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University of Illinois admits two Kaneland students with political clout

November 7, 2009

By Zach Brown, Editor In a scandal that rocked the state of Illinois, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been admitting underqualified students whose parents had political connections, including two students from Kaneland High School, as discovered by a Chicago Tribune investigation. Th...

Blood drive strives to get 129 units

November 7, 2009

By Ali Boan, Executive Editor What's easy to do, gets a person a free pair of pajama pants and saves three lives? Giving blood.  On Nov. 12, Kaneland High School's Student Council ran a blood drive to benefit area blood banks. Any students over the age of 16 were allowed to participate, with pare...

785 calories: that new healthy cafeteria menu is permanent

November 7, 2009

By Anna King, Reporter Low-calorie lunches. Leaner Knights. These are the motives behind the new, healthier lunch choices and more limited cafeteria menu, which are tied to the Federal Health and Wellness Plan.  "It's a district change, but there's a federal health and wellness policy that gives guideli...

Copies of texts and e-mails being sent to administration

November 7, 2009

By Erica Brettman, Reporter Electronic communication between students and teachers is no longer private. Copies of texts and e-mails are being sent to administrators and parents as part of a new district policy. "We have concerns that any interactions between staff and students are appropriate," Superin...

Obama health care plan sparks controversy

November 7, 2009

Maria Kernychny, Editor As President Barack Obama's first year passes its halfway point, many of his new policies and plans are still in the works. One of multiple is the new health care plan reform, a current headline on channels such as CNN and NBC, that has become a hot topic, but one that not m...

It’s worse than driving drunk: the uprise of teens texting and driving needs to end

November 2, 2009

By Erin Rodway, Executive Editor Flashback: it's May 23, and all of us are enjoying our weekend. Whether it be swimming, shopping, sleeping or just hanging around, we are all enjoying life. But, on Rt. 47 in Elburn, a road most of us Kaneland students know pretty well, two families' lives changed f...

Peer mediation attends training, expands reach

November 2, 2009

By Alex Vickery, Reporter Peer mediators will attend their second training session on Nov. 11 at Harter Middle School. The sessions train the students how to be a mediator and are being led by counselors Anna Lamica and Cyndi Violett, social workers Nancy Ryan and Jean Ryan-Meyers, and psychologist John Mar...

DECA participates in leadership conference

November 2, 2009

By Sam Wantuch, Reporter Kaneland's DECA team participated in the leadership conference held on Oct. 7. DECA is a club that works to increase social awareness, occupational understanding and improve leadership. Within the state, the conference elects and develops leaders to help create an organizati...

Heart rate monitor requirement irks some students

November 2, 2009

By Andrew Tobin, Reporter Gym uniform? Check. Running shoes? Check. Heart rate monitor? Check. Kaneland students are now strapping on heart rate monitors in all P.E. classes. The monitors, which became mandatory this year, and used so students can check their heart rate. "This is the first year all P.E...

Armory offers individualized assistance

November 2, 2009

By Kendall Callaghan, Reporter Jill Maras' dream of creating the Knights' Armory is finally a reality. The program, which is one of the newest editions to Kaneland, is designed to offer individualized assistance to students who need it, as well as a quiet place to concentrate on tests or projects. "[...

Earth science classes experiment with liquid nitrogen volcano

November 2, 2009

By Crysta Zachara, Reporter Kaneland High School earth science students experienced what a real volcano was like on Oct. 29, when they watched a volcano made from liquid nitrogen and water explode outside the school. "I hope they will connect the experiment to what actually happens with a real volca...

FFA places second in horticulture competition

November 2, 2009

By Brianne Strobel, Reporter Kaneland finished second as a team in the Oct. 13 Future Farmers of America horticulture competition. "Last year, we placed first in the completion overall throughout all the teams," junior Charlene Steininger, FFA President, said. "I think the team hopes to keep progre...

Library leak causes ceiling to fall

October 14, 2009

By Madi Bluml, Reporter Senior Tyler Howland was working on a project in the library on Oct. 6 when, suddenly, the ceiling began to collapse. Howland said that another student had gone to librarian Lorna Code that the ceiling was wet. Unconcerned, Howland went back to his project. "Five minutes later, the ceilin...

Combat Challenge prepares Fox Valley students for ‘mental toughness’ of firefighting

Combat Challenge prepares Fox Valley students for ‘mental toughness’ of firefighting

February 12, 2009

by Jessica Corbett and Katie Vitacco Reporters “Drag him by his wrists if you have to!” shouted students in the Fox Valley Career Center’s Fire Science class on Feb. 10. Read More »...