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Reniya France, one of the leaders of the Women Empowerment Club discuss the forming of the club. Anna Edleson and Nadia Abbot talk about womans rights issues.

Female Empowerment Club is back on track

Unique Payton, Staff Writer January 26, 2022

“The purpose of the Female Empowerment Club is to create a safe place for women, especially women of color, because we need some reassurance and a support group,'' Reniya France, a junior leader of the...

Students protest KPS policies in front of Loy Norrix High School.

Jan. 21 Weekly News Digest: Omicron spikes, Loy Norrix walkout and voting rights bills

Chloe Rathbun, News Editor January 21, 2022

  COVID Updates Important Information Starting on January 18th, the Biden-Harris administration will be allowing Americans to order 4 free at-home COVID tests, following the surge of the...

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...

Senior drum major Matthew Gray conducts the band as they play their halftime show finale, “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco at the homecoming game on October 15.

Loy Norrix music department returns with festive winter concert after two years

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor December 10, 2021

As the year draws to a close, the Loy Norrix music department will hold one last major event to conclude 2021 for all students and families to enjoy. Starting at 7:00 pm on December 15, Loy Norrix’...

After a long period of time spent online many people relied on social media. Fast forward a year and a half, and many people have continued these habits.

A “phone addicted” generation coming off the pandemic

Kendall Sloan, Instagram Team November 22, 2021

In the past, attitudes surrounding social media have consistently been, to “cut-down” or “reduce usage” in order to be more productive. However, the pandemic pushed this attitude completely out...

An illustration of a failing grade.

Quarantining students need more support

Owen Davis, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Students are back in school, masked up and ready to learn. Now, in addition to their work, students face a daunting task: staying healthy.  Something that didn’t sound so challenging once is now...

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...

Spanish teacher Marta Grabowski substitute teaches for Atiba Wards fifth hour international business class. Like all teachers at Norrix, shes been called in to sub on a rolling basis.

Substitute teacher shortage plagues Norrix staff

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

With teachers frequently in and out of the building because of COVID scares as the pandemic rages on, familiar faces have been popping up around the building. Maybe your algebra teacher had to lecture...

“Bones day” highlights the appeal of mysticism

“Bones day” highlights the appeal of mysticism

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor November 4, 2021

The social media platform TikTok is known for being a lawless refuge for its users, with anyone able to create a public account and post whatever they want.  Just a few weeks ago the “Devious Licks”...

Samuel Bistrek, Karina Gutierrez, Naysa Quinones, Claire Goodwin-Kelly, Olyvia Ward, James Rocco, Kylie Kilgo, and Cecilia Salazar (left to right) show their support at the Mens Varsity Soccer game against Portage Central.

Seniors explain their experience jumping back into school after a pandemic

Kylie Kilgo, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

It is a bright and early morning for the students of the Kalamazoo Public School District as they return to school from being virtual for over a year and a half. As nerves rise for our young freshman,...

Sophomores Annabelle Fuerst and Nina Holm walk home from their bus stop after school. Both students were glad to return to in-person school and chose not to remain virtual for the 2021-2022 school year.

This year’s sophomores still feel like freshmen

Eleanor Cook, Guest Writer October 29, 2021

September 1 was the second day of the 2021-2022 school year, and half of the student body didn't know where they were going. After spending eighteen months in Google Meets, the freshmen and sophomores...

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