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Some Koreans feel fearful about the Black Lives Matter protests in the US

Businesses in Koreatown of Los Angeles ready materials to protect their shops. Protests have turned violent in many places, leading to shop owners taking extra steps to defend their businesses.

Shin-Ling Yeh, Staff Writer

June 13, 2020

Just over 2 weeks ago, there was a public outcry with the death of George Floyd's under a policeman's knee. George Floyd was African American, and the police officers that led George Floyd to death were white.  The problem was that the police excessively got George Floyd under control, and his de...

Loy Norrix’s next play focuses on racism and confrontation: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” utilizes the diversity of Norrix to discuss tension in a mixed-race couple

Derrell Mabon II, Kamryn Kimbrough, and Brooklyn Moore during play rehearsal. Mabon plays John Prentice Sr., Kimbrough plays Mary Prentice, and Moore plays Hilary St. George.

Clara Moss, Social Media Editor

January 18, 2020

“It’s gonna be a wake-up call,” drama teacher and play director Paige Carrow said. “It’s going to spark conversations after the show.” Loy Norrix will be putting on the play “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in February, directed by drama teacher Paige Carrow, who wanted the high school to ...

Local Native Americans reflect on how their people have been subdued and the lasting effects

Kalamazoo Public Schools faculty member Robin Greymountain (left) and Loy Norrix High School freshman Aanje Greymountain (right) posing at the edge of “Assini Aglay Bigun” in Flagstaff, AZ, during a trip back to their home in Arizona. “Assini Aglay Bigun” is a sacred mountain in Navajo culture, and the location where Aanje Greymountain and her sister NaMe Greymountain (not pictured) were born.

Colin Carnell, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

A shadow hangs over the United States of America, one that has lingered since the conception of the nation. It is well known that the US has a history of discrimination based on the color of one’s skin, and that many people have died due to the discrimination. Almost two hundred years after the Tra...

Students Give Feedback on Their Experience Being Hispanic

Students Give Feedback on Their Experience Being Hispanic

Kylazia Dye

June 14, 2019

On April 18, 2019, Heather Dolegowski, an intern at Loy Norrix for Spanish teacher, Chris Holmes, held a panel including pre-teachers from WMU which opened up a conversation on some of the experiences that Hispanic students have faced during their education. “I want to convey the import...

Everyone Should Be A Black Lives Matter Advocate

Everyone Should Be A Black Lives Matter Advocate

April 19, 2019

By Aria Darden Gun Control has been an everlasting debate in America since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. The perpetrators were two white male high school seniors. In the time since, there have been several other mass shootings where the shooter, usually a white teenage male, had legal acc...

Starbucks Reacts to Racial Bias Claims

Audreanna Dunton, Assistant Business Manager

June 5, 2018

Starbucks, the popular coffee chain where friends and loved ones can gather together and enjoy their favorite drinks and small bites in their community, have come across some trouble with race. However, the limits have been tested in recent months when two black men entered a Starbucks cafe in Phil...

Views From Racially Mixed Students

Views From Racially Mixed Students

Jaelyn Anderson

June 13, 2017

Being ethnically mixed can be both a blessing and a curse. For some students it makes them feel out of place and awkward, but for others it can help make them feel like they fit in more because they can relate to many different cultures. Pew Research Center finds that 60 percent of multiracial people ...

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Raises Questions on How to Respond to Hate

White Nationalist Richard Spencer Raises Questions on How to Respond to Hate

April 17, 2017

By Ferren Olmsted-Meade On January 20, Inauguration Day, people from all walks of life took to the streets. Among those was self-proclaimed white nationalist, Richard Spencer. As he was being interviewed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a masked individual approached Spencer and proceeded ...

Political Cartoon from Greg Stevens' Cartooning Class

Political Cartoon from Greg Stevens' Cartooning Class

February 15, 2017

Artist: DJ Pierce.

Volume 57, Issue 2

Volume 57, Issue 2

January 10, 2017

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The Accidental Racist: The All Lives Matter Campaign is Racist and Many Who Follow it are Unaware

The Accidental Racist: The All Lives Matter Campaign is Racist and Many Who Follow it are Unaware

December 9, 2016

GUEST WRITER: Ciera Mcclenton Langston The All Lives Matter campaign was started as a response to the Black Lives Matter campaign. All Lives Matter is a response movement meant to say we shouldn't just support the well-being of black people, but of all people. However, this is unnecessary, because the...

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