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Rebecca Layton wrote the Womens Studies curriculum and teaches the class during first hour. Layton also teaches and wrote the curriculums for the Loy Norrix psychology and sociology courses.

Women’s Studies and African American Studies; history through the eyes of the silenced and overlooked

Hannah Locke, Chief Copy Editor October 8, 2021

Every year, the prospect of new classes, new curriculums, and new teachers is exciting. Whether it be a required class like economics, an art class like ceramics, or an English class like creative writing,...

Principal Christopher Aguinagas Throwback Thursday costume from Homecoming spirit week 2019.

Loy Norrix announces Homecoming spirit days for 2021

Gigi Fox, Web Editor October 8, 2021

After a long year and a half of virtual learning and spirit week online, students are finally able to participate in the daily themes in person.  Monday- Pajama Day Tuesday- Twin Day Wednesday-...

Cafeteria in C-Lunch

Seniors voice opinions on senior courtyard being opened to all grades

Thea Pipe, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

Students flock into the fresh air of the courtyard across from the cafeteria everyday which has, up until now, been reserved for seniors. This year, however, it has been opened up to all grades as an eating...

Loy Norrix teacher Rebecca Layton works on her computer. Layton is finishing up her first hour Womens Studies class.

Long-term teachers reflect on Norrix throughout the decades

Gigi Fox, Web Editor October 5, 2021

Loy Norrix was founded in 1961 and has changed a lot throughout the years, but how much has it really changed? Definitely the fashion trends: Go-Go Boots and pantsuits do not mix with our current trend...

Campus safety officer pats down senior Jacob Shantzs bag. All students were searched for weapons before entering the building on Monday, September 27.

Social media threats cause increased caution at Loy Norrix

Hannah Locke, Chief Copy Editor September 27, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, a social media post went out threatening a “shootout” at Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix high schools and a bombing at an unnamed “courthouse.” These threats are said...

Mrs. May has been at Norrix for 39 years and her contributions are priceless. After she retires, she plans to move to Colorado to be closer to her daughters family. She has already made calls about starting a Peace Jam at the local high school.

Sveri May: a Loy Norrix life and legacy

Hannah Locke, Chief Copy Editor June 10, 2021

A lot can happen in 39 years, Sveri May is a testament to that. Current Loy Norrix teacher, Mrs. May, attended Loy Norrix High School for her sophomore and senior years-- she spent her junior year in Stockholm,...

Junior Elizabeth McFarlen enjoys favorite childhood movie Cars alongside her dogs Henry, Milo and Cruz (left to right). Many students have been returning to nostalgic pieces of media amidst the pandemic.

Returning to childhood comforts: observing nostalgia as a response to trauma

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor June 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone around the world, regardless of social standing, class or status. This event is classified as a mass trauma, the same post-traumatic stresses that many feel...

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, Chief Copy 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, Chief Copy 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...

Sophomore, Wolfgang Madonia practices chords on the guitar.

Students discuss their experiences making music

Milo Turner, Social Media Team June 4, 2021

During the 2020-2021 school year, KPS students have had a great deal of time on their hands without the added stress of transporting to and from campus.  For students who play instruments or make music,...

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