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GoFundMe goes off the beaten path

GoFundMe goes off the beaten path

By: Madeline Mohatt, Executive

May 31, 2016

What was once a crowdfunding platform to raise money for challenging, unfortunate incidents, or illness, has transformed into a selfish plea to repair a cracked iPhone screen, or hopeful wish to attend a Justin Bieber concert. GoFundMe: the world's number one "philanthropic" website. The fundraising...

Trust proves to be essential

February 1, 2013

BY: KALEB SCHUPPNER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR Naturally, boundaries are pushed each day. Whether it’s a teenager rebelling against their parent, or an employee sticking it to their boss, things can get heated in an organized setting. Keeping this in mind, it is inevitable that high schoolers and teachers...

Caught Reading: English Teacher Christina Montalto

Caught Reading: English Teacher Christina Montalto

November 29, 2012

BY SARAH DRATNOL, Editor Ever since the rise of social media, student reading has gone from a normal pastime to a homework assignment. English teacher Christina Montalto has noticed that students don’t have enough patience to just sit down with a book and read anymore. According to Montalto, if social media and other electronic distractions di...

Technology stunts social skills

Technology stunts social skills

November 28, 2012

BY KALEB SCHUPPNER, Executive Editor Imagine a school day with no technology: no Google to research those precious primary source documents for U.S. History, no thesaurus.com to improve that research paper in English, and no iPhones to “look something up” in the middle of a tedious lecture. In a society that’s focused so heavily ...

Caught Reading: Principal Chip Hickman

Caught Reading: Principal Chip Hickman

November 1, 2012

BY SARAH DRATNOL, Editor This column will be done each month to help promote reading at Kaneland. Each month, I will be interviewing a different faculty member on their favorite book current and former, their view on student reading, what they are currently reading and if they would recommend it. Everyone has...

Don’t take hoodies the wrong way

June 1, 2012

Clothing is thought to be one of the easiest ways to guess what type of person someone is. This isn’t true, of course, and there’s a saying, “Don’t ever judge a book by it’s cover.” A hoodie is technically a  cover, right? While it seems like just a comfy piece of clothing that athletes...

The WBC takes the protests too far

June 1, 2012

There I am, sitting in Government class. My teacher presents current events like he usually does, every so often. Only this time, he informs the class of the Supreme Court ruling on the Snyder vs. Westboro Baptist Church case. Albert Snyder, a father of a soldier, sued the Westboro Baptist Church for...

Happiness comes from within us, not others

June 1, 2012

As I walk through the hallways, I start seeing more and more trends in teenage relationships. It’s ridiculous how much one person can affect another. Frequently, people let their significant other impact them to an unhealthy extent. Loosely defined, codependency is pertaining to a relationship in...

Virginia’s forced ultrasound law is an abomination

Virginia’s forced ultrasound law is an abomination

May 22, 2012

By Casey Jacobson, Editor When picturing any ultrasound for an expecting mother, I see a particularly happy pregnant woman getting ready to view the results of her growing belly. In a nutshell, all that is required is a little dab of cool jelly and a remote-like machine to move over the stomach ar...

Contraceptive coverage is employee’s responsibility

April 15, 2012

By Diana Nuno, Executive Editor When Obama brought up a new bill suggesting that all employers offer birth control under their health care plans, private universities and churches were in an uproar. While birth control isn’t always used for reasons relating to sex, opposers of the bill continue to b...

Everyone deserves to be treated equally

Everyone deserves to be treated equally

February 23, 2012

By Casey Jacobson, Editor The best part about the ad was what it didn’t say. It didn’t say, "Look! Here is a mentally disabled child that we put in our magazine!" It didn’t say, "Our magazine is making a difference by including down syndrome children to model for us!" And the ad especially did...

The gift of friendship

January 3, 2012

By Rachel Mathys, Reporter My little brother, Evan, turned nine in September and he invited his whole class to his party. While he was making his list of who he wanted to invite, he turned to my mom and said, “I want to invite Phillip and Sammy. I don’t want them to be sad if they are left out....

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