Knight Life

Summertime tick update

Pitbull, Violet, taking a walk around Asylum Lake Preserve. After digging around the bushes, two ticks were found on her stomach and quickly removed.

Gigi Fox, Opinion Editor

June 15, 2020

With the summer months quickly on the rise, so is the increase of bugs, especially ticks. While ticks may seem small and harmless, ticks carry many diseases, one example would be Lyme disease. Lyme disease can cause rashes and headaches when it first shows symptoms. With Michigan being surrounded by la...

Senior Explains ‘New Life’ at Loy Norrix

Senior Explains ‘New Life’ at Loy Norrix

April 21, 2019

By Claire Goodwin-Kelly Senior Julienne Alphonse is looking forward to graduating high school... again. Alphonse moved from Malawi, a small country near the Eastern Coast of Africa to the United States as a refugee in October of 2016, after graduating from Lilongwe Girls Secondary School, a public ...

Early Intro to Health Careers II: WMed Educates Sophomores

Early Intro to Health Careers II: WMed Educates Sophomores

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor

March 14, 2018

  In recent years, a new program has popped up to help high school sophomores all around Kalamazoo. The Early Introduction to Health Careers II Program is a pipeline program that was started in 2015 by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine to expose teens to the possi...

Loy Norrix’s Malik Farrakhan Working to Help Restore Lost Eyesight

Malik Farrakhan posing in front of Loy Norrix High School. Photo Credit / Henry Snapp

Henry Snapp

June 13, 2017

Glaucoma is an incurable eye condition that currently affects over 3 million people in the United States. Starting with their peripheral vision and extending inward, patients slowly go blind. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma affects people young and old, with 10 percent of patients...

Anti-Vaxxers Pose Threat to Public Health

Anti-Vaxxers Pose Threat to Public Health


March 31, 2015

There are many threats to the health of the general populous in today's society, one of the largest and most fueled by ignorance being the anti-vaccination movement. The issue has been raised many times in the past and in light of one of the largest measles outbreaks in years, the controversy has once ...

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