Knight Life

A visual representation of the layering defense strategy against COVID-19 in schools from the MDHHS, an image Dr. Rita Raichourdhuri used in the release to KPS families.

Omicron variant of COVID-19 forces Michigan schools to cancel events in January

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor January 7, 2022

As students and teachers return to school for the winter of 2022, there also happens to be a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, particularly the omicron variant. As students were on winter break for the...

Tyrone Hess and Micco Hearn put their masks back on after finishing their lunch. It is very difficult to eat lunch with a mask on, so students have an opportunity to take them off during Lunch period.

Masks do not work if it’s not around your nose

Ender Ross, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

 As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, one of the hot button issues was and still is mask wearing. And here at Loy Norrix, this is quite evident in the complaints about the mask mandate and rigid enforcement...

Lunch is one of the only times during the school day that you can take a break and relax from the loads of work. Students are seen letting off stress with their friends, and having chats about their day.

COVID-19 takes a toll on student mental health

Meadow Meskil, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

“The first time I experienced actual bad mental health was during COVID,” said sophomore Amelia Gougam. Ever since March of 2020, COVID-19 has impacted young adults’ and teens’ mental health...

Loy Norrix band preforms on Norrix football field on May 5th. They are wearing their musician specific PPE.

LN Band puts on a great performance despite minimal rehearsal time

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor May 15, 2021

“We decided to move our marching band season to the spring,” explained LN band director, Aaron Mirakovits.  Back in August when Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) had paused football...

Loy Norrix senior Katie Kutzko gets her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Kalamzoo County Expo Center.

Ways to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Kalamazoo area

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 4, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all U.S. citizens ages 12 and above. The vaccine is free and there are three different varieties available. The Moderna COVID vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson's...

Dyami Hernandez, math and Latin teacher, feeling powerful after getting his COVID-19 vaccination.

Loy Norrix staff relieved to get COVID-19 vaccine

Stella Amy, Social Media Team April 16, 2021

“I felt incredibly safe during the whole vaccination process,” said LN teacher Sammy Simpson, “There were definitely tears of happiness at the site where I got my vaccine.”  The COVID-19 vaccine...

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