Knight Life

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

Brandon and his family hop on the ATV (all-terrain vehicle) while visiting his uncle Donny.

June 19, 2017

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 th...

All Schools Need to Mandate Seat Belts on School Buses

Olivia Ely

June 19, 2017

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 belt...

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

Devon Gross

June 18, 2017

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...

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

Classmates Brandon Schnurr and Hunter Sandt work on a newspaper newspaper project in Jounalism. Brandon and Hunter have known each other for about two years now and become good friends. Photo Credit / Breyana Wilson

June 18, 2017

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 thi...

Perks of Poetry

Loy Norrix Junior Ardriques McFerrin poses with teacher and inspiration for poetry, Anna Gutman. Both Gutman and McFerrin enjoy writing poetry. Photo Credit / Will Dales

June 17, 2017

Guest Writer Will Dales “How can I give you my pain when it’s all I’ve got left?” said Loy Norrix junior Ardriques McFerrin as he read over one of his old poems. Poetry is an outlet for many, but for McFerrin it’s a way to not only express himself, but also a way to receive recognition. H...

California’s Gun Law Creates Contempt and Doubt

Josh Hentowski

June 17, 2017

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 ...

Teaching and Motherhood: A Loy Norrix Teacher Shares her Experiences

Kelly Stetten enjoys spending time with her family.  She loves being silly and having fun.

June 16, 2017

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. Stette...

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

Will Dales

June 16, 2017

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 schoo...

Social Studies Teacher Speaks on Change, Growth, and Moving

Ms. Pringle reviews the final exam study guide with her 4th hour class. The school will miss this great staff member when she leaves.

June 15, 2017

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 ...

College Administration Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

College Administration Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

June 15, 2017

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 that ...

Preparing for Early/Middle College

Jordan Taylor

June 14, 2017

Guest Writer Brandon Schnurr “I'm just an average kid with average scores and average grades,” said sophomore Jordan Taylor, but she is anything but average. Taylor is one of the few students entering Kalamazoo Public School’s Early/Middle College program at Kalamazoo Valley Community Colleg...

Harvard Celebrates Black Intelligence

Harvard Celebrates Black Intelligence

June 14, 2017

Guest Writer Jordan Taylor-Effinger It is debatable that racism is a thing of the past. Despite the “progress” in our culture, racism is still prevalent today in the U.S. According to Peter Jacobs from “Business Insider,” racial tension and ethnic tensions makes up 5 percent of the biggest...

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