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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

When Paradise is Lost, Promise is Found

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 Fire, the d...

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Elliot Russell

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 Engli...

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 ...

Current and Former Loy Norrix Police Officers Give Back to the Community they Serve for the Holidays

Current and Former Loy Norrix Police Officers Give Back to the Community they Serve for the Holidays

Riley Dominianni

February 14, 2019

Christmastime revolves around children. Ask any parent, the magic, excitement and gifts that accompany the holiday is really all for the kids. But for many children in low-income households, the holidays are full of uncertainty and stress as they wonder if there will be presents for them on Christm...

Freshman Faces Pitfalls and Benefits of Ambition

Freshman Faces Pitfalls and Benefits of Ambition

Paula Montoro

December 13, 2018

“I know I have big goals. I want to be someone important,” said Koryania Robinson, a freshman who is already sure about her life goals. Robinson lived in New York City for seven years where she had access to more cultural events and was exposed to very different experiences and people. Althoug...

City Ordinance Legislation Change Sparks Homeless Protest

City Ordinance Legislation Change Sparks Homeless Protest

Joshua McKissic

October 4, 2018

Downtown Kalamazoo is a place filled with opportunity, greenery, and unfortunately, homeless people. Over the last few weeks, a homeless encampment has stationed itself in the center of downtown Kalamazoo, Bronson Park. On August 19th, twenty one city ordinances were changed from misdemeanors to civ...

Kalamazoo Then and Now

Kalamazoo Then and Now

Raili Nelson

June 13, 2018

By Raili Nelson and Lilly MacInnis Founded on May 7th, 1830, Kalamazoo, Michigan has cultivated a rich history since the beginning. Over Kalamazoo’s 188 year story, the people, the culture, and the city have changed. Originally having a population of around 7000 in 1846, Kalamazoo now houses over 7...

Drag Queens 'Living' in Kalamazoo

Drag Queens 'Living' in Kalamazoo

Anna Gunnerson

June 2, 2018

Today, a drag race no longer refers to cars on a racetrack. Rather, men dressing up and acting as a woman for entertainment. Furthermore, with the help of social media and the TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” drag has increased in popularity nationwide. Drag shows are usually lip syncing performanc...

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Lydia Achenbach

April 26, 2018

  When I think of Kalamazoo, the first thing that pops into my head is music. Kalamazoo has an excellent music scene with a wide range of different genres. I’ve attended countless house shows and concerts right here in town. Whether I’m moshing and head-banging with a bunch of college students, or s...

Students Write to Representatives Calling for Change in Gun Control Legislation

Students Write to Representatives Calling for Change in Gun Control Legislation

Grace Marshall

March 22, 2018

If you had stepped into Sarah Leineke’s classroom, located in the B-wing of Loy Norrix on Friday, March 2, you would have seen somewhere around 15 students sitting with laptops, paper and pens, writing letters to their Michigan representatives. The students were writing to express their discontent wi...

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