Kaneland Krier

Too much technology is spoiling society

Artwork by Austin Paulson

March 23, 2010

By Jessica Corbett, Executive Editor Technology has a made us fat, spoiled and lazy. Okay—so maybe that’s exaggerating just a little bit, but obesity rates have undeniably increased since the invention of computers, video games, cell phones, iPods and mp3 players. The innovations in technology occur so frequently now that t...

Editorial: Krier returns to new year with higher standards

November 9, 2009

 By Editorial Board Here's your first bit of news for the school year, courtesy of the Kaneland Krier: it's time to give up hibernating for 13 hours a day, spending time on meaningless filler activities so you don't get fused to the couch and flirting with those hotties at the pool. No more vacation...

Forget those fangs! Why vampire mania needs to come to an end

November 9, 2009

By Mel Mazuc, Executive Editor For my 16th birthday, I received a book from my aunt. But not just any book: it was the first "Twilight" book. As a strict hater of all things supernatural and sci-fi, I was forced to read it out of obligation because she'd taken the time to buy me a gift. So I read ...

Reality stars hog TV with 15 minutes of fame: Why one senior cannot stop dreaming about depth in television

November 7, 2009

By Erin Rodway, Executive Editor This past summer, while sitting on my couch watching TV, I just happened to doze off. I know, nothing out of the ordinary, especially for me. When I woke up about an hour or so later, a show I had never seen before was on. It was called "Megan Wants A Millionaire" I la...

Editorial: Boundary maintenance not just a problem for teachers

November 7, 2009

By Editorial Board Everybody's seen it, either in movies or real life: it's that teacher that invades personal space when standing over their student's shoulder, that coach who gets a little too involved in the stretching of their athletes, or the boss who reserves that special promotion for the employee...

He might as well cause cancer: why constant political lies (death panels?!) and extreme Obamadrama are ruining American society

November 2, 2009

By Mel Mazuc, Executive Editor I'm ready to punch someone in the face. Don't be alarmed; I don't really mean this, but it's nice to think that maybe I could knock some sense into somebody's head. I'm just frustrated, thinking nostalgically back to the days where politicians really wanted things for ...

The presidential race and the media

May 12, 2008

By JC Gillett, Reporter When the TV turns on, it’s there, it’s also on the front page of every major newspaper. These targeted audiences may already know what I’m talking about; the presidential race is the biggest thing being covered in the media to date, and it’s not getting any younger. ...

There really is no place like home

May 12, 2008

By Tarah Catalano, Reporter I’ll never forget the day. It was cold, just about to snow, and my mom made my boyfriend Josh go home early for no apparent reason. Being typical Tarah, I got mad at her, but little did I know that would be the least of my worries. On Feb. 17, I found out I was moving ...

The real candidate debate

February 26, 2008

By Liz Hylland, Reporter It seems as if a person can’t turn on a TV, look through the mail, or simply drive down the street a few blocks without seeing something telling someone why they should or shouldn’t vote for someone. The people running for a position need to realize that cramming criticism...

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