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Climate Change in Kalamazoo: how to learn more about the issue

Climate Change in Kalamazoo: how to learn more about the issue

Finn Brent

June 10, 2020

Climate change is an issue that must be faced and dealt with by everybody. There is no one way to solve it, and it is important that we do everything in our power to help with this crisis we are facing.  We must change our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint and elect politicians who are climate c...

The Loy Norrix chapter of NEHS is open for applications this fall

Loy Norrix junior Emerson Wesslehoff attends a volunteer opportunity at Read and Write Kalamazoo. Here Wesselhoff works to create a book using old magazines.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

June 8, 2020

The Loy Norrix chapter of the National English Honor Society, also called the Loy Norrix Literary Luminaries, is opening applications this fall, with English teacher Jeffery Pickell as the faculty adviser.  “[NEHS] is the only international organization exclusively for high school students and fa...

Class offered as a partnership between Loy Norrix and local businesses

Junior Kaleb Madrigal poses for a photo with his mentor Paul Frazier in front of International Profyle Barbershop.

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team

March 4, 2020

As education has progressed over the years, schools have worked to offer more options for students beyond the traditional core four classes and some electives. Many students desire an opportunity to get hands-on experience in the work-force.  The Community Based Vocational Education or the CBVE program in ...

Kalamazoo Public Schools search for a new Superintendent

Interim Superintendent Gary Start works at his desk. He will be taking over until Kalamazoo Public Schools finds a permanent replacement for Dr. Micheal Rice.

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

February 6, 2020

Following Dr. Micheal Rice’s permanent move to become the state superintendent of Michigan, the Kalamazoo Public Schools District has been moving along in the process of finding a new superintendent.  Dr. Rice served as the KPS superintendent from 2007-2019; nearly twelve years of service with...

Education for Employment classes give LN students a boost towards a future career

Portage Northern senior Paige Konigsberg and Kalamazoo Central senior Izzy Hawkes practice wrapping with dressing and pads during lab for the Emergency Medical Technician EFE. Wrapping and bandaging is a very important skill for EMT's to know.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

October 28, 2019

Not everything students learn in high school will help them with their future. Loy Norrix provides students with an opportunity to study for future employment with a program called Education for Employment or EFE. The school offers about 42 different EFE options for students to choose from.  Some ...

President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

The tower of Loy Norrix High School.

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor

April 28, 2019

With each passing year, the fiscal budget for the federal government, or the amount of money the government plans to spend in a year, is adjusted by the president of the United States in order to better balance and distribute the funds of the federal government. While the president creates the budget,...

Locked Doors, Locked Minds: Restricting School Library Access Shouldn’t Be Allowed

Locked Doors, Locked Minds: Restricting School Library Access Shouldn’t Be Allowed

April 26, 2019

By Claire Beougher The doors of the school library should never be closed to students, no matter what the reason. We’ve all seen the signs hanging on the library doors at Loy Norrix saying, “The library is closed,” or “Only students attending classes allowed.” The doors are locked every day,...

Michigan Should Invest in Substitutes To Improve Education

Michigan Should Invest in Substitutes To Improve Education

Kylazia Dye

March 8, 2019

Before the beginning of a lecture, you notice there is something different about the class that you attend daily: the teacher is gone. As you walk into the class, a substitute teacher is either sitting at the teacher’s desk, standing in the front, greeting you and other students as they enter, or ...

Education Should be a Mirror of Society

Education Should be a Mirror of Society

Paula Montoro

December 9, 2018

I am from Madrid, Spain, where I attend Joaquin Araujo High School. This year I am studying in the United States at Loy Norrix High School. Being a foreign exchange student has given me the chance to analyze and understand things through a different perspective; education is one of those things. T...

Augmented Reality: The Future of Technology

Augmented Reality: The Future of Technology

Gavin Rutherford

October 9, 2018

Nowadays, most Americans own cell phones. We can use them to text, call, look things up, play games and we’re still developing new capabilities. So, what if we could make these everyday activities even more streamlined? With the release of the iPhone X, Apple has introduced the ability to use aug...

Are You Prepared? SAT Testing Has Too Much Weight in Schools

Are You Prepared? SAT Testing Has Too Much Weight in Schools

Bethany Dunham

June 15, 2018

April is the month that every junior dreads; it’s the month of standardized testing. You can enjoy your spring break and then right when you get back testing begins. Teachers spend weeks upon weeks trying to prepare students for these tests, time that could be spent preparing students for college a...

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