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Knight Life

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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Junior Xander Frost uses his key to open the K-wing elevator. When the J-wing elevator is temporarily out-of-order, this is the elevator that Frost uses to reach the second floor of the building, as it tends to be more reliable than its J-wing counterpart.

Students, staff and administration work together to make education accessible for all

Eleanor Cook and Skylar Zajac May 22, 2024

Unseen and unused by most students, four elevators run between the lower and upper levels of Loy Norrix. Although the majority of the student body is unaware of these and many other accommodations, these...

Dr. Darrin Slade wearing an I Heart Knight Life pin. Dr. Slade became the KPS superintendent during the 2023-2024 school year.

From Maryland to Michigan, KPS welcomes new Superintendent Dr. Darrin Slade

Isabella Figueroa and Emily Porco January 26, 2024

Editor's Note: A correction has been made. The  five state championships ocurred at District of Columbia Public Schools, not Hazelwood School District.  According to Darrin Slade’s resume, he has...

Andrew Muysenberg (center) gives Senior Alana Wedge (left) guidance on the attendance policy. Most days, Muysenberg spends time after lunch handing out tardy passes to students.

Assistant principal reflects on his career with KPS

Ethan Williams, Staff Writer December 11, 2023

“I just loved school, even though I wasn’t a straight-A student, I just loved being in the building,” said Assistant Principal for the freshman academy Andrew Muysenberg.  According to Muysenberg,...

Buses line up after school at Loy Norrix to pick up students.

The KPS transportation system has made many improvements this year, but students and bus drivers are still frustrated

Rosie Hill, Feature Editor October 10, 2023

In the past few school years, bus driver shortages, among other issues, have caused countless problems within the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) transportation system. These problems have left bus drivers,...

Coolmath Games is one of the websites frequently used by kids to relax during free time in class. It hosts a variety of games designed for kids of all age levels

Game-based education: Video games are the answer to modern classroom problems

Anthony Herrera, Guest Writer June 9, 2023

Remember when you were a kid playing games on Maybe it was a different website like Starfall or PBS Kids. What these have in common is that you were learning while having fun.  Senior Joaquin...

Tom Clark and other seniors at Loy Norrix High School line up to receive their graduation awards. It is their final day of high school.

The Kalamazoo Promise allows Kalamazoo Public School students to graduate debt free by paying for their college tuition

Sophia DeAnda, Staff Writer June 9, 2023

The average college student ends up owing over $30,000 in student debt at the time of graduating with a bachelor's degree. The Kalamazoo Promise is the new beginning to debt-free students. In 2005,...

Crystal Collier studys the culinary arts in class. She dreams of being an excellent cook one day.

Kids change their career dreams as they become teens

Kayla Hitchcock, Guest Writer June 9, 2023

Every student had a dream job when they were younger, most likely as they have grown the dream has changed. Having a dream job when you were younger was fun. Imagine if that dream job wasn't just a dream...

Students use their phones during instructional time in class.

A new cell phone procedure is on the horizon for the 23-24 school year and it could be a great change of pace for learning in the classroom

Alex Houslander June 7, 2023

When you walk into a classroom at Loy Norrix High School, no matter the teacher's personal procedure, there’s phones out everywhere, at all times of the school day. Whether teachers are willing to let...

Pam Landis assists sophomore Reginald Potters in servicing his Chromebook. Landis has been a go-to knowledgeable and reliable person to deal with Chromebook issues.

Assistant librarian, Pam Landis, to retire after nearly 40 years serving KPS

Charles James, Guest Writer June 7, 2023

“Mrs. Landis kinda runs the school in my opinion, or at least a lot of things behind the scenes that are necessary for the school to function,” said Loy Norrix librarian John Kreider. “She’s absolutely...

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The effects of caffeine: there may be more to your morning brew than a burst of energy

Alex Buckley, Sports Team June 2, 2023

Students funnel into the tower every morning, walking restlessly up stair mountain. Alongside them, their sidekick to conquer the day: their cup of coffee. Boosting them up and giving them that power to...

The Loy Norrix Student Senate poses for a photo with Principal Christopher Aguinaga and former Superintendent Rita Raichoudhuri. The Senate had a few opportunities to meet with leaders in the district and Aguinaga is a chair on the Student Senate himself.

More student representation in KPS would allow for more progress in the district

Hannah Locke, Editor in Chief May 25, 2023

On Wednesday, March 15, there was a forum for students to answer questions about what they want to see in their future superintendent. When asked “What qualities would you most like to see in the new...

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