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

In the trophy case outside drama teacher Dan Laffertys classroom sits the first place Spartan Invitational award.  Its a tall one, with three shiny green pillars meeting at the top with a silver star.

Seniors win first place in Michigan State Forensics Invitational

Josephine Velo, Assistant Multimedia Editor/Knights Speak Team March 9, 2022

The Loy Norrix trophy cases are loaded, but soon another will be added following the Forensic team’s win on the Saturday of Feb. 19. Loy Norrix seniors Liam Braun and Elias Nagel-Bennett competed...

Senior Kevin Lucas goes up for a layup against multiple Tri-Unity players.

March 4 Weekly Digest: KPS mask mandate, State of the Union Address and Russian sanctions

News Team March 4, 2022

COVID-19 Update According to The New York Times’ COVID-19 dashboard, there have been over 54 thousand new cases each day of COVID in the United States as of March 3rd. Around 1.8 thousand cases are...

The Lifespan of a Fact poses for a promotional photo. Laurie Carter Rose (left) looks over shamefully at the nervous Myles Schwarz (middle) and the annoyed Paul Stroili (right).

What Happened There: “The Lifespan of a Fact” highlights the important division between fact and fiction

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor February 25, 2022

It was a gloomy yet bitterly cold evening on February 18, with downtown Kalamazoo having recently healed from a snow storm earlier that day: this was the time and place in which I went and saw “The Lifespan...

(Left to right) Elias Nagel-Bennett, playing Treville, inducts DArtagnan played by Max Butkiewicz into the Musketeers. The production of the Three Musketeers depicted was in 2019, in which Nagel-Bennett played Treville along with the Duke of Buckingham, marking his most recent performance at the Kalamazoo Civic.

Loy Norrix junior is forced to cut acting career short due to COVID-19 conditions

Amady Mboup, Knights Speak Team December 16, 2020

“I just want to act,” said junior Elias Nagel-Bennett, when questioned on his feelings towards COVID-19 and the effects the virus has had on his career.  Nagel-Bennett has been acting in Kalamazoo’s...

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...

Senior Katie Kutzko stands on an empty stage, looking out at the empty theatre. The lights are still on from the show, but without an audience the theater is silent.

Student performers miss connections and time to perfect craft during the COVID-19 restrictions on theatres

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor November 11, 2020

“I’ve met some of my best friends in acting, but those opportunities just don’t exist without theatre the way it was,” Loy Norrix junior Elias Nagel-Bennett said. On March 12, 2020, Broadway...

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