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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Sophomore and junior place first in state forensics duo finals

Sophomore and junior place first in state forensics duo finals

Milo Turner May 20, 2022

Forensics is a multiple-event extracurricular that combines elements of drama, speech, musical arrangement and presentation.  On April 30, high school forensics teams from across the state met at Troy...

Farmers Alley Theatre bites the blade to the best of their ability with “The Revolutionists”

Farmers Alley Theatre bites the blade to the best of their ability with “The Revolutionists”

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022

“The Revolutionists,” written for the stage by Lauren Gunderson, is a four-woman play set in 1793 during the Reign of Terror, the infamously bloody phase of the French Revolution when execution by...

Loy Norrix Theatre department announces cast for And Then There Were None

Loy Norrix Theatre department announces cast for “And Then There Were None”

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor March 18, 2022

As the third trimester signals the nearing end of the school year, for some Loy Norrix students this also marks the start of their last high school theatre production of the year. The Loy Norrix Theatre...

And Then There Were None was made by prolific British author Agatha Christie. She wrote a total of 66 crime thrillers, and often oversaw their stage scripts.

LN drama department announces spring play, “And Then There Were None”

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Copy Editor March 8, 2022

  As the musical “Something Rotten” has been wrapped up for almost a month, many have been waiting with baited breath to see what non-musical play production Loy Norrix drama teacher, Dan Lafferty,...

Conners Critiques: “Cinderella” is why you should leave Disney princesses to Disney

Conner’s Critiques: “Cinderella” is why you should leave Disney princesses to Disney

Conner McBride, Business Manager January 27, 2022

The most recent Cinderella movie is a mockery of the beloved childhood film.  This remake of Cinderella is proof that just because you have famous actors and celebrities in your movie, it’s not going...

Something Rotten was first preformed in 2015, and was nominated several Tony awards, winning one for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

“Something Rotten” comes to Loy Norrix

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Copy Editor October 7, 2021

Despite its name, the musical “Something Rotten” is far from such, considered to be a classic among the genre and an oftenly performed piece in high schools.  The musical was developed by John...

Dan Lafferty has been acting for 10 years, starting in local theatre and moving onto travelling work with Missoula Children’s Theatre. He’s now teaching in his first year at Norrix, hoping to carry over the successes of the departing teacher, Mrs. Carrow.

Staff shakeup in the Loy Norrix Drama department

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Copy Editor September 30, 2021

J11, that room tucked away in the far side of the building. Low ceilings, dim lights, a consistently cool temperature. For many it is a familiar, or at least a comfortable space. And for as long as any...

(Left to right) Elias Nagel-Bennett, playing Treville, inducts DArtagnan played by Max Butkiewicz into the Musketeers. The production of the Three Musketeers depicted was in 2019, in which Nagel-Bennett played Treville along with the Duke of Buckingham, marking his most recent performance at the Kalamazoo Civic.

Loy Norrix junior is forced to cut acting career short due to COVID-19 conditions

Amady Mboup, Knights Speak Team December 16, 2020

“I just want to act,” said junior Elias Nagel-Bennett, when questioned on his feelings towards COVID-19 and the effects the virus has had on his career.  Nagel-Bennett has been acting in Kalamazoo’s...

Damian Kulash (left) and Tim Nordwind (right) of OK Go speak at meet & greet at the Kalamazoo Public Library. When Nordwind was growing up in Kalamazoo, his mother served as the president of KPLs Friends Board of Directors.

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2019

A flyer is plastered onto the bulletin by the office. It shows four men in bright attire, tangled up in colorful yarn. This poster advertises that their tour is coming to town, but it isn’t the first...

Loy Norrix Drama Department Welcomes New Performers

Loy Norrix Drama Department Welcomes New Performers

Sebastian Rodriguez October 22, 2017

The Loy Norrix Drama Department is going to perform “Lend Me a Tenor, ” written by Ken Ludwig. There are only 8 character roles in "Lend Me A Tenor.” This meant that auditions for the play were...

The Move: Loy Norrix Student Recalls Moving From A Small Town

The Move: Loy Norrix Student Recalls Moving From A Small Town

February 1, 2017

GUEST WRITER: Ciera Mcclenton-Langston It was the last day of the school year at Edwardsburg Public School. Freshman Marissa Jacquez came home in a state of excitement. She ran around the house like a...

To answer Sophia Boismier’s question about the differences between T.V. and theater, Gibbs pretends to break up with Boismier two different ways, like he would on stage, and in front of a camera. Photo Credit / Grace Marshall

The Book of Mormon's Gabe Gibbs visits Loy Norrix Drama Students

Grace Marshall December 1, 2016

In a recent review in Loy Norrix Knight Life, Rachel Zook called the Broadway musical, “The Book of Mormon,” “shocking, offensive, and wonderful.” On Friday, October 21st the Loy Norrix drama students...

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