Kaneland Krier

Five steps to get recruited

Jessica Lubic signs with NIU

February 10, 2011

By Morgan Buerke and Kelsy Goodwin, Reporters  1. Check out the school ahead of time Athletic Director Leigh Jaffke recommends first finding out whether the university has a program in the subject the athlete plans on majoring in.  Beyond that, she said, an athlete should see if the school feels...

Cracking down on cruelty

January 27, 2011

By Kaley Martens, Kelsy Goodwin & Jessica Corbett When the photo ended up on Facebook, animal rights activists took notice. The girl was Elizabeth Carlisle, a 20-year-old employee of an independently-owned Petland franchise in Akron, Ohio, and the photo quickly spread over the internet. On her Fa...

Picking a puppy without supporting animal abuse

January 27, 2011

By Morgan Buerke and Sara Laurie, Reporters Freshman Mara Hernandez loves Luigi, but she has regrets. Three years ago, she bought the fluffy West Highland terrier from a pet store in Naperville. She now wishes she hadn’t bought from that store. "Some pet stores are bad because they’re associated w...

ADD and ADHD affect more than just schoolwork

January 27, 2011

 By Kaleb Schuppner and Sam Bower, Reporters Junior Josh Lewis is having trouble focusing in class again. He logs into Konnect, sees a zero in his geometry class and realizes he forgot to turn in another assignment. That assignment? He did it. It’s in his bag right now. He just didn’t remember to turn it i...

Distracted drivers cause a quarter of all car accidents, including one that knocked a Kaneland freshman unconscious for two days

November 11, 2010

  Freshmen Bryanna Stoiber vividly remembers the day that her life drastically changed.   It was in the summer of 2008 when Stoiber, who was then 12 years old, crossed the street to return home from the park. She was visiting her dad’s house in Wisconsin and was going to get a water bottle for h...

With an eighth-place finish at state, Guyton considers college offers

November 11, 2010

  Mental stress and pressure.   That’s what the state golf competition in Illinois can be, but senior Hayley Guyton didn’t let that stress or pressure get to her.   Guyton hit the course the past two years at state, finishing second last year and ended her golf career at Kaneland with an e...

Richard Williams completes Eagle Scout project, hosts outdoor camp for kids with Asperger’s and ADHD

November 11, 2010

  Junior and soon-to-be Eagle Scout Richard Williams spent his Friday night—Oct. 15—in a tent, camped out at Johnson’s Mound in Elburn.   Williams, along with his dad, Sean, and another Boy Scout father and son, spent the night in the woods in preparation for Williams’ Eagle Project...

Applying sooner than later: why colleges want you send in your applications now

September 23, 2010

By Elaine Cannell, Editor Seniors float around in peaceful hakuna matata bubbles starting their very first day—until, mere hours into the new school year, the "apply early for college" anvil is dropped onto all of the seniors' heads. Wait—colleges want applications by WHAT date? Before there is time for a single breath o...

An inside look at the challenges faced by a high school substitute

July 23, 2010

Zach Brown, Editor Brian Lund had never been in the classroom before. He knew a few of the students from classrooms previous, but most of the faces were foreign to him. Equipped only with a note from the teacher, who was at home sick at the moment, Lund moved to do attendance. A few of the stude...

Kaneland superintendent, Dr. Charles McCormick, to retire next month

Kaneland superintendent, Dr. Charles McCormick, to retire next month

May 17, 2010

By Jessica Corbett, Editor It was 1997, just before 9 a.m. on a Tuesday morning--an ordinary day in the Kaneland district office. Dr. Charles McCormick, then the Associate Superintendent for Business, sat in Dr. Dennis Dunton's office, curious about why he had been called in to speak with the superint...

Taking a stand: why Kaneland is five years behind in the acceptance of diversity

November 7, 2009

By Mel Mazuc, executive editor Michelle Rodgers was 10 minutes into her junior year, and she was walking down the hall with a friend. They were talking casually amongst themselves, and, out of nowhere, a boy screamed, "Dyke!" In her direction. Shocked, she laughed and looked at her friend. "Seriously...

Baizan Rojas adjusts to life at Kaneland

October 28, 2009

By Carolina Tovar, Reporter  Heredia, Costa Rica, a providence of 86,000 inhabitants, is the home of senior Monica Baizan Rojas. Now her home is in the small town of Maple Park, population 4,364. Size is the just the beginning of the differences between Baizan Rojas' home and her adopted town, whe...

Kuipers Family Farm a destination for Kaneland families for 10 years

Kuipers Family Farm a destination for Kaneland families for 10 years

December 12, 2008

By Diana Nuno and Katee Werrline Reporters After 10 years, Kuipers Family Farm is a familiar site for many in Maple Park—so familiar that some give it little thought. Read More »...