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A letter to the class of 2020

The graduation caps of seniors Alexis Weeden (left) and Brandon Schnurr (right) that were picked up on May 27, 2020 and painted with their colleges symbols. These caps are a testament to the creativity and dedication of the graduating class of 2020.

Alexis Weeden, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2020

Dear Class of 2020 and fellow Loy Norrix family,  You may or may not know me; however, I want to congratulate you all on making it this far. This is something that not everyone who started with us back in 2016 has succeeded at doing. Take a moment to remember those our community has lost and cher...

Bilingual Loy Norrix students perform with The Kalamazoo Chinese Academy

Left to Right: Loy Norrix students Trevor Watts, Alex Bosak, and Nathan Hodshire. All three students are bilingual, speaking Chinese Mandarin and English.

Ian Woodruff, A/V Editing Team

June 12, 2020

You are sitting in darkness at Chenery Auditorium. Suddenly, a team comes out onto the stage and begins their diabolo performance.  Diabolos/Chinese yo-yos are flying across the stage as the audience is in awe. In January and February, a yo-yo team from the Kalamazoo Chinese Academy performed at...

Good news from around the world during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus graphic.

Clara Moss, Social Media

April 23, 2020

Even during a global pandemic, certain aspects of the world don’t change, some are even becoming more positive. Whether the environment or animals have been helped, humans have managed to brighten the world a little bit. BBC News reports that for the second time ever, a patient has been cured of HIV. The patient, A...

Stuck in quarantine and bored beyond belief: Baking bagels beats the quarantine blues

Baking Asiago Bagels with Samantha Shaffer.

Samantha Shaffer , Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

At this point, all of my days have blended into one. I rely on my phone to keep track of passing time and remembering what the date actually is.  The first week of this spontaneous break was blissful, but as the days passed I quickly ran out of ideas for activities to keep me busy. I found mysel...

A narrowed perspective on a larger household

Sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias (left) plans design project with his twin brother Isay Iglesias (right).

Anthony Herrera, Guest Writer

April 10, 2020

On an average day, sophomore Jhoshua Iglesias gets up to go to school with his twin brother. He’s careful not to wake his family members who are still sleeping. Iglesias  brushes his teeth, gets his clothes on and he’s off to school for the day. When he gets home from school, there can be a fai...

Knight Life welcomes guest educators from the Netherlands

Visiting educators from the Netherlands pose for a group photo after a conversation hour with Norrix's Knight Life. When these guests come in Knight Life switches to third lunch in order to accommodate their schedules.

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

Knight Life welcomed some new guests into their classroom on Monday, December 16, 2019. The desks in K6 were pushed into a circle and the reporters’ lunch had been moved around to accommodate their presence. This is far from the first time Knight Life has had presentations from  reporters or e...

Digital Killed the Print Edition: Knight Life finds new life online

Digital Killed the Print Edition: Knight Life finds new life online

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

October 25, 2019

Since 1960, Knight Life has been the voice of Loy Norrix, sharing opinions, reporting news, and covering events in an iconic print newspaper. As cherished as it was by many teachers, students, and, of course, the staff of Knight Life, the 2019-2020 school year marks a big change for the publication...

Abstinence Over Education: Public Schools Need to Update their Sex Education Curriculum

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons.

June 13, 2019

By Lydia Snapp When I was eleven years old I asked my fifth grade teacher what an abortion was, and shockingly, she told me she couldn’t speak on the subject. Sex educators in Michigan preach abstinence over anything else, but teenagers should be taught how to practice safe sex, so they can m...

The Electoral College Should Stay

The Electoral College Should Stay

June 11, 2019

By Emma Borden The Electoral College, a key part of presidential elections, is a topic frequently debated, especially after controversial elections. However, it is an important part of U.S. history, and should not be eradicated. The Electoral College was created as a compromise meant to satisfy th...

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