Kaneland Krier

Self Esteem & Social Media

Twitter is often used during study hall in the  KHS library.

By: Sami Callaghan

June 20, 2018

     I know as a teenager, we are under a lot of pressure to maintain good grade, keep up with homework, a social life, and with our social lives comes social media. What I share on social media is all positive, and what I see others post on social media is also positive. Usually glorifying the fun, and...

Kanye at Kuipers?

Cartoon by Kt Mattern

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

June 10, 2018

Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park is a staple place in the Kaneland community for things like apple cider doughnuts and hayrides. On Wednesday, June 6 about 300-400 people were gathered at Kuipers for more than just their apple cider donuts though. Kuipers has been reported as one of three scheduled...

Dangers of the Road

Dangers of the Road

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

May 30, 2018

   Try and think back to those nine grueling months when you had your permit and you could only drive with an adult in the car. It definitely was not a very memorable experience for me, which is why finally getting my license felt so amazing. Driving around on my own is an incredible feeling of fre...

Get Ready for Vacation: Helpful Lists

Get Ready for Vacation: Helpful Lists

By: Olivia Hazen, Reporter

April 30, 2018

It's that time of year, everyone is getting out of school and vacation time is taken off work. With everyone traveling to new places, the airports are filled with people from all around as flights head off to different destinations.      When going on any kind of vacation, always bring basic necessiti...

Lucky Treats to Make for St. Patrick’s Day

Lucky Treats to Make for St. Patrick's Day

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

March 16, 2018

These festive shamrock desserts are great treats for this St. Patrick's day. Follow these quick steps and your friends and family will devour them at your St Patrick's day gathering. Shamrock pretzel pops You will need: 1 bag of mini pretzels 1 bag green candy melts Confetti sprinkles ¼ ...

Saving the Earth

Sophomore Noah Treadway and Junior Nyalah Thomas help each other recycle.  These Brighter Future Club students help recycle every Thursday.

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

March 14, 2018

There’s no Place Like Haiti

Photo courtesy of Taylor Parrott.

By: Samantha Callaghan, Reporter

March 13, 2018

    Most of us try our best to help those in need. A dedicated, and passionate senior, Taylor Parrott helps in an orphanage 1,806 miles away in Haiti. Since summer 2015 Parrott has been on four mission trips.     “A mission trip is where you're going, and volunteering in an internation...

Breaking the Stereotype

Junior Ashtyn Winkler prepares to weld.

By: Brett Wallner, Reporter

March 12, 2018

Not many people can say they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone, but junior Ashtyn Winkler is one of the few girls who decided to challenge themselves personally and physically to take welding. “In the beginning it was kind of scary because obviously I was the only girl. Later on I got to know...

Into the Flames

Into the Flames

By: Ben Durbala, Reporter

March 9, 2018

Fire Science is influential and helpful because of the career-like environment and the preparation it provides for the future. Senior Jeremy Salazar had been interested in taking Fire Science class ever since he first heard of it. He had an open mind when beginning the class, unaware of all the i...

So Much More Than a Game

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By: Ella Miller, Reporter

March 8, 2018

For softball varsity pitcher, Emilee Erickson, softball is much more than just an activity to pass the time after school. Without softball, Erickson would not have met her best friends or be the positive leader she is today. Erickson is a sophomore and has has been playing softball for 8 years on three ...

Adopted from Birth, Family for Life

Photo courtesy of the Theobald family.

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

March 6, 2018

Many ponder about what life would be like if they were adopted. Sophomore Vanessa Theobald who was adopted at birth can tell them all about it. Vanessa Theobald lives in a family of four; including her parents, Annette and Richard Theobald and her older sister Hannah Theobald. Hannah Theobald was als...

The Life of a Student Musician

Gunnar Magnuson (right) performs at the Madrigals dinner. Photo courtesy of Nancy Magnuson.

By: Sarah Prunty, Reporter

March 2, 2018

Music is around everyone, especially senior Gunnar Magnuson. From the band to the choir, there is always something to look forward to, and he knows all about the music student life. Magnuson is known for his talent in the band and choir, but most people do not know he has not always been in choir...

A Knight Underneath the Spotlight

Photo courtesy of 101.9 the Mix.

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

March 1, 2018

As a student you dream of getting that dream job or becoming rich and famous. As life goes on it seems less of a reality and harder to choose a career that fits you. Eric Ferguson, however, knew he wanted to be in the news and entertainment business and never stopped chasing it. Ferguson is a former kan...

3 Different Countries, One Teacher

3 Different Countries, One Teacher

By: Sarah Kantola, Reporter

February 28, 2018

English teacher Becky Prebble used to walk the Kaneland halls as a student like many other staff members here. However, most of them didn’t teach in Egypt and England before coming back to Kaneland. Prebble taught abroad for six years; three in Guildford, England and three in Cairo, Egypt. Now ...

Honored With the Title of Eagle Scout

Photo courtesy of Finn Gannon.

By: Sarah Baerenklau, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Everyone would always like to have the chance to say that they achieved their dream. Sophomore Robert Pettry got the chance to say he did. Being an Eagle Scout was was something he wanted since the age of six. Pettry started in Cub Scouts at a young age. His parents wanted him to join boy scouts b...