The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

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The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Annabelle Fuerst (left) and Payton Carter (right) performing at Old Dog Tavern while opening for the Corn Fed Girls.

Student musicians gain early experience in Kalamazoo and prepare themselves for future careers

Mallory Loken, Staff Writer May 23, 2024

In Kalamazoo, young musicians are opening for popular bands, performing every week and writing and producing music at a professional level. The surplus of bands in Kalamazoo composed of high school and...

Kimora Nelson researches alternative fuels in her Environmental Science class. She is trying to determine other sustainable practices when it comes to energy use.

Different learning styles help students focus and appreciate school

Carter Moon, Guest Writer March 20, 2024

Within the classrooms, students find ways to learn that help them better understand information. Walking through the halls, you can see classrooms that are filled with different learning materials. These...

‘Korpsve’ uses technology to break the music mold

‘Korpsve’ uses technology to break the music mold

Rosie Hill, Feature Editor March 1, 2024

Upon first glance at senior Dalea Campbell, her bold makeup, unconventional outfits, and spiky accessories would make you think he’s an interesting person, but under that intimidating, cool exterior,...

Brazilian musicians rated for the tastes of LN students

Brazilian musicians rated for the tastes of LN students

Robin Thompson, Staff Writer February 19, 2024

Editor’s Note: This story is part of the Global Ties Kalamazoo series published by Knight Life News. From Feb. 12-16, related content can be found on our website, Instagram and Facebook.  Music...

Freshman Julius Boza was bored in the library so he decided to scroll through TikTok. Social media is a frequent distraction for students on their phones.

Students miss music and movies while working in class

Geremu Walker, Guest Writer January 11, 2024

A student asks the principal to unblock HBO Max while students stare at their phones as they play games. In general, the students do whatever they want, all hours of the school day.  Last year, teachers...

Album cover for HOPE

NF’s new album “Hope” is the breath of fresh air the music industry needs

Zach Eldred, Sports Team May 22, 2023

Good albums are released all the time, but great albums are rare to come by. NF’s newest project, “HOPE,” is a great album. What separates a good album from a great one is its ability to connect...

Conner’s Critiques: “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” reveals a deeper backstory to the beloved sword-wielding cat

Conner’s Critiques: “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” reveals a deeper backstory to the beloved sword-wielding cat

May 12, 2023

Everyone's favorite sword-wielding kitty returned to screens back in Dec. 2022, in a one-and-a-half-hour animated adventure/comedy film that focused primarily on the backstory of Puss in Boots, voiced...

Freshman Juan Ortiz-Ponce listens to music while he types his story. He is so heavily focused and engaged on his work. He finds that when he listens to Spanish music it helps him focus.

Students and teachers disagree about whether music should be allowed in classrooms

Carter Pickett, Podcast Editor March 14, 2023

You walk into class listening to your favorite song. Everything is right with the world, but then your teacher tells you to take off the headphones and turn the music off. Some Loy Norrix teachers are...

Freshman Elijah Reigle listens to music while working on an assignment.   He states that it blocks out other background noises so its easier to concentrate.

Music in the classroom is beneficial and helps students succeed

Miya Timmer, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Walking into a classroom and seeing the majority of the students with earbuds in would be shocking to someone who hasn’t been in school for the last half decade.  Within the past few years, advancements...

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 Parwoth 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...

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