Getting to know the new Dean

Getting to know the new Dean

By: Karina Sanchez, PR/Social Media Executives

August 28, 2017


Filed under Featured Stories, Features, Showcase

Q: What are three words used to describe yourself? A: Energetic, enthusiastic and impatient, I live in the now.   Q: What is something you want students to know about you? A: My door is always open and I am always willing to have a conversation and get your thoughts on anything, but I want y...

Lovin’ Lolla

Lovin’ Lolla

By: Ashley Edwards, Reporter

July 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year since 1991, Lollapalooza has been a place where musicians come together and perform for thousands of people within a weekend.  Last year there was an estimated 400,000 people who attended Lollapalooza.  Lolla is taking place on August 3 through August 6 in Grant Park in Chicago. This yea...

Life saving teens

Life saving teens

By: KT Mattern, Reporter

July 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

While a lot of teens would rather lay around all summer, a good number of high schoolers dedicate their summertime to working outside with jobs like lifeguarding. Not many people can fully understand the pressure that goes into the job. Being a lifeguard means taking on sole responsibility for kee...

Goodbye Kaneland, hello retirement

Goodbye Kaneland, hello retirement

By: Alex Malawski, Reporter

June 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

We have all had that one teacher who was our favorite. Whether it be a math teacher, a gym teacher or a counselor, there’s no doubting that we all have a favorite teacher. The sad part about having a favorite teacher is that they will eventually retire. At the end of this school year, three teache...

Bass fishing club casts into their next season

Bass fishing club casts into their next season

By: Justin Erlandson, Editor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

One of the newest activities to Kaneland, the Bass Fishing club, was made by freshmen and sophomores who were looking for an activity to do for fun. It was found by sophomore Jack Webster who really enjoys fishing during his free time. “I have always loved to fish. My friends and parents saw it an...

Overcoming odds

Overcoming odds

By: Bella Vargas, Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Sophomore Drew Hahn was an average teenage boy dealing with sports and schoolwork  when he was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer in seventh grade. Hahn was admitted to the hospital for months at a time which took a toll on his body. “It was painful to go through but I wouldn’t change a...

Fostering furry friends

Fostering furry friends

By: Ashley Edwards, Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Everyday animals suffer from dehydration, hunger, abuse and loss of love. Working to help change this statistic there are foster parents. Rebecca Prebble has fostered two dogs in the last two months and has been enjoying the process. Fostering animals might not seem easy but it’s actually quite ...

Prom is right around the corner

Prom is right around the corner

By: Madeline Hockey, Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

For most juniors and seniors, prom is a special night worth remembering, it's a night where students make memories that will stay with them forever. Some students go with a date, and others choose to go with their friends. Prom is a one night event that takes a lot of arrangement. Preparations inc...

Chess club qualifies for state

Chess club qualifies for state

By: Shelby Harper, Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under Features

On Friday February 10, 2017, the Kaneland Chess team earned a spot at the IHSA State Tournament. The Kaneland Chess team maintained a 4-3 record at the state finals. Out of 149 teams, Kaneland achieved 60th place. “It was a great season. Despite losing nine players from last year, the team managed a...

A club for everyone: Sci-Fi and Anime club

A club for everyone: Sci-Fi and Anime club

By: Josh Kellum, Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features

If you ever felt like having a fun time and chilling after school, Sci-Fi and Anime club is the one for you. Sci-Fi and Anime club meet every Thursday right after school in the library and ends at 4:30 P.M. The club supervisor is Jennifer Lupa and costs $60 to join. The name of club does not do the club justic...

Cooking up a storm

Cooking up a storm

By: Madeline Hockey and Ashley Edwards

February 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

One of the few new classes offered to students this year is the culinary leadership class. Garrett Wolf and Nora Tomasik created this class to show students with special needs that disabilities shouldn’t stop you in the kitchen. Wolf enjoys watching and instructing the students on what they need to do. ...

Kenneth Dentino pied in the face for charity

Kenneth Dentino pied in the face for charity

By: Gabrielle Faletto, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Throughout the month of February, Key Club arranged their 2nd annual ‘pie a teacher in the face’ fundraiser. The chosen teachers were John Mansour, Kenneth Dentino, Matthew Smith, Rachel Giles and Rebecca Prebble. After getting their approval, it was full speed ahead. In the cafeteria, students ...

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