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Becky Parsons, one of the four Loy Norrix counselors here to help students with mental health.

Days in school should be taken off for mental health

Naliyah Hayes, Guest Writer November 1, 2021

Mental health is important for every individual, especially students who struggle with school related mental health issues. However, students aren't the only ones who struggle with their mental health. Mental...

Lunch is one of the only times during the school day that you can take a break and relax from the loads of work. Students are seen letting off stress with their friends, and having chats about their day.

COVID-19 takes a toll on student mental health

Meadow Meskil, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

“The first time I experienced actual bad mental health was during COVID,” said sophomore Amelia Gougam. Ever since March of 2020, COVID-19 has impacted young adults’ and teens’ mental health...

 Two year old Ella Boyea takes a family photo with her parents during the holiday season, a happy memory of all of them together before the divorce.

Living in two places at once: Norrix seniors struggle with navigating between two households

Naysa Quinones, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

It’s a late Sunday night and the moment she has been dreading all week has finally come. Loy Norrix senior Ella Boyea tiredly gets up from her bed, gathering her things and packing her bags so she’s...

FDA data shows that over 2 million teens use e- cigarettes in the U.S. Graph made September 2021 by Food and Drug Administration.

Vaping has reached teens at an alarming rate

Yamiah Harris, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

In Michigan, vaping has been on the rise, especially among teenagers. Teens everywhere are vaping without knowing the serious effects it can have on their health. It affects your behavior and performance,...

Wallis dedicates some of her senior photos to showcase her love and passion for music.

Music is a modern therapy for teens

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor January 6, 2021

Music has been able to help guide teens through this hard stage in their life.  During quarantine, many people are dealing with mental health issues or just being sad and lonely because of the...

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

Kai Neve-Jones, Assistant Photo Editor 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...

Maya Crawford is greeted by Isabelle, a character that relays the news of the island in game.

Escaping to new horizons: how “Animal Crossing” has helped my mental health

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor November 12, 2020

This pandemic has been incredibly difficult to bear, not only physically, but mentally. As an extroverted individual, being cut off from my emotional support in the form of friends is devastating to have...

Youth mental health first aid training comes to Loy Norrix

Youth mental health first aid training comes to Loy Norrix

Emma Hilgart-Griff, Social Media Team/Knights Speak Team January 15, 2020

On January 16th 2020, 22 Loy Norrix students and two staff members will engage in youth mental health first aid training facilitated by the Integrated Services of Kalamazoo. During this training students...

Alexa Lee, 17, was a senior when she left high school due to concerns over her mental health.

Leaving school: why some students dropout

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team December 23, 2019

Although drop out rates are decreasing, over 1.2 million high schoolers still leave school before graduation every year. Reasons for dropping out could range from physical or mental health, to boredom....

Taking Life by the Reins

Taking Life by the Reins

Gavin Rutherford April 25, 2019

I’ve spent most of my life cooped up inside. I lived satisfied with a life of watching television, playing games and reading books. When I went into middle school I didn’t have the confidence to...

The Meaning of Love in an Age of Change: How Teenagers Struggle on Valentine’s Day

The Meaning of Love in an Age of Change: How Teenagers Struggle on Valentine’s Day

Paula Montoro February 7, 2019

You’ve probably noticed that almost every store in town is decorated with huge red hearts and flowers, meaning Valentine’s Day is coming up. February 14th is the best day of the year for lovers to...

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