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College Board discontinues SAT subject tests and essay as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hannah Locke, News Editor February 8, 2021

The changes to the education system have been innumerable since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. From school being cancelled altogether and administrations scrambling to find solutions,...

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Poll: Teachers and students on continuing the trimester 2 schedule when students return in-person

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2021

The revised schedule for this school year’s second trimester of distance learning has been a topic of discourse among students and faculty in recent weeks. Many vie for making benefits of the online...

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Proposed change to the KPS school board to high school government class and curriculum

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor January 5, 2021

The Kalamazoo Public School administration proposed an idea that would limit the required credits of U.S. Government class, making it only one trimester long instead of two trimesters and removing key...

Sophmore Amady Mboup pictured after interview for Original Essay and Short Story submissions in the Short Story and Original Essay.  After getting gold star credits in the regional competition , Mboup went on to nationals where he was beaten out for the top three spots.

Sophomore finds fulfillment on and off the page

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Guest Writer December 10, 2020

“When I’m really in the zone, you lose track of time, you type and write faster. The words come to mind. I don't plan on writing… I don't spend time going through ideas I don’t like,” said. sophomore...

On the left, Mara Vander Beek reading

High school students have stopped reading for pleasure

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor November 24, 2020

During Book Fair week in elementary school, the halls would be abuzz with excitement as fifth graders showed each other the books they wanted and third graders pulled their parents around the shelves set...

SAT Corona Edition: Taking a life-changing test during the COVID-19 pandemic

SAT Corona Edition: Taking a life-changing test during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor November 4, 2020

The SAT is one of the most important milestones in the life of an upperclassmen high school student. The big test, the final frontier, the number that will decide if you can attend the college of your...

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...

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

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

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor June 8, 2020

The Loy Norrix chapter of the National English Honor Society, is opening applications this fall. English teacher Jeffery Pickell is the faculty adviser.  “[NEHS] is the only international organization...

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

Class offered as a partnership between Loy Norrix and local businesses

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...

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.

Kalamazoo Public Schools search for a new Superintendent

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....

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