Kaneland Krier

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

New year brings new standards

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...

Too much technology is spoiling society

Too much technology is spoiling society

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 11, 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 11, 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...