Kaneland Krier

Mood Music: October 17

By: Sophie Opp, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Music is powerful. It can change your state of mind, allow you to express your emotions, and can completely change the mood of a room. No matter the occasion, it is important to find the music that suits you. This weeks tunes bring fun to the focus that accompanies this stressful time of the year. Wo...

Krier Podcast: Powderpuff Football Game

By: Sophi Mullins and Ayshe Ali

October 9, 2019

Standards Based Grading: The Future?

Standards Based Grading: The Future?

By: Casey Walters, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Kaneland staff, students and parents are currently seeing the change from traditional grading to standards based grading. By next year, most core classes will be standards based, but the district is allowing time for classes to transition. Principal Jill Maras predicts in a few years all classes will...

Nepal en la frente: Leap of Faith

Nepal en la frente: Leap of Faith

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 22, 2019

     In 1980 my abuelita and abuelito moved their family across the US- Mexican border. Into a new culture. A new life. Twelve years later in 1992, my mom obtained her visa and moved to the US. Almost 40 years after the first of my family moved here, I will become a first generation graduate. ...

Kaneland Krier: May 9, 2019

By: Krier Staff

May 10, 2019

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 7, 2019

I sometimes feel like a double agent. Stuck between two worlds. I feel like I’m constantly changing my skin with the ease of someone changing their shoes. Shifting from American to Mexican in an instant. I change my voice, my tone and myself. The ease with which I am constantly changing to fit in w...

Nepal en la frente: Measure of self-worth

Nepal en la frente: Measure of self-worth

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

April 30, 2019

I often times feel static in life. Unmoving in my hopes to become better. I made it my New Year’s, and really for the rest of my life, resolution to try to stop feeling like that. I am trying to be someone who can acknowledge that I have the personal power to shape my reality in the image that I wan...

Nepal en la frente: Letting go

Nepal en la frente: Letting go

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

April 13, 2019

Today I sat outside and painted. In my backyard between two trees the sun blended the colors together. In the grass, matted down from footsteps and snow, I layed down and counted the clouds. Heard the birds mixed in with the breeze and took a breath. Made friends with the trees. Allowed myself this ...

Guide to surviving Lollapalooza

Guide to surviving Lollapalooza

By: Sami Callaghan, Editor

March 25, 2019

Stay Hydrated      Standing in the heat, surrounded by thousands of people while dancing and singing along with your favorite artist might make you break a sweat. It is very important to make sure you are hydrating your body and replenishing all the water you are losing. Investing in ...

Nepal en la frente: Change

Nepal en la frente: Change

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 23, 2019

The backyard of my abuelo’s house has always been my favorite place. I have memories of green covering my vision as I rolled down the hill that made up most of my grandparents' backyard. When the summer sun would beat down on us in an ungodly manner, the old willow tree abuelito had planted would serv...

Tips for test day

Tips for test day

By: Regan O'Brien, Reporter

March 20, 2019

Spring is approaching, which means the SAT is coming up. Students need time to prepare, and test-taking can be stressful for many. Any helpful insights or tips may soften the blow when the big test day comes. While all juniors are taking the SAT this April, sophomores will be taking the PSAT and ...

Nopal en la frente: Mami and her country

Nopal en la frente: Mami and her country

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 1, 2019

Mamí talks about Mexico with pride. She holds her country close to her heart and welcomes it with open arms. She tells cuentos de tierras hermosas - tales of beautiful lands - and the secrets they hold. Her voice is a song as she tells tales of her childhood. The animation in her eyes and the passion in ...

Be prepared for winter hazards

Be prepared for winter hazards

By: Abby Lycan, Reporter

February 22, 2019

      Winters in Illinois are brutal.  There is the snow and then icy rain, but let us not forget the bone chilling temperatures.  Those who live in Illinois have to learn pretty quickly how to drive during bad conditions, because during the winter icy roads and blowing snow is the norm.       ...