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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Headband Henny performing at a concert in Kalamazoo on May 20th. As he ends the night the crowd goes crazy

Local artist and Loy Norrix alumni Henry Parworth pursues his passion of music

David Henry, Social Media Team December 12, 2022

Kalamazoo is one of the places in Michigan where artists can really thrive, with things like Art-hop, the local downtown art exhibit or just the culture of the city. It makes its mark as an art epicenter...

Mrs. Bergh sits playing “Follow The Drinking Gourd” behind the piano. Off-screen, students sing along in harmony, bringing fall cheer to the J-wing.

Second year music teacher adjusts to a larger school environment

Hope Wilson, Guest Writer December 2, 2022

In 2021 Austin Malarchick was hired as Loy Norrix’s new choir director after Julie Pelligrino-Hartman transferred to Kalamazoo Central the year prior.  Long-term choir students were already trying...

Jennings playing keyboard at La Luna recording studios during the recording of their current record “Something about Blue.” “Something about Blue” is the second installment in their “Small Truths” trilogy revolving around a more atmospheric sound with usage of more acoustic instruments.

Students from rival schools come together to form eclectic musical project “Via Ferrata”

Wolfgang Madonia, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Social Media Team November 16, 2022

When a group of musicians have played music together for multiple years, the beginnings of an inseparable bond can occur between the members. This is no different in the case of Loy Norrix junior and keyboardist,...

Jojo Siwa (center) and her dancers, including Loy Norrix alumna Taylor Timmerman, stand with an arm raised high in front of the crowd at a show on the D.R.E.A.M. tour.  The stage is decorated with bows, hearts and pink screens.

LN alumna, a professional dancer, joins Jojo Siwa’s D.R.E.A.M. tour

Josephine Velo, Photo Editor/Knights Speak Team June 10, 2022

Some people wake up everyday only to sit still behind a desk at their 9 to 5 job, but that isn’t the case for LN alumna of 2015, Taylor Timmerman. Timmerman was one of the seven dancers that performed...

The Smile “A Light for Attracting Attention” is a fresh take from two Radiohead members

The Smile “A Light for Attracting Attention” is a fresh take from two Radiohead members

Fletcher Elsholz, Twitter Team June 1, 2022

The Smile was started in 2020 after Phillip Selway, Radiohead’s drummer, announced he’d be taking time off to work on other projects. This project seemed like a sort of Radiohead 2 because it included...

Performing live at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Greta Van Fleet started their worldwide tour in their home state of Michigan on March 10th, 2022. Greta Van Fleet was formed in Frankenmuth, Michigan in 2012 and is made up of the Kiszka brothers: Josh (vocals), Sam (bass, pianist), and Jake (guitarist), with Danny Wagner on drums.

Greta Van Fleet starts off tour with a blast in Kalamazoo

Hollis Masterson, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

As I looked through the packed Wings Event Center, I saw so many excited fans of all ages there to see Greta Van Fleet perform on their first tour since 2019. It didn't matter that the parking traffic...

Conners Critiques: “Cinderella” is why you should leave Disney princesses to Disney

Conner’s Critiques: “Cinderella” is why you should leave Disney princesses to Disney

Conner McBride, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

The most recent Cinderella movie is a mockery of the beloved childhood film.  This remake of Cinderella is proof that just because you have famous actors and celebrities in your movie, it’s not going...

Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke performing live at the Roundhouse in 2016.

Radiohead albums ranked great to greatest

Fletcher Elsholz, Twitter Team January 24, 2022

Radiohead is an English alt-rock band formed in 1985 after all of the members met at Abingdon School for boys. They have sold over thirty million albums worldwide and are one known for hits such as “Creep”...

Conners Critiques: Tick, tick… a booming review

Conner’s Critiques: Tick, tick… a booming review

Conner McBride, Staff Writer January 13, 2022

“Tick, Tick… Boom” is the story of writer and musician Jonathan Larson, who is best known for writing the musical “Rent.” The musical/drama tells the story of Larson while he is stuck in a slump...

How music has changed through the past century

How music has changed through the past century

Isabella Aguilar, Staff Writer January 7, 2022

The soft, the loud, the calm, the wild; music is something that we have all listened to. Some of it we like and some of it we dislike. Music has changed and it will continue to, in ways we never might...

Lauren Adams, in her seventh grade year, plays the violin at Carnegie Hall, New York City.  She was 13 years old when she played there.

Performing a Seitz violin concerto in Carnegie Hall

Lauren Adams, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

Lights beaming, stuffy air, fingers on the strings, shoes clicking on the stage, and thunderous applause.  I spot my family in the crowd, wait for my pianist to cue that he’s ready, and start the...

Sophomore, Wolfgang Madonia practices chords on the guitar.

Students discuss their experiences making music

Milo Turner, Social Media Team June 4, 2021

During the 2020-2021 school year, KPS students have had a great deal of time on their hands without the added stress of transporting to and from campus.  For students who play instruments or make music,...

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