Knight Life

The Divided Methodist Church: The denomination set to split in two

The Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church has made statements regarding their open stance on LGBTQ issues. They have chosen to fly a pride flag outside their building.

Riley Dominianni, Feature Editor

March 12, 2020

Following years of conflict over LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage, the world’s third largest denomination of Christianity has finally decided to split in two. The United Methodist Church is a worldwide Protestant denomination based in the United States that has been around since the late 1960s.  ...

President Trump faces impeachment because of the Articles of Impeachment

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scolds President Trump during a meeting with Congressional Leadership.

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor

December 20, 2019

House Democrats have released articles of impeachment. The two articles are specifically accusing President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  The abuse of power charge is a result of President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine, “…soliciting the government of Ukraine to publi...

President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

The tower of Loy Norrix High School.

Brandon Schnurr, Web Editor

April 28, 2019

With each passing year, the fiscal budget for the federal government, or the amount of money the government plans to spend in a year, is adjusted by the president of the United States in order to better balance and distribute the funds of the federal government. While the president creates the budget,...

The United States Should Follow the Lead of Hong Kong and Provide Better Public Transportation

The United States Should Follow the Lead of Hong Kong and Provide Better Public Transportation

April 26, 2019

By Kinsey Skjold You’re waiting at a bus stop. You have been waiting for the past ten minutes. It’s a brisk winter day; a sharp wind cuts through your various layers, and the frosted grass crunches beneath your shoes. The bus isn’t scheduled to arrive for another ten minutes, but all you can d...

18 Isn’t a Safe Age to Own a Gun

18 Isn’t a Safe Age to Own a Gun

Lilly MacInnis, Photo Editor

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...

The Wonders of America: Danish Exchange Student Experiences the Complexities of U.S. Culture

The Wonders of America: Danish Exchange Student Experiences the Complexities of U.S. Culture

Sofie Nehlsen

February 6, 2018

If you had asked me to describe the United States in 3 words, 6 months ago, I probably would’ve said Trump, The Kardashians and obesity. Not the best first-hand impression, I know, but nevertheless, that’s what I thought. When I got here I quickly realized that it wasn’t that simple and that I...

A Finnish View of the United States

A Finnish View of the United States

March 8, 2017

By Sarita Nieminen The United States has always been known as a land of dreams and opportunities. In Finland we have always seen the U.S as a wonderful place. However, now that I have been in the country for five months, it’s hard for me to find things that are better here than back in Finland. If...

The Leader of the Free World Grabs Lady Liberty by the…

The Leader of the Free World Grabs Lady Liberty by the...

March 7, 2017

By Chloe Lupini You keep your eyes locked on your car as you walk through the dimly lit parking lot, keys clenched tightly between your white knuckles. The fear of who might lie in the shadows quickens your pace, adrenaline beating its way through your every step. Taking quick glances over your sh...

The U.S. Needs Better Gun Control

The U.S. Needs Better Gun Control

Isaac Rubin

November 9, 2016

Staff Editorial On April 18th, 2011, Kalamazoo police officer Eric Zapata was shot by Leonard Statler. On February 20th, 2016, Jason Brian Dalton drove around Kalamazoo shooting innocent civilians killing six people and injuring two others. On September 6th, 2016, Daquarion Hunter and Marsavious Frazier d...

X-Men Apocalypse Action-Packed Film Entertains Audience Despite Negative Reviews

X-Men Apocalypse Action-Packed Film Entertains Audience Despite Negative Reviews

Maxwell Link

June 14, 2016

From the first “X-Men” to “X-Men Apocalypse” there have been six different movies in between. These Marvel movies have gone straight through the roof with views and products sold including comics and action figures. “X-Men Apocalypse” was released in theaters on May 27, 2016 which sparked...

Students Explore Veterans Experiences at Battle Creek VA

Veteran () reads his report written by Loy Norrix students at the VA picnic May 26th. After eating lunch with his group he looks down and reads the biography about his service and his life. Photo Credit / Jonnie Palone

Jonnie Palone

June 14, 2016

  Students excited to meet their veterans steadily walk off the bus in the area of Battle Creek known as the Veterans Affair. The Veterans Affair (VA) facility provides benefits, support and medical care of American veterans. With pens and clipboards in their hands, Loy Norrix students eagerly mo...

Loy Norrix Student Recognized as Finalist for National Merit Scholarship

Loy Norrix Student Recognized as Finalist for National Merit Scholarship

Jordan Brown

May 31, 2016

Loy Norrix senior Koichi Anderson has had the high honor of being recognized as a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship. “When I went to Milwood Middle, there was a group of us that felt like the math class that we were in was just too easy. So we worked with the counselors and principal to have...

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