Piece of cake or piece of pie?

Piece of cake or piece of pie?

By: Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Rivalry, Showcase

Once a month two of our staff members, Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv, are given a topic and they have 30 minutes to debate it. However, they are not allowed to speak. They type their arguments on a Google Document. They are allowed to use any research they can find on the internet to support their vie...

Battle of the breakfast places

Battle of the breakfast places

By: Gabrielle Faletto and KT Mattern

November 15, 2017


Filed under Battle of, Opinion, Showcase

One thing all high schoolers have in common is their love for food. Whether it be a quick morning breakfast fix or a study date at a nearby cafe, going out to breakfast is a great way to start the morning. A couple of well known breakfast places in Kane County are Egg Harbor Cafe and Buttermilk. Bot...

Should high schoolers go trick-or-treating?

Should high schoolers go trick-or-treating?

By: Priscilla Purnell and KT Mattern

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Showcase

High schoolers should trick or treat: By: Priscilla Purnell High School students should be able to go Trick-or-Treating. Halloween is a holiday that is fun to celebrate and something to look forward to each year. It is something enjoyable for all ages, so why should there be an age limit? Contrary...

Battle of the pumpkin patches

Battle of the pumpkin patches

By: Gabrielle Faletto and KT Mattern

October 27, 2017


Filed under Battle of, Opinion

        With the fall season in full speed ahead, many people in the Kaneland community are on the look out for the best pumpkins to carve for front door decor. Two of the most known pumpkin patches in the kaneland district include Kuipers Family Farm and the Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farm an...

Best and worst: scary movies

Best and worst: scary movies

By: Ashley Edwards and Madeline Hockey

October 25, 2017


Filed under Best and worst, Opinion, Showcase

The top 10 best scary Movies: The top-rated scary movie is Get Out (2017). Most recently released, “Get Out”, according to critics, was an “effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride,”(Rotten Tomatoes). This movie is the story of an African American man meeting his white girlfriend's fam...

Why it matters: birth control

Why it matters: birth control

By: Annika Berger, Production manager

October 20, 2017


Filed under opinion, Why it matters

A topic that shouldn’t have to fall on the political spectrum; access to birth control in a well developed country in 2017. Ninety-nine percent of women in the US have used birth control at some point in their lives, according to a study done by the CDC. Whether it be condoms, IUDs, or the pill, wom...

Fight to the death (penalty)

Fight to the death (penalty)

By: Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Rivalry, Showcase

Once a month two of our staff members, Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv, are given a topic and they have 30 minutes to debate it. However, they are not allowed to speak. They type their arguments on a Google Document. They are allowed to use any research they can find on the internet to support their vie...

The cause and effect of DACA

The cause and effect of DACA

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Showcase

Let's get a couple things straight, DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Started in 2012, DACA has allowed undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children to come out of the shadows and obtain valid driver's licenses, enroll in college and legally secure jobs. DACA, ...

Taking an AP class can guarantee a pass

Taking an AP class can guarantee a pass

By: Stevie Kumar, Reporter

August 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In my personal experience, the AP class that I have taken has played an important role in my success sophomore year because of the GPA benefit that came along with it. Since AP classes count as a whole letter grade up in your GPA because they are graded on a 5.0 scale rather than the regular 4.0 sca...

The dangers of tanning beds being exposed

The dangers of tanning beds being exposed

By: Donny Sommesi, Reporter

July 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinions and Editorials, Showcase

Tanning beds should not be an escape to wanting a tan. We are only given one set of skin, so instead of going online to search for the nearest L.A. Tan, look up the consequences of lying in a tanning bed. Not only will you see why tanning beds are extremely bad for your health, but you will be able to...

Fidget spinners fail to help you focus

Fidget spinners fail to help you focus

By: Emma Glennon, Reporter

July 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

People are always looking for new ways to focus, or new ways to have fun. However, some of the things that they try don’t work and are just the next fad toy.  Fidget spinners seem to be more like toys rather than tools.     The spinner was supposedly designed to help with focusing difficulties suc...

Pulling fire alarms is no joke

Pulling fire alarms is no joke

By: Emma Glennon, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Fire alarms are meant to be pulled for emergencies, they are not meant to be pulled for pranks. There are just some things that aren’t meant to be used as toys under any circumstances. The fire alarm is one of them, it's soul purpose is just to keep you safe. When people use things for what they are no...

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