Kaneland Krier

Speaking Up and Speaking Out

To promote unity, Aurora artists paint the windows of downtown businesses with inspiring messages. Even during these hard times, people are able to come together to create something beautiful.

By: Sophie Opp, Editor

July 12, 2020

Since the shocking murder of George Floyd on May 25, society has been launched into a time of racial tension and misunderstanding. Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a movement that has grown from situations just like this, and while some people see it as a divisive group, others applaud their efforts to end ra...

The Lost Meaning of Admiration

Charlie Platt stands proudly in the Montgomery Ridge Ambulance Service parking lot. Platt has dedicated his life to serving others.

By: Sophie Opp

April 23, 2020

As of March 5, social media star Chase Hudson has 15.1 million followers on the TikTok platform. Nearly every teenager knows Hudson’s name or his username on the app, “lilhuddy.” On top of that, most teenagers probably happen to be one of his followers. At just 17-years old, Hudson is considered to  ...

Resisting the Urge to Hoard Supplies

Empty isles after panic buyers at North Aurora Woodmans.

By: Sarah Janito, Reporter

March 22, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, stores are selling out shelves of just about everything: bread, water, cleaning supplies and the most popular item, toilet paper. These items seem like a necessity in the midst of a mass panic like this, but stocking up on cases of water and multiple loaves of bread at...

Maintaining a Positive Outlook During Challenging Times

Maintaining a Positive Outlook During Challenging Times

By: Jenna Lin, Editor

March 19, 2020

As we are in the midst of this three-week period of confusion, distraught and even boredom, we may be left wondering if there even is an end in sight. There seems to be not one good thing that has happened in the past week. Now students may think that a three-week Spring Break is amazing, but many Spring...

Cancel Your Trips, Stay Home

Cancel Your Trips, Stay Home

By: Gianna Provenzano, Web Master Executive

March 15, 2020

We are currently experiencing something that most of us have never experienced, at least not to this degree: a pandemic. While the most recent pandemic happened in 2009 (the swine flu, as it came to be known), the world didn’t shut down quite like it is now. I’m sure we all have seen how our world...

Over the Top Prices to Park at KHS

Over the Top Prices to Park at KHS

By: Abby Lycan, Editor

January 23, 2020

While driving to school is a luxury and is not required, since there are buses that are provided by the school, many students would rather drive themselves if they are able to. Buying a parking pass at Kaneland High School for the entire year is $180, which is outrageous. We already pay fees at the...

Top 5 Reasons to Travel Out of the Country with KHS

On the 2018 spring break trip students travelled to Spain and Italy and were able to visit eight cities in only ten days.

By: Madeline Hockey, Executive

April 4, 2019

  Become more independent Traveling with the school gives you the experience of a lifetime. From traveling from country to country to having hours of free time to explore, each of these opportunities helps you become more independent. While on the trip, you may take numerous flights, bus ri...

Do(g)nate to Tails

Do(g)nate to Tails

By: Bailey Prichard, Editor

February 8, 2019

Animals have feelings, and they all deserve to be loved and cared for. Donations for Tails Humane Society are a great way to share the wealth to homeless dogs, cats and small critters. “Tails is a shelter in DeKalb for unwanted or deserted pets that is a no-kill shelter, so they have pets that cou...

The Dangers of Energy Drinks

Illustration by Kt Mattern

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

February 5, 2019

With students having to balance school, a social life, sports, clubs or a job, the workload can be exhausting. On top of that, they may be getting just a few hours of sleep at night. These key factors influence students to turn to energy drinks. Although they might give you a quick caffeine boost, the long te...

Join the Krier!

Join the Krier!

By: Staff

January 22, 2019

Choosing to Decorate Early

Cartoon by Nina Piazza

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

December 17, 2018

It seems that there’s two kinds of people in this world: Those who go into Christmas mode before Thanksgiving and those who wait until after. Personally, I start planning presents and listening to holiday music in early November. My festiveness may be a little extreme, but what’s the harm in getti...

Sick and Tired of the Photoshop

Often when looking in the mirror girls see a different perspective.

By: Sarah Kantola, Reporter

June 13, 2018

     A little girl picks up her mom’s magazine with a beautiful model on the cover, she keeps looking from the magazine to the mirror and wondering why she can’t look that thin. Later in life she resorts to trying not to eat at all just to look like this model. Sadly, this is the reality for ...

Should You go Vegan?

Should You go Vegan?

By: Sarah Baerenklau, Reporter

April 27, 2018

A new trend lately doesn’t have to do with clothes or new makeup techniques, but it’s changing to a vegan diet. Over two million adults in the U.S. alone are switching to the vegan lifestyle. For those who don’t know, veganism is when there is no form of animal products in a diet. People switc...

Choices to Satisfy all Tastebuds

Choices to Satisfy all Tastebuds

By: KT Mattern, Editor

March 29, 2018

Acting as a timeless food stamp at birthday parties, graduation and just about any kind of celebration, cake has been the perfect dash of sweet for special occasions. Nothing Bundt Cakes takes the classic recipe to a whole other level. Trading in the square look, they shape their cakes in a ring, a...

Which Test is for You?

Which Test is for You?

By: Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv

March 29, 2018

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...