Kaneland Krier

From the heart, not from the calendar

March 14, 2011

By Elaine Cannell, Editor Coffee? Check. Backpack? Check. Car keys? Car keys? Where are the KEYS? I felt the panic rise in my throat as I chucked my backpack and ran back upstairs to begin a frantic search. Read More »...

Budget cuts should not hinder our high school experience

February 16, 2011

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

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

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

  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 ...

Rumor has it: lies people spread mean nothing

January 27, 2011

  Dear Edi, What should you do when a rumor starts about you and you don’t know how it even started? - CENTER OF UNWANTED ATTENTION Dear Center of Unwanted Attention, Rumors come and go everyday in schools all over the world, big or small, private or public, and unfortunately, they have yet to be...

I believe that everyone needs something to believe in small or big

January 27, 2011

By Nicole Rymarz, Senior It’s a common theme in movies: when we believe in something greater than ourselves, whether it be in ghosts or aliens or that the wish we made at 11:11 really will come true, a chord of hope is struck within us. Believing in something, big or small, helps us appreciate life and c...

The political blame game isn’t solving anything

January 27, 2011

 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

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 »...

New schedule may be a turn for the best

November 11, 2010

  Motivation, determination and drive.   Those three words all have around the same dictionary definition: what allows you to strive towards a goal. And helping the students who lack that internal drive succeed anyway is part of the goal in the proposed schedule. Curriculum Coordinator Erika Sc...

End bullying of gay students

November 11, 2010

  Faggot. It only takes one word to drive someone over the edge. Most students are aware of how serious the teen suicides have become in the lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community recently. In the past month, America alone has faced at least five known suicides. Is it possible to imagine h...

Is it time to stop taking risks and start being safe?

November 11, 2010

  Antinette "Toni" Keller told her friends that she was going on a walk to a DeKalb park to get some ideas for an art project. That’s the last time she was seen alive–going into the woods with her art portfolio and a camera. She was reported missing October 14 and burnt remains of her body were f...

Coping with teacher troubles part of growing up

November 11, 2010

  Dear Edi, For some reason, I think my teacher hates me and I don’t know why. They don’t call on me when I have my hand up. They even blame me for things I didn’t do. Any tips on how to get through the term? -NOT FEELIN’ THE LOVE Dear Not Feelin’, Despite what you think, your teacher p...

New year brings new standards

The 2010-11 editorial board.

September 23, 2010

As a new school year begins, it brings with it both the old and the new. The same old hallways, the familiar faces of classmates we’ve known since preschool and the yearly reading of the syllabuses of which the rules are now engraved into our minds forever. On the other hand, there are the new things: seniors will no longer be graduat...

The political blame game has not solved anything

May 16, 2010

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...

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