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Southwest Michigan schools partake in different academic systems

Southwest Michigan schools partake in different academic systems

Ourania Alexopoulos, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Most times as students, we follow the rules and regulations throughout the school without much questioning. We trust the adults and people working behind the scenes to make each day function without fail. Recently, though, I have taken an interest in our school’s decision on the trimester system. Acc...

Kalamazoo Public Schools search for a new Superintendent

Kalamazoo Public Schools search for a new Superintendent

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

February 6, 2020

Following Dr. Micheal Rice’s permanent move to become the state superintendent of Michigan, the Kalamazoo Public Schools District has been moving along in the process of finding a new superintendent.  Dr. Rice served as the KPS superintendent from 2007-2019; nearly twelve years of service with...

Help From Trump

Help From Trump

Rayna Sorrentino, Guest Artist

February 6, 2020

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Poisoned cities: America needs a stronger environmental policy

Alexis Weeden, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2019

Michigan, aka “the Great Lake State,” has been facing a pollution threat that endangers more than just Michigan residents. Michigan's borders touch four out of the five Great Lakes, lakes which contain 20% of the world's surface freshwater and roughly 95% of the United States’ surface freshwater. ...

Gerrymandering in Michigan is worse than you think

Gerrymandering in Michigan is worse than you think

Jack Warmelink, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

“Giving a party the ability to redraw lines is like giving keys to a bar to an alcoholic,” said LN history teacher, Jay Peterson. Gerrymandering is the redrawing of district lines to make it so one party has an advantage in elections, and it may affect you more than you know. Michigan has an extr...

Triple E: Know the risk

Triple E: Know the risk

Lily Stickley, Copy Editor

October 24, 2019

Eastern Equine Encephalitis, also called Triple E or EEE,  is a disease that is transmitted from the bite of infected mosquitoes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Persons over age 50 and under age 15 seem to be at greatest risk for developing severe disease when infecte...

Loy Norrix Journalists Take Big Steps at MIPA 2019

Loy Norrix Journalists Take Big Steps at MIPA 2019

Devon Gross

May 18, 2019

Each year, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association holds a ceremony awarding various Michigan school publications and student journalists’ hard work and unique content they’ve published throughout the previous year. At the 2019 MIPA awards ceremony, there were a total of 4,112 entries submitted ...

Amazon’s New Headquarters Should be Built in Detroit

Amazon’s New Headquarters Should be Built in Detroit

Riley Dominianni

May 4, 2019

“Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world.” In February, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released this statement in response to her suc...

Michigan Should Invest in Substitutes To Improve Education

Michigan Should Invest in Substitutes To Improve Education

Kylazia Dye

March 8, 2019

Before the beginning of a lecture, you notice there is something different about the class that you attend daily: the teacher is gone. As you walk into the class, a substitute teacher is either sitting at the teacher’s desk, standing in the front, greeting you and other students as they enter, or ...

What Does Loy Norrix Think of Proposal 1?

What Does Loy Norrix Think of Proposal 1?

Regan Dillon

January 9, 2019

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Proposal 1 – What You Need to Know

Proposal 1 – What You Need to Know

Raili Nelson

January 9, 2019

In the early morning on Wednesday, November  7th, the day after the midterm elections, Michigan residents woke to the news that Proposal 1 had been approved by voters, a move which legalized recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21.  The state and Loy Norrix High school were abuzz with discussion of the issue. Whether it ...

Students Write to Representatives Calling for Change in Gun Control Legislation

Students Write to Representatives Calling for Change in Gun Control Legislation

Grace Marshall

March 22, 2018

If you had stepped into Sarah Leineke’s classroom, located in the B-wing of Loy Norrix on Friday, March 2, you would have seen somewhere around 15 students sitting with laptops, paper and pens, writing letters to their Michigan representatives. The students were writing to express their discontent wi...

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