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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

June 3 Weekly News Digest: Graduation, Final Exams, and U.S. aid to Ukraine

June 3 Weekly News Digest: Graduation, Final Exams, and U.S. aid to Ukraine

News Team June 6, 2022

KPS News  The Loy Norrix Class of 2022 graduated this week, on Wednesday, June 1. The commencement was held at Wings Event Center. Principal Christopher Aguinaga and KPS Superintendent Rita Riachoudhuri...

Farmers Alley Theatre bites the blade to the best of their ability with “The Revolutionists”

Farmers Alley Theatre bites the blade to the best of their ability with “The Revolutionists”

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022

“The Revolutionists,” written for the stage by Lauren Gunderson, is a four-woman play set in 1793 during the Reign of Terror, the infamously bloody phase of the French Revolution when execution by...

April 15 Weekly News Digest: Gretchen Whitmer lawsuit to protect abortion, Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to the Supreme Court and international elections 

April 15 Weekly News Digest: Gretchen Whitmer lawsuit to protect abortion, Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to the Supreme Court and international elections 

News Digest Team April 15, 2022

COVID-19 Updates  The KPS mask mandate will stay and the school board plans to reevaluate on April 21. KPS News  Standardized state testing occurred this week, with juniors taking the SAT on...

Protesters prop signs up against a large, silver casket. Shortly after, the demonstrators were asked to remove the display.

Activists encourage students to skip school on count day in protest of KPS

Milo Turner February 25, 2022

On February 10, a protest against KPS administration was led by a group of local activists outside of Loy Norrix High School. The demonstration started at around 10 a.m. in front of the building.  One...

A nationwide epidemic: The criminalization of poverty and homelessness

A nationwide epidemic: The criminalization of poverty and homelessness

Chloe Rathbun, Chief Copy Editor December 2, 2021

Across the United States, legislation is constantly being passed that directly targets people in poverty. Poverty is when an individual lacks the basic necessities to survive in a society. In the 2020...

Unused land stands in the Southside Neighborhood. According to Public Media Network, there are around 400 vacant parcels in Kalamazoo. Lots of this land is eligible to be repurposed or refurbished into usable housing.

We need to do more to provide affordable housing

August Crothers, Instagram Team December 1, 2021

On October 8th, KDPS officers entered the Ampersee Avenue homeless encampment with the intent to remove the residents. The resulting injuries, arrests, and displacements serve as an echo of the need for...

Portage Central Junior Hannah Huff browses a selection of $10 vintage t-shirts.

Vintage in the Zoo vendors speak on sourcing and sustainability

Milo Turner, Social Media Team October 27, 2021

On October 9, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. sellers and buyers alike met in the yard behind Anna Whitten Hall, brought together by their shared appreciation for decades-old clothing and furniture.  This event,...

Sophomore Lucy Langerveld poses with her skateboard. She has been skating for a little over a year.

Sophomore talks about being a female skater in the male-dominated skating world

Lucie Russell, Instagram Team October 26, 2021

When sophomore Lucy Langerveld watched a movie called “Skate Kitchen,” which showcases a group of skater girls in New York City, she was inspired to pick up skateboarding because she was seeking an...

The current logo for the Kalamazoo 48 Hour Film Festival.

Kazoo 48 Hour Film Festival 2021 gives aspiring filmmakers a new form of motivation

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor October 9, 2021

Today, the film industry can take years to complete a new movie; however, for aspiring filmmakers in Kalamazoo, it may only take 48 hours.  The Kazoo 48 Hour Film Festival is back for it’s 3rd year...

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...

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