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Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

The Voice of the Loy Norrix Community

Knight Life

Freshman Carter Pickett works on finishing his study guide for his journalism class. He
knows if he finishes it and consistently studies it the final exam will be a piece of cake.

Students and teachers talk about how the pandemic affected their motivation and how it persists to this day

Juan Ortiz-Ponce, Guest Writer March 17, 2023

It’s a typical day in a high school classroom. More than half the students are distracted, on their phones with no motivation to do their work. These students also wonder why they have such low grades. The...

Freshman Juan Ortiz-Ponce listens to music while he types his story. He is so heavily focused and engaged on his work. He finds that when he listens to Spanish music it helps him focus.

Students and teachers disagree about whether music should be allowed in classrooms

Carter Pickett, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

You walk into class listening to your favorite song. Everything is right with the world, but then your teacher tells you to take off the headphones and turn the music off. Some Loy Norrix teachers are...

Nadia Abbott takes the mic to wrap up the Black History Month rally. When asked if she had anything to say to students at Loy Norrix, she replied, “Stop hurting each other.”

Student-led Rally: A discussion of police brutality and life for Black students

Josephine Velo, Photo Editor/Knights Speak Team March 2, 2023

In response to continuous police brutality, on Feb. 10, a student rally took place at Loy Norrix. The rally was organized by Norrix senior Nadia Abbott and included multiple student speakers who showcased...

Photo illustration

The lows of getting high: exploring the effects of smoking on students

Alex Buckley and Owen Quayle February 13, 2023

Smoke clouds drift above stall walls – a constant haze of marijuana scent and smoke in the air. Welcome to the bathrooms of Loy Norrix. The continuous issue of smoking in bathrooms has been on Norrix’s...

Students in James Bellwares Career and College Readiness do a worksheet to learn
about different organizations they can join after highschool. They looked at the National Guard,
Peace Corps, and Teach for America.

Staff and students think that standardized testing puts too much pressure on students

Leah Sparks, Guest Writer January 10, 2023

It’s a normal Wednesday at Loy Norrix, except for the fact that students are taking the English portion of the Horizon standardized test in math class.  A survey done by the Council of the Great...

Senior Alex Buckley leaves the building through the lower K-wing exit. This is one of many direct exits from Loy Norrix that are largely not monitored

Defying authority or “playing high school”: students and staff comment on skipping class

Owen Quayle, News Editor November 8, 2022

During the 2021-22 school year, many of the things that students and staff may have taken for granted in previous years were changed as a result of the pandemic. One of the more obvious examples was...

Attorney General Dana Nessel, right, was given a quick tour of Loy Norrix following the school safety meeting.  Loy Norrix junior Jaydon Kelley, pictured left, helped lead the tour through the halls, past the main office, and into the C-wing where the tour ended.

Attorney General visits Loy Norrix to discuss school safety in KPS

Josephine Velo, Photo Editor/Knights Speak Team May 29, 2022

With thousands of students attending Kalamazoo Public Schools, the safety systems that are in place make a big difference, for better or for worse.On Wednesday, April 20, Michigan Attorney General Dana...

Government and Politics teacher Kyle Shack gives guidance to Junior Duncan Scheele during their Congressional Roleplay. Shack is known for giving one on one attention to students to encourage their success.

Student-teacher relationships: the value of creating bonds between staff and students

Amady Mboup, Knights Speak Team February 17, 2022

In tandem with the wealth of knowledge that children gain during their K-12 schooling, having social interactions and learning the traditions and norms of not only their community, but also the world is...

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...

The current logo for the Kalamazoo 48 Hour Film Festival.

Kazoo 48 Hour Film Festival 2021 gives aspiring filmmakers a new form of motivation

James Hauke, Multimedia Editor October 9, 2021

Today, the film industry can take years to complete a new movie; however, for aspiring filmmakers in Kalamazoo, it may only take 48 hours.  The Kazoo 48 Hour Film Festival is back for it’s 3rd year...

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