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Women Studies class to be offered at Loy Norrix

Senior Emma Hilgart-Griff and teacher Rebecca Layton discuss the womens studies curriculum. The class is a mix of political science, psychology and womens history.

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 20, 2020

In the 2020-21 school year there will be a new class students can take at Loy Norrix that was recently approved by the KPS Board of Education on Thursday, December 5th. The new class is a women's studies course that has been in the works by LN senior Emma Hilgart-Griff and alumni Isaac Moss since 20...

Junior Loses the Kalamazoo Promise

Junior Loses the Kalamazoo Promise

May 9, 2019

By Dylann Meek “When me and my mother went to the office to change the address, that’s when the secretary told me I was out of district and would not get the [Kalamazoo] Promise,” said junior Nakia Brown. At the beginning of her junior year, Nakia Brown lost the Kalamazoo Promise after moving ...

The Highs and Lows of Having a Parent as a Teacher

The Highs and Lows of Having a Parent as a Teacher

April 28, 2019

By Vanessa Alvarado Gutierrez It’s early Saturday morning and little Kayla Adams is getting herself ready for school. Yes, school at the amazing age of three. Kayla looks to her mom and sees that she is putting all of her students’ work in a bag. Her mom smiles back and they go along with their day. ...

Freshman Thinks of Missing out at LN because of KAMSC

Freshman Claire Goodwin-Kelly enjoys writing articles and researching current topics.  Next year she intends to write articles for the student newspaper.  Photo Credit, Julienne Alphonse

April 16, 2019

By Julienne Alphonse Everyone's first day at school is chaotic and nerve-racking, but imagine putting yourself through that twice in one week at two different schools. According to the Loy Norrix administrative office, about 471 ninth grade students are enrolled at Loy Norrix this academic year. Freshman Cla...

Getting Graded on Giving Grades: Teachers Discontented with the Evaluation Process

Math Teacher Corey O'Bryan responds to emails during his lunch period. After receiving an ineffective rating in content knowledge despite helping author the district curriculum and possessing a masters degree in mathematics, O'Bryan continues to teach Mathematics at Loy Norrix High School. Photo Credit / Anna Kushner

Anna Kushner

April 25, 2018

“When an administrator walks in the room, the students’ demeanor automatically changes to one that is more guarded, and their nervous energy sometimes transcends to my own,” said drama teacher Paige Carrow. Recently, many teachers at Loy Norrix and within the Kalamazoo Public Schools community ha...

Early Intro to Health Careers II: WMed Educates Sophomores

Early Intro to Health Careers II: WMed Educates Sophomores

Brandon Schnurr

March 14, 2018

  In recent years, a new program has popped up to help high school sophomores all around Kalamazoo. The Early Introduction to Health Careers II Program is a pipeline program that was started in 2015 by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine to expose teens to the possi...

Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

KPS employees meet at Miller Auditorium for the beginning of the school year kick off.  KEA members wore black and remained silent in an effort to show their displeasure with contract negotiations. Photo Credit / Amanda Miller

Anna Kushner

October 21, 2017

If you were to walk into Miller Auditorium on August 28, 2017, you would have seen a sea of black-clothed teachers sitting silent in solidarity. Every year the Kalamazoo Public Schools District adopts a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. From this budget the district then adopts a teacher salary co...

Kalamazoo Public Schools Lengthen Foreign Language & Math Classes In Hopes of Boosting Student Achievement

Kalamazoo Public Schools Lengthen Foreign Language & Math Classes In Hopes of Boosting Student Achievement

Nora Hilgart-Griff

May 19, 2017

On December 16, 2016, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Services Cindy Green presented several recommendations to the School Board for changes in the current Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) curriculum. The most dramatic change that would affect KPS high schoolers is the transition of...

Xavier House: The Vastness Of The Idea Of Art

Xavier House: The Vastness Of The Idea Of Art

Maggie Lager

February 27, 2017

Xavier House, Sophomore  "Art to me can be anything you want it to be. The great thing about art is it doesn't need to conform to one thing like a drawing or painting. Art can be anything from a building to a movie. Art can also mean anything you want it to mean. You could have a different idea of...

Loy Norrix Senior Takes on the Business World

Loy Norrix Senior Takes on the Business World

February 22, 2017

By Ontaesha Henderson Picture a family, two kids, a mother and a father on their way to the grocery store. The car starts to rumble, they hear a bang! Clash! The car starts to slow down. They pull off to the side of the road. The father hops out of the car and goes to the trunk to get his tools. He...

Once Trendy Teal Becomes Brilliant Blue: Loy Norrix Enters This Century with Exterior Updates

Tower facade now vs. tower facade coming soon

Griffin Conley

February 13, 2017

Dubbed the “Glass Castle” in 1960 when it opened, Loy Norrix High School was new and exciting for its time. Since then the school has kept its original colors, only making repairs and additions to the outside of the building. Now in 2017, Norrix is updating the exterior. Many students and alumni...

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