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New Stores Open in the Commons

New Stores Open in the Commons

By: Shelby Harper, Editor

November 21, 2017

As you drive on Randall Rd. in Geneva, you pass by Randall 15, Portillo’s and the Geneva Commons. You normally see the big stores in Geneva that stand out such as Hollister, American Eagle and other popular stores. Recently, the town of Geneva is opening new stores to the public. Geneva Commons...

HOPE Feast Brings a Surprise

HOPE Feast Brings a Surprise

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

November 19, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14, during 4th and 5th period, the HOPE program held its 6th annual Thanksgiving feast. The gathering is possible with the collaborative efforts by families of students in the program and teachers. The dinner is held in the Auxiliary Gym, where the HOPE program has class eve...

To Go or Not to Go

To Go or Not to Go

By: Sarah Kantola, Reporter

November 17, 2017

 The fall play is coming up fast and the cast is busy working until the big weekend, Nov. 17-19, to give viewers a show completely different than they’ve ever seen. The comedy play is called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and it was written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield...

Student Starts Art Business

Student Starts Art Business

By: Bella Vargas, Editor-in-Chief of Print

November 17, 2017

Running a business while still in high school may seem impossible to some but senior Hailee Harris is doing just that. Harris recently made a website where she can sell the art that she makes. She currently sells drawings and paintings, and is thinking of adding her photography as well. “Si...

Teachers we Love: Mark Meyer

Teachers we Love: Mark Meyer

By: Vanessa Pitts, Webmaster

November 17, 2017

How long have you taught? This is my thirteenth year. What do you teach? I teach AP human geography and psychology. What do you coach? I coach golf and I just started advising the global cultures club this year. How long have you coached? I’ve coached golf for thirteen years. W...

Teachers we Love: Jennifer Hoemann

Teachers we Love: Jennifer Hoemann

By: Vanessa Pitts, Webmaster

November 17, 2017

How long have you taught? This is my nineteenth year. What do you teach? I teach regular biology and enhanced biology. What do you coach? I used to advise global cultures and I coached the color guard team. What is your favorite class to teach: Don’t tell my regular biology st...

Spring Break 2018 Travels to Costa Rica

Spring Break 2018 Travels to Costa Rica

By: Sami Callaghan, Reporter

November 14, 2017

Over the past few years students have had the opportunity to travel the world during spring break, every year a different location is chosen. Past years they’ve gone to Europe, Paris, and Ecuador. This year you can explore Costa Rica. Spring Break of’ 20 science teacher, Patrick Carter, and 45 s...

History of The Walk of Champions

History of The Walk of Champions

By: Casey Schanks, Reporter

November 13, 2017

The golf and tennis teams paraded through the halls recently for The Walk of Champions. But Kaneland didn't always do this, and they didn’t invent it either. When Athletic Director Peter Goff was at Sterling, the football team would parade down the hall onto their bus to an away game as students ...

Planting Your Way into Horticulture

Planting Your Way into Horticulture

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

November 9, 2017

 Horticulture is a fun, creative and a very hands-on class that focuses on planting trees and plants and floral arrangements. “We focus more on fall and we provided the Homecoming court with their bouquets and sell boutonnieres for people to buy during homecoming week,” Horticulture teacher Broo...

#MeToo Allows Sexual Assault Victims to Speak Out

Cartoon by Nina Piazza

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

November 9, 2017

When hearing the words “me too” many of us think about someone agreeing with something or saying “I relate.” Well the way we think about the words “me too” might have changed. If you have been on any social media platform in the last couple of weeks you might have noticed the hashtag “me t...

Meaning of Life: Macy Hittmeier

Meaning of Life: Macy Hittmeier

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

November 8, 2017

Q: How are you? A: I’m good! Q: Name? A: Macy Hittmeier Q: Age? A:16 Q: Grade? A: Junior Q: What is the first thing you thought about this morning? A: That it's Halloween Q: If you knew you were going to die on year from today, what would you do? A: I’d probably just accept it. I don't think...

Twenty-nine Students Donate Blood

Twenty-nine Students Donate Blood

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

October 30, 2017

Student council ran a community blood drive open to any Kaneland students who were over the age of 16. The blood drive was held on Oct. 24 outside of the school’s auditorium. The blood donated by 29 students will save an estimate of 87 people who are in need of blood. The blood drive was done th...

Teachers we Love: Jennifer Sayasane

Teachers we Love: Jennifer Sayasane

By: Vanessa Pitts, Webmaster

October 27, 2017

How long have you taught? 23 years What do you teach? AP Language and Composition, English 11 and for the first time this year, English 10. What do you coach? I don’t coach anything but I did yearbook a while ago. What is your favorite class to teach: I like different things a...

Spooky Treats to Give you Good Eats

Spooky Treats to Give you Good Eats

By: Gabrielle Faletto, Editor

October 24, 2017

https://youtu.be/b_akqZgd4dU As Halloween approaches in just a week, be sure to check out and try these yummy treats. They are perfect to bring to Halloween festivities and they are sure to be a conversation starter. Monster Mash Oreos Ingredients: Oreos White Chocolate Chips Black Icing Gel Lo...

Teachers we Love: Travis Berth

Teachers we Love: Travis Berth

By: Vanessa Pitts, Webmaster

October 16, 2017

How long have you taught? 12 years What do you teach? I currently teach Algebra 1 and Calculus What do you coach? Boys soccer, girls soccer and Mathletes How long have you coached those? Mathletes 12 years and I believe 11 years for both soccers. What is your favorite class to teach? Calc...