck tie paired with a stuffy blazer and slacks. To many Norrix students, and perhaps students all over the country, this is not an appealing i...

TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

Alex Vonhof

December 13, 2017

“I have to embrace every last crumb, that’s how good it is,” said Loy Norrix senior TJ Powell about TnT, A Touch of Soul, a local barbecue place in Kalamazoo located at 112 East Cork Street. TnT was started by Katisha and Terrance Burton, who met at a cooking class at the Van Buren Technology C...

Fulfill These Tips to Gain Success in High School

Fulfill These Tips to Gain Success in High School

December 9, 2017

By Jaden Blakes, Guest Writer High school can be full of confusion and stress at times. A wide range of students struggle to maintain a good performance throughout the school year. High school, unquestionably, takes perseverance and tenacity to get through. If you're not willing to even give just a lit...

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...

Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

Devon Gross

December 5, 2017

To most people, downward dog is a yoga position that bends the human body into a strange form to help people relax. However, in Kalamazoo, Down Dog is a yoga studio which serves as a home to a unique community of people. Owner, Kristin Fiore first opened the doors to the Down Dog Yoga Center on April ...

Comparing Generation Z: Two halves of a Divided Generation

Comparing Generation Z: Two halves of a Divided Generation

Mia May

December 4, 2017

  As I’m seating a married couple and their 2 year old at a restaurant I work at, I ask “Would your son like a coloring sheet?”  The mom replies, “Yes please.” When they are seated, they set their 2 year old son up in his high chair, and I put his coloring sheet in front of him and some ...

Lack of Focus in School: Holiday Edition

Lack of Focus in School: Holiday Edition

Audreanna Dunton

December 1, 2017

As the seasons change, mindsets change too. Summer has officially passed, and the chilly winter days are approaching. However, even though some people may not be looking forward to this drastic weather change, they still manage to gain holiday spirit and are ready to celebrate and spend time with l...

Students' Senior Photos

Students' Senior Photos

Anna Kushner

November 29, 2017

With the beginning of the second trimester underway, the senior class of Loy Norrix is almost halfway through their final year. While the school does take photos for the entire student body for the yearbook, many seniors choose to get professional pictures of themselves taken. These are four of those...

Dedicated Fall Sports Players Face Injuries

Dedicated Fall Sports Players Face Injuries

Olivia Ely

November 27, 2017

Three Loy Norrix High School students have faced and overcome minor injuries that have affected their fall sports seasons. Although the injuries were detrimental to their playing for a period of time, the student’s recovered from their injuries with minor long-lasting effects. Stoken Strained In Ga...

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