Knight Life

After a long period of time spent online many people relied on social media. Fast forward a year and a half, and many people have continued these habits.

A “phone addicted” generation coming off the pandemic

Kendall Sloan, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

In the past, attitudes surrounding social media have consistently been, to “cut-down” or “reduce usage” in order to be more productive. However, the pandemic pushed this attitude completely out...

An illustration of a failing grade.

Quarantining students need more support

Owen Davis, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Students are back in school, masked up and ready to learn. Now, in addition to their work, students face a daunting task: staying healthy.  Something that didn’t sound so challenging once is now...

Spanish teacher Marta Grabowski substitute teaches for Atiba Wards fifth hour international business class. Like all teachers at Norrix, shes been called in to sub on a rolling basis.

Substitute teacher shortage plagues Norrix staff

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2021

With teachers frequently in and out of the building because of COVID scares as the pandemic rages on, familiar faces have been popping up around the building. Maybe your algebra teacher had to lecture...

“Bones day” highlights the appeal of mysticism

“Bones day” highlights the appeal of mysticism

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor November 4, 2021

The social media platform TikTok is known for being a lawless refuge for its users, with anyone able to create a public account and post whatever they want.  Just a few weeks ago the “Devious Licks”...

Senior Nolan Tribu (left) and senior Adam Ismaili-Alaoui (right) socialize on their lunch break in school. Ismaili works hard on an assignment while Tribu enjoys his lunch and chats.

Students’ return to school comes with social change and new perspectives

Owen Davis, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

During the late spring of the 2019-2020 school year, students received a ring on their home phones and notifications in their emails. The rapid spread of a new virus known as COVID-19 had caused schools...

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...

Samuel Bistrek, Karina Gutierrez, Naysa Quinones, Claire Goodwin-Kelly, Olyvia Ward, James Rocco, Kylie Kilgo, and Cecilia Salazar (left to right) show their support at the Mens Varsity Soccer game against Portage Central.

Seniors explain their experience jumping back into school after a pandemic

Kylie Kilgo, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

It is a bright and early morning for the students of the Kalamazoo Public School District as they return to school from being virtual for over a year and a half. As nerves rise for our young freshman,...

KPS Superintendent Dr. Rita Raichoudhuri poses for a photo at the Loy Norrix Class of 2021 commencement ceremony. This was one of few opportunities she had this year to attend an in-person event in her new role.

Dr. Rita Raichoudhuri: a year as superintendent in review

Elliot Russell, Editor-in-Chief June 17, 2021

“In some sense it feels like it’s been multiple years and in some senses it feels like it’s only been a few months. It’s that relativity piece depending on the context because the pandemic has...

Junior Elizabeth McFarlen enjoys favorite childhood movie Cars alongside her dogs Henry, Milo and Cruz (left to right). Many students have been returning to nostalgic pieces of media amidst the pandemic.

Returning to childhood comforts: observing nostalgia as a response to trauma

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor June 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone around the world, regardless of social standing, class or status. This event is classified as a mass trauma, the same post-traumatic stresses that many feel...

Seniors share plans for graduation parties

Seniors share plans for graduation parties

Annemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team May 28, 2021

Graduation parties are all about celebrating a senior’s accomplishments throughout their schooling careers and because of this pandemic, people have had to make some changes. Changes such as being socially...

Loy Norrix band preforms on Norrix football field on May 5th. They are wearing their musician specific PPE.

LN Band puts on a great performance despite minimal rehearsal time

Ellie Haase, Social Media Editor May 15, 2021

“We decided to move our marching band season to the spring,” explained LN band director, Aaron Mirakovits.  Back in August when Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) had paused football...

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