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Loy Norrix seniors fill out early college applications

Senior Virginia Abbott works on her college applications at her laptop. She's hoping to get into her choice of college and possibly earn some scholarships.
Advice from students who have already applied
November 25, 2020

Nothing beats the stress of turning on your laptop to see yet another email from your dream college saying, “You have a week left to apply!” or logging in to Common App to finally write your college...

Fall sports resume with COVID-19 precautions in place

Loy Norrix swimmers are lined up on the diving boards getting ready to jump in the pool and start the race!
November 23, 2020

Note:  This article was written before Gretchen Whitmer suspended high school sports fall tournaments starting November 18 for at least 3 weeks. “The second we get out of the pool we have to put...

Quarantine and online school has affected the mental health of students and teachers alike

Quarantine and online school has affected the mental health of students and teachers alike
November 19, 2020

Mental health issues in adolescents have been on the rise for years, as seen in multiple studies from sources like The Trevor Project and The World Health Organization. The question is, does quarantine...

Nail polish can be androgynous accessory

Jack Fergusson in his Halloween costume for 2019, an eboy clown. While showing off the book
November 16, 2020

Nail polish has been around for a very long time, originating in China in 6000 B.C. Traditionally it has been used by a mainly female audience; however, it is now becoming popular among people of all genders.  Men...

The KPS school board makes the decision to stay virtual for the second trimester.

The formula used by the KPS school board to determine whether or not to send kids back to school hybrid.
October 29, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year has been different from any other school year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Kalamazoo Public Schools, along with every school in the country, is having to make changes...

In the era of COVID-19, the SAT has become obsolete

In exam halls throughout the country, students are still sitting to take the SAT. This year though, testing locations may look slightly different as students are required to practice social distancing.
October 27, 2020

It was early in the morning, the sun was still rising when I entered Loy Norrix for the first time in months. After being ushered into the cafeteria, I found myself faced with row upon row of socially...

Lady Knights swimming and diving make history during the pandemic

The Women's Swimming and Diving team celebrate their win against Portage Central.
October 26, 2020

As we are all aware, there is a global pandemic happening right now. School was shut down in March and started virtually this school year. Sports were hugely impacted by the shutdown, with gyms being closed...

Clubs that are running online during the pandemic

The E-sports team can no longer go to in person competitions, instead having to do them online.
In the time of the pandemic, students are getting less and less social interaction. Luckily, some of the clubs at Loy Norrix are ready to provide that. 
October 13, 2020

In the time of the pandemic, students are getting less and less social interaction. Luckily, some of the clubs at Loy Norrix are ready to provide that.  The clubs that are running online are the Gender...

Students find time for both work and school

LN senior Carlos Morales outside Texas Roadhouse. He works there as a busser and host.
October 9, 2020

Between the feeling of independence and extra cash, summer jobs are a great way for teenagers to prepare for life as an adult. Although, as summer ends and school starts, teenagers can find themselves...

Riots in the US are diminishing the intentions of the Black Lives Matter movement

Local students speak to the group of protesters after a downtown Kalamazoo march for Black Lives Matter on June 12.  Local students organized this peaceful protest and shared poems and reflections on the topic.
June 25, 2020

On May 25th 2020, 46 year old George Floyd died after being pinned down by a police officer for nine minutes. While Floyd’s death sadly isn’t the first to happen in this nature, the spread of the video...

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