Knight Life

Winter Concert 2019

Winter Concert 2019

Lydia Snapp, Social Media Team

January 24, 2020

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Loy Norrix choir sings to EmpowHER

Loy Norrix choir sings to EmpowHER

Jeanie Gould-McElhone, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 12, 2019

The Loy Norrix Choir’s annual Cabaret was held the weekend  of November 1st and the choir put on an entertaining performance. Every year there is a different theme for the Cabaret concert. This year’s theme was EmpowHER, celebrating songs written and made famous by women.  Looking through thi...

Old School vs. New School: Two Generations Show How Music Makes Them One In The Same

Old School vs. New School: Two Generations Show How Music Makes Them One In The Same

Ciera Mcclenton

May 29, 2019

Music has always been emotion evoking. It can help you get through seemingly any situation or mood, either through expressing your emotions or coping. Everyone has go-to songs that they listen to during good or bad times. Musical taste has evolved, for better or for worse. Loy Norrix biology teacher V...

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

OK Go Bassist and Loy Norrix Alumnus Triumphantly Returns to Kalamazoo

Elliot Russell, Web Editor

May 12, 2019

A flyer is plastered onto the bulletin by the office. It shows four men in bright attire, tangled up in colorful yarn. This poster advertises that their tour is coming to town, but it isn’t the first time for one of them.  “My friends, who I played in a band with in high school, someone’s Engl...

The Majority of Loy Norrix Students Prefer Spotify Over Apple Music

The Majority of Loy Norrix Students Prefer Spotify Over Apple Music

Audreanna Dunton

May 10, 2019

Music lovers nowadays enjoy the freedom of skipping as many songs as they please, having unlimited listening time, and having access to any music they would like to listen to. However, there has been a huge debate as to which is better, the streaming app “Spotify” or the streaming service “Apple Musi...

Loy Norrix Campus Safety Officer and Local Musician Boards “The Morning Train”

Loy Norrix Campus Safety Officer and Local Musician Boards “The Morning Train”

Elliot Russell

February 7, 2019

As officer Marlon Corner patrols the halls of Loy Norrix, the rhythm of his footsteps echo through the barren hallway, always keeping his mind on his music. As he enters the B-wing, a passing student asks, “When is the new song dropping?” Many students will inquire with Loy Norrix campus safety ...

 The Story of NWA: A Glimpse of the Careers, Success, and Legacy of the Group That Came Straight Outta Compton

 The Story of NWA: A Glimpse of the Careers, Success, and Legacy of the Group That Came Straight Outta Compton

Ciera Mcclenton

October 23, 2018

“They empowered black men to not be afraid...to not show fear. They weren't afraid of their background and [showed] through music you can make it out of the hood,” said Loy Norrix senior Stephan Speikes. The golden age of the 20th century, the 90’s was the time of low-rise jeans, oversized shirt...

Modern Hip Hop: A Turn For the Worse

Modern Hip Hop: A Turn For the Worse

Alex Vonhof

June 13, 2018

Without a doubt, the hip hop musicians of this era are an interesting breed. From rapping about the use of drugs, to facing charges for child molestation and domestic abuse, the current hip hop artists are creating a much darker age of hip hop. The most notable cases are XXXTentacion’s domestic ab...

J. Cole's "KOD" Breaks Records and Speaks the Truth

J. Cole's "KOD" Breaks Records and Speaks the Truth

Emily Lewman

June 5, 2018

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, more famously known as rapper J. Cole, released his fifth studio album, “KOD”, on April 20, 2018. According to “Vulture,” the album has broken the record for most streams in a day on Spotify and Apple Music, 36.7 and 64.5 million respectively, a record previously held by Taylo...

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Shoegazing In The Zoo

Lydia Achenbach

April 26, 2018

  When I think of Kalamazoo, the first thing that pops into my head is music. Kalamazoo has an excellent music scene with a wide range of different genres. I’ve attended countless house shows and concerts right here in town. Whether I’m moshing and head-banging with a bunch of college students, or s...

Students Respond to Different Types of Music

Students Respond to Different Types of Music

March 29, 2018

Dear Editor, In the article, “Loy Norrix Student’s Can’t Stop Listening” by Lydia Achenbach I liked how it talked about the different people and what they liked in music. I liked how out of all the 5 people they compared, it was different ethnic groups. I really liked DJ Pierce’s choice of ...

Students Connect Mental Health to Music

Students Connect Mental Health to Music

November 30, 2017

Dear Editor, I enjoyed the article “Music and How it affects People While Studying.” I feel that music is an excellent study tool. I also feel blaming violent music to violence is ridiculous as blaming cereal. Correlation doesn’t mean causation. Will Briggs, senior Dear Editor, I like how in t...

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