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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, Opinion 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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The search for a superintendent comes to Loy Norrix

Foster Neve-Jones, Assistant Web Editor and Knights Speak April 6, 2023

After Superintendent Raichoudri’s resignation from the Kalamazoo Public Schools Administration, the search for a new superintendent immediately begins Ray and Associates, a firm experienced in recruitment...

Nadia Abbott takes the mic to wrap up the Black History Month rally. When asked if she had anything to say to students at Loy Norrix, she replied, “Stop hurting each other.”

Student-led Rally: A discussion of police brutality and life for Black students

Josephine Velo, Executive Director of Visual and Digital Media March 2, 2023

In response to continuous police brutality, on Feb. 10, a student rally took place at Loy Norrix. The rally was organized by Norrix senior Nadia Abbott and included multiple student speakers who showcased...

School social worker Kristen Jennings poses for a photo in her office. She shares the office with Patricia Gardenhire-Lamar who is the schools clinical social worker. Their office can be found across the hallway from the main office and counseling office.

High school counselors have too many students, but there aren’t enough resources to provide a solution

Hannah Locke, Editor in Chief February 14, 2023

Academic achievement and post graduation success are strongly encouraged by the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS), and with an invaluable resource like the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship at students’ disposal,...

Colby Cuppernull discusses Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” with his honors English 11 class. The students have been studying Shakespeare and his works for about two weeks.

Colby Cuppernull joins English department: students and teachers are happy about his arrival

Lexi Tuley, Graphics Editor December 14, 2022

Many teachers at Loy Norrix have eagerly awaited the arrival of the new member of the English department, excited to have their plan hours back instead of substituting for the teacherless class. Cuppernull...

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