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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

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 and students and teachers are happy about his arrival

Lexi Tuley, Graphics Editor, Tower Talk Team 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,...

The tower of Loy Norrix High School.

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...

The photo shows the United States Capitol building. In which the House of Representatives and Senate are housed, and decisions are made.

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, Copy Editor 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 Pippi Longstocking in 2012. On the right, Vander Beek reading her history textbook in 2020.

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...

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