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Sail into the Week with These Events

Sail into the Week with These Events

By: Bridget McCracken, Editor in Chief of Web

September 23, 2017

Monday, Sept. 25 - Friday, Sept. 29: Homecoming tickets are on sale during lunch periods for $25 Monday, Sept. 25 - Spirit day: Stripes Day Monday, Sept. 25 - The homecoming assembly introduces the homecoming court nominees. Voting in first hour classroom follows assembly. Follow a late start sched...

Getting to Know the New Dean

Josh West is excited to be the new dean at Kaneland.

By: Karina Sanchez, PR/Social Media Executives

August 28, 2017

Q: What are three words used to describe yourself? A: Energetic, enthusiastic and impatient, I live in the now.   Q: What is something you want students to know about you? A: My door is always open and I am always willing to have a conversation and get your thoughts on anything, but I want y...

Lovin’ Lolla

Lovin' Lolla

By: Ashley Edwards, Reporter

July 28, 2017

Every year since 1991, Lollapalooza has been a place where musicians come together and perform for thousands of people within a weekend.  Last year there was an estimated 400,000 people who attended Lollapalooza.  Lolla is taking place on August 3 through August 6 in Grant Park in Chicago. This yea...

Life-Saving Teens

No matter what part of the pool lifeguards work at, they wear a swimsuit and a fanny pack to hold necessities along with a rash guard shirt and visor. Without this uniform, lifeguards wouldn’t be able to perform their job as well.

By: KT Mattern, Reporter

July 12, 2017

While a lot of teens would rather lay around all summer, a good number of high schoolers dedicate their summertime to working outside with jobs like lifeguarding. Not many people can fully understand the pressure that goes into the job. Being a lifeguard means taking on sole responsibility for kee...

Summer Road Trips

Starved Rock has many hiking trails along with beautiful waterfalls. It would be a perfect place to go if you like nature.

By: Madeline Hockey, Reporter

June 30, 2017

Starved Rock Where is it? Located at 2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348 What can I do there? Over 13 miles of hiking trails You can see waterfalls in 14 of the 18 canyons You can see ice falls in the winter When can I go? Open every day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. How much doe...

Four Years of Success in Theater

Staker’s last musical, Singing in the Rain was a good way to showcase her work and dedication to the high school theater program.

By: Sydney Torrente, Reporter

June 26, 2017

Stepping into the role of theater director is not an easy task. A lot of time, effort and labor goes into putting a show together here at Kaneland.  Fortunately, Kaneland High School’s theater department has been lucky enough to have Christina Staker as the director for the past four years. “...

Goodbye Kaneland, Hello Retirement

From left to right: Diane McFarlin, Kurt Green and Linda Wilson are all smiles in preparation to walk the falls of KHS one final time.

By: Alex Malawski, Reporter

June 2, 2017

We have all had that one teacher who was our favorite. Whether it be a math teacher, a gym teacher or a counselor, there’s no doubting that we all have a favorite teacher. The sad part about having a favorite teacher is that they will eventually retire. At the end of this school year, three teache...

Bass Fishing Club Casts into Their Season

Bass Fishing Club Casts into Their Season

By: Justin Erlandson, Editor

May 31, 2017

One of the newest activities to Kaneland, the Bass Fishing club, was made by freshmen and sophomores who were looking for an activity to do for fun. It was found by sophomore Jack Webster who really enjoys fishing during his free time. “I have always loved to fish. My friends and parents saw it an...

Overcoming Odds

Overcoming Odds

By: Bella Vargas, Editor

May 11, 2017

Sophomore Drew Hahn was an average teenage boy dealing with sports and schoolwork  when he was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer in seventh grade. Hahn was admitted to the hospital for months at a time which took a toll on his body. “It was painful to go through but I wouldn’t change a...

Little Scientists in the Making

Little Scientists in the Making

By: Vanessa Pitts, Editor

May 8, 2017

Science teacher Joanna Edelman met with several high school students preparing to become educators to put together fun science experiments for the preschoolers at KHS. The activities helped students learn how to work with kids and how to plan out activities as a teacher. “I hope the kids develop a passion for sci...

Learning from Halfway Across the World

In America, there are always new standardized tests being distributed across its youth. Finland, on the other hand, only issues a form of the SAT for its high school students.

By: Kt Mattern, Reporter

April 28, 2017

Thirteen places. That’s how many spots America is away from being the top educational location in the world. With Finland at third in education’s rankings and first in educational effectiveness, they’ve proven themselves as a model that the U.S.’s educational system should follow. It’s a well...

Fostering Furry Friends

Ethan Prebble continues to share his love with their second foster dog. Just like Sky, Cassie wants all the attention she can get.

By: Ashley Edwards, Reporter

April 26, 2017

Everyday animals suffer from dehydration, hunger, abuse and loss of love. Working to help change this statistic there are foster parents. Rebecca Prebble has fostered two dogs in the last two months and has been enjoying the process. Fostering animals might not seem easy but it’s actually quite ...

Prom is Right Around the Corner

Prom is Right Around the Corner

By: Madeline Hockey, Reporter

April 26, 2017

For most juniors and seniors, prom is a special night worth remembering, it's a night where students make memories that will stay with them forever. Some students go with a date, and others choose to go with their friends. Prom is a one night event that takes a lot of arrangement. Preparations inc...

A Club for Everyone: Sci-Fi and Anime

A part of the Sci-Fi Anime club enjoy a quick game of cards in their annual meet up on Thursday. The three visibly seen in the back corner are Isaac Martin, James Leyden and Josh Childress helped set the game up and come to about every meeting.

By: Josh Kellum, Reporter

February 24, 2017

If you ever felt like having a fun time and chilling after school, Sci-Fi and Anime club is the one for you. Sci-Fi and Anime club meet every Thursday right after school in the library and ends at 4:30 P.M. The club supervisor is Jennifer Lupa and costs $60 to join. The name of club does not do the club justic...