The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Protesters prop signs up against a large, silver casket. Shortly after, the demonstrators were asked to remove the display.

Activists encourage students to skip school on count day in protest of KPS

Milo Turner, Instagram Editor February 25, 2022

On February 10, a protest against KPS administration was led by a group of local activists outside of Loy Norrix High School. The demonstration started at around 10 a.m. in front of the building.  One...

Jason Walker talks to students in the hallway. Walker is the restorative justice coach at Loy Norrix and works with students and staff when conflict arises.

Restorative justice: Loy Norrix gradual implementation is a small step in the right direction, but is it enough to create systemic change?

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor February 14, 2022

Editor's note: This story is part of  "State of Mind: The Modern Condition of Youth,"  produced in partnership with local, independent news outlet NowKalamazoo, which provided editorial support and guidance.    In...

Senior Jayda Smith has a free period for her 5th hour and says, “This free-time in the library is extremely helpful to me. I am able to get most of my homework completed which leaves me with more time for myself with my busy after school schedule”

Students would benefit from having a study hall

Gavin Moan, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

High school students spend an average of 2.7 hours a day on homework, and after being at school for nearly 7 hours, it can be very difficult to balance homework with extracurriculars such as sports...

Loy Norrix students led by members of third party organizations and fellow student leaders stand outside of Loy Norrix High School. Students walked out to protest KPS COVID and policing policies.

Approximately 35 students walk out of Loy Norrix in protest against KPS COVID protocols and policing in schools

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor January 18, 2022

At 9:00 a.m., on January 17, 2022, approximately 35 students walked out of school, lead by third party organizations such as Black Lives Matter Kalamazoo Battle Creek and Food not Bombs, in collabortation...

Kalamazoo Public Schools facebook account posts a graphic to their page announcing the first school closing this year on January 6th. This snow day marked the first since the start of the pandemic.

Snow Days: the role they serve in the world of pandemic schooling

Amady Mboup, Knights Speak Team January 12, 2022

As we enter the winter season, the topic of what to do when school is inaccessible due to the weather has come back into focus. Taking a look at Loy Norrix specifically, many are wondering whether the...

Having off-campus lunch would benefit students

Having off-campus lunch would benefit students

Gavin Moan, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

Have you ever wanted to get a breath of fresh air during the school day? Get some food that you’re craving instead of the same options at school everyday? You aren’t alone. So do many other students...

Transgender students using the bathroom of their choice needs to be normalized

Transgender students using the bathroom of their choice needs to be normalized

Moe Martin, Photo Editor November 29, 2021

As a transgender student, bathrooms are a waking nightmare. It’s one of the major struggles of being a trans student at Loy Norrix, a school with no gender-neutral bathrooms accessible in the A, B or...

Staff member Arlina Wheaton cleans up in the cafeteria after a lunch period. Wheaton and other lunch staff collect litter left by students in between periods.

The switch back to in-person learning has brought many changes, including dealing with litter in eating areas

August Crothers, Instagram Team October 27, 2021

In between lunch periods, the cafeteria is littered with sandwich wrappers and milk cartons, and cafeteria staff have to clean it up. While outside, in the senior courtyard, old food and trash stays on...

Principal and others speak out on the “Devious Lick” trend

Zachary Hiscock, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Starting in the beginning of September, students have been vandalizing the school bathrooms for a TikTok trend known as ‘“Devious Licks.” It first started off with TikTok user jugg4elias stealing...

Senior Danica Harpers cartoon strip from their 2nd period Art Class. The strip depicts the ongoing Devious Lick trend which involves students posting high school vandalism online and how teachers are concerned with the new behavior.

Why So Devious? The glorification of vandalism in the “Devious Lick” trend

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor October 7, 2021

As schools around the nation open their doors to students full-time for the first time in a year and a half, one phenomenon has also made an impressive return—high school vandalism. If you have been...

Campus safety officer pats down senior Jacob Shantzs bag. All students were searched for weapons before entering the building on Monday, September 27.

Social media threats cause increased caution at Loy Norrix

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor September 27, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, a social media post went out threatening a “shootout” at Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix high schools and a bombing at an unnamed “courthouse.” These threats are said...

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