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Loy Norrix teacher Kyle Shack prefers to use Classroom Relay to communicate with his students and help them out when they are struggling.

Classroom Relay: A helpful tool for teachers, but possibly unfair monitoring system

Hannah Locke, News Editor June 8, 2021

School districts have had internet monitoring software for years. It’s not a secret that administrators have access to your school email address and can see what you do when logged into that email address.  What...

Graduates waiting in line felt a vibe of celebration.

The Loy Norrix Class of 2021 ends with an outdoor graduation celebration

Hannah Locke, News Editor June 7, 2021

The celebration of this year’s graduating class began with a Clap-Out for seniors as they paraded throughout the school one last time at 11:30 A.M. Afterwards, seniors made their way to the bleachers...

Senioritis: An inevitability of age or a result of flawed school policies?

Senioritis: An inevitability of age or a result of flawed school policies?

Sophie Decker, Web Editor, A/V Editor May 27, 2021

As the end of the year approaches, “senioritis” begins to set in for many students as they get ready to leave high school. This “condition” is often viewed as students getting lazy or complacent,...

Seniors argue they shouldn’t have to take finals exams

Seniors argue they shouldn’t have to take finals exams

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor May 25, 2021

“Final exams are unnecessary added stress for seniors who have already met the graduation requirements,” said senior Sean Mason.  Every year, like clockwork, there is often a debate among seniors...

Amy (Bella Ford) practices her technique to be more Zen.

The Loy Norrix theatre department stages a musical about the complexity of growing up

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 11, 2021

“It's such a struggle to learn and perform an entire musical in basically just one month, but we did it and it is so gratifying to see it come together,” said senior Kamryn Kimbrough, an actor in the...

Loy Norrix senior Katie Kutzko gets her second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the Kalamzoo County Expo Center.

Ways to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Kalamazoo area

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor May 4, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all U.S. citizens ages 12 and above. The vaccine is free and there are three different varieties available. The Moderna COVID vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson's...

An official study guide for the SAT, in 2005.

KPS students offered the opportunity to take SAT

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor April 13, 2021

For the 2020-2021 school year, Loy Norrix is only offering the SAT and will not be including the rest of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME) which during a “normal” year would include not only the SAT, but...

The musical theatre EFE kicking off their winter performance with a group number.

Education for the Arts and Career and Technical Education offer a great in-field learning experience for Kalamazoo youth

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 13, 2021

With college around the corner for most high school students, some are questioning their career path. Choosing a major can be quite difficult and it can determine the path for the rest of your life. Education...

KPS should actively include students in important decision making

KPS should actively include students in important decision making

March 17, 2021

Over the span of this past year in quarantine, the school community has faced some turbulent times. Left and right, the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education has had to call consequential shots that...

D.J. Desmond presents for his 4th period Literature Through Film class.

New Loy Norrix teachers face the obstacles of online learning

Milo Turner, Social Media Team March 12, 2021

For the duration of the first and second trimester, KPS students have been practicing completely remote learning, which means KPS teachers had to re-work their previously in-person lessons to fit the new...

With this decision KPS will have its first ever all virtual school year.

KPS decides to remain virtual for the remainder of the year

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team February 12, 2021

On Feb. 11, the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education announced that the district will remain virtual for the third and final trimester of the year instead of returning to in-person learning in a...

Snow days should not be replaced with virtual learning days during in-person schooling

Snow days should not be replaced with virtual learning days during in-person schooling

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor February 9, 2021

It’s time to go to sleep, having done all the typical snow day rituals, having flushed an ice cube down the toilet, wearing pajamas inside out and backwards, a spoon under the pillow, a potato on the...

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