The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Political apathy plagues Loy Norrix students and young American voters at large

Josephine Velo and Eleanor Cook May 23, 2024

"A lot more people are just like, 'both sides suck. Nobody represents me,'" said history teacher James Johnson, describing the current political culture of the youth vote. This sentiment summarizes...

Junior Xander Frost uses his key to open the K-wing elevator. When the J-wing elevator is temporarily out-of-order, this is the elevator that Frost uses to reach the second floor of the building, as it tends to be more reliable than its J-wing counterpart.

Students, staff and administration work together to make education accessible for all

Eleanor Cook and Skylar Zajac May 22, 2024

Unseen and unused by most students, four elevators run between the lower and upper levels of Loy Norrix. Although the majority of the student body is unaware of these and many other accommodations, these...

Knight Life Cowboy Promotional Video

Amelia Wood, Assistant Multimedia Editor February 21, 2024

At the end of the show, Romeo and Juliet lay dead.  A crowd of people from Verona, including the rival families, begin to gather.

Shakespeare’s resurrection: “Romeo and Juliet” delivers a classic yet lively performance

Eleanor Cook and Josephine Velo February 15, 2024

"Somber love."  According to senior Cash Newton, who plays Lord Capulet, these are the two words that best describe the Loy Norrix production of "Romeo and Juliet."  On Feb. 15, 16, 17, and 18,...

A table of freshmen eat and talk during C lunch. Unlike previous classes, the class of 2027 experienced the effects of COVID-19 in elementary school, which has had some long-lasting impacts for them.

This year’s freshman class is adjusting to the environment of Loy Norrix

Eleanor Cook and Flora Harper November 15, 2023

Every fall, a new stream of freshmen pour into Loy Norrix High School, replacing the graduating senior class. For most students, going from middle school to high school can be a jarring experience. The...

The DeSantis Doctrine

“The DeSantis Doctrine”

Eleanor Cook, Executive Editor May 10, 2023

Multiple parts are needed to construct a pad, including adhesive, absorbent, and cover. Dignidade Para Elas worked in the labratory for months to make sure that all of the materials they used were biodegradable.

Biodegradable pads and addressing menstrual poverty: Cecília Giacomin’s activism in Brazil 

Sophia Ciokajlo and Eleanor Cook February 9, 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....

Junior Emma Doren positioning her spotlight before the show opens. During the show, it was her responsibility to track the actors with her light as they moved across the stage.

Q&A with the students behind the production of “Legally Blonde”

Eleanor Cook, Executive Editor January 9, 2023

Since September, the crew of "Legally Blonde: The Musical" has been working hard to put on the show. Rehearsals consistently lasted past 10 p.m., but by opening night, the crew was able to work with...

Savannah Robert (left, middle) with her family. Every year, they take a photo with everyone to celebrate being together for the holidays.

Students share their holiday traditions

Eleanor Cook, Executive Editor December 21, 2022

For years, the late-December to early-January break has been called "Winter Break" or "Winter Recess" in Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS). Still, the generally-accepted mindset is that the break is for Christmas...

Matthew Porcos fourth hour APUSH class, finally below the 37-student limit.  Although Porco was able to remove desks from the room once several students left the class, the class is still crowded.

Overflowing AP classes and continuing lack of diversity causes problems for teachers and students

September 27, 2022

It's the first day of school and you're walking into your AP class. You've taken one or two AP classes before, and you've never had problems with classrooms being too full. But when you walk into the class,...

The wars on thrifting and fast-fashion didnt accomplish much

The wars on thrifting and fast-fashion didn’t accomplish much

Eleanor Cook, Executive Editor December 4, 2021

One of the most beloved pieces in my wardrobe is a red slip skirt I bought a few years ago on clearance. I wear it at least once a week despite the stigma around outfit-repeating, often feeling that wearing...

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