Kaneland Krier

Letters of recommendation can improve college resumes

November 7, 2009

By Sarah Arnold, Editor With college tuition higher than ever, college-bound students look for scholarships and grants to help cover costs. A simple way to increase the chances of receiving that scholarship is to get a letter of recommendation. A letter of recommendation is a statement from an indiv...

Plaids, flowy tops, belts popular for fall

November 7, 2009

By Julia Angelotti, Reporter  Despite the record low temperatures this summer, it's officially time to say goodbye to summer dresses with flip-flops and hello to fall fashion.  "Gladiator shoes have definitely gotten way more popular since last fall, along with colorful skinny jeans," sophomore ...

Music, food and more for a memorable Halloween party

November 7, 2009

By Alison Flory, Reporter Throwing the perfect Halloween party is all about picking the right theme--and the classics continue to be popular.  Junior Amber Drefke said that vampire-themed parties would interest her this year. "Not the 'Twilight-type' vampires; the old-fashioned, Dracula vampires," Drefke...

Young coffee drinkers at risk for health problems

November 7, 2009

By Caroline Eichelberger, Reporter Junior Mike Hammermeister has drank a cup or two of coffee every day since eighth grade, but has never considered the health effects.  "It just helps give me an extra boost in the morning. I can tell if I don't have a cup of coffee," Hammermeister said. Even if it's only ...

Stress: getting to the bottom of it

October 27, 2009

By Maria Kernychny, Editor  It's 5 a.m. and the alarm in junior Emily Darrow's bedroom just won't stop buzzing. The sun isn't up yet, but Darrow is. It's another Monday morning, and she's feeling the exhaustion before she rolls out of bed. She'll wake up. Go to school. Attend dress rehearsal with the ...