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The Meaning of Love in an Age of Change: How Teenagers Struggle on Valentine’s Day

The Meaning of Love in an Age of Change: How Teenagers Struggle on Valentine’s Day

Paula Montoro

February 7, 2019

You’ve probably noticed that almost every store in town is decorated with huge red hearts and flowers, meaning Valentine’s Day is coming up. February 14th is the best day of the year for lovers to express their affection with gifts and greetings. However, we all know that it is also the best day ...

Go Vote – It’s No Joke

Go Vote – It’s No Joke

January 15, 2019

By Jeanie Gould-McElhone When Loy Norrix senior Will Keller turned 18 in October, he was pumped up to vote in the 2018 midterm election. He found himself urging on all the candidates as he filled out the ballot. “It was awesome.” Keller said, “Especially since the Democratic party took back the ...

Having Siblings Impacts You in Various Ways

Having Siblings Impacts You in Various Ways

December 21, 2018

By Gabby Davis Most people never realize how having siblings can affect you not only in negative, but also positive ways. When reading this you may think your own siblings are so annoying and you'd rather be the only child. Maybe then you wouldn't have to clean up after them, watch them, share your...

It’s Time to Alter How we Teach about Bullying and Peer Pressure

It’s Time to Alter How we Teach about Bullying and Peer Pressure

Riley Dominianni

December 10, 2018

For as long as I can remember, messages about bullying and peer pressure have been drilled into my head at school and at home. The things I have been taught, and the things children across the country are being taught are: stand up to bullying, don’t be a bystander, and avoid peer pressure at all ...

Teens Use Nicotine Without Knowing the Harmful Effects

Teens Use Nicotine Without Knowing the Harmful Effects

Kailynne Besser

October 24, 2018

Walking into the bathroom and smelling a fruity mango scent as a group of kids rush to the door to see if a security guard is at the door is a common occurrence at Loy Norrix. When students see it’s just another student, they all go back to hitting their Juul or Suorin Drop/Air. The neverending patt...

18 Isn’t a Safe Age to Own a Gun

18 Isn’t a Safe Age to Own a Gun

Lilly MacInnis

March 30, 2018

At 18 years old, the teenager’s prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain which regulates impulse control, is about halfway developed. That means that until you are about 25, you are more likely to make rash decisions with limited knowledge. But you are considered an adult at eighteen and given eve...

Diverse Section of Letters to the Editor

Diverse Section of Letters to the Editor

December 1, 2017

Dear Editor, I read “An Insight Into Loy Norrix Stage Crew” and I thought it was a good way to see the help that is needed, while also giving the reader a closer look at the audience doesn’t seen on stage. I don’t think the people behind the curtains get enough credit for what they do. This ...

What Teens do to Annoy Parents

What Teens do to Annoy Parents

Mia May

October 18, 2017

Through all the ups and downs of a relationship between a parent and their teen, they will always love each other. A couple of teens confess what they do to annoy their parents.  Loy Norrix junior Ty Overhiser says he annoys his parents when he does not return their calls. Ty’s parents aren’t the only ones frustrated...

Quirky and Awkward in Real Life, Flirty and Fun Online: Social Media Helps Teens Feel More Confident When They Communicate

Quirky and Awkward in Real Life, Flirty and Fun Online: Social Media Helps Teens Feel More Confident When They Communicate

June 18, 2017

Guest Writer Devon Gross Some people are naturally charismatic and friendly. They can make friends without really even trying, and they’re just meant to be the life of any and every party. Other people are the exact opposite. Many shy people struggle with social anxiety and self-doubt, preventing...

Fans Get Treated With New Football Stadium

Fans Get Treated With New Football Stadium

hybelschris

October 2, 2015

Loy Norrix’s football field experienced a complete overhaul during the Summer of 2015. With renovations starting May 4th, and just finishing August 26th, the remodel included a new main entrance, box office, concession stand, bleachers, pavilion area and bathrooms. Students will quickly recognize ...

Good Morning, Loy Norrix: Schools Can Do Themselves a Favor by Changing Start Times to Suit Teens’ Needs

Good Morning, Loy Norrix:  Schools Can Do Themselves a Favor by Changing Start Times to Suit Teens’ Needs

norakhg

June 10, 2015

About what time do you wake up in the morning for school? For me, it depends on whether I can get a ride from one of my parents, or if I have to take the bus. On ride mornings, I can get up at 6:20 a.m. On bus mornings, I have to get up around 5:45 a.m. to make my 6:35 a.m. bus. I go to bed around ...

Teens Easily Captivated by Divergent Series

Teens Easily Captivated by Divergent Series

tatianaberquist

March 12, 2014

Within “Divergent’s” dystopian world, written by Veronica Roth, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to a particular virtue; Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Candor (the honest), and Amity (the peaceful). Every year on an appointed d...

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