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Be Prepared for Winter Hazards

Be Prepared for Winter Hazards

By: Abby Lycan, Reporter

February 22, 2019

      Winters in Illinois are brutal.  There is the snow and then icy rain, but let us not forget the bone chilling temperatures.  Those who live in Illinois have to learn pretty quickly how to drive during bad conditions, because during the winter icy roads and blowing snow is the norm.       ...

Online Gym Class: A Far Shot in the Future

Online Gym Class: A Far Shot in the Future

By: Sophia Mullins, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Signing up for classes came sooner than you thought. Next thing you know, you’re looking at nine classes you want to take, but only eight slots. You already decided long ago that you’ll never see a lunch hour again, but the only class that you could manage to move is gym. By the 2020 to 2021 sch...

Getting Players’ Heads in the Game

Getting Players' Heads in the Game

By: Emma Schaefer, Reporter

February 20, 2019

     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...

Small Town Gems

Small Town Gems

By: Sami Callaghan, Editor

January 23, 2019

       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 Right

Cartoon by Kt Mattern

By: Bailey Prichard, Editor

December 31, 2018

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...

Holiday Traditions Bringing Families Together

Holiday Traditions Bringing Families Together

By: Jacob Booten, Editor

December 20, 2018

What holiday traditions do you and your family have?    “In summer for the whole month we fast (abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink). It’s where you don’t eat or drink from sundown to sunrise. It’s to make you realize how thankful you are and then we give presents to e...

Take a Trip Overseas

Take a Trip Overseas

By: Kt Mattern, Executive

December 11, 2018

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

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...

Happy Howlaween

This costume was more simple with only a pair of wings.

By: Abby Lycan and Ashlyn Klecka

November 1, 2018

Halloween is the one time a year where everyone can dress up as a different identity. It’s often overlooked as to what our animals are gonna be. We decided to scout out the best costumes in stores and costumes you could put together at home. We first went to Marshall’s which had a surprisingly...

The spirit of Inktober

The spirit of Inktober

By: Isabella Haulk, Reporter

October 31, 2018

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...

A Walk Down Memory Lane

A Walk Down Memory Lane

By: Gianna Provenzano, Editor

October 15, 2018

The Kaneland class of 1968 relived their high school years and walked through the KHS halls as the culmination of their eventful 50th reunion weekend. Some of the graduates hadn’t been inside the school in 50 years, while others chose to stay involved with Kaneland. Ralph Drendel, for example, went...

Half a Century Later…

Half a Century Later...

By: Samantha Callaghan, Editor

October 9, 2018

    The Kaneland graduating class of 1968 took a trip down memory lane on Thursday, October 4, starting their 50th class reunion with a meet and greet at Fishermen’s Inn.     With appetizers and a band, the class was able to socialize and catch up with many classmates they had not seen ...

A Day Trip to the College of Your Dreams

A Day Trip to the College of Your Dreams

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

September 25, 2018

At some point in high school every student will have to think about their future. When deciding their future students can visit colleges and get an inside look at the individuality of each campus and its classes to find out where they’ll want to earn their degree. Luckily, Kaneland’s district is...

A World Full of Opportunities

Graduate Katie Meuer teaches a class about where she lives in the country, Lesotho.

By: Bailey Prichard, Editor

September 15, 2018

High school is a time when students look into their future and start determining their next steps. Kaneland graduate Katie Meuer is a part of the Peace Corps in Lesotho, but had not even thought about that as a livelihood while in high school. “Peace Corps wasn't really on my mind in high school a whole l...