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A simple solution to the straw debate: don’t use straws

A simple solution to the straw debate: don’t use straws

Ian Woodruff, AV Editing Team

November 5, 2019

It's a Friday night and I go out to eat. When the waitress brings me a drink, she leaves a paper straw. Convinced that paper straws are much better for the environment, I use it happily. After about 5 minutes the drink has changed to an earthy taste, and the top of the straw has folded in on itself, ...

Mother Nature Counts Down: Michigan Needs to Fight Harder to Combat The Water Crisis

Mother Nature Counts Down: Michigan Needs to Fight Harder to Combat The Water Crisis

Alexis Weeden

April 18, 2019

Flint’s lead pipes paved the shakey road towards a desperately needed boost in environmental concerns in Michigan. Further down the lead pipe road are perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), seeping into the water of 31 counties in Michigan, including our very own Kalamazoo County. ...

P.E. Teacher Celebrates his 50th Year at Norrix

P.E. Teacher Celebrates his 50th Year at Norrix

Alexis Weeden

November 16, 2018

The lights reflect off of the mirrors in the Loy Norrix weight room, which currently show the normal chaos of gym class. One girl turns music on, blasting it through the room and the other students raise their voices to combat the noise. Students are lined up for the bench press or setting up a rack to sq...

Kickball, the Intense Sport

Kickball, the Intense Sport

May 31, 2018

Artist: Drew Strand  

"Fortnite" Storms Over the Nation

"Fortnite" Storms Over the Nation

Maxwell Link

April 30, 2018

“Fortnite,” the magical land full of violence, sacrifices and victory was released on July 24, 2017. Since the release, it has stormed across the world as the best new thing to come out in the video game world with more than 40 million people having downloaded the game. Whether it’s on Xbox, ...

Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

Teacher Contract Negotiations Puts a Strain on Kalamazoo Public Schools and its Teachers

Anna Kushner

October 21, 2017

If you were to walk into Miller Auditorium on August 28, 2017, you would have seen a sea of black-clothed teachers sitting silent in solidarity. Every year the Kalamazoo Public Schools District adopts a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. From this budget the district then adopts a teacher salary co...

A Shared Love of Playing Soccer

A Shared Love of Playing Soccer

Zach Skinner

June 14, 2017

Loy Norrix freshman Carlos Santos found love for the game of soccer from his father at an early age. As a child, his father had him playing in competitive games with adults and created practice regiments for him. Santos was never forced to play, but his father wanted to share his love for the game with...

The Junk in Seniors' Trunks

The Junk in Seniors' Trunks

Frankie Stevens

May 30, 2017

Rachel Thompson Most Interesting item- This walking stick that I used for hiking over spring break. Favorite Item- The towels from South Carolina and the multiple pairs of shoes.   “My car may always be messy, but if you need something, I have it!”   Julia Townley Favorite Item- This melted...

Student of the Month: March

Student of the Month: March

Veronica Verity

May 12, 2017

Every month students and staff members nominate coworkers, students, or teachers who deserve to be recognized. On Friday, April 21, 2017 a luncheon was held in honor of the students and staff members who exceeded the expectations their peers set for them. Many students this month received nominations f...

Open Roads Making Biking Possible for Everyone

Open Roads Making Biking Possible for Everyone

Henry Snapp

May 2, 2017

As a kid, Ethan Alexander relied solely on his bicycle to take him everywhere, even in the harsh Michigan winters. His bike played a major role in his life because of the freedom it allowed him. It became a symbol for independence. As he grew older, Alexander started his collection. He made a major ...

Sophomores Help to Rebuild Varsity Basketball Teams

Sophomores Help to Rebuild Varsity Basketball Teams

Dennasia Dixon

April 21, 2017

  The feeling of Friday night basketball games have become all too familiar to sophomores Nmeso Nnebedum, Steffon Dunigan, DeAndre Worthy, Abigail Roberts and Ebube Okpechukwu. Hard work, dedication and leadership are all qualities that led these second year high school students to become a part of ...

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