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Loy Norrix Students Shine in Art Show: The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show Offers Promising Opportunities for Student Artists

Loy Norrix Students Shine in Art Show: The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show Offers Promising Opportunities for Student Artists

Katie Shantz

June 12, 2019

Now in its 37th year, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show presents a unique chance for student artists to receive recognition for their works. Eight colleges and university programs offered nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards for exemplary student work on May 17th, 2019. U...

Students Show Incoming Freshman A Little Piece of Norrix

Students Show Incoming Freshman A Little Piece of Norrix

Jaelyn Anderson

May 24, 2019

Every year Loy Norrix has incoming freshmen from Maple Street and Milwood middle schools come visit the school to get an idea of what high school will be like. Administrators explained all the opportunities that Norrix offers, many groups preformed for them and they got a tour of the school. The middle...

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Elliot Russell

May 12, 2019

A flyer is plastered onto the bulletin by the office. It shows four men in bright attire, tangled up in colorful yarn. This poster advertises that their tour is coming to town, but it isn’t the first time for one of them. “My friends, who I played in a band with in high school, someone’s Engli...

Making Characters Come To Life: Loy Norrix Student Recalls Her Art Background

Making Characters Come To Life: Loy Norrix Student Recalls Her Art Background

April 19, 2019

By Kinsey Skjold “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time,” author and artist Thomas Merton once said. This line pertains to young up-and-coming artists everywhere, particularly in the case of sophomore Jaylene Ballesteros, whose semi-realistic portraits have been ...

A Universe of Her Own: How One Girl Creates More Worlds than Anyone Knew Existed

A Universe of Her Own: How One Girl Creates More Worlds than Anyone Knew Existed

April 17, 2019

By Carly Loken One of the best parts about rewatching movies or T.V. shows from your childhood is being able to put the goggles clouded by childhood innocence back on and simply enjoy watching a world unfold before your eyes. It’s a method of ultrafast transportation into a different universe, full ...

Students Most Recent Emojis

Students Most Recent Emojis

Allyson Ralat

June 14, 2018

By Paula Zuniga and Allyson Ralat Junior Isabel Best - “It’s very cute, and you can send it to a friend, a boo, shows them how much you care.” Junior Nailah Blanks - ­“I say goodbye to my friends but they know I’ll be back.” Junior Parker Kissel - “It always helps express my mood....

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...

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

"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...

Students Respond to Art

Students Respond to Art

March 1, 2018

Dear Editor, Alexa Davis, your article on AP Art, cartooning, and functional ceramics was very well written and analyzed. I enjoyed the addition of Steven’s point of view on how things are being run in his classroom. My only complaint is the anime section, which many professors of art admit is not a fo...

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...

Fine Tuning the Fine Arts: Blue Lake Challenges Artistic Students

Fine Tuning the Fine Arts: Blue Lake Challenges Artistic Students

Brandon Schnurr

November 28, 2017

Every summer, kids get to relax and take some time off from all the stress and hard work that they’ve been doing since the beginning of September. Some kids stay home all summer, others go to the beach often and some go to vacation spots across the country. Then there are those who go to summer cam...

Grayling Ceramics Studio Showcases Local Artist

Grayling Ceramics Studio Showcases Local Artist

March 22, 2017

Kalamazoo is fortunate to be a thriving artist town and is a wonderfully supportive community for creatives. However, none are quite like the joyful Shay Church. Church is the owner and founder of Grayling Ceramics, a local ceramics studio and shop on the north side of Kalamazoo.  Church graduated from W...

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