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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Savannah Robert (left, middle) with her family. Every year, they take a photo with everyone to celebrate being together for the holidays.

Students share their holiday traditions

Eleanor Cook, Opinion Editor December 21, 2022

For years, the late-December to early-January break has been called "Winter Break" or "Winter Recess" in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). Still, the generally-accepted mindset is that the break is for Christmas...

Matthew Porcos fourth hour APUSH class, finally below the 37-student limit.  Although Porco was able to remove desks from the room once several students left the class, the class is still crowded.

Overflowing AP classes and continuing lack of diversity cause problems for teachers and students

September 27, 2022

It's the first day of school and you're walking into your AP class. You've taken one or two AP classes before, and you've never had problems with classrooms being too full. But when you walk into the...

Students gathered around at the end of class during 4th hour AP Psychology  taught by Sean Bergan.

AP classes lack diversity, causing fewer POC to enroll

Ari'el Abbott, Twitter Editor January 6, 2022

I look back on my first encounter with an advanced class with a strong lack of diversity. I remember walking into my first AP class and already being nervous, but I shake the feelings out and take...

Elisha Applebaum (Left), a European-Singaporean actress, has been cast to play Musa (Right) in the live action Winx Club reboot. Netflix has been involved in many controversies regarding their self-produced releases, being accused of white-washing, queer-baiting and appealing to child predators.

Netflix’s “Winx Club”: Perpetuating racism in the entertainment industry

Sophie Decker, Web Editor, A/V Editor January 22, 2021

Racism in entertainment has been prevalent for centuries and only recently has begun to be rectified, but even with the removal of legal barriers, people of color still face challenges when it comes to...

Derrell Mabon II, Kamryn Kimbrough, and Brooklyn Moore during play rehearsal. Mabon plays John Prentice Sr., Kimbrough plays Mary Prentice, and Moore plays Hilary St. George.

Loy Norrix’s next play focuses on racism and confrontation: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” utilizes the diversity of Norrix to discuss tension in a mixed-race couple

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor January 18, 2020

“It’s gonna be a wake-up call,” drama teacher and play director Paige Carrow said. “It’s going to spark conversations after the show.” Loy Norrix will be putting on the play “Guess Who’s...

How Loy Norrix Can Help Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed in High School

How Loy Norrix Can Help Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed in High School

April 17, 2019

By Julienne Alphonse Loy Norrix is one of the most diverse high schools in the Kalamazoo area, it consists of students from a variety of different communities, cultures, and countries. As a refugee,...

Many New Faces in Midterm Election, Still Doesn’t Represent the Millennials

Many New Faces in Midterm Election, Still Doesn’t Represent the Millennials

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager December 20, 2018

The United States just had a midterm election on November 6th, and many monumental milestones were reached. Thirty new women are coming into Congress including the fist lesbian, muslim and Native-American...

Jasmine Adams talks to her friend Tori Zehner after school. They are both on the JV soccer team.

Kalamazoo Students Transition from Paramount Charter Academy to Loy Norrix

brandigreig9 April 23, 2014

Switching schools can be difficult for everyone, but it’s especially hard if you have never been to a public school before. Along with all the new people and teachers, you have to adjust to new classes,...

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