Knight Life

Setting Their Sights: Women’s Varsity Softball Showcases Talent From All Ages

The varsity women's softball team pose for a picture in front of the dug-out. Photo Credit / Kristi Johnson

Bonnie Bremer

May 15, 2018

The crowd falls silent as the batter steps up to plate. Getting into position, her cleats sink further into the dirt as the anticipation builds. The golden sphere is pitched into the air, as she tightens her grip on the bat. Crack! The ball flies across the field. “[Hitting a home-run felt like] it ...

Forensics Team Takes States

Forensics Team Takes States

Amarra Lyons

May 14, 2018

After working hard all season long, the time finally came for the Knight’s forensics team to head to the final States tournament. After coming in the top groups at regionals, the qualifying group consisted of six alternates and 23 competitors. The team left Thursday afternoon and spent the day at c...

Beauty Standards and Body Image: How Society Uses Social Media to Target Young Girls

Junior Stephanie Hoogerheide touches up her mascara after lunch. She frequently does this to look refreshed and feel good to take on the rest of her day.

Olivia Ely

May 11, 2018

It’s an average afternoon for a sixteen-year-old girl, she is sitting in bed after school scrolling through her Instagram feed full of perfectly photoshopped models. She checks her calorie tracking app and starts to panic when she sees that she ate over 12 hundred calories. She skips dinner and stays i...

"Fortnite" Storms Over the Nation

Sophomore Jacob VanHorne fits in a game of “Fortnite” before his lunch is over. VanHorne, among many others, plays “Fortnite” during school. Photo Credit / Maxwell Link

Maxwell Link

April 30, 2018

“Fortnite,” the magical land full of violence, sacrifices and victory was released on July 24, 2017. Since the release, it has stormed across the world as the best new thing to come out in the video game world with more than 40 million people having downloaded the game. Whether it’s on Xbox, ...

Interracial Dating: The Source of Diversity for Future Generations

Interracial Dating: The Source of Diversity for Future Generations

Audreanna Dunton

April 27, 2018

Interracial dating is now becoming a very common phenomenon among younger generations, and with this, the future generations are becoming racially mixed. As each new generation begins to sprout, grow, and develop, it is slowly but surely becoming a widespread trend. With time, many families are beco...

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Lydia Achenbach

April 26, 2018

  When I think of Kalamazoo, the first thing that pops into my head is music. Kalamazoo has an excellent music scene with a wide range of different genres. I’ve attended countless house shows and concerts right here in town. Whether I’m moshing and head-banging with a bunch of college students, or s...

Getting Graded on Giving Grades: Teachers Discontented with the Evaluation Process

Math Teacher Corey O'Bryan responds to emails during his lunch period. After receiving an ineffective rating in content knowledge despite helping author the district curriculum and possessing a masters degree in mathematics, O'Bryan continues to teach Mathematics at Loy Norrix High School. Photo Credit / Anna Kushner

Anna Kushner

April 25, 2018

“When an administrator walks in the room, the students’ demeanor automatically changes to one that is more guarded, and their nervous energy sometimes transcends to my own,” said drama teacher Paige Carrow. Recently, many teachers at Loy Norrix and within the Kalamazoo Public Schools community ha...

Volume 58, Issue 4

Volume 58, Issue 4

April 25, 2018

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"A Little Shop of Horrors” Cast Delivers a Killer Performance

Anna Kushner

April 20, 2018

The lights dim, the curtains pull back, and one is transported to Skid Row, where lonely flower shop assistant Seymour, played by senior Victor Moss, gambles his chance for love and success on an obscure new plant which he names Audrey II, after his friend and crush, Audrey, played by senior Grace Erwa...

Arming Teachers Will Prevent Further Tragedy

Arming Teachers Will Prevent Further Tragedy

Brandon Schnurr

April 19, 2018

Currently, the legislation to arm teachers is underway in Michigan. The House Representative from Michigan working on it, Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, has been brainstorming ideas on the topic with a group of other officials and representatives. He is attempting to maintain a balance between the safe...

Arming Teachers is a Recipe for Disaster

Arming Teachers is a Recipe for Disaster

Gaia Bogan

April 19, 2018

On March 13th, 2018 a gun trained teacher in California accidentally discharged a weapon at the ceiling during a gun safety class. As a result, debris and bullet fragments ricocheted and minorly injured a 17 year old student. This incident occurred less than a month after the shooting at Marjory Stonem...

Drugstore Makeup: Face Beat on a Budget

Drugstore Makeup: Face Beat on a Budget

April 18, 2018

Whether you’re looking to experiment or get your full makeup look on a budget, using drugstore makeup is a great option. With multiple trusty brands and a wide range of products, there are countless options to find the right one for you. Here are some of the Loy Norrix senior drugstore makeup gurus...

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