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The National English Honors Society recognizes the hard work that has often gone overlooked by Loy Norrix teachers during this time of virtual learning.

National English Honor Society members express gratitude for teachers during the pandemic

Princess-J'Maria Mboup, Knights Speak Team May 31, 2021

For the duration of virtual instruction, students have been dealing with a lot on their plate, struggling to persevere through misfortune in their education and lives. While there is a lot of attention...

Loy Norrix assistant principal poses for picture.

Loy Norrix’s new assistant principal reflects on first four months

Anniemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team May 30, 2021

Most of the staff and students in the Kalamazoo Public School district have had to make adjustments to the struggles of being all-online this year, but the newly hired assistant principal Alexander Hill...

Family/Friends/Socializing is what students and staff said they missed most, followed closely by school and extracurriculars.

Students and staff reflect on what they missed due to COVID-19

Kai Neve-Jones, Assistant Photo Editor May 26, 2021

COVID has affected everyone. Everyone has lost something, whether that be family, traveling opportunities, time at school, or events with friends. Now that vaccines are being rolled out, we have more chances...

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...

Local Asian Americans recall racism from childhood and report how it’s gotten worse this past year

Local Asian Americans recall racism from childhood and report how it’s gotten worse this past year

Annemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team May 13, 2021

Growing up as an adopted Asian American, I’ve dealt with my share of racism. The earliest account I had to face was in second grade in my elementary school’s library of a kid pulling their eyes back...

Amy (Bella Ford) practices her technique to be more Zen.

The Loy Norrix theatre department stages a musical about the complexity of growing up

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 11, 2021

“It's such a struggle to learn and perform an entire musical in basically just one month, but we did it and it is so gratifying to see it come together,” said senior Kamryn Kimbrough, an actor in the...

A graphic depicting the rate of vaccination by county in the state of Michigan as of April 14.

Loy Norrix student opens up about contracting the COVID-19 virus

Milo Turner, Social Media Team May 7, 2021

The state of Michigan has been struck with over 873 thousand COVID cases in total, with the daily average number of new cases in the past week being over 7 thousand according to The New York Times.  Michigan...

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...

An early graduate from the class of 2020 receives their diploma at the graduation ceremony last year.

Cancellation of school activities prompts seniors to graduate early

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor April 15, 2021

“Senioritis” is a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance. I think it’s fair to say senioritis is hitting...

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