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Junior Elizabeth McFarlen enjoys favorite childhood movie Cars alongside her dogs Henry, Milo and Cruz (left to right). Many students have been returning to nostalgic pieces of media amidst the pandemic.

Returning to childhood comforts: observing nostalgia as a response to trauma

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor June 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone around the world, regardless of social standing, class or status. This event is classified as a mass trauma, the same post-traumatic stresses that many feel...

Seniors share plans for graduation parties

Seniors share plans for graduation parties

Annemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team May 28, 2021

Graduation parties are all about celebrating a senior’s accomplishments throughout their schooling careers and because of this pandemic, people have had to make some changes. Changes such as being socially...

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...

LN senior Emerson Wesselhoff performing her forensics piece at home, during regional finals.

Entire LN forensics team makes it to MIFA state finals

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor May 20, 2021

This is the first time in Loy Norrix history that the entire forensics team advanced on to the MIFA (Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association) state finals. The event was held on April 30 - May 1,...

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...

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...

An official study guide for the SAT, in 2005.

KPS students offered the opportunity to take SAT

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor April 13, 2021

For the 2020-2021 school year, Loy Norrix is only offering the SAT and will not be including the rest of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) which during a “normal” year would include not only the SAT, but...

Loy Norrix Swim and Dive team gets ready to go to States. In the photo from left to right there is Samantha Vande Pol (diver), Norah DeYoung, Annika Schnell, Grace Mahar, and Ellie Haase.

Record-breaking Loy Norrix swim relay team finally makes it to states

Annie Mansfield March 22, 2021

After over five weeks of time off, the Loy Norrix swim relay team, consisting of senior Ellie Haase, sophomore Norah DeYoung, junior Annika Schnell and freshman Grace Mahar, was finally able to go to their...

How COVID has affected a Kalamazoo healthcare worker

How COVID has affected a Kalamazoo healthcare worker

Tierra Carson March 15, 2021

Rosa Castro has been working at Bronson Hospital for eight and a half years, and this past year will be one that she never forgets. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Castro has had to adjust the way she works...

With this decision KPS will have its first ever all virtual school year.

KPS decides to remain virtual for the remainder of the year

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team February 12, 2021

On Feb. 11, the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education announced that the district will remain virtual for the third and final trimester of the year instead of returning to in-person learning in a...

If KPS decides to go hybrid for the last trimester of the 20-21 school year this will be the first time students will be in schools since March of last year.

Kalamazoo Public Schools decides whether to transition to a hybrid schedule for the third trimester of the 20-21 school year

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team February 5, 2021

Kalamazoo Public Schools decides whether to transition to a hybrid schedule for the third trimester of the 20-21 school year On February 11th, 2021 Superintendent Raichoudhuri will deliver the decision...

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