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Climate Change in Kalamazoo: how to learn more about the issue

Climate Change in Kalamazoo: how to learn more about the issue

Finn Brent, Staff Writer

June 10, 2020

Climate change is an issue that must be faced and dealt with by everybody. There is no one way to solve it, and it is important that we do everything in our power to help with this crisis we are facing.  We must change our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint and elect politicians who are climate c...

Tenacious D to play at Kalamazoo State Theatre later this year

Tenacious D to play at Kalamazoo State Theatre later this year

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

March 6, 2020

The self-proclaimed “Greatest Band in the World,” Tenacious D, will be making their second-ever stop in town later this year. They will be at the State Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo on September 27 supporting “The Purple Nurple Tour...Twisting Hard to the Left!” Led by comedians Jack Black and Kyle Gass, t...

Class offered as a partnership between Loy Norrix and local businesses

Junior Kaleb Madrigal poses for a photo with his mentor Paul Frazier in front of International Profyle Barbershop.

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2020

As education has progressed over the years, schools have worked to offer more options for students beyond the traditional core four classes and some electives. Many students desire an opportunity to get hands-on experience in the work-force.  The Community Based Vocational Education or the CBVE program in ...

Fire Arts Collaborative’s Team for “Louder Than A Bomb Detroit” Formed

Aside from Darien Burress and Dana Hudson, all pictured made it onto Fire’s slam poetry team and will be going to Louder Than A Bomb in Detroit from May 1 to May 3. From left to right. Back row: freshman Mary Besser and former Loy Norrix student Mike Cobbs. Middle row: sophomore Briana Jean-Baptiste, Lex Rose, attendee Darien Burress and senior Colin Carnell. Front row: Fire staff member Dana Hudson and former Loy Norrix student Ariana Reece. Photo Credit / Amara Monae

Colin Carnell, Copy Editor

February 3, 2020

On Friday, January 17, Fire Arts Collaborative held a preliminary poetry slam with poets reading original poems about self-doubt, sexuality, insecurity and depression. Fire is an organization that focuses on promoting artistic expression and leadership skills among young adults, particularly for ind...

Walnut & Park Coffee Shop Gives A Second Chance to Those who Made Mistakes

Walnut & Park Coffee Shop Gives A Second Chance to Those who Made Mistakes

Henry Snapp

June 4, 2018

At first glance, Walnut & Park may not look any different to the dozens of other coffee shops found in downtown Kalamazoo, but looks can be deceiving. Walnut & Park works with the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program (KPEP) to help give parolees and probationers the work experience they ...

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Lydia Achenbach

April 26, 2018

  When I think of Kalamazoo, the first thing that pops into my head is music. Kalamazoo has an excellent music scene with a wide range of different genres. I’ve attended countless house shows and concerts right here in town. Whether I’m moshing and head-banging with a bunch of college students, or s...

Bookbug Expands to Satisfy all Ages

Bookbug Expands to Satisfy all Ages

Sebastian Rodriguez

January 26, 2018

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TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

TnT A Touch of Soul: Family Owned and Phenomenal

Alex Vonhof

December 13, 2017

“I have to embrace every last crumb, that’s how good it is,” said Loy Norrix senior TJ Powell about TnT, A Touch of Soul, a local barbecue place in Kalamazoo located at 112 East Cork Street. TnT was started by Katisha and Terrance Burton, who met at a cooking class at the Van Buren Technology C...

Nova VR Brings Easy Access to The Games of The Future

Nova Virtual Reality's logo on the window of the building. Visitors see it as they walk in.

Zachary Liddle

November 3, 2017

When you hear arcade, you probably imagine cabinet games like Galaga or Mortal Kombat, lines with no end, and waiting to pay tons of quarters for minutes of fun depending on how you play. Nova has come to change that. Nova VR, at 806 S. Westnedge Ave. in Kalamazoo, is a virtual reality business al...

Grayling Ceramics Studio Showcases Local Artist

Grayling Ceramics Studio Showcases Local Artist

March 22, 2017

Kalamazoo is fortunate to be a thriving artist town and is a wonderfully supportive community for creatives. However, none are quite like the joyful Shay Church. Church is the owner and founder of Grayling Ceramics, a local ceramics studio and shop on the north side of Kalamazoo.  Church graduated from W...

Handmade Kalamazoo Supports Local Artists

Handmade Kalamazoo Supports Local Artists

Joshua Wild

December 7, 2016

Small businesses are one of the best things about living in towns and cities. Here in Kalamazoo, Knight Life News recently met a small business owner Missy Alazzawi. Alazzawi owns Handmade Kalamazoo, a small art and t-shirt shop in the historic Vine neighborhood. The shop sells high quality handmad...

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