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Loy Norrix students learn what life after high school might look like

Loy Norrix students learn what life after high school might look like

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

January 17, 2020

Every year, Loy Norrix students get a visit from LN alumni who have sat in the same seat just a couple years ago to tell then what life may be like once they have graduated from high school.  As college students finish off their fall semester, they are given an opportunity to come back to Loy Norri...

What Role Models Mean To Us: Freshman looks up to her middle school art teacher

What Role Models Mean To Us: Freshman looks up to her middle school art teacher

Grace Getachew, Guest Writer

January 10, 2020

“I look up to her, she helped me through some rough times,” said Loy Norrix freshman Lucy Holverstott when talking about her 6th grade art teacher from Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts, Gayle James. Everyone has someone they look up to. Whether it’s a person they’re close with or some...

Leaving school: why some students dropout

Leaving school: why some students dropout

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

December 23, 2019

Although drop out rates are decreasing, over 1.2 million high schoolers still leave school before graduation every year. Reasons for dropping out could range from physical or mental health, to boredom. According to “Why Students Drop Out” from the website Dropout Prevention, some of the most common reasons student...

Freshmen transition to high school

Freshmen transition to high school

Gigi Fox, News Editor

October 18, 2019

Walking into Loy Norrix for the first time can be overwhelming and unnerving. We all know the feeling of walking into a new place and not knowing what to do. The class of 2023 had this feeling on September 3rd.  According to SchoolDigger, Maple Street Middle School only has 808 students, Millwood Middle ...

Thinking Like a Scientist: Science Courses Should Be a Greater Focus in High School

Thinking Like a Scientist: Science Courses Should Be a Greater Focus in High School

June 26, 2019

By Collin Carnell Throughout the nation, different science fields and scientific findings are coming under attack. There are claims that global warming isn’t happening, that vaccinations cause autism, that genetically modified organisms are completely unsafe to eat. Meanwhile, science has less of ...

Loy Norrix Students Shine in Art Show: The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show Offers Promising Opportunities for Student Artists

Loy Norrix Students Shine in Art Show: The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show Offers Promising Opportunities for Student Artists

Katie Shantz

June 12, 2019

Now in its 37th year, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts High School Area Show presents a unique chance for student artists to receive recognition for their works. Eight colleges and university programs offered nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships and awards for exemplary student work on May 17th, 2019. U...

Students Show Incoming Freshman A Little Piece of Norrix

Students Show Incoming Freshman A Little Piece of Norrix

Jaelyn Anderson

May 24, 2019

Every year Loy Norrix has incoming freshmen from Maple Street and Milwood middle schools come visit the school to get an idea of what high school will be like. Administrators explained all the opportunities that Norrix offers, many groups preformed for them and they got a tour of the school. The middle...

Senior Explains ‘New Life’ at Loy Norrix

Senior Explains ‘New Life’ at Loy Norrix

April 21, 2019

By Claire Goodwin-Kelly Senior Julienne Alphonse is looking forward to graduating high school... again. Alphonse moved from Malawi, a small country near the Eastern Coast of Africa to the United States as a refugee in October of 2016, after graduating from Lilongwe Girls Secondary School, a public ...

Being Single Doesn’t Mean you Have To Mingle

Being Single Doesn’t Mean you Have To Mingle

Miranda Cole

February 11, 2019

As high school students, relationships are a part of our life despite our feelings about them. From seeing these romantic relationships in movies and in the hallways at school, there is no way to avoid them. In a society where romantic relationships are seen as normal, we also need to learn to enjoy ...

LOY NORRIX SPIRIT WEEK: JERSEY DAY

LOY NORRIX SPIRIT WEEK: JERSEY DAY

Jaelyn Anderson

September 26, 2018

For the second day of Spirit Week at Loy Norrix more students are starting to participate and show their school spirit. On Tuesday the theme was Jersey's. Wednesday's theme is memes.      ...

Students and Staff Weigh in on What Makes a Good Teacher

Students and Staff Weigh in on What                                   Makes a Good Teacher

Sofie Nehlsen

June 6, 2018

  Teachers play a huge role in students day-to-day lives. Students spend about one-third of their time at school being taught and influenced by their teachers. Many teachers have vastly different teaching methods. While some like being practical and really letting their students work with th...

Privacy Being Perpetrated? Norrix Students Are Suspect Over Mark Zuckerberg and His Facebook Privacy Policy

Privacy Being Perpetrated?  Norrix Students Are Suspect Over Mark Zuckerberg and His Facebook Privacy Policy

parkerkissel

June 4, 2018

If you’ve ever been worried that your private information may be leaked or exposed, then you’re right to be worried. On March 17, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, was exposed by the New York Times and the Observer for having shared information from over 50 million private accounts to thir...

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