Knight Life

We’re not ready for normalcy; it’s too soon for movie theaters to open

This building in downtown Kalamazoo has played host to several different theater chains over the last decade, with AMC occupying the space most recently. Kalamazoo's AMC theater remains closed in the midst of the pandemic, but around the country AMC has opened more of its doors than any other theater chain.

Zoe Naylor, News Editor

September 30, 2020

In the era of COVID-19, many of the things that used to bring joy to everyday life have sadly been shut down until public health is no longer at risk.  The closing of movie theaters around the country last March left me particularly heartbroken. I remember the last movie I saw in theaters pretty distin...

Reopening economy amidst Coronavirus is still dangerous

A sign announcing the temporary closure of a business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many business owners are eager to open their doors as soon as they are allowed by their respective state governments.

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

June 15, 2020

While COVID-19 is still dangerous, the economy has struggled throughout the whole world. About ⅓ of employees have been fired because of the virus. The people who have been fired want governments to reopen the economy so they can earn money again to live a normal life. They think it can happen because th...

Loy Norrix DECA prepares for states

Senior Bakhty Higgins looks over the DECA schedule for his Sports Marketing event prior to the departure for the State Conference.

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team

March 23, 2020

The Loy Norrix DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, team will be attending the State Career Development Conference in Detroit from March 5th-7th. The team will be taking a record 12 students to states this year who will compete in a wide variety of categories in the business field.  Stu...

Class offered as a partnership between Loy Norrix and local businesses

Junior Kaleb Madrigal poses for a photo with his mentor Paul Frazier in front of International Profyle Barbershop.

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team

March 4, 2020

As education has progressed over the years, schools have worked to offer more options for students beyond the traditional core four classes and some electives. Many students desire an opportunity to get hands-on experience in the work-force.  The Community Based Vocational Education or the CBVE program in ...

Amazon’s New Headquarters Should be Built in Detroit

Amazon’s New Headquarters Should be Built in Detroit

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

May 4, 2019

“Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.” In February, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released this statement in response to her suc...

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 ...

Walnut & Park Coffee Shop Gives A Second Chance to Those who Made Mistakes

Walnut & Park Coffee Shop Gives A Second Chance to Those who Made Mistakes

Henry Snapp

June 4, 2018

At first glance, Walnut & Park may not look any different to the dozens of other coffee shops found in downtown Kalamazoo, but looks can be deceiving. Walnut & Park works with the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program (KPEP) to help give parolees and probationers the work experience they ...

Bookbug Expands to Satisfy all Ages

Bookbug Expands to Satisfy all Ages

Sebastian Rodriguez

January 26, 2018

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TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

Alex Vonhof

December 13, 2017

“I have to embrace every last crumb, that’s how good it is,” said Loy Norrix senior TJ Powell about TnT, A Touch of Soul, a local barbecue place in Kalamazoo located at 112 East Cork Street. TnT was started by Katisha and Terrance Burton, who met at a cooking class at the Van Buren Technology C...

Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

Downdog Yoga Center: Connecting Yoga and the People

Devon Gross, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2017

To most people, downward dog is a yoga position that bends the human body into a strange form to help people relax. However, in Kalamazoo, Down Dog is a yoga studio which serves as a home to a unique community of people. Owner, Kristin Fiore first opened the doors to the Down Dog Yoga Center on April ...

Fixing Your Edges and Giving You Lashes: LN Junior Aspires to be a Cosmetologist

Fixing Your Edges and Giving You Lashes: LN Junior Aspires to be a Cosmetologist

March 7, 2017

By Trinity Austin Loy Norrix junior Marchelle McKissic has wanted to practice cosmetology since the age of 11. Around that age McKissic found herself playing in other people's hair quite often and soon she learned to do her own. McKissic has dreamt of opening her own salon ever since. McKissic plans to ...

A Sophomore on Her Way to Entrepreneurship

A Sophomore on Her Way to Entrepreneurship

March 6, 2017

By Olivia Mears It’s a normal weekend in the Caldwell’s apartment. Madisyn and her younger sister, Kamryn, run through the door from a walk outside, a small black puppy bouncing closely at their heels. The house is warm and smells of sugar. Madisyn runs to the kitchen, excited to help her dad put th...

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