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Hallway Passes Make School Safer

Students now need a pass to get around the school during class.

By: Richies Tiv, Editor

October 31, 2017

Can a slip of paper really save lives? According to security guard Francesca Bruzzino, these slips of paper known as ‘hallway passes’ can help with keeping the school safe, which is why it is being more strongly enforced this year. “We’re trying to make sure that everyone in the building ...

Should High Schoolers go Trick-or-Treating?

Cartoon by: Katrina Van Horn

By: Priscilla Purnell and KT Mattern

October 30, 2017

High schoolers should trick or treat: By: Priscilla Purnell High School students should be able to go Trick-or-Treating. Halloween is a holiday that is fun to celebrate and something to look forward to each year. It is something enjoyable for all ages, so why should there be an age limit? Contrary...

Best and Worst: Scary Movies

Best and Worst: Scary Movies

By: Ashley Edwards and Madeline Hockey

October 25, 2017

The top 10 best scary Movies: The top-rated scary movie is Get Out (2017). Most recently released, “Get Out”, according to critics, was an “effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride,”(Rotten Tomatoes). This movie is the story of an African American man meeting his white girlfriend's fam...

Why it Matters: Birth Control

A demonstrator at the Women's March shows her frustration over people taking her rights away.

By: Annika Berger, Production manager

October 20, 2017

A topic that shouldn’t have to fall on the political spectrum; access to birth control in a well developed country in 2017. Ninety-nine percent of women in the US have used birth control at some point in their lives, according to a study done by the CDC. Whether it be condoms, IUDs, or the pill, wom...

Fight to the Death (Penalty)

Fight to the Death (Penalty)

By: Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv

October 20, 2017

Once a month two of our staff members, Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv, are given a topic and they have 30 minutes to debate it. However, they are not allowed to speak. They type their arguments on a Google Document. They are allowed to use any research they can find on the internet to support their vie...

Cause and Effect of DACA

Cause and Effect of DACA

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

October 19, 2017

Let's get a couple things straight, DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Started in 2012, DACA has allowed undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children to come out of the shadows and obtain valid driver's licenses, enroll in college and legally secure jobs. DACA, ...

Taking an AP Class can Guarantee a Pass

AP classes give students an academic advantage over other students.
In high school, students should challenge themselves. Advanced Placement or “AP” courses are an excellent way to do so. If students believe that they can handle it, they should take AP classes because they can boost their GPA, aid with college and expose them to more information.

By: Stevie Kumar, Reporter

August 10, 2017

In my personal experience, the AP class that I have taken has played an important role in my success sophomore year because of the GPA benefit that came along with it. Since AP classes count as a whole letter grade up in your GPA because they are graded on a 5.0 scale rather than the regular 4.0 sca...

The Dangers of Tanning Beds Exposed

The Dangers of Tanning Beds Exposed

By: Donny Sommesi, Reporter

July 21, 2017

Tanning beds should not be an escape to wanting a tan. We are only given one set of skin, so instead of going online to search for the nearest L.A. Tan, look up the consequences of lying in a tanning bed. Not only will you see why tanning beds are extremely bad for your health, but you will be able to...

Fidget Spinners Fail to Help Students Focus

Fidget Spinners Fail to Help Students Focus

By: Emma Glennon, Reporter

July 6, 2017

People are always looking for new ways to focus, or new ways to have fun. However, some of the things that they try don’t work and are just the next fad toy.  Fidget spinners seem to be more like toys rather than tools.     The spinner was supposedly designed to help with focusing difficulties suc...

How to Stay Neat While Traveling

How to Stay Neat While Traveling

By: Vanessa Pitts, Editor

June 7, 2017

Everyone packs to go somewhere over summer vacation whether they’re packing for an exotic vacation or just to stay at a friend’s house. Many people may struggle with fitting their clothes in their suitcase, so here are some ways to make more room in your suitcase.

Pulling Fire Alarms is no Joke

Pulling Fire Alarms is no Joke

By: Emma Glennon, Reporter

May 19, 2017

Fire alarms are meant to be pulled for emergencies, they are not meant to be pulled for pranks. There are just some things that aren’t meant to be used as toys under any circumstances. The fire alarm is one of them, it's soul purpose is just to keep you safe. When people use things for what they are no...

App Assists Students with Grades

App Assists Students with Grades

By: Caitlyn Rawers, Editor in Chief of Print

May 18, 2017

     Students who constantly want to predict their grade now have an app to assist them. The Gradebook app uses information that students already have to accurately predict their overall grade in the class.      While this tool is relatively straightforward to use, it is time consuming and re...

Perks and Pitfalls of my Parent Working at KHS

Being a junior at Kaneland, I’ve learned that there is way more benefits than drawbacks when it comes to having my mom, aka Mrs. Faletto, work in the same building.

By: Gabrielle Faletto, Reporter

April 27, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like having your mom or dad work at Kaneland High School? Walking through the hallway towards your second period class and seeing your mom, or as students know her as Mrs. Faletto, within eyesight, is any teenager’s worst nightmare. However, for me, it’s just a ...

Overdramatic or Nonchalant: Debating Irreversible Environmental Damages

Overdramatic or Nonchalant: Debating Irreversible Environmental Damages

By: Bella Vargas and Kaitlyn Becker

March 1, 2017

Business needs to change  Since the industrial revolution, the world has been struggling with how to deal with the climate change crisis while still improving economies. Recently, large corporations have been ignoring the irreversible effects they are having on the environment and that needs to ...

Bee Aware: Save the Bees

Bee Aware: Save the Bees

By: Amanda Malawski, Editor

February 22, 2017

For the first time in US history, seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees have officially been added to the US endangered species list, according to National Geographic. It’s a sad fact that the insects responsible for pollinating beautiful flowers, fruits, nuts and other various resources hav...

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