Knight Life

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...

Olivia Ely

More Than Just Looking Good: People Should Exercise

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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