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The true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

The true meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

By: Maddie Webb, Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under Activities, Features, Food, Holidays, Lifestyle, Showcase

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...

Getting players’ heads in the game

Getting players’ heads in the game

By: Emma Schaefer, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Community, Features, School, Sports

     Visualisation, deep breathing and positive affirmations are all types of mental training.      Olympians can be seen visualising before an event, seeing and feeling what they will do before it’s their time to compete. Many athletes praise mental training while some are not aware of the...

Nepal en la frente: Summer camping trips

Nepal en la frente: Summer camping trips

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

I have memories of summer nights that now feel more like faraway dreams. When the sky would be full of stars, the sound of crickets chirping and mosquitoes buzzing filled the dead silence of the night. As a mixture of Spanish and English filled the air, the lingering smell of bug spray and campfire smoke...

Nopal en la frente

Nopal en la frente

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

To be born a first generation Mexican-American is to be born to always be too much and never enough. One culture will reject you for the language you know, another for the one you do not. The American part of yourself will battle with the music flowing out of your mouth. It will flatten your tongue, ma...

Small town gems

Small town gems

By: Sami Callaghan, Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Fashion, Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

       Maple Park is a quaint, small town in the Kaneland school district that does not have much to offer other than Casey’s General Store, Lodi Tap House and a few other bars and grills. But recently Jen Ward, a Maple Park resident herself, opened a jewelry store on the heart of Main S...

Starting the new year off on the right path

Starting the new year off on the right path

By: Bailey Prichard, Editor

December 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Holidays, Lifestyle, Showcase

Saying you are going to achieve something, and actually following through are two totally different things. New Year's resolutions are a good idea to have and can help achieve something to feel a sense of accomplishment. Many people come up with a resolution, whether it is long or short term, but...

Take a trip overseas

Take a trip overseas

By: Kt Mattern, Executive

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Travel, World

From visiting ghosts of royalty’s past to being on top of the world on the London Eye, the English department’s trip to the United Kingdom will be the trip of a lifetime. Lasting from June 3 to June 16, visiting the countries of the UK will be the perfect way to start the summer. Right out of the...

Fluffy new guests at Kaneland

Fluffy new guests at Kaneland

By: Gianna Provenzano, Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Lifestyle, Photo Gallery, Photos, Showcase

School and life can get stressful, but what is more comforting and exciting than walking down the KHS hallways and running into a Golden Retriever? Our school has welcomed these loving friends, Adeena and Eunice, twice now and plan to continue inviting them back. One of the comfort dogs, Adee...

Calling all high schoolers: Jinglepalooza

Calling all high schoolers: Jinglepalooza

By: Samantha Callaghan, Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Activities, Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

It’s that time of year again when volunteering and giving back to your community seems like a considerate way to spend your time. The Elburn Community Center does a variety of work with the town of Elburn and is asking for volunteers to help ring in the holiday season. Opportunities to receive G....

The spirit of Inktober

The spirit of Inktober

By: Isabella Haulk, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Featured Stories, Features, Lifestyle, Opinion, Pulse, Showcase, Technology

October is a special time for all aspiring artists, especially with the challenge that artist Jake Parker has created. Inktober is a month-long challenge where artists make one ink drawing each day that can connect with a prompt list. This can help with the main things traditional artists strugg...

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