Knight Life

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,...

Kohler Briggs posing for the picture in the Loy Norrix band uniform

Loy Norrix senior achieves the All-State award for his trumpet playing

Annemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team February 8, 2021

“I knew Kohler would perform his best, and considering what a great musician he is, I was happy but not surprised,” band teacher Aaron Mirakovits said about his first ever All-State winning student.  Trumpet...

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...

David Byrne finds a great way to be gray in “American Utopia”

David Byrne finds a great way to be gray in “American Utopia”

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2020

The glint of shimmering silver chains, draped like curtains, set the boundaries of this world. The moment is occupied solely by a ghastly, white-haired figure donning a gray suit. He sits contemplatively...

Georgia Hutton appears here in one of her new outfits. Wearing a sweater vest with a t-shirt underneath has emerged as a popular trend during quarantine.

How quarantine changes students: Georgia Hutton’s evolution in isolation

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor October 1, 2020

Students left school in March expecting to enjoy a two week vacation before going back to school. Instead, they were greeted with a six month stretch of first online school, then summer vacation, and finally...

Staying entertained at home: Music and podcast recommendations

Staying entertained at home: Music and podcast recommendations

Hannah Locke, News Editor June 4, 2020

Crafts, books, and spending time with your loved ones are a few ways to pass the time. Another way to stay entertained while also keeping your mood up is listening to music or podcasts. Apps like Spotify...

Jessica DeRyke sings in choir teacher Julie Pelligrino's class.  Despite challenges, DeRyke excels in her school work and finds joy in singing.

Loy Norrix choir student succeeds despite rare sight disability

Avery Strand, Guest Writer April 21, 2020

Learning music and reading notes can be a struggle for anyone. It is even harder for fifteen year old sophomore Jessica DeRyke, who was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Peters Anomaly making her half...

LN orchestra teacher Sandra Shaw is a skilled musician herself and plays multiple instruments.

The effect music has on the soul: Music is an important part of everyday life of young people

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 18, 2020

The bright fluorescent lights hit the backs of shiny wood and cold air wraps around every person in the Loy Norrix Orchestra room. C strings are tweaked, pegs are turned and bows are placed on strings. Sandra...

Feature photo from Petrillo's Facebook page.  Adeline was influenced by her mother's Kalamazoo based band.

Sophomore uses music to get through bad days and deal with emotions

Hannah Locke, News Editor April 14, 2020

“I think it is a really healthy way to process my emotions,” said sophomore Adeline Turner. “I am able to connect with parts of myself through music, and I have discovered a lot about myself through...

Ariel Godinez performs at downtown Kalamazoo venue.

Singing: an unusual way to de-stress

Luna Drumm-Walsh, Guest Writer March 30, 2020

Freshman Ariel Godinez steps onto the stage, her shaking hands are holding a microphone. The crowd is still chattering in the background. She focuses on the glittering Christmas lights in the trees, takes...

Tenacious D to play at Kalamazoo State Theatre later this year

Tenacious D to play at Kalamazoo State Theatre later this year

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2020

The self-proclaimed “Greatest Band in the World,” Tenacious D, will be making their second-ever stop in town later this year. They will be at the State Theatre in downtown Kalamazoo on September 27...

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