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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 will learn how to properly handle a teen mental health crisis, what resources to reach out to, and ...

Leaving school: why some students dropout

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

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. According to “Why Students Drop Out” from the website Dropout Prevention, some of the most common reasons student...

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 reach out and talk to people, so I just sat in the back of class reading every hour. I felt like I couldn’t ...

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 express their affection with gifts and greetings. However, we all know that it is also the best day ...

More Than Just Looking Good: People Should Exercise

Olivia Ely

Olivia Ely

February 5, 2019

With the new year upon us, many people like to make unrealistic goals pertaining to fitness. This could be losing 30 pounds in a month or working out every single day. I have somewhat held myself up to these harsh and far-fetched goals. Having done this before, I can tell you that it’s not healthy ...

Battling Cancer as a Family: Student Struggles With a Parent's Illness

Battling Cancer as a Family: Student Struggles With a Parent's Illness

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

December 23, 2018

She was forlorn as she came into the room, but put on a smile as she walked up to her dad and told him to drink the glass of water she had set down. She looked at him and all she could think was “has he really lost hope?” The glass sat full of water getting warmer as the day got darker. Sadly, th...

Having Siblings Impacts You in Various Ways

Having Siblings Impacts You in Various Ways

December 21, 2018

By Gabby Davis Most people never realize how having siblings can affect you not only in negative, but also positive ways. When reading this you may think your own siblings are so annoying and you'd rather be the only child. Maybe then you wouldn't have to clean up after them, watch them, share your...

Coffee Can Contribute to Student Stress

Coffee Can Contribute to Student Stress

Cas Terrian

November 15, 2018

Chances are that you drink coffee at least occasionally, and you may not be aware that there are negative side effects. I started out drinking a cup everyday. I was hyper-focused and burning through classwork within minutes. Coffee was my ride or die. Soon it wasn’t enough. Quite rapidly I needed...

Mental Illness in School & the Unheard Pleas for Help

Mental Illness in School & the Unheard Pleas for Help

Raili Nelson

March 20, 2018

Imagine having an illness that many people don’t believe in, or choose to ignore. David Harn, a freshman at Loy Norrix, suffers from depression and anxiety. “I have had panic attacks before, multiple this year,” Harn said nonchalantly. One in five teens suffers from a mental illness, one in ...

#StigmaFree: Mental Illnesses are Being Trivialized

#StigmaFree: Mental Illnesses are Being Trivialized

Sofie Nehlsen

January 29, 2018

It’s difficult not to envy the beautiful pop star Demi Lovato when scrolling through her Instagram pictures. Photos of her luxurious lifestyle and commendable achievements flood the feed of anyone following her. One would never suspect how much she has struggled with her mental health. On September 24 2...

Sadness In Silence, Having Friends With Depression

Sadness In Silence, Having Friends With Depression

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor

December 17, 2017

Depression. I’d like to say not a lot of people suffer from it, but that’s not the case, unfortunately. Three hundred fifty million people have depression, and that’s only those that are diagnosed. There are probably countless others that just haven’t said anything. Depression can manifest in many differe...

Students Connect Mental Health to Music

Students Connect Mental Health to Music

November 30, 2017

Dear Editor, I enjoyed the article “Music and How it affects People While Studying.” I feel that music is an excellent study tool. I also feel blaming violent music to violence is ridiculous as blaming cereal. Correlation doesn’t mean causation. Will Briggs, senior Dear Editor, I like how in t...

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