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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

On Thursday, Apr 7, 2022, in a historic decision, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first black woman and first public defender to be confirmed to the  United States Supreme Court.

Ketanji Brown Jackson: her road to confirmation

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor April 18, 2022

On Feb. 25, 2022, President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. She will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who announced his retirement on Jan. 27, 2022. Jackson...

Superintendent Dr. Rita Raichoudhuri accepted the class of 2021 with a recorded statement wishing the seniors a bright future.

Loy Norrix should expect to continue in-person school despite the Omicron variant

Gigi Fox, Web Editor January 28, 2022

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Michigan, it poses the daunting question: will schools shut down again?  After a year and a half of virtual learning, the return to in-person school during the 2021-2022...

At Rocket Comics, Jonathan Aguilar slowly reaches his hand out to grab the Doombot appearing in The Fantastic Four comics books. It is one of the many collectibles and comic book characters at Rocket Comics.

Rocket Comics: Kalamazoo small business survives the pandemic

Isabella Aguilar, Guest Writer November 1, 2021

The soft crinkling and rustling of old comic books is heard throughout the store as the bright sunlight pours through the big rectangular windows, lighting up the entire business with a bright radiant...

Ethiopian soldiers prepare for an offensive against opposed militias outside the regional capital of Mekelle in November of 2020. The country has had several armed conflicts in the past century, most notably a civil war in 1974 which cemented the importance of Tigray within internal politics.

Ethnic and political clashes run rampant in Northern Ethiopia

Elias Nagel-Bennett, Copy Editor October 28, 2021

The Tigray region of Ethiopia has a history of political importance, great autonomy and serves as a spiritual and historic center of the nation. However, as of late, Tigray has been embroiled in conflict...

Loy Norrix teacher Kyle Shack prefers to use Classroom Relay to communicate with his students and help them out when they are struggling.

Classroom Relay: A helpful tool for teachers, but possibly unfair monitoring system

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor June 8, 2021

School districts have had internet monitoring software for years. It’s not a secret that administrators have access to your school email address and can see what you do when logged into that email address.  What...

Fans are given a sneak peak at what the new Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl games will look like in a screenshot shown during the announcement live stream. One of the characters the player can control, Dawn, is shown in her bedroom, one of the first areas players see in the game.

Nintendo announces remakes for the fan-favorite “Pokémon Diamond” and “Pokémon Pearl” games

Sophie Decker, Web Editor, A/V Editor March 20, 2021

Pokémon is the world’s highest grossing media franchise with their total revenue clocking in at $100 billion, with $22.716 billion coming from the video game series of the same name. Since 1996, the...

If KPS decides to go hybrid for the last trimester of the 20-21 school year this will be the first time students will be in schools since March of last year.

Kalamazoo Public Schools decides whether to transition to a hybrid schedule for the third trimester of the 20-21 school year

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor/Social Media Team February 5, 2021

Kalamazoo Public Schools decides whether to transition to a hybrid schedule for the third trimester of the 20-21 school year On February 11th, 2021 Superintendent Raichoudhuri will deliver the decision...

Donald Trump left office yesterday due to his term ending. Impeachment proceedings have yet to be determined.

A Historical Impeachment: What is it and how is it going to work?

Hannah Locke, Copy Editor January 21, 2021

Only three presidents have ever been impeached since the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1787. All three, Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump, were acquitted and able to continue serving their...

The photo shows the United States Capitol building. In which the House of Representatives and Senate are housed, and decisions are made.

Proposed change to the KPS school board to high school government class and curriculum

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor January 5, 2021

The Kalamazoo Public School administration proposed an idea that would limit the required credits of U.S. Government class, making it only one trimester long instead of two trimesters and removing key...

Local students march for Black Lives Matter on June 12 in downtown Kalamazoo. WMU college students and KPS high school students worked together to organize this peaceful protest.

Activism within Gen Z

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 14, 2020

“I definitely think Gen Z is the loudest right now,” said Gracen Martini-Zeller, a senior at Kalamazoo Central. “Even if they can’t get to demonstrations, they’re doing a really good job of at...

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