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The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

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Student Josh Snider logs onto Instagram during lunch.

Social media is creating anxiety in students

Mallory Loken, Staff Writer May 30, 2024

High school students might notice that their peers are less social than they have been, and most are wondering what has caused this. In situations where people used to make conversation and get to know...

Annabelle Fuerst (left) and Payton Carter (right) performing at Old Dog Tavern while opening for the Corn Fed Girls.

Student musicians gain early experience in Kalamazoo and prepare themselves for future careers

Mallory Loken, Staff Writer May 23, 2024

In Kalamazoo, young musicians are opening for popular bands, performing every week and writing and producing music at a professional level. The surplus of bands in Kalamazoo composed of high school and...

The Western Michigan University Dalton Center is being used for the Gilmore Piano Festival. Andentees shuffle around to find their seats before the show.

Performing on the ‘world’s stage,’ the 2024 Gilmore Piano Festival is looking sharp with over 100 musical events

Isabella Figueroa, Chief Copy Editor May 8, 2024

With over 100 musical events in a 19-day timeline, this festival seems like something you'd run into on your trip to Paris, but nope! It's right here in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Since 1989, the Irving S. Gilmore...

Junior Isaac Scavarda takes the mound for the first time this year. With the combination of a tough rivalry matchup and inclement weather on the radar, the Knights record fell to 0-1 for the season.

Baseball team hopes to build on foundations laid from last season

Daniel Ewing, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

The start of spring can mean many different things: it can mean that the school year is coming to an end or that warmer temperatures are on the horizon. However, for a group of young men at Loy Norrix,...

Youth Ambassador Gabriella Pinheiro Gonçalves and Loy Norrix student Venelope Ortiz bond over lunch. This was an opportunity for students to learn about different cultures and connect with one another.

Cultural Comparison: Brazilians spend more time preparing and enjoying meals than Americans

Lucy Langerveld, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Editor's Note: This story is part of the Global Ties Kalamazoo series published by Knight Life News. From Feb. 12-16, related content can be found on our website, Instagram and Facebook. Whether it’s...

Ambassadors Rian Alecrim Fernandes and Kauê Derval Gonçalves Alves discuss cultural differences with Knight Life reporters. The Brazilian Youth Ambassadors visited Loy Norrix on Jan. 24 and 29.

A ‘once in a lifetime experience:’ Brazilian youths travel to Kalamazoo to learn about environmentalism and entrepreneurship

Eleanor Cook, Executive Editor February 12, 2024

Editor's Note: This story is part of the Global Ties Kalamazoo series published by Knight Life News. From Feb. 12-16, related content can be found on our website, Instagram and Facebook.  "The world...

The teen room in the central KPL location has video game consoles, teen books, board games, and a wellness locker. The wellness locker has supplies for teenagers like sanitary products and other resources.

Kalamazoo Public Libraries provide vital resources for teens

Rosie Hill, Feature Editor January 19, 2024

In an age where safe places to spend time without spending money have become increasingly scarce, public libraries offer a rare glimmer of hope. They are a space free of advertisements, judgments, rigid...

Buses line up after school at Loy Norrix to pick up students.

The KPS transportation system has made many improvements this year, but students and bus drivers are still frustrated

Rosie Hill, Feature Editor October 10, 2023

In the past few school years, bus driver shortages, among other issues, have caused countless problems within the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) transportation system. These problems have left bus drivers,...

Coolmath Games is one of the websites frequently used by kids to relax during free time in class. It hosts a variety of games designed for kids of all age levels

Game-based education: Video games are the answer to modern classroom problems

Anthony Herrera, Guest Writer June 9, 2023

Remember when you were a kid playing games on Maybe it was a different website like Starfall or PBS Kids. What these have in common is that you were learning while having fun.  Senior Joaquin...

Crystal Collier studys the culinary arts in class. She dreams of being an excellent cook one day.

Kids change their career dreams as they become teens

Kayla Hitchcock, Guest Writer June 9, 2023

Every student had a dream job when they were younger, most likely as they have grown the dream has changed. Having a dream job when you were younger was fun. Imagine if that dream job wasn't just a dream...

Loy Norrix junior Nina Holm takes a walk in the Kleinstuck Preserve as a way to round out the weekend. She likes to take walks here often, especially as a way to meet up with friends and get fresh air.

Urban residents embrace green spaces: possibilities and benefits

Nora Duffy, Guest Writer June 8, 2023

The sound of birds and the smell of trees after rain fill the air. Water drips from the leaves onto the muddy ground of the Kleinstuck Preserve on a humid spring afternoon. Even though the preserve is...

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