Knight Life

Summertime tick update

Pitbull, Violet, taking a walk around Asylum Lake Preserve. After digging around the bushes, two ticks were found on her stomach and quickly removed.

Gigi Fox, Opinion Editor

June 15, 2020

With the summer months quickly on the rise, so is the increase of bugs, especially ticks. While ticks may seem small and harmless, ticks carry many diseases, one example would be Lyme disease. Lyme disease can cause rashes and headaches when it first shows symptoms. With Michigan being surrounded by la...

Artwork of quarantined kids: Part one

Artwork of quarantined kids: Part one

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

June 9, 2020


Loy Norrix sophomore’s experience of spinal surgery

Jessica Kanipe recovering from surgery.

Dajanique McPherson, Guest Writer

March 24, 2020

Sophomore Jessica Kanipe was like an every other student in Loy Norrix. She was active, attended gymnastics, and even spent time with both her friends and family.  Besides spending time with her family, Kanipe goes out with her friends, spending time mostly in the mall besides staying home.  Gymnastics...

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. ...

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

Plastic disposable straws lie amongst each other. Disposable straws account for 4-7% of pollution on Earth.

Ian Woodruff, A/V 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, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

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, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

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

Sophomore Jacob VanHorne fits in a game of “Fortnite” before his lunch is over. VanHorne, among many others, plays “Fortnite” during school. Photo Credit / Maxwell Link

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

KPS employees meet at Miller Auditorium for the beginning of the school year kick off.  KEA members wore black and remained silent in an effort to show their displeasure with contract negotiations. Photo Credit / Amanda Miller

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

Freshman Carlos Santos dives to block a shot.

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...

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