Knight Life

Teacher to Administrator: Chad Brady Joins the Loy Norrix Staff

Teacher to Administrator: Chad Brady Joins the Loy Norrix Staff

Zach Skinner

October 25, 2017

Chad Brady came to Loy Norrix unsure of what the school year would hold. After 11 years at Kalamazoo Central as an AP U.S. History teacher, Brady decided to move on to a new role. He has joined Loy Norrix this year as an interim assistant principal and will be located in the B wing, working mainly wi...

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LGBTBBQ

October 24, 2017

Artist: Tamara R.

Music and How It Affects People While Studying

Music and How It Affects People While Studying

Sebastian Rodriguez

October 24, 2017

Imagine listening to your favorite song while doing a task. Do you ever stop to wonder whether the music you listen to while studying is beneficial to you? Throughout the years there have been many different debates on music. Most people see music as beneficial, which it is in most circumstances. But,...

NUCLEAR WAR

NUCLEAR WAR

Glenna Aldag

October 23, 2017

Artist: Glenna Aldag

Loy Norrix Drama Department Welcomes New Performers

Loy Norrix Drama Department Welcomes New Performers

Sebastian Rodriguez

October 22, 2017

The Loy Norrix Drama Department is going to perform “Lend Me a Tenor, ” written by Ken Ludwig. There are only 8 character roles in "Lend Me A Tenor.” This meant that auditions for the play were more selective. Twenty-five people auditioned for the roles, but only eight were cast. The play foll...

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Glenna Aldag

October 21, 2017

Artist: Glenna Aldag

Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

KPS employees meet at Miller Auditorium for the beginning of the school year kick off.  KEA members wore black and remained silent in an effort to show their displeasure with contract negotiations. Photo Credit / Amanda Miller

Anna Kushner

October 21, 2017

If you were to walk into Miller Auditorium on August 28, 2017, you would have seen a sea of black-clothed teachers sitting silent in solidarity. Every year the Kalamazoo Public Schools District adopts a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. From this budget the district then adopts a teacher salary co...

Stressful Schedules: Regretful Students Realize That they May Not be up for the Challenge of Accelerated Classes

Stressful Schedules: Regretful Students Realize That they May Not be up for the Challenge of Accelerated Classes

Audreanna Dunton

October 20, 2017

Many students returned to school this fall with high expectations set for themselves to succeed in their classes. The start of school gives students a variety of different feelings, ranging from a rush of adrenaline to summer withdrawal from such a huge lifestyle change. While some students may enjoy catching up with...

Schools Need to be Realistic Regarding AP Classes

Schools Need to be Realistic Regarding AP Classes

Gaia Bogan

October 19, 2017

Pushing kids into the deep end of a swimming pool was once a socially acceptable method of teaching them how to swim. Today, this ‘sink or swim’ point of view is obsolete in most circles, so why does the education system continue to deal with AP courses in this light? From their freshman year, stude...

What Teens do to Annoy Parents

What Teens do to Annoy Parents

Mia May

October 18, 2017

Through all the ups and downs of a relationship between a parent and their teen, they will always love each other. A couple of teens confess what they do to annoy their parents.  Loy Norrix junior Ty Overhiser says he annoys his parents when he does not return their calls. Ty’s parents aren’t the only ones frustrated...

Don’t Be A Bystander, Stand Up And Help

Don’t Be A Bystander, Stand Up And Help

Julia Perry

October 17, 2017

Two female students were meeting in the k wing bathroom. When I walked in, they were already fighting. I whipped out my phone to catch all the action and realized that one of the girls had stopped hitting back. I could hear her wheezing and out of breath, and she still managed to get a faint “stop...

The Niles Haunted House Scream Park: Behind the Screams

Sit down for a nice dinner with a skeleton! Photo credit / Jordyn Carlton

Alex Vonhof

October 17, 2017

I entered the main house of the Niles Haunted House Scream Park. After being led through a completely dark maze, I followed a path across moving bridges that go through foggy forests and over dark ponds. After that, I come out of a short maze and into an ancient Egyptian themed path where I had to wal...

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