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A Birth Country Over 6,000 Miles Away

A Birth Country Over 6,000 Miles Away

By: Ashley Manzo, Reporter

February 16, 2018

For the first four months of her life, Grace Purcell lived in South Korea, was raised in foster care and later escorted to the United States by an American teacher from Korea. “It hasn’t been different, not even for a second. In the beginning, you receive a picture of the child-whom you’ve nev...

Sweet Valentine’s Day Trivia

Sweet Valentine's Day Trivia

By: Jessica Tiv, Design and Visual Executive

February 14, 2018

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Meaning of life: Eric Delgado

Meaning of life: Eric Delgado

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

January 31, 2018

Q: How are you? A: I’m struggling because I’m a student who lives out of district. Q: Name? A: Eric Delgado Q: Age? A: 16 Q: Grade? A: Sophomore Q: What is the first thing you thought about this morning? A: Whether or not I was going to be late. Q: What's your favorite book/movie? A: The Tale...

Teachers we Love: Jill Carpenter

Teachers we Love: Jill Carpenter

By: Vanessa Pitts, Webmaster

January 12, 2018

How long have you taught? 13 years What do you teach? Lifetime P.E., walking for wellness, mostly upperclassmen   What is your favorite class to teach? I think each class is different. There’s a different environment in each of my classes and I like all of my classes. What is on...

Test Your Knowledge: History of New Years

Test Your Knowledge: History of New Years

By: Jessica Tiv, Design and Visual Executive

January 1, 2018

 

Looking Back on 2017

Looking Back on 2017

By: Ashley Edwards, Editor

December 31, 2017

The year 2017 had a whirlwind of events and many will forever be remembered. Events such as climate change, the inauguration of the 45th president and a total solar eclipse visible from North America. Jan. 20: Inauguration of President Donald Trump. Jan. 28: 105th women's Australian Open: Serena ...

Two Jobs, One Life

English teacher Dominic Bruno with his daughter Lucy, his wife Megan and his youngest daughter, Eleanor take pictures every year on the steps of the farm house that they got married on. Photo courtesy of Dominic Bruno.

By: Amanda Malawski, Executive Editor

December 18, 2017

The mother hears her crying baby in the crib, knowing that she needs to be fed. The teacher hears her students wait impatiently for their assignments to be graded. Toys and clothes are stacked around the nursery. On the desk, piles of essays and homework assignments cover the desk. T...

Remembering a Fighting Knight

Taken from the 2015-2016 yearbook.

By: Emma Glennon, Editor

December 15, 2017

“Hakuna matata, it mean no worries for the rest of your days.” That is how beloved alumna Julia Pratte lived out her life, even through three battles of Ewing Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. But unfortunately, on Nov. 23 after all her family had come to celebrate Thanksgiving with her, Pratte ended her batt...

Volunteering in the Kaneland Community

Volunteering in the Kaneland Community

By: Shelby Harper, Editor

December 12, 2017

As Christmas season is coming, it’s the time of giving. We should all take the time this year in the Kaneland community and give to those who don’t have as much as we have in our homes and everyday life. Feed My Starving Children Feed My Starving Children is an organization where hundreds o...

Meaning of Life: Kennedy O’Connor

Meaning of Life: Kennedy O'Connor

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

December 4, 2017

Q: How are you? A: Good! Its really nice out today so I’m excited Q: Name? A: Kennedy O’Connor Q: Age? A: 16 Q: Grade? A: Junior Q: What is the first thing you thought about this morning? A: How tired I was since I woke up at 4:45 for a field trip Q: What's your favorite b...

Never Forgotten Childhood Treats

Never Forgotten Childhood Treats

By: Kt Mattern, Editor

December 1, 2017

Cosmic Brownie This sweet treat is both addicting as it is sentimental. With a thick texture, the flavor melts in your mouth as you chew through the sweetness. Along with the smooth frosting, cosmic brownies also have multiple colorful sprinkles, adding a crunch to the chew. Whether you’re young or old,...

Indoor Marching Concert Honors Band Students

Indoor Marching Concert Honors Band Students

By: Elizabeth Elliott, Reporter

November 28, 2017

The crowds quickly rose to their seats as the band finished performing at their indoor marching concert. The process to having had such a good season is practice and more practice.     “During the summer we have two weeks of practice and students went to camps. Some of the camps they went to ...

Check Out the College Career Center

Senior Brandon Penman works in the College Career Center to help figure out his path in the future.

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

November 27, 2017

In the cafeteria check out the College Career Center. The College Career Center is a great resource to learn everything about college and jobs. The College Career Center is open every Tuesday and Wednesday during fourth, fifth and sixth period lunches and also one night each month after school. ...

New Food Drive Tradition

New Food Drive Tradition

By: Brett Wallner, Reporter

November 26, 2017

Trying to start a new tradition, student council will be hosting their first ever food drive in their efforts to contribute to the community this holiday season. It will begin Nov. 27 and will go until Dec. 1. “We have so many things to be thankful for in this school district, and I think everybo...

How Well do you Know Thanksgiving?

How Well do you Know Thanksgiving?

By: Jessica Tiv, Design and Visual Executive

November 22, 2017

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