The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

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The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

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The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Personal finance teacher Dyami Hernandez helps his second hour class choose classes for next year. Before selecting what classes they want, students have to check what credits they have first.

Students want new, more relevant classes

Lexi Tuley, Graphics Editor April 24, 2024

It’s Monday morning. You’re sitting in your first hour on the brink of falling asleep. The teacher is droning on about geometry, and you wonder if you’ll ever actually have to prove a triangle is...

French translator, Marie Marcoux is helping to facilitate the conversation between Knight Life reporters and Gabonese journalists. The conversation was on environmental writing.

Journalists from Gabon meet with Knight Life reporters for a cultural and educational exchange

Sophia Ciokajlo, Photo Editor February 29, 2024

Gabon is an African country that is located on the west coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The official language of Gabon is French, as the country was a French colony until 1960.  Recently, experienced...

Loy Norrix teacher Christina Holmes teaches vocabulary to her Spanish III class. She seeks to prepare her students as best as possible for the upcoming exams.

Teachers use unique strategies to help students learn

Clementine Trost-Bailey June 8, 2023

School can be stressful, confusing and exhausting, and it can often feel impossible to succeed. However, Loy Norrix teachers put in the effort to ensure students are successful. Each teacher has their...

KAMSC biology teacher Colleen Chapoton passes out old tests to her honors biology 9th grade students. They are reviewing their past assessments in preparation for final exams coming up in a week.

KAMSC versus Norrix: teachers share similar attitudes towards students regardless of school setting

Alaina Suarez June 7, 2023

It’s a typical day at KAMSC: backpacks lay strewn messily against every wall, many students lounge next to them with legs sprawled out into the walkways while others meander through the halls peaking...

Knight Life reporter Wolfgang Madonia and Brazilian youth ambassador Amadeu Bezerra de Morais Neto talk with one another while on a tour of the school. Many Brazilian and American students were interested in the differences between schools in their respective countries.

Knight Life welcomes Youth Ambassadors from Brazil to the classroom to discuss culture, education and more

Hannah Locke, Editor in Chief February 6, 2023

Editor’s note: This story is part of the Global Ties Kalamazoo and Knight Life Series. On Jan. 17 and Jan. 23 Global Ties Kalamazoo’s Youth Ambassador program from Brazil visited Knight Life. These...

Colby Cuppernull discusses Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” with his honors English 11 class. The students have been studying Shakespeare and his works for about two weeks.

Colby Cuppernull joins English department: students and teachers are happy about his arrival

Lexi Tuley, Graphics Editor December 14, 2022

Many teachers at Loy Norrix have eagerly awaited the arrival of the new member of the English department, excited to have their plan hours back instead of substituting for the teacherless class. Cuppernull...

Teacher Christina Holmes jots down a note on her lunch break. Holmes often allows Spanish course students to eat in her room during the hour.

The road to Loy Norrix: Staff members speak on their history in education

Milo Turner January 26, 2022

According to a 2021 survey from the nonprofit research organization, RAND, almost one in four American teachers said that they were likely to quit their job. Now more than ever, there is a higher demand...

The National English Honors Society recognizes the hard work that has often gone overlooked by Loy Norrix teachers during this time of virtual learning.

National English Honor Society members express gratitude for teachers during the pandemic

Princess-J'Maria Mboup, Knights Speak Team May 31, 2021

For the duration of virtual instruction, students have been dealing with a lot on their plate, struggling to persevere through misfortune in their education and lives. While there is a lot of attention...

Senioritis: An inevitability of age or a result of flawed school policies?

Senioritis: An inevitability of age or a result of flawed school policies?

Sophie Decker, Web Editor, A/V Editor May 27, 2021

As the end of the year approaches, “senioritis” begins to set in for many students as they get ready to leave high school. This “condition” is often viewed as students getting lazy or complacent,...

Amy (Bella Ford) practices her technique to be more Zen.

The Loy Norrix theatre department stages a musical about the complexity of growing up

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 11, 2021

“It's such a struggle to learn and perform an entire musical in basically just one month, but we did it and it is so gratifying to see it come together,” said senior Kamryn Kimbrough, an actor in the...

Offical logo for the College Board SAT exam

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

Hannah Locke, Editor in Chief 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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