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Loy Norrix’s Malik Farrakhan Working to Help Restore Lost Eyesight

Malik Farrakhan posing in front of Loy Norrix High School. Photo Credit / Henry Snapp

Henry Snapp

June 13, 2017

Glaucoma is an incurable eye condition that currently affects over 3 million people in the United States. Starting with their peripheral vision and extending inward, patients slowly go blind. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma affects people young and old, with 10 percent of patients...

What Happens When Jesus Takes The Wheel?

Loy Norrix Sophomore Bailee Smith sits and reads her bible. She enjoys the escape from the normal classroom environment.  Photo Credit / Lily Graham

June 13, 2017

Guest Writer Lily Graham “When you put your trust in a higher power, it gives you a more positive outlook on life,” said Loy Norrix Sophomore Bailee Smith, when talking about her relationship with God.   All religions can have many values and beliefs, but what the majority of faiths have in c...

Views From Racially Mixed Students

Views From Racially Mixed Students

Jaelyn Anderson

June 13, 2017

Being ethnically mixed can be both a blessing and a curse. For some students it makes them feel out of place and awkward, but for others it can help make them feel like they fit in more because they can relate to many different cultures. Pew Research Center finds that 60 percent of multiracial people ...

Standardized Testing Rips the Fun out of Learning

Lily Graham

June 13, 2017

Guest Writer Lily Graham The alarm goes off on the first day of school, for most second graders this means a year of new classmates, exciting subjects and another year closer to being a “big kid.” For most 9th graders the school year entails being ridiculed by upperclassman, more homework, and...

From the Field to the Studio: Sports Give Senior a Love of Photography

From the Field to the Studio: Sports Give Senior a Love of Photography

June 12, 2017

Guest Writer Nate Goodwin-Kelly Twenty years from now you’re visiting your mom. You reach behind a dusty corner and find a box filled with old books. Intrigued, you dig into the box and find your senior yearbook. You flip through and nostalgia sets in as you’re taken back to your glory days. The photos of ...

Waiting for Weighting: Kalamazoo Public Schools Should Weight the KAMSC Classes on a 5.0 Scale

Nate Goodwin Kelly

June 12, 2017

Guest Writer Nathan Goodwin-Kelly On most weeknights, there are numerous students staying up late into the night, studying and completing assignments.  The Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center is attended by a small portion of Kalamazoo area students. Students take math, science and computer scien...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

June 12, 2017

Dear Editor, I really enjoyed your piece on the People's Choice Awards. It was a good representation of the concept, and really shows what the awards are all about. I believe that the awards gave a good recognition to those who may deserve it but don't necessarily get it. I also believe that the awa...

50/50 Parenting: Tearing Kids Apart

Saryna Pineau

June 11, 2017

Guest Writer Saryna Pineau They always say it’s in the “child’s best interest.”  Little did the court system know, the parent cleaned up enough for the court hearing so they could get all the benefits, but not really for the care of the child. Behind the nice clothes and the neatly brushed ...

Future California resident?: Loy Norrix Freshman travels all around the world

Future California resident?: Loy Norrix Freshman  travels all around the world

June 11, 2017

Guest Writer Saryna Pineau “My mom loves to travel. It’s what we do as a family,” said freshman Ella Schnell. Schnell has been to Puerto Rico, California, Italy, Florida, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Normally she travels during spring break, winter break, or over the summer becau...

More to the Middle: Why it is Imperative to Continue Sending Troops to the Middle East

More to the Middle: Why it is Imperative to Continue Sending Troops to the Middle East

June 10, 2017

Guest Writer Brandon Schnurr You can wake up in the morning, free and safe from some of the most dangerous people in the world thanks to a select group of people. While you wake up, smell the beautiful summer air, and have a cup of hot coffee, these men and women around the world wake up to do physica...

A Knight Balances her Family Responsibilities

A Knight Balances her Family Responsibilities

June 10, 2017

Guest Writer Devon Gross Some people don’t have the luxury of a good relationship with their families.  Loy Norrix sophomore Abrianna Ramos is lucky enough to have an unbreakable bond with her mother. “My family is very important to me,” laughed Ramos. “I know it’s kind of obvious, but my...

The Good and Bad of the World Wide Web

The Good and Bad of the World Wide Web

Sebastian Rodriguez

June 9, 2017

The internet has changed the way the world works and operates. Activities that required labor before, can now be achieved by the push of a button. Children used to run up and down the aisles  of toys at Toys R Us gawking at the seemingly endless arrays of joy. Now, kids rely on tablets and apps for fun...

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