Knight Life

The Loy Norrix chapter of NEHS is open for applications this fall

Loy Norrix junior Emerson Wesslehoff attends a volunteer opportunity at Read and Write Kalamazoo. Here Wesselhoff works to create a book using old magazines.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

June 8, 2020

The Loy Norrix chapter of the National English Honor Society, also called the Loy Norrix Literary Luminaries, is opening applications this fall, with English teacher Jeffery Pickell as the faculty adviser.  “[NEHS] is the only international organization exclusively for high school students and fa...

A way to escape the stress of quarantine: A few book suggestions to pass the time

A way to escape the stress of quarantine: A few book suggestions to pass the time

Samantha Shaffer

May 5, 2020

As the days of quarantine drag on, it feels as though the number of activities left to keep us entertained is dwindling. However, time has seemed to slow down a bit. We are no longer rushing to different commitments or exhausted from school and work. This provides the perfect opportunity to pick up ...

Social Justice Book Bowl is a success for another year of competition

Book bowl returns to competition to compete against kalamazoo central. The Book Bowl team has won for 8 years in a row.

Brandi-Rose Phiri, Business Manager

February 5, 2020

Every year the Loy Norrix Social Justice Quiz Bowl team walks home with the winning trophy. The teams this year are already doing well by making it through the elimination rounds. Although winning is the goal, more important than the win is that students learn about social justice issues facing Amer...

In Libris, Libertas (In Books, Freedom): High School Students Should Read More for Pleasure

In Libris, Libertas (In Books, Freedom):  High School Students Should Read More for Pleasure

June 16, 2019

By Sam Shaffer The students let out a collective groan as their English teacher announces the next book they will be reading -- Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” A large percentage of the students in the class will most likely never open the book and will rely on “Sparknotes” to stumble ...

Locked Doors, Locked Minds: Restricting School Library Access Shouldn’t Be Allowed

Locked Doors, Locked Minds: Restricting School Library Access Shouldn’t Be Allowed

April 26, 2019

By Claire Beougher The doors of the school library should never be closed to students, no matter what the reason. We’ve all seen the signs hanging on the library doors at Loy Norrix saying, “The library is closed,” or “Only students attending classes allowed.” The doors are locked every day,...

PeaceJam's Literacy Project Comes Full Circle

Last year's Literacy Project group works with their students at Edison Elementary school. Reading with their students is a very fun memorable task for many of the volunteers.  Photo Credit / Sveri May

Bill Bowser

March 17, 2017

Not many students experience the rewards that come with giving and receiving for a good cause. Cecilia Mireles Caballero, is one of the lucky individuals who has. Cecilia is a freshman at Loy Norrix who is involved with various extracurricular programs, including PeaceJam. However, before her time h...

Volume 57, Issue 2

Volume 57, Issue 2

January 10, 2017

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Finding Inspiration From Books

Finding Inspiration From Books

anniecolburnjaynes

June 2, 2015

Ever since 7th grade, Loy Norrix junior Morgan Kester has been a writer. Her inspiration: reading. The first book Kester read at her own will was “Warrior Cats” by author Erin Hunter. Currently, there are 30 Warrior Cat books out including 5 sub-series. Shortly after she began this series, she s...

RAWK On! Reading and Writing will Never be the Same

RAWK On! Reading and Writing will Never be the Same

ashtynkenbeek

January 15, 2015

  Awesome and amazing is a great way to describe local writers Anne Hensley and Emily Kastner. Two years ago they started their own program Read and Write Kalamazoo (RAWK). The idea is to improve reading and writing in the Kalamazoo area and bring it in the community. They offer workshops on cr...

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