Knight Life

Artwork of quarantined kids: Part two

Artwork of quarantined kids: Part two

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

June 10, 2020


A freshman artist turns an average water bottle into a piece of art

Kierra Walker uses her artistic talent for everyday enjoyment.

Victoria Hoppe, Guest Writer

April 3, 2020

Loy Norrix freshman Kierra Walker likes to relax her mind by painting on water bottles in her free time and when she is done she gives her masterpieces to her family and friends. Walker first started painting water bottles after being inspired by social media artists.  “I like to paint on water bottles because ...

The stress never ends: Loy Norrix junior discusses how poetry has helped him deal with stress

Junior William Jensen sits in the library alone and reads a book full of poems. He does this a lot in his free time

Karen Hernandez, Knights Speak Team

March 27, 2020

Getting home from school should feel like a relief, finally at peace. No more teachers, classwork, or drama for the rest of the day. For Loy Norrix junior William Jensen, the relief wasn't there. “School is pretty much my getaway place... I still hate it though,” William Jensen said, as he rolled ...

What Role Models Mean To Us: Freshman looks up to her middle school art teacher

Holverstott poses with two of her original pieces. The one on the left was recently featured in an art show.

Grace Getachew, Guest Writer

January 10, 2020

“I look up to her, she helped me through some rough times,” said Loy Norrix freshman Lucy Holverstott when talking about her 6th grade art teacher from Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, Gayle James. Everyone has someone they look up to. Whether it’s a person they’re close with or some...

Sophomore creates art to cope with social anxiety

Sophomore Karmani Williams works on editing for the school yearbook. Williams enjoys all forms of creative expression, whether through school or in her free time.

Zoe Naylor, News Editor

January 7, 2020

It’s Show-and-Tell day at school and 8-year old Karmani Williams has brought something special to share: a stuffed parrot she sewed herself. She created it with the help of her grandmother, a tailor, and the parrot quickly became one of her most treasured items. Williams still keeps the tattered bird f...

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

Damian Kulash (left) and Tim Nordwind (right) of OK Go speak at meet & greet at the Kalamazoo Public Library. When Nordwind was growing up in Kalamazoo, his mother served as the president of KPL's Friends Board of Directors.

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief

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 Engl...

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

Jaylene Ballesteros, a sophomore at Loy Norrix High School, sketches during some down time in class. Drawing has been a passion of her's since middle school, and has been perfecting her art skills for many years.
Photo Credit: Kinsey Skjold

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

Jessica Armendariz Gallardo, a junior at Loy Norrix, draws a cartoon dragon circling through the surface of the water. By practicing cartooning, she hopes to refine her skills so that one day she will be able to translate her drawings to a T.V. screen.
Photo Credit: Carly Loken

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....

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