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The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

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The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

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A phone sits on the table with the Instagram loading screen. Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps among teens.

Avoiding social media: six fun alternatives to improve your quality of life

Lexi Tuley, Graphics Editor May 15, 2023

Phones are practically a necessity in modern-day America. They allow easy communication between people, access to an incredible amount of information and are generally an easy place to spend time with...

School social worker Kristen Jennings poses for a photo in her office. She shares the office with Patricia Gardenhire-Lamar who is the schools clinical social worker. Their office can be found across the hallway from the main office and counseling office.

High school counselors have too many students, but there aren’t enough resources to provide a solution

Hannah Locke, Editor in Chief February 14, 2023

Academic achievement and post graduation success are strongly encouraged by the Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS), and with an invaluable resource like the Kalamazoo Promise scholarship at students’ disposal,...

Students in James Bellwares Career and College Readiness do a worksheet to learn
about different organizations they can join after highschool. They looked at the National Guard,
Peace Corps, and Teach for America.

Staff and students think that standardized testing puts too much pressure on students

Leah Sparks, Guest Writer January 10, 2023

It’s a normal Wednesday at Loy Norrix, except for the fact that students are taking the English portion of the Horizon standardized test in math class.  A survey done by the Council of the Great...

The weight of the world: the climate crisis disproportionately impacts student mental health

The weight of the world: the climate crisis disproportionately impacts student mental health

Thea Pipe, Web Editor June 9, 2022

In a 5th grade class, a video was shown about how every decision and action can affect the planet, it even showed how "sustainable" ways were bad too. A girl who spent a lot of time trying to live sustainably...

“Looking for Alaska” limited series explores how teens deal with grief

“Looking for Alaska” limited series explores how teens deal with grief

Lucie Russell, Instagram Team March 24, 2022

“Looking For Alaska” is a teen drama novel written by John Green, the writer of multiple teen blockbusters, including “The Fault in our Stars,” “Turtles All the Way Down,” “Paper Towns”...

Loy Norrix swimming team holds up the number 1 after winning their meet against PN.

Mental health of high school athletes is more important than ever

Donovan Wilson, Sports Editor March 10, 2022

Editor’s note: This story is part of  “State of Mind: The Modern Condition of Youth,”  produced in partnership with local, independent news outlet NowKalamazoo, which provided editorial support...

Graphic containing photos of students along with their thoughts and feelings on the threats of violence that have occurred during the 2021-2022 school year.

School communities suffer without a solution to the increase in gun violence and threats

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 24, 2022

Editor's note: This story is part of  "State of Mind: The Modern Condition of Youth,"  produced in partnership with local, independent news outlet NowKalamazoo, which provided editorial support and guidance.    Loud...

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, Sports Editor 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,...

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