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...

App assists students with grades

App assists students with grades

By: Caitlyn Rawers, Editor in Chief of Print

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Pulse, Showcase

     Students who constantly want to predict their grade now have an app to assist them. The Gradebook app uses information that students already have to accurately predict their overall grade in the class.      While this tool is relatively straightforward to use, it is time consuming and re...

Learning from halfway across the world

Learning from halfway across the world

By: Kt Mattern, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Thirteen places. That’s how many spots America is away from being the top educational location in the world. With Finland at third in education’s rankings and first in educational effectiveness, they’ve proven themselves as a model that the U.S.’s educational system should follow. It’s a well...

The perks and pitfalls of having my mom work at KHS

The perks and pitfalls of having my mom work at KHS

By: Gabrielle Faletto, Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Have you ever wondered what it would be like having your mom or dad work at Kaneland High School? Walking through the hallway towards your second period class and seeing your mom, or as students know her as Mrs. Faletto, within eyesight, is any teenager’s worst nightmare. However, for me, it’s just a ...

Overdramatic or nonchalant: two views debating over irreversible environmental damages

Overdramatic or nonchalant: two views debating over irreversible environmental damages

By: Bella Vargas and Kaitlyn Becker

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Business needs to change  Since the industrial revolution, the world has been struggling with how to deal with the climate change crisis while still improving economies. Recently, large corporations have been ignoring the irreversible effects they are having on the environment and that needs to ...

Bee Aware: Save the Bees

Bee Aware: Save the Bees

By: Amanda Malawski, Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Opinions and Editorials

For the first time in US history, seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees have officially been added to the US endangered species list, according to National Geographic. It’s a sad fact that the insects responsible for pollinating beautiful flowers, fruits, nuts and other various resources hav...

CoverBoy, James Charles, blazes a path for gender equality

CoverBoy, James Charles, blazes a path for gender equality

By: Stevie Kumar, Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions and Editorials

A controversial step in the right direction for gender equality has been made by CoverGirl, a leader in the beauty industry, by making 17 year old James Charles the first male ambassador of their company. Charles is showing the world that anyone should be able to wear makeup without being ridiculed,...

P.E prevents students from reaching full academic potential

P.E prevents students from reaching full academic potential

By: Richies Tiv, Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions and Editorials

Early morning practices, going to school for eight hours, two more hours of practice, and then hours of homework. This life doesn’t seem normal, but for some high school students, it’s a daily routine. School, a “learning” zone, doesn’t help either; in fact, school makes it worse, requiring...

School WiFi blocks become ineffective

School WiFi blocks become ineffective

By: Priscilla Purnell, Reporter

January 5, 2017


Filed under Opinions and Editorials

“The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that K-12 schools and libraries in the United States use Internet filters and implement other measures to protect children from harmful online content as a condition for federal funding.” However, wifi blocking is not effective because students...

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