Kaneland Krier

It’s our freedom of speech

It’s our freedom of speech

February 23, 2012


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Throughout our high school careers at Kaneland, we are required to take classes that inform us how the government is run, and ultimately, we are successful as a country. In each history class, we go over governmental systems that are adapted to other societies. Let’s take communism, for instance. The idea was developed by Karl Marx, and boy, did it sound good on...

Let’s try to communicate

Let’s try to communicate

December 15, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

  The complaints were ranted and raved about during the assembly—and barely anybody truly took the parking policy into consideration. It’s not a secret: students have encountered a few accidents this year. Some were minor and unreported, others put forth serious damage and some will even be...

The infamous blame game

The infamous blame game

November 17, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As teenagers, most of us opt for the easy way out. Adults, on the other hand, love to take the difficult route because most of the time, that’s the right one. Yet with education, it seems everyone’s looking for easy answers. The PSAE test scores came out and there’s another uproar—mostly dir...

Krier’s standards raised once again

Krier’s standards raised once again

September 22, 2011


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The smell of sharpened pencils and new paper wafts throughout the school, drifting across sun-kissed hair and tanned skin. The new school year has begun, and with it, we’ve officially kicked off the Krier. The one in your hands now is the first of 11, and this year, we’ve revamped the entire is...

Bin Laden, bad grades and break-ups

May 20, 2011


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As all of America is well aware, Osama bin Laden is dead. At 3:30 p.m. EST, May 2, a 40-man Navy Seals squadron raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing the Al Qaeda leader with a bullet to the head during 40 minutes of firefight. Late Sunday night, President Obama delivered the official sta...

Hazing a case of going too far to fit in

April 26, 2011


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Fitting in will never be worth risking your life. Even though this is common sense, more and more teens all across the United States seem to be taking part in a variety of activities and rituals involving harassment, abuse and humiliation just to become part a desired group or club. Some call it initiation,...

Budget cuts should not hinder our high school experience

February 16, 2011


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Thanks to our struggling economy and its never-ending money problems, the Illinois education system can't seem to catch a break. Despite tireless efforts of passing referendums, fundraising and cutting salary raises, Kaneland's proposed budget cuts for the 2010-11 school year came to a whopping $4 million. Now,...

Editorial: Budget cuts should not hinder our high school experience

February 15, 2011


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By Editorial Board Thanks to our struggling economy and its never-ending money problems, the Illinois education system can't seem to catch a break. Despite tireless efforts of passing referendums, fundraising and cutting salary raises, Kaneland's proposed budget cuts for the 2010-11 school year came...

What do you believe in?

What do you believe in?

February 10, 2011


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By Julia Angelotti, Editor "Life is ten percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it." Or so said my sixth grade social studies teacher, Adam Wickness. He was, of course, quoting Ghandi. That saying had very little meaning to me in sixth grade. It seemed like just words strung to...

Infamous actions of WikiLeaks teach life lessons

January 27, 2011


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  By Jessica Corbett, Executive Editor Most teens have at least heard of the movie Mean Girls. For those not savvy in the world of teenage guilty pleasure flicks, the plot is fairly simple: most of the film focuses on a classic mean girl, Regina George, and her "burn book," which is a collection ...

The political blame game isn’t solving anything

January 27, 2011


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 Stop pointing fingers and start thinking of solutions. A shout out to all government officials, company heads and the general American public: although it may be entertaining, is playing the blame game really solving anything? This past year in politics has been filled with turmoil—whether it was oil leaking...

The political blame game has not solved anything

January 24, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

By: Editorial Board Stop pointing fingers and start thinking of solutions. A shout out to all government officials, company heads and the general American public: although it may be entertaining, is playing the blame game really solving anything? Read More »...

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