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Community Benefits from the Kalamazoo Promise

Community Benefits from the Kalamazoo Promise

December 8, 2015

By Maggie Swafford, guest writer. I am fortunate to receive the Kalamazoo Promise. Although I won’t have my full tuition covered, I will have 95 percent, and that’s an incredible gift. I, along with hundreds of other students will apply for the Promise at the beginning of our senior year, but what a...

Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

Euthanasia Should Be Legalized

cindybravo66

December 4, 2015

  Euthanasia comes from the Greek word “good death.” It’s the act of purposely ending your life to be relieved from pain and suffering or in other words, mercy killing. Mercy killing is the killing of a patient who is suffering from an incurable disease. Euthanasia is only legal in Belgiu...

Consent is Mandatory in Life and Health Classes

Consent is Mandatory in Life and Health Classes

December 2, 2015

By Bonnie Bremer, guest writer. At Loy Norrix High School, the required elective of Health is just that - a requirement. Most students and faculty members shy away from the necessary discussion of sexual education and health. Teachers are more interested in teaching uncommon theorems than tools or ...

Travis Scott Brings the Rodeo to Town

Travis Scott Brings the Rodeo to Town

luisjuarez8

December 2, 2015

  Album: Rodeo (Deluxe) Artist: Travis Scott Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap Release Date: September 4, 2015         “Rodeo (Deluxe)” is the 1st debut album from the hip-hop/rap artist Travis Scott released September 4th, 2015.  It consists of 16 tracks and achieved moderate success ...

Baseball: Stuck in America’s Past

Baseball: Stuck in America’s Past

hybelschris

December 1, 2015

  Major League Baseball (MLB) is fading out of American tradition every summer, as attendance in the stands are on the decline (ESPN). “56 percent of people consider themselves a fan of professional baseball, compared to 63 percent of people who were fans of the National Football League (NFL)...

High School Does Not Always Prepare Students for the Future

High School Does Not Always Prepare Students for the Future

November 30, 2015

By Alex Lutz, guest writer. Although high school educates students and teaches them the quadratic formula, photosynthesis, and how to do a Type 3 writing, high school doesn’t quite give us the necessary tools for the real world. Most high school students don’t know how to file their taxes or sa...

Circa 98 Storming Through Loy Norrix

Circa 98 Storming Through Loy Norrix

luisjuarez8

November 20, 2015

Every summer, senior Saevon Ivy goes to Atlanta, Georgia to visit family. Ivy bought his recording materials in the middle of his junior year and started recording raps, but he never really knew what to do with them. Ivy would record and record, but he wasn’t very inspired, until one day in Atlan...

Succeeding in High School Sports Tryouts

Succeeding in High School Sports Tryouts

audrapenny

November 20, 2015

As one sport season ends, another begins in the world of sports. From fall to winter, winter to spring, there are always tryouts for any kind of sport. Here are six tips to being successful during high school sports tryouts. Practice before the actual tryouts. If you plan to make the team without exerc...

Living with Stereotypical Thanksgiving Personalities

Living with Stereotypical Thanksgiving Personalities

sophiaboismier

November 20, 2015

  There is a painting by Norman Rockwell named “Freedom from Want” that shows a stereotypical suburban American family sitting at a long table, smiling at a turkey that is being placed on a table by a woman who is most likely called grandma by some. Everyone in this painting is smiling and ha...

The Rise of the Drones: A Civilian Technology Needs Logical Regulation

The Rise of the Drones: A Civilian Technology Needs Logical Regulation

mitchellrockwell

November 20, 2015

    An emerging sport recently made headlines in October, and its appearance in the news marks a rise in an emerging civilian technology. Back in October the International Drone Racing Association held its first championship, the California Cup, according to the New York Times. Drones, ho...

Confederate No More, The Double Crossed Flag is No Longer Relevant

Confederate No More, The Double Crossed Flag is No Longer Relevant

November 20, 2015

By Jalin Pritchett, guest writer. Is the confederate flag necessary? That is the question we all want to ask.  Some would say that it's still the symbol of the south, I would not. Not only does it represent a racist statement but it takes away somebody's independence. Personally, I don't think it...

Advantages of Attending Parent Teacher Conferences

Advantages of Attending Parent Teacher Conferences

derangosophia

November 20, 2015

  On October 21st, Loy Norrix was filled with parents and guardians from the afternoon into the evening, all hoping to get a word with their child’s educators. Emotions ran high: many students were anxious about their grades/performance in school, parents were proud, worried, disappointed or c...

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