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Online gym class: A far shot in the near future

Online gym class: A far shot in the near future

By: Sophia Mullins, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Health, Lifestyle, News, School, Showcase

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...

Nepal en la fronte: Summer camping trips

Nepal en la fronte: Summer camping trips

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

I have memories of summer nights that now feel more like faraway dreams. When the sky would be full of stars, the sound of crickets chirping and mosquitoes buzzing filled the dead silence of the night. As a mixture of Spanish and English filled the air, the lingering smell of bug spray and campfire smoke...

Springing into something new

Springing into something new

By: Ashley Edwards, Executive

February 11, 2019


Filed under Books, Lifestyle, News, Pulse, School, Showcase, Uncategorized

Sliding into a comfy bed, wrapped up in a warm blanket with a good book is what every winter evening should have. Lorna Code, the librarian, purchases books every couple of months to keep the shelves stocked and students happy. The last shipment she received was mainly focused on different series and...

The dangers of energy drinks

The dangers of energy drinks

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Food, Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

With students having to balance school, a social life, sports, clubs or a job, the workload can be exhausting. On top of that, they may be getting just a few hours of sleep at night. These key factors influence students to turn to energy drinks. Although they might give you a quick caffeine boost, the long te...

Nopal en la frente

Nopal en la frente

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

To be born a first generation Mexican-American is to be born to always be too much and never enough. One culture will reject you for the language you know, another for the one you do not. The American part of yourself will battle with the music flowing out of your mouth. It will flatten your tongue, ma...

Small town gems

Small town gems

By: Sami Callaghan, Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Fashion, Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

       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 on the right path

Starting the new year off on the right path

By: Bailey Prichard, Editor

December 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Holidays, Lifestyle, Showcase

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


Filed under Holidays, Lifestyle, Showcase

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...

Choosing to decorate early

Choosing to decorate early

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Holidays, Lifestyle, Opinion, opinion, Pulse, Showcase

It seems that there’s two kinds of people in this world: Those who go into Christmas mode before Thanksgiving and those who wait until after. Personally, I start planning presents and listening to holiday music in early November. My festiveness may be a little extreme, but what’s the harm in getti...

Take a trip overseas

Take a trip overseas

By: Kt Mattern, Executive

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Travel, World

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


Filed under Features, Health, Lifestyle, Photo Gallery, Photos, Showcase

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...

Calling all high schoolers: Jinglepalooza

Calling all high schoolers: Jinglepalooza

By: Samantha Callaghan, Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Activities, Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

It’s that time of year again when volunteering and giving back to your community seems like a considerate way to spend your time. The Elburn Community Center does a variety of work with the town of Elburn and is asking for volunteers to help ring in the holiday season. Opportunities to receive G....

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