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Seniors argue they shouldn’t have to take finals exams

Seniors argue they shouldn’t have to take finals exams

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor May 25, 2021

“Final exams are unnecessary added stress for seniors who have already met the graduation requirements,” said senior Sean Mason.  Every year, like clockwork, there is often a debate among seniors...

Amy (Bella Ford) practices her technique to be more Zen.

The Loy Norrix theatre department stages a musical about the complexity of growing up

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 11, 2021

“It's such a struggle to learn and perform an entire musical in basically just one month, but we did it and it is so gratifying to see it come together,” said senior Kamryn Kimbrough, an actor in the...

Loy Norrix senior Katie Kutzko gets her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Kalamzoo County Expo Center.

Ways to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Kalamazoo area

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 4, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all U.S. citizens ages 12 and above. The vaccine is free and there are three different varieties available. The Moderna COVID vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson's...

Prom 2019, a year very different from 2021. This year students will be socially distant but still able to have fun. Photo Credit, Esperanza Fraga

Prom on the Pavement gives seniors one last chance to let loose

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team April 29, 2021

Every aspect of school is different this year. For one, this entire year is online, with no in-person classes being held at Loy Norrix. Another deviation from the norm will be prom. This year, prom will...

Dyami Hernandez, math and Latin teacher, feeling powerful after getting his COVID-19 vaccination.

Loy Norrix staff relieved to get COVID-19 vaccine

Stella Amy, Social Media Team April 16, 2021

“I felt incredibly safe during the whole vaccination process,” said LN teacher Sammy Simpson, “There were definitely tears of happiness at the site where I got my vaccine.”  The COVID-19 vaccine...

The musical theatre EFE kicking off their winter performance with a group number.

Education for the Arts and Career and Technical Education offer a great in-field learning experience for Kalamazoo youth

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 13, 2021

With college around the corner for most high school students, some are questioning their career path. Choosing a major can be quite difficult and it can determine the path for the rest of your life. Education...

President Biden waving as he leaves the  Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. On February 19th, Biden will be touring the Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan

President Biden set to go to Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan on Friday

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor February 19, 2021

President Joe Biden was set to visit the Pfizer plant in Portage, Michigan on Thursday, February 18. His visit was postponed to Friday, February 19 because of a snow storm. The last time President Biden...

With this decision KPS will have its first ever all virtual school year.

KPS decides to remain virtual for the remainder of the year

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team February 12, 2021

On Feb. 11, the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education announced that the district will remain virtual for the third and final trimester of the year instead of returning to in-person learning in a...

The logo of the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer. They're working with German company BioNTech to produce the new COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer releases COVID-19 vaccines from their facility in Portage, Michigan

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor February 5, 2021

Amidst a global pandemic, American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has been working alongside German company BioNTech to make a vaccine to combat COVID-19. Now, we are seeing that work pay off as the vaccine...

Downtown Kalamazoo is where many small businesses are located. Walk down S Kalamazoo Mall street and support their businesses.

Showing support to new small businesses in Kalamazoo

Yasmin Mosqueda, Social Media Team December 14, 2020

Recently, many small businesses in Kalamazoo have been expanding and getting a lot of good feedback from the community.  Kalamazoo has a lot of small businesses that many residents don't know about,...

Isaac Turner browses the menu of Bab El Salam. The new method of ordering at the restaurant helps distance the customers from one another.

Local establishments are adapting in order to follow CDC guidelines

Milo Turner, Social Media Team December 11, 2020

"I see people happy, and I can see them smile even behind the mask, and they push you to work, to come here and do more work," said Mazen Ahmed, owner of Bab El Salam, who is implementing a new course...

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