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Downtown Kalamazoo is where many small businesses are located. Walk down S Kalamazoo Mall street and support their businesses.

Showing support to new small businesses in Kalamazoo

Yasmin Mosqueda, Social Media Team December 14, 2020

Recently, many small businesses in Kalamazoo have been expanding and getting a lot of good feedback from the community.  Kalamazoo has a lot of small businesses that many residents don't know about,...

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.

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

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...

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.

Reopening economy amidst Coronavirus is still dangerous

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...

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

Loy Norrix DECA prepares for states

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...

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

Class offered as a partnership between Loy Norrix and local businesses

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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