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

Bilingual Loy Norrix students perform with The Kalamazoo Chinese Academy

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...

Freshman Faces Pitfalls and Benefits of Ambition

Freshman Faces Pitfalls and Benefits of Ambition

Paula Montoro December 13, 2018

“I know I have big goals. I want to be someone important,” said Koryania Robinson, a freshman who is already sure about her life goals. Robinson lived in New York City for seven years where she had...

Alcohol Restrictions Lead to More Dangerous Consumption

Alcohol Restrictions Lead to More Dangerous Consumption

December 12, 2018

By Eva Bugnaski For some individuals, the best thing about rules is breaking them. This mentality seems to apply to 18-20 year olds all over the United States as they reach for their illegally-acquired...

Adopting a Year-Long Sibling: A Loy Norrix Student’s Experience with the Foreign Exchange Program

Adopting a Year-Long Sibling: A Loy Norrix Student’s Experience with the Foreign Exchange Program

December 11, 2018

By Eva Bugnaski Jeanie Gould-McElhone and her parents waited at the airport with visible excitement. Bill McElhone and Leona Gould stood in front of both gate exits, unsure of which Paula, their foreign...

Paula speaking to her friend during A lunch.

Foreign Exchange Student Adjusts to American Culture

Esperanza Fraga December 5, 2018

After a nine hour plane ride from Madrid, Spain to an airport in Chicago, Paula Montoro was just about to board another plane to Kalamazoo when she was greeted by her host family with three balloons....

Just A Poke Towards the Changing Culture of Tattoos

Just A Poke Towards the Changing Culture of Tattoos

Gaia Bogan March 26, 2018

Twenty-one years ago it was illegal to get tattooed in New York City, but today most people would hardly blink an eye at a full sleeve. It’s hard to conceptualize how society’s judgements could dissipate...

The Wonders of America: Danish Exchange Student Experiences the Complexities of U.S. Culture

The Wonders of America: Danish Exchange Student Experiences the Complexities of U.S. Culture

Sofie Nehlsen February 6, 2018

If you had asked me to describe the United States in 3 words, 6 months ago, I probably would’ve said Trump, The Kardashians and obesity. Not the best first-hand impression, I know, but nevertheless,...

Student Crosses Cultures and Holds On to a Passion

Student Crosses Cultures and Holds On to a Passion

May 8, 2017

By Andrew DeHaan For many students, the process of moving away a few hours for college is quite frightening. In fact, 70 percent of students feel homesick in their first few weeks away according to a...

An Outsider’s Perspective on the Culture of China

An Outsider’s Perspective on the Culture of China

jakeheasley October 2, 2014

China is one of the most mysterious countries in the eyes of Americans. We hear about big news stories like Apple products being made in sweatshops, or the Tiananmen Square Massacre, but we never learn...

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