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November 18, 2011

Senior Veronica Seawall was in search of a very specific major. Animal behavior, to be specific. She visited Eastern Kentucky University, the only school in the entire Midwest that offers that major. “I...

Cheaters, caught red-handed

Photo illustration by Emily Ferrell
November 17, 2011

By Emily Ferrell, Reporter She broke off the relationship right away. “If they feel it’s not worth it to be with you, it’s not worth it to be with them,” she said. Though her experience was...

Inside the lockdown

Inside the lockdown
November 17, 2011

By Lanie Callaghan, Jake Razo and McKinzie Mangers, Editors The intercom buzzed, and students looked up from their books. “We are going into a hard lockdown,” Principal Chip Hickman announced. All...

A major decision: choosing money or happiness

A major decision: choosing money or happiness
November 17, 2011

BY Nick Philips and Tyler Keenum, Editors Do you chase money or chase your dreams? Senior Allison Tate has chosen what she would like to do for her future career path. Though her future occupation,...

Guyton sets the bar high

November 17, 2011

By Bryanna Stoiber, Reporter Freshman Tori Guyton has golf in her genes—the younger sister of Hayley Guyton, who’s now at ISU on a golf scholarship, advanced to the Class AA women’s sectionals last...

Anime & Artistry

Anime & Artistry
November 17, 2011

By Morgan Buerke and Heather Shelton, Editors Sabrina Watts knows that when she wears her black and red cape emblazoned with the symbol of Naruto to school every Friday, her classmates will stare, but...

Road to recovery: what’s next for Mackenzie?

Mackenzie Curran was voted Homecoming Queen last fall, as she began her recovery from the AVM. Curran continues to make progress and plans to attend college next year.
November 17, 2011

BY Alex Vickery, Editor Senior Mackenzie Curran stands in a circle with four other P.E. leaders during her third block P.E. Leadership class. They’re laughing and smiling as they pass a volleyball...

Selecting the right running shoes

Selecting the right running shoes
November 7, 2011

By Sara Laurie, Editor Throughout nine years and over 30 triathlons, the shoes have piled up in senior Jenn Howland’s closet. The internationally-ranked triathlon runner has three different pairs of...

Hidden calories & unwanted fat

November 2, 2011

Senior Sarah Edwards is not fooled by the seemingly "healthy" choices on menus. If she counts calories, she is sure to choose a dish or entrée that isn’t loaded with hidden calories. Surprising numbers...

Cell phones: harmless or a cancer risk?

Sophomore Hayley Contorno is more careful about cell phone radiation ever since her aunt developed cancer. Photo by Lanie Callaghan.
September 22, 2011

By Casey Jacobson, Editor Sophomore Hayley Contorno is conscious of the waves of radiation that emanate from her cell phone—so much so that she keeps the phone away from her body whenever possible. Instead...

Kaneland teens paying more due to recession

This image shows the cost of living among states and how much it differs.
September 22, 2011

Senior Katie Tolan juggles a lot more than a job and school. A car payment, clothes and gas keep her from venturing out as much as she’d like. “I wish I didn’t have to buy my own stuff. It’s...

Community college attendence rises

Students stroll across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's main quad on the way to class. Photo by Jessica Corbett.
September 22, 2011

The economy is worrying senior Sarah Edwards about college. “I may not get to go to the college I want because of the economy. College costs a lot, and my family can’t afford it,” Edwards said. Sending...

Generation ‘me, me, me’?

September 22, 2011

“Want you to make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world!” Rihanna sings. And Kanye West? “Excuse me? Was you saying something? Uh-uh. You can’t tell me nothing.” Lyrics like these are...

Post-grad: living and learning in college

Post-grad: living and learning in college
June 10, 2011

As they count down the final days of high school, most seniors can’t wait to move on to college. Yet college brings new challenges—so much so that 32 percent of students drop out during their freshmen...

Kaneland junior has lifetime of spotless attendance

Steven Krafft approached Assistant Principal Ian Smith and Principal Greg Fantozzi at the end of the banquet.
May 24, 2011

Steven Krafft has never missed a day of school in his life. He’s never even been tardy to a class. The Kaneland High School junior has 1,980 days of perfect attendance so far, and he plans to keep...

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