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Local Asian Americans recall racism from childhood and report how it’s gotten worse this past year

Local Asian Americans recall racism from childhood and report how it’s gotten worse this past year

Annemarie Mansfield, Social Media Team May 13, 2021

Growing up as an adopted Asian American, I’ve dealt with my share of racism. The earliest account I had to face was in second grade in my elementary school’s library of a kid pulling their eyes back...

Officer Lockett, an SRO at Loy Norrix, talking to students in 2018.

School resource officers work to create a safe environment in KPS schools

Princess-J'Maria Mboup, Knights Speak Team February 19, 2021

“Our SROs work very well to keep our students safe,” said Principal Christopher Aguinaga about the school resource officers that serve at Loy Norrix. During the summer, amidst the murder of George...

Youth of Loy Norrix rally in the student-lead protest of June 12th for the Black Lives Matter movement.

White privilege and supremacy in our society is unacceptable and needs to be eradicated

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor February 12, 2021

I am a white citizen. I have never faced the level of discrimination and injustice that is rampant in our so-called “land of the free.” I had been so blinded by the silent approval my skin gave...

Elisha Applebaum (Left), a European-Singaporean actress, has been cast to play Musa (Right) in the live action Winx Club reboot. Netflix has been involved in many controversies regarding their self-produced releases, being accused of white-washing, queer-baiting and appealing to child predators.

Netflix’s “Winx Club”: Perpetuating racism in the entertainment industry

Sophie Decker, Web Editor, A/V Editor January 22, 2021

Racism in entertainment has been prevalent for centuries and only recently has begun to be rectified, but even with the removal of legal barriers, people of color still face challenges when it comes to...

People attend one of the countless black lives matter protests that have happened across the country.

Black lives still matter: Refocusing the spotlight

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor December 29, 2020

The election and the pandemic have completely taken everyone’s attention as far as news-related events, but we cannot forget what needs more coverage right now.  The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement...

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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,...

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...

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...

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