Kaneland Krier

36 or bust: The ACTs are coming

36 or bust: The ACTs are coming
May 22, 2012

By Brianne Strobel, Editor All juniors will be taking the ACT on April 25.  The Krier surveyed 72 Kaneland students in classes mostly taken  by juniors to find out how they feel about the upcoming...

Social media blues: how technology affects relationships

Seniors Sam Hansen, Anna Olson and Kaitlyn Kolzow check their Facebook profiles during lunch.
May 17, 2012

By Courtney Reiss, Gina Jarvis, Kaprice Sanchez, and Nick Philips, Editors Sophomore Michael Williams is one of the few at Kaneland who doesn’t have a Facebook account. He says people use social...

Adore the outdoors: a guide to summer

Adore the outdoors: a guide to summer
May 10, 2012

By Courtney Diddell and Alexia Orosco, Reporters  Spending the majority of her day outside and staying active on a daily basis, senior Jenn Howland enjoys the outdoors. “Summer’s my favorite season...

A spring full of gloom

A spring full of gloom
April 26, 2012

By Jacob Razo, McKinzie Mangers and Lanie Callaghan, Editors Skyler King knows how difficult the struggle with depression can be. The 2011 graduate was diagnosed with depression during his freshman...

Beauty products can contain cancer-causing chemicals

Beauty products can contain cancer-causing chemicals
April 26, 2012

By Julia Angelotti, Rachael Clinton and Kylie Siebert, Executive Editors The Contorno family has a long history of cancer in their family, so they take extra precautions when it comes to choosing products...

How to be the perfect roommate

April 26, 2012

By Jacob Razo, Editor Getting along with a college roommate can be a challenge. A study by Susan McCorkle of the University of Boise State found that 88 percent of roommates have conflicts. What are...

Seeking fame on iTunes

JayVon Malik warms up his voice in Bryan Kuntsman’s Choir class.  He practices the piano on his free time at home.
March 22, 2012

By Jaemee Cordero and Murphy Garcia, Reporters Sophomore JayVon Malik is called up next to perform.  He steps out on the stage, hundreds of eyes glued on him, but he blocks out the audience in front...

Colleges investigate Facebook profiles

Colleges investigate Facebook profiles
March 22, 2012

By Alexia Orosco, Reporter The top five things students should not post on Facebook, according to Kaneland faculty and students: 1. Alcohol consumption or illegal activity in photos “Students shouldn't...

Putting the pieces together

Putting the pieces together
February 23, 2012

By Lexi Roach, Delaney Stryczek and Gina Jarvis, Editors In Heather Spaetzel’s Spanish class, when a student says the word "retarded," her reaction is immediate. She makes students aware that what...

Chefs competing for the Golden Spatula

Contestants present the monster cookie to judges Michelle Jurcenko and Patrick Trapp. Photo by Tyler Keenum.
January 26, 2012

By Eddie Rodriguez, Reporter Senior Katee Werrline was surprised when her culinary team won one of three Golden Spatulas in the Iron Chef competition. “I was really surprised, it was totally unexpected...

The brutal truth: graduated driver licensing saves lives

Keep The Drive states that 87 percent of teens admit to speeding, and 40 percent of all fatal teen crashes are caused by speeding.
January 26, 2012

By Emily Gulanczyk and Alex Vickery, Editors Senior Jake Ginther was driving home from filming the girls’ varsity basketball game in Elmhurst. The area was very busy because it was downtown, and almost...

Shedding extra holiday pounds

Ryan Euting and other ski and snowboard members attend a trip to Cascade Ski Resort
January 26, 2012

By Lexi Roach, Editor Shoveling snow this winter? It can burn up to 230 calories. Snowball fights? That burns 160 calories. Snow angels? 107 calories. Building a snowman? That burns of 143 calories...

Meet Kyle and Regan Prost, two sisters with one passion and a pastry business in the making

 The Prost sisters at work icing and packaging  their cupcakes for their new business; Prost Pastries. Photo by: Rachael Clinton
January 26, 2012

By Rachael Clinton, Executive Editor Senior Kyle Prost and freshman Regan Prost were inspired to make start their own cupcake business, Prost Pastries, which is run out of the Prost household. “Regan...

Bathrooms: the most germ-infested place at Kaneland? Think again

Bathrooms: the most germ-infested place at Kaneland? Think again
January 3, 2012

By Bryanna Stoiber, Reporter Sophomore Brin Wilk doesn’t consider herself a germophobe, however small gestures some people make during lunch can really set her off. “I don’t like the idea of...

Simple gifts for anyone this Christmas

Simple gifts for anyone this Christmas
December 15, 2011

By Alexis Roach, Editor and Kristin Staub, Reporter Finding the right gift for everyone on your list can be a challenge. Here are six affordable ideas for the moms, dads, friends and significant others...

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