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“We are no longer asking for change, we are demanding it”: Loy Norrix students protest the murder of George Floyd

Loy Norrix students Owen Quayle (left) and Clara Moss (right) stand in front of the Radisson Plaza Hotel downtown. They are protesting the unjust murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers.

Hannah Locke, Staff Writer

June 4, 2020

On June 1st in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, thousands of people gathered and protested in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. They were demanding justice for George Floyd, a 46 year old black man who was brutally murdered at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Of...

A 2,145 mile move: Kayle Trujillo and her family move from Los Angeles, California to Kalamazoo, Michigan

A 2,145 mile move: Kayle Trujillo and her family move from Los Angeles, California to Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sophie Grover, Guest Writer

April 2, 2020

From four million hot, sweaty bodies in a 503 mile radius, down to only 75,807 freezing bodies in a 25.21 mile radius. To people who’ve lived in Kalamazoo most of their lives, 63 degrees is a day for short sleeves and a pair of shorts. To Kayle and her family, 63 degrees seems cold. Kayle Truji...

Kalamazoo Public Schools search for a new Superintendent

Interim Superintendent Gary Start works at his desk. He will be taking over until Kalamazoo Public Schools finds a permanent replacement for Dr. Micheal Rice.

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

February 6, 2020

Following Dr. Micheal Rice’s permanent move to become the state superintendent of Michigan, the Kalamazoo Public Schools District has been moving along in the process of finding a new superintendent.  Dr. Rice served as the KPS superintendent from 2007-2019; nearly twelve years of service with...

Help From Trump

Help From Trump

Rayna Sorrentino, Guest Artist

February 6, 2020

YWCA organizes Women’s March in Kalamazoo

YWCA organizes Women's March in Kalamazoo

Clara Moss, Social Media Team

January 30, 2020

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How a student reaches great heights while rock climbing

Sophomore Tanner Klute enjoys rock climbing in his free time, citing the challenge and workout as one of the main reasons for why he enjoys the sport.

Jack Warmelink, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

“It’s a fun way to work out,” said sophomore Tanner Klute about rock climbing. Rock climbing is something Klute has been doing since the start of the year.  “[It can be] super scary in the beginning but it gets better the more you do it,” Klute said.  Klute goes to Climb Kalamazoo ...

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2019

Michigan, aka “the Great Lake State,” has been facing a pollution threat that endangers more than just Michigan residents. Michigan's borders touch four out of the five Great Lakes, lakes which contain 20% of the world's surface freshwater and roughly 95% of the United States’ surface freshwater. ...

Memorial for Sandy Hook victims includes ideas for change

Memorial for Sandy Hook victims includes ideas for change

Claire Goodwin-Kelly, Sports Editor

December 11, 2019

On Wednesday, Students for Gun Legislation (SFGL), which is a student-run, non-partisan gun control organization, will be hosting a memorial at First Presbyterian Church downtown at 7 p.m. The vigil will be honoring victims of the December 14, 2012 shooting that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, at San...

Loy Norrix Journalists Take Big Steps at MIPA 2019

Loy Norrix Journalists Take Big Steps at MIPA 2019

Devon Gross

May 18, 2019

Each year, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association holds a ceremony awarding various Michigan school publications and student journalists’ hard work and unique content they’ve published throughout the previous year. At the 2019 MIPA awards ceremony, there were a total of 4,112 entries submitted ...

When Paradise is Lost, Promise is Found

Vehicles line up at a gas station before heading out of town. The Taylor family remember the rush to leave Paradise as

Riley Dominianni

May 13, 2019

The names have been changed due to the sensitive nature of the topic and by request of the subject who told her story. “I had a really bad feeling. The wind was blowing, the humidity was low, it hadn’t rained in six months, and I could smell the smoke,” said Catherine Taylor. Camp Fir...

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Damian Kulash (left) and Tim Nordwind (right) of OK Go speak at meet & greet at the Kalamazoo Public Library. When Nordwind was growing up in Kalamazoo, his mother served as the president of KPL's Friends Board of Directors.

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

May 12, 2019

A flyer is plastered onto the bulletin by the office. It shows four men in bright attire, tangled up in colorful yarn. This poster advertises that their tour is coming to town, but it isn’t the first time for one of them.  “My friends, who I played in a band with in high school, someone’s Engl...

High School Senior Reflects on The Struggles of Moving While Growing Up

High School Senior Reflects on The Struggles of Moving While Growing Up

April 16, 2019

By Kayla Adams   The engine rumbles to life as you watch the house you grew up in shrinking in the back window of the car. Low mumbles from the radio register in the background, but you can’t think about anything else except all of the friends you’re leaving behind. The smell you associate ...

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