Knight Life

A simple solution to the straw debate: don’t use straws

Plastic disposable straws lie amongst each other. Disposable straws account for 4-7% of pollution on Earth.

Ian Woodruff, AV Editing Team

November 5, 2019

It's a Friday night and I go out to eat. When the waitress brings me a drink, she leaves a paper straw. Convinced that paper straws are much better for the environment, I use it happily. After about 5 minutes the drink has changed to an earthy taste, and the top of the straw has folded in on itself, ...

Loy Norrix Students Support Each Other with a Food Drive for the Holiday Season

Loy Norrix Students Support Each Other with a Food Drive for the Holiday Season

Alexis Weeden

February 6, 2019

Out of over 2 million children in Michigan, more than 356 thousand families with children struggle to have enough food. There are kids who rely on school provided meals to get them through the week whose families can’t always afford to put food on the table or into their lunch bags. Loy Norrix PeaceJ...

P.E. Teacher Celebrates his 50th Year at Norrix

P.E. Teacher Celebrates his 50th Year at Norrix

Alexis Weeden

November 16, 2018

The lights reflect off of the mirrors in the Loy Norrix weight room, which currently show the normal chaos of gym class. One girl turns music on, blasting it through the room and the other students raise their voices to combat the noise. Students are lined up for the bench press or setting up a rack to sq...

LOY NORRIX SPIRIT WEEK: BLUE AND WHITE DAY

LOY NORRIX SPIRIT WEEK: BLUE AND WHITE DAY

Jaelyn Anderson

September 28, 2018

It's Friday, the last day of Loy Norrix's spirit week, and homecoming is today. Students show their spirit by dressing up in the school colors of blue and white and getting their faces painted.

The Hype About Fashion Among Teens

Naashar Leake, a junior at Loy Norrix,  wears a $170 Supreme bag with $230 Gucci slides. Leake is also wearing a $70 Urban Outfitters shirt. Photo Credit / Jayden Millard

June 14, 2018

By Jayden Millard In the past few decades, fashion has blossomed into a huge influence on teenage culture. High school is a place where kids love showing off their clothes, but all too often kids take this fashion show too far.  Supreme, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Off White are all clothing brands t...

Referees Can Avoid Mistake Calls with VAR

Referees Can Avoid Mistake Calls with VAR

June 13, 2018

By Chase Thomas It was the Summer of 1986. Argentina and England were pitted against each other in the World Cup quarter finals. England was dominating the match until a counter attack by the Argentinian team led to a goal scored by Diego Maradona with an obvious handball in the 51st minute. This mo...

Loy Norrix Freshman Thinks Back on His Time in America

Loy Norrix Freshman Thinks Back on His Time in America

Alexis Weeden

June 12, 2018

“That was the first time I’d ever seen a plane,” said Loy Norrix ninth grader Ali Al-Moukhles. Al-Moukhles’ first plane ride was his ride to America roughly six years ago so that his father could continue working on his doctorate at Western Michigan University. He only vaguely remembers the plane r...

Loy Norrix Sophomore Wins Prestigious Award

Sophomore Gabriel Vroman completed his journey to earning the Microsoft Office Master Award. Photo Credit / Finn Brent

June 12, 2018

By Finn Brent On Friday June 8th, Loy Norrix Sophomore Gabriel Vroman completed his journey to earning the Microsoft Office Master Award. To do this, he earned a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in the Microsoft programs PowerPoint 2013, Excel 2013, and Word Expert 1 and 2 2013. He also earned...

Debate of Colorism: People Prefer Women with Light Skin Over Dark Skin

Debate of Colorism:  People Prefer Women with Light Skin Over Dark Skin

June 12, 2018

By Amiria Wallace As a darker skinned female myself, growing up I’d often hear things like “You’re pretty for a black girl,” or “You have a lot of hair for a black girl.” These comments made me feel like black women were categorized as being “ugly” and that my skin color wasn’t beaut...

A Shared Love of Playing Soccer

Freshman Carlos Santos dives to block a shot.

Zach Skinner

June 14, 2017

Loy Norrix freshman Carlos Santos found love for the game of soccer from his father at an early age. As a child, his father had him playing in competitive games with adults and created practice regiments for him. Santos was never forced to play, but his father wanted to share his love for the game with...

Academic Pep Assembly is Fun Under the Sun

Delvin Swift (black shirt on left) races Zack Sims (on right) at the Academic Pep Assembly to pass time. Before the race, Zack bragged and bet the other racers he could beat them. Photo Credit / Josh Hentkowski

Zach Skinner

June 5, 2017

Loy Norrix students had a blast on May 18 during fourth and fifth hour. Students had been waiting for months for an opportunity that only comes twice a year, the Academic Pep Assembly, a day where students get to leave class early to kick back and relax. It is a reward for all their hard work in thei...

Being An Exchange Student: It's Not Like The Movies

Isabela Seixas, a 18 year old exchange student from Brazil is proudly using her flag to warm her up in her host town Saint Joseph. Seixas has enjoyed her year in U.S. but her love and value of her home country has grown a lot. Photo Credit / Sarita Nieminem

Sarita Nieminen

May 30, 2017

You’re in the airplane. You can still feel your dad’s strong hug and your mom’s tear drops on your skin. In your ears, you hear your sibling's laugh. Fun memories made with your friends come to your mind and suddenly you wonder: what are you doing? But then, you feel the butterflies in your sto...

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