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Stepping Up Your College Search

Aurora University is a private school with almost 6,000 students. Virtual visits were made accessible on their website to accommodate COVID-19 procedures.

By: Karmyn Hookham, Editor

July 11, 2020

The dreaded college search can be stressful and overwhelming when you look at it as a whole. With the pressure to not only find your perfect school but to also keep your grades up, to participate in extracurriculars and to gain community service hours, things can pile up. This doesn’t mean you hav...

Real Estate During COVID-19

The housing market is being heavily affected by the current pandemic. Sarah Goss saw an increase in housing sales after the spike of COVID-19 cases in March.

By: Casey Walters, Editor

July 10, 2020

During COVID-19, real estate has faced challenges as people continue to buy and sell homes. New precautions are constantly being implemented to make sure illness is not spread between buyers and sellers. “There are industry rules in place, and those keep changing with different phases.  In addition...

Essential and Nonessential Businesses Through the Pandemic

RKA Gun Gallery in Plano remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some businesses are still up and running despite current health concerns.

By: Sophie Opp

May 16, 2020

In any community there’s a countless number of people fulfilling different jobs to keep things running smoothly. Each worker is important in his or her own way. Due to recent events, these people have now been placed in two categories: essential and nonessential. For many businesses, especially tho...

Everyday Heroes

Phil Hardin (left) and Patty Sampson (right) play together on Sampson's porch. They enjoy working together to raise money for charity.

By: Sophie Opp, Reporter

April 28, 2020

As 2019 came to an end, 2020 looked to be a bright future for people around the world. Not very far into the year, COVID-19 quickly destroyed these hopes. Faster than most could imagine, it took over not only the country, but the world. Understandably, this global pandemic has caused some panic; in times...

What is a Senior Sunrise?

What is a Senior Sunrise?

By: Sasha Clinnin, Editor

January 23, 2020

For most people, senior year is all about making memories and having the time of their life. Everyone looks forward to senior year and the final days they will spend with their childhood friends. Many people celebrate these last moments with traditions like football games and school sponsored events....

The Marching Band Experience

By: Matilyn Mumm and Sophie Opp

October 18, 2019

The Kaneland marching band spends a lot of time together. They practice together, perform together, sit together at football games, and improve together. While the band is a whole, there are many different parts that contribute to making the performance happen.    One of the biggest parts of the band is th...

Standards Based Grading: The Future?

Standards Based Grading: The Future?

By: Casey Walters, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Kaneland staff, students and parents are currently seeing the change from traditional grading to standards based grading. By next year, most core classes will be standards based, but the district is allowing time for classes to transition. Principal Jill Maras predicts in a few years all classes will...

Communities Gather for Taste of Kaneland

Communities Gather for Taste of Kaneland

By: Giancarlo Valle, Editor

September 3, 2019

Residents of the 9 towns that make up the Kaneland community came together at Kaneland High School on Sunday, Aug. 25, to celebrate the culture of the unified community.  There were things to do for people of all ages. There were bounce houses for children and a mechanical bull for all ages to enjoy...

Hats Off to a new Kaneland Dress Code

Hats Off to a new Kaneland Dress Code

By: Sami Callaghan, Executive Editor

August 14, 2019

  Kaneland High School has been transitioning to personalized learning, proficiency based progress and 1:1 capabilities for the past several years, but not all of the school's advances deal with academics. The dress code this year involves a change that will be noticed immediately, as more students m...

One More Performance for Music Department Alumni

Samantha Simmons plays the saxophone for the last time at Kaneland.

By: Giancarlo Valle, Editor

May 30, 2019

  On May 20th, 2019, 16 new Kaneland music department alumni gathered in the auditorium to perform a song of their choice as a farewell to their music careers at Kaneland High School. Michelle Areyzaga, a class of 1989 alumni was also brought back to be inducted into the hall of fame. &nbs...

Live at Lollapalooza: UPSAHL

Live at Lollapalooza: UPSAHL

By: Sasha Clinnin, Editor

May 23, 2019

Summer in Chicago is coming up fast, which means that the beginning of summer music festival season is approaching, and talk about Lollapalooza is spreading like wildfire. The popular festival is more than just a multitude of bands booked for a marathon weekend. Everything about it is appealing to high s...

Another Summer, Another Dollar

Senior Matt Gerlach works the fryer at the Route 47 Culver's.

By: Ashlyn Klecka, Reporter

May 10, 2019

     Summer is the time to relax and release all of the stress that comes with the school year, but for most high school students, some work needs to get done. Trying to find a job that is both enjoyable and pays well can seem difficult, but it is possible.      One of the most common jobs that hig...

Tips for Test Day

Tips for Test Day

By: Regan O'Brien, Reporter

March 20, 2019

Spring is approaching, which means the SAT is coming up. Students need time to prepare, and test-taking can be stressful for many. Any helpful insights or tips may soften the blow when the big test day comes. While all juniors are taking the SAT this April, sophomores will be taking the PSAT and ...

The true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

Senior Sarah O'Shea has done Irish dancing competitively from a young age.

By: Maddie Webb, Reporter

March 12, 2019

For many people, March 17 is a day designated for parties with a green theme, to gather as many friends as possible and eat corned beef and cabbage. But few understand the holiday’s true purpose and are, in fact, celebrating this holiday wrong. We have all likely heard of the parade in Chicago for St. Patric...

Café 302 Provides Comfort at KHS

Erin Zollers is writing a drink order on a cup in Cafe 302.

By: Isabella Haulk, Reporter

March 7, 2019

      The hum of people talking around you, the scent of freshly made food and the promise of friendly customer service are just some of the things people going to cafés have to look forward to.      Whether it’s due to the scenery of the cafe or the delicious food it provides, these small ...