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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Seniors Ian Woodruff and Harper Schrader entering the patio at prom. The patio was decorated with twinkle lights and tables for fresh air mingling.

Prom provides an exciting way for upperclassmen to celebrate the end of the year

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor May 13, 2022

On Saturday, April 23, Loy Norrix held its annual junior/senior prom on Western Michigan University’s campus at the Fetzer Center. The high turnout reflected just how much Norrix students have missed...

On Thursday, Apr 7, 2022, in a historic decision, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first black woman and first public defender to be confirmed to the  United States Supreme Court.

Ketanji Brown Jackson: her road to confirmation

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor April 18, 2022

On Feb. 25, 2022, President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. She will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement on Jan. 27, 2022. Jackson...

Protest signs urges a ban of Russia from the SWIFT financial system, an action that has since been taken by the United States and various other NATO countries.

Sanctions on Russia: what they are, what they do and what effect they will have on countries around the world

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor March 8, 2022

The word “sanction” has become an essential in the vocabulary of most Americans this past week as the Russo-Ukrainian conflict continues to rage on. In lieu of military intervention, the United States,...

Jason Walker talks to students in the hallway. Walker is the restorative justice coach at Loy Norrix and works with students and staff when conflict arises.

Restorative justice: Loy Norrix gradual implementation is a small step in the right direction, but is it enough to create systemic change?

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor February 14, 2022

Editor's note: This story is part of  "State of Mind: The Modern Condition of Youth,"  produced in partnership with local, independent news outlet NowKalamazoo, which provided editorial support and guidance.    In...

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 a group of students joined Joshua Gottlieb to protest against climate change and the lack of government action.

As the UN Climate Summit began, this Kalamazoo teacher’s hunger strike ended

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor November 11, 2021

Joshua Gottlieb is a physics teacher at Kalamazoo Central High School. On Monday, Oct 25, Gottlieb began a week-long hunger strike to raise awareness for climate change and protest the changes being made...

Rebecca Layton wrote the Womens Studies curriculum and teaches the class during first hour. Layton also teaches and wrote the curriculums for the Loy Norrix psychology and sociology courses.

Women’s Studies and African American Studies; history through the eyes of the silenced and overlooked

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor October 8, 2021

Every year, the prospect of new classes, new curriculums, and new teachers is exciting. Whether it be a required class like economics, an art class like ceramics, or an English class like creative writing,...

Mrs. May has been at Norrix for 39 years and her contributions are priceless. After she retires, she plans to move to Colorado to be closer to her daughters family. She has already made calls about starting a Peace Jam at the local high school.

Sveri May: a Loy Norrix life and legacy

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor June 10, 2021

A lot can happen in 39 years, Sveri May is a testament to that. Current Loy Norrix teacher, Mrs. May, attended Loy Norrix High School for her sophomore and senior years-- she spent her junior year in Stockholm,...

Loy Norrix teacher Kyle Shack prefers to use Classroom Relay to communicate with his students and help them out when they are struggling.

Classroom Relay: A helpful tool for teachers, but possibly unfair monitoring system

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor June 8, 2021

School districts have had internet monitoring software for years. It’s not a secret that administrators have access to your school email address and can see what you do when logged into that email address.  What...

Graduates waiting in line felt a vibe of celebration.

The Loy Norrix Class of 2021 ends with an outdoor graduation celebration

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor June 7, 2021

The celebration of this year’s graduating class began with a Clap-Out for seniors as they paraded throughout the school one last time at 11:30 A.M. Afterwards, seniors made their way to the bleachers...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been under fire these past few months as a result of multiple sexual harassment allegations and his handling of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.

Andrew Cuomo: from praise to an impeachment inquiry in weeks

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor April 12, 2021

In his three terms as governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo has made serious progress. From legalizing same sex marriage in New York in 2011 to his signing of the New York Secure Ammunition and...

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, Copy 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,...

Donald Trump left office yesterday due to his term ending. Impeachment proceedings have yet to be determined.

A Historical Impeachment: What is it and how is it going to work?

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor January 21, 2021

Only three presidents have ever been impeached since the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1787. All three, Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump, were acquitted and able to continue serving their...

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