Knight Life

Bilingual Loy Norrix students perform with The Kalamazoo Chinese Academy

Left to Right: Loy Norrix students Trevor Watts, Alex Bosak, and Nathan Hodshire. All three students are bilingual, speaking Chinese Mandarin and English.

Ian Woodruff, A/V Editing Team

June 12, 2020

You are sitting in darkness at Chenery Auditorium. Suddenly, a team comes out onto the stage and begins their diabolo performance.  Diabolos/Chinese yo-yos are flying across the stage as the audience is in awe. In January and February, a yo-yo team from the Kalamazoo Chinese Academy performed at...

The Loy Norrix chapter of NEHS is open for applications this fall

Loy Norrix junior Emerson Wesslehoff attends a volunteer opportunity at Read and Write Kalamazoo. Here Wesselhoff works to create a book using old magazines.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

June 8, 2020

The Loy Norrix chapter of the National English Honor Society, also called the Loy Norrix Literary Luminaries, is opening applications this fall, with English teacher Jeffery Pickell as the faculty adviser.  “[NEHS] is the only international organization exclusively for high school students and fa...

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 ...

Community comes together to feed the hungry for the 2019 Holiday Food Drive

PeaceJam members pose with food drive haul in the B-wing. Members pictured are Laya Houslander, Carlos Morales-Amates, Melissa Preston, Anna Sankey, Kim Chheu, Tanner Klute, Cecilia Mireles-Caballero, Samantha Schaffer, and Annaliese Bol.

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2020

Another holiday season means another food drive. Each year, students and faculty at the school get in the holiday spirit by donating non-perishable food to underprivileged families in our community. This time around, contributors brought the goods. A total of 7,001 items of food were brought in this...

Students Give Feedback on Their Experience Being Hispanic

Students Give Feedback on Their Experience Being Hispanic

Kylazia Dye

June 14, 2019

On April 18, 2019, Heather Dolegowski, an intern at Loy Norrix for Spanish teacher, Chris Holmes, held a panel including pre-teachers from WMU which opened up a conversation on some of the experiences that Hispanic students have faced during their education. “I want to convey the import...

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Damian Kulash (left) and Tim Nordwind (right) of OK Go speak at meet & greet at the Kalamazoo Public Library. When Nordwind was growing up in Kalamazoo, his mother served as the president of KPL's Friends Board of Directors.

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

A flyer is plastered onto the bulletin by the office. It shows four men in bright attire, tangled up in colorful yarn. This poster advertises that their tour is coming to town, but it isn’t the first time for one of them.  “My friends, who I played in a band with in high school, someone’s Engl...

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...

Serious Fun Honors Emma Knutson

Serious Fun Honors Emma Knutson

Joshua McKissic

April 23, 2019

Have you ever wanted to make a change for not only your community, but around the world? The SeriousFun network allows you to do just that. Emma Knutson, a recent recipient of the SeriousFun Award for her social justice work with sick children, has already made an impact on the lives of many childre...

Current and Former Loy Norrix Police Officers Give Back to the Community they Serve for the Holidays

Current and Former Loy Norrix Police Officers Give Back to the Community they Serve for the Holidays

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

February 14, 2019

Christmastime revolves around children. Ask any parent, the magic, excitement and gifts that accompany the holiday is really all for the kids. But for many children in low-income households, the holidays are full of uncertainty and stress as they wonder if there will be presents for them on Christm...

Building Community in the American Classroom

Becky Cooper helps students in her ATYP AP Literature & Language class at Western Michigan University. Pictured from left to right Becky Cooper, Emma Michael, and Lily Dorstewitz. Photo Credit / Frankie Stevens

December 21, 2016

GUEST WRITER: Aiden Lane “If somebody has been kicked every time they try to get up, or they feel that way, they’ll stop trying,” said ATYP teacher, Becky Cooper before the beginning of her AP English Literature class at WMU. Cooper’s class is based around a fundamental theory of education that ...

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