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College Board discontinues SAT subject tests and essay as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hannah Locke, Chief Copy Editor February 8, 2021

The changes to the education system have been innumerable since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. From school being cancelled altogether and administrations scrambling to find solutions,...

SAT Corona Edition: Taking a life-changing test during the COVID-19 pandemic

SAT Corona Edition: Taking a life-changing test during the COVID-19 pandemic

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor November 4, 2020

The SAT is one of the most important milestones in the life of an upperclassmen high school student. The big test, the final frontier, the number that will decide if you can attend the college of your...

ACT unveils new testing options

ACT unveils new testing options

Nate Goodwin-Kelly, Opinion Editor/Knights Speak Team November 6, 2019

For high school students, there are two major standardized tests that colleges accept, the SAT and ACT. Loy Norrix requires students to take the SAT, but for those who want a different test option, the...

It’s Time to Change the Way We Teach Math

It’s Time to Change the Way We Teach Math

Paula Montoro May 31, 2019

If you are afraid of math and hate the subject, if you panic on tests or blank out and forget what you have studied, you’re definitely not alone. According to the University of Nebraska, math anxiety...

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...

How Loy Norrix Can Help Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed in High School

How Loy Norrix Can Help Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed in High School

April 17, 2019

By Julienne Alphonse Loy Norrix is one of the most diverse high schools in the Kalamazoo area, it consists of students from a variety of different communities, cultures, and countries. As a refugee,...

Are You Prepared? SAT Testing Has Too Much Weight in Schools

Are You Prepared? SAT Testing Has Too Much Weight in Schools

Bethany Dunham June 15, 2018

April is the month that every junior dreads; it’s the month of standardized testing. You can enjoy your spring break and then right when you get back testing begins. Teachers spend weeks upon weeks trying...

The Quiet in the Halls: School Disallows Leaving Classroom Without a Security Escort Indefinitely Due to Testing

Grace Augustine May 17, 2017

“We have a lot of students who view hall passes as just a reason to walk the halls and get a break from class,” said AP United States History teacher Matthew Porco. In order to prevent this, and to...

Volume 57, Issue 2

Volume 57, Issue 2

January 10, 2017

   

MME Week Schedule

tatianaberquist March 3, 2014

The Michigan Merit Exam (MME) is a graduation requirement for all KPS students. All students are required to take it during their junior year. This testing may lead to confusion about the school schedule...

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