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The risks of choosing your career based solely off of money

The risks of choosing your career based solely off of money

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

March 5, 2020

During your junior and senior year you start to apply to colleges that offer programs of your career interest. Although you don't have to decide what exactly you want to be, it’s always something that you keep in the back of your mind. You start to pose two questions, what do I like to do, and what ...

Loy Norrix student wins full ride to Yale

Senior Lily Dorstewitz poses with her Questbridge poster after learning of her acceptance to Yale.

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team

February 9, 2020

“It just doesn’t feel real, it hasn’t started to set in yet,” said senior Lily Dorstewitz.  Dorstewitz found out in early December that she has been accepted into Yale University, one of the world’s most prestigious universities.  According to the Yale University website, last year...

Loy Norrix students learn what life after high school might look like

Tristan Mieroles came back to the halls of Loy Norrix to talk to a forensic science class about life after high school.

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

January 17, 2020

Every year, Loy Norrix students get a visit from LN alumni who have sat in the same seat just a couple years ago to tell then what life may be like once they have graduated from high school.  As college students finish off their fall semester, they are given an opportunity to come back to Loy Norri...

Leaving school: why some students dropout

Alexa Lee, 17, was a senior when she left high school due to concerns over her mental health.

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

December 23, 2019

Although drop out rates are decreasing, over 1.2 million high schoolers still leave school before graduation every year. Reasons for dropping out could range from physical or mental health, to boredom. According to “Why Students Drop Out” from the website Dropout Prevention, some of the most common reasons student...

ACT unveils new testing options

ACT unveils new testing options

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team

November 6, 2019

For high school students, there are two major standardized tests that colleges accept, the SAT and ACT. Loy Norrix requires students to take the SAT, but for those who want a different test option, the ACT is set up differently than the SAT.  The current ACT test format is blocked into four sections: Engli...

The College Admissions Scandal is Disappointing and Unfair to Students Across the Nation

The College Admissions Scandal is Disappointing and Unfair to Students Across the Nation

Julia Labadie

June 19, 2019

Being admitted into your dream school should be based on your accomplishments, grades, and passion. True passion for a school and your own future is extremely underrated at universities. Imagine opening a crisp letter from your dream college. Imagine how your heart will start pacing, sweat from ...

Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

Ciera Mcclenton

June 7, 2019

  College can be a stressful yet rewarding experience. Students grow up and grow out, getting to be a part of something new. Going to college for some is new as they are the first in the family to do so. For some it comes as second nature, and just like everyone else in their family, they’ll...

Learning the Ropes: Advice from Loy Norrix Grads

Leah Dunham

May 30, 2018

No matter what you’re doing after high school, you’ll encounter many new challenges and obstacles that you haven’t been presented with before. As the class of 2018 sets off on their journey, previous Loy Norrix students and graduates have shared some of their best advice for navigating college ...

Successful Decisions: Deciding on a College will Impact Your Future in many Ways

Successful Decisions: Deciding on a College will Impact Your Future in many Ways

Rebecca Taplin

May 23, 2018

Deciding on a college is one of the biggest decisions people make in their lives that will lead them to a successful career in the future. All colleges offer different programs and environments leading this choice to be quite difficult, so by visiting colleges you can find out what fits you best. ...

College Administration Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

College Administration Fails to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

June 15, 2017

Guest Writer Jillian Lynk According to a recent study by the “White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault,” one in five women will experience sexual assault in their college career. Yet, even when faced with these statistics, college administrations refuse to directly handle the issue. Less than one third of students found responsible for sexual assault are being expelled, which sends the message that ...

Loy Norrix Senior Takes on the Business World

Loy Norrix Senior Takes on the Business World

February 22, 2017

By Ontaesha Henderson Picture a family, two kids, a mother and a father on their way to the grocery store. The car starts to rumble, they hear a bang! Clash! The car starts to slow down. They pull off to the side of the road. The father hops out of the car and goes to the trunk to get his tools. He...

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