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Students during a passing period walk by the new Homecoming poster, which announces the Starry Night theme. The poster was designed by sophomore Jessica Wrobel, who is a part of the Homecoming Committee.

The Changes Coming to Homecoming Court

By: Sela Valignota, Reporter September 29, 2021

     On Friday, Sept. 3, Kaneland High School principal Jill Maras sent a letter to the community announcing the administrative decision to change Kaneland’s Homecoming Court. While the 10-person...

Stop Line 3 is a phrase to raise awareness of the protests against a tar sands pipeline in Minnesota. In the center, the Anishinaabe tribe symbol is hand-drawn to represent the main treaty-protected land that Line 3 runs through.

Hundreds protest the almost complete renovation of Line 3

By: Lizzy Sidman, Reporter September 28, 2021

     After work began in Minnesota in November of 2020, Indigenous activists have been protesting the foreboding completion of Line 3, a tar sands pipeline. The protests have been ramping up recently...

Volunteer firefighters put tarps on roofs in advance of Hurricane Ida’s landfall. Kaneland staff member Rebecca Roethecker’s husband, Mike, traveled to Louisiana to help residents deal with the damages from the storm.

Firefighters from nearby states flock to Louisiana to help with damages

By: Arianna Failor, Reporter September 27, 2021

     On Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, Mike Rothecker and other members of his unit traveled down to Louisiana with 20 fire engines. Staying until Sunday the 19th, they will be helping tarp roofs, rescuing...

The Key Club meeting on September 1 involved discussion about how their fundraiser for the Midwest Shelters for Homeless Veterans will function and who will be in charge of it. The fundraiser will be run by senior and Key Club vice president Aidan Pawlak, who will be accepting as much help as he can to make sure there are as many donations as possible for the Shelter.

Key Club Fundraiser For Military Appreciation Night

By: Sophie Ponce de Leon, Reporter September 9, 2021

     For the first home football game at Kaneland High School, which will take place on Friday, Sept. 17, it will be Military Appreciation Night, and Key Club will be hosting a fundraiser with the Midwest...

Many Student Council posters are hanging around the school. Student Council members will continue to meet every Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. until Homecoming, and then they will meet every other week.

Student Council Meeting (08.25.21)

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Reporter September 3, 2021

     On Wednesday, Aug. 25, in room A225, Kaneland High School’s Student Council had its first official meeting of the 2021-22 school year.      Members discussed many topics at this meeting,...

The District 302 Board of Education held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 26, at Harter Middle School. A large audience was in attendance, with community members primarily concerned with the health and safety guidance for this upcoming school year.

Board Meeting 07.26.21

By: Kyra Motyka, Editor July 27, 2021

On Monday, July 26, all Kaneland District 302 Board of Education members were present in person, aside from Bob Mankivsky who joined the meeting virtually. After the Pledge of Allegiance and subsequent...

The Kaneland School Board met on Monday, June 28, at Harter Middle School. Topics discussed included the high schools Master Facility Plan and current plans for students return to school this fall.

Board Meeting 06.28.21

By: Sophie Opp, Co-Editor-In-Chief of Print and Copy Editor June 30, 2021

     All seven members of the Board were present for the Kaneland District 302 Board Meeting on Monday, June 28. With the only planned Board/Superintendent salutes being moved to an upcoming meeting...

Tornado sirens alerted residents of various communities to seek shelter. The best places to go during severe weather are basements or rooms with no windows.

HELPING FROM THE HEART: Local communities work together to recover from last week’s damaging storms

By: Madison Kleivo, Editor June 28, 2021

     West suburban Chicago was turned upside down on Sunday, June 20, when an EF-3 tornado blew through heavily populated areas, leaving many homes damaged and residents displaced. Communities that...

The board was presented two options for the back to school plan last night. This has been heavy on the minds of students, parents, and staff, and more answers have been provided.

Kaneland Board Meeting 5/24

By: Zoey Pozen and Sophie Opp May 25, 2021

The District 302 Board Meeting on Monday, May 24, began with the mourning of the loss of Mr. Leo Imbrey, a long-time Kaneland bus driver. He will be greatly missed, but the district is very thankful for...

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April 12 Board Meeting

By: Sophie Opp and Anna Olp April 13, 2021

The April 12 Kaneland District 302 board meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance was then taken, and all members besides Aaron Lawler and Vice President Ryan Kerry were present.  Shortly...

Reddit is home to many different groups of people on the internet. These groups of people can be very influential because of their large numbers and strong opinions.

The Power of Reddit

By: Anna Olp, Editor February 3, 2021

The internet, as many people know, is a hub of information, opinions and powerful numbers of people. A culmination of these combined aspects of the internet can all be found on one website, Reddit.  Reddit...

Kaneland High School Principal Jill Maras introduces new staff members to the board of education. This year has been full of new experiences, and with that comes new teachers.

January 25 Board Meeting

By: Sophie Opp and Casey Walters January 27, 2021

All members of the board were present for their meeting on Jan. 25, 2021, via Zoom. The meeting primarily focused on updates regarding the pandemic and providing a recap of the school year thus far. As...

Board members discussed areas of improvement for the high school. These decisions regarding where to allocate the districts money and what fixes are most important are not taken lightly by the board or administration.

November 30 Board Meeting

By: Anna Olp and Sophie Opp December 1, 2020

On Mon., Nov. 30, all of the Kaneland Board members were present for the board meeting via Zoom. The night began with a moment of silence held for former Kaneland High School Treasurer Christine Steenwyk,...

COVID Affecting the Holiday Season

COVID Affecting the Holiday Season

By: Sarah Molitor, Reporter November 20, 2020

The holiday season in the Kaneland community may look different this year due to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic and the sudden rise in positive cases within Illinois. The number of COVID-19 cases...

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