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How a family functions nowadays

Social media affects the way families function.
June 25, 2014

Society evolves every day whether people accept or deny this conjecture. With this evolution comes the change in how a family functions. Households are different than they used to be, and that could...

Kaneland responds to recent mass shootings

Incoming junior Justin Peterson displays his collection of firearms.
June 20, 2014

It seems as though it is now the norm to turn on the news and see a headline about a group of young people who were slain in a public place by a hooded figure wielding a semi automatic weapon. There have...

A powerful meaning behind popular hashtag

Kaneland High School students tweeted about this issue.
June 19, 2014

On May 24 a University of California, Santa Barbara student Elliot Rodger, was featured in a disturbing YouTube video. In this video, Rodger promised his revenge against the women he says forced him to...

Five finger discount has been taken all too literal

May 21, 2014

The five fingered discount a slang term usually used to describe the unjust of the slightest urge you get in the store to stuff your pockets, for the cost of “free 99”. For most the simplest pickpocket...

The perfect college

May 21, 2014

Finding one’s perfect fit for a college is often times challenging. While some strike gold on their very first few visits, others have an extensive journey in attempt to find success. Every school suits...

Living life to the fullest

Creating a bucket list can add excitement to a person's life.
May 19, 2014

  On a building in Edgewater, Chicago, there was a wall titled “Before I die”  with responses inscribed in brightly colored chalk  covering the wall. These responses illustrate the personal goals...

Destructive pollutants threaten the future

Compost bins are used to decompose trash such as fruit peels, paper and potatoes.
May 19, 2014

     The seeds of Earth Day were planted around the 1960’s. While war was raging in Vietnam and hippie culture reached a new high, industries released pollutants into the atmosphere with little fear...

Senior words of wisdom

May 19, 2014

Seniors have gone through it all. They have been through the ups and downs of high school relationships, been a part of all the Kaneland traditions, and worked their way past tough classes. Want to know...

How to: Preparing for college

May 9, 2014

With leaving for college means beginning to pack up the things to bring for a successful first year. Packing can be stressful for anyone, especially when moving out of the house and into a dorm. Forgetting...

Is the game controlling you or are you the controller?

March 27, 2014

Sophomore Anthony Holubecki plays video games often, whether it be on his phone or on the television. Just like any teen, he plays video games at school, after school and on the weekends when he’s bored...

Pouring out spring time activities for 2014

March 27, 2014

For a sunny day... The city of Chicago has endless opportunities for adventure and good times, so a trip to the city definitely makes the top of the bucket list. Take the train to the city with some...

Growing up Trapped; Landon Mosley’s story

Landon Mosley is the only out transgender individual at Kaneland High School
March 17, 2014

Landon Mosley was not born with the name Landon. His birth name was left behind when he came out as transgender. Landon is a small part of the population considered transgender (or trans* for short). Being...

Dealing with diabetes: a constant struggle

Diabetes is a disease that has impacts every aspect of a person's life.
March 13, 2014

On Feb. 28, 2013, sophomore Vanessa Gould was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Up until that point, Gould led a normal life as a high school teenager. “When I was first diagnosed, the first few weeks...

Rebuilding 16th birthday Present

The model that Russell based his car on.
February 20, 2014

It is common to see on a birthday of a teenager turning 16, that they will be getting a new shiny car. But this 16 year old will be rebuilding his own car. "It's something I've always wanted to do," sophomore...

Her second family

Taylor Emigh, practicing barel racing on her horse, Ranger.
February 19, 2014

      Sophomore Taylor Emigh started winning championships and high points in the 13 and under age group with her two horses, Cope and Ranger.       She has been riding both Cope and Ranger for...

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