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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...

Learning from halfway across the world

Learning from halfway across the world

By: Kt Mattern, Reporter

April 28, 2017

Thirteen places. That’s how many spots America is away from being the top educational location in the world. With Finland at third in education’s rankings and first in educational effectiveness, they’ve proven themselves as a model that the U.S.’s educational system should follow. It’s a well...

The perks and pitfalls of having my mom work at KHS

The perks and pitfalls of having my mom work at KHS

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: two views debating over irreversible environmental damages

Overdramatic or nonchalant: two views debating over 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...

Is being a superhuman attainable?

Is being a superhuman attainable?

By: Caitlyn Rawers, Editor in Chief

December 5, 2016

Colleges and employers expect students to bring a lot to the table. Their idea of a perfect candidate is a person who volunteers, has a healthy social life, has good grades, was involved in extracurriculars and has a special talent. Although some of these are attainable, it’s impossible for one perso...

A pair of shoes does not fix world poverty

A pair of shoes does not fix world poverty

By: Jessica Tiv, Editor

September 30, 2016

Giving back and helping those in need are positive attributes that many individuals consider necessary in being a kind and considerate human being. Companies such as TOMS and Yoobi help consumers achieve this goal by providing basic necessities, such as shoes and pencils when an item is purchased...

Rio chooses temporary tourism over citizens health

Rio chooses temporary tourism over citizens health

By: Jessica Tiv, Editor

June 20, 2016

Why hosting the Olympics is bad for Rio Imagine walking the trash-filled and rat-infested streets without any money clothes, shelter, or even food. Then imagine that your own government decides to pay for the Olympics rather that its own citizens. This is what many of the 5,500 adults and millions o...

Summer school creating brighter minds

Summer school creating brighter minds

By: Jessica Tiv, Editor

June 5, 2016

Most students spend their summer traveling, watching Netflix or constantly sleeping. However, there are some students who decide to take summer courses to graduate early, get ahead, catch up or to get required courses out of the way. These motivated students need to be offered more summer courses ...

GoFundMe goes off the beaten path

GoFundMe goes off the beaten path

By: Madeline Mohatt, Executive

May 31, 2016

What was once a crowdfunding platform to raise money for challenging, unfortunate incidents, or illness, has transformed into a selfish plea to repair a cracked iPhone screen, or hopeful wish to attend a Justin Bieber concert. GoFundMe: the world's number one "philanthropic" website. The fundraising...

In love with the idea of ‘love’

In love with the idea of ‘love’

By: Bridget McCracken, Reporter

March 15, 2016

Telling someone that you love them seems to say so much without actually meaning anything. The words are empty. Especially at this age, it’s hard to know if you actually love someone or just think you do. You can’t truly love anyone in high school. Love is an intense feeling of great affection a...

The last thing seniors want to take part in their final days of high school: exams

The last thing seniors want to take part in their final days of high school: exams

By: Gabby Cano, Assistant to the advisor

March 14, 2016

In a few short months, Northern Illinois University [NIU] will be overflowing with distant relatives, tear-stained parents and apprehensive students with a crisp Kaneland High School diploma in hand. Seniors will spend the next upcoming months hastily applying for scholarships, preparing for prom ...

Holy cow, milk isn’t so mighty

Holy cow, milk isn’t so mighty

By: Alicia Rocha, Editor

January 24, 2016

Humans drink milk from the day they are born just like any other mammal, but do they actually need to drink it after infancy? According to Medical News Today, about 75 percent of people around the world are not able to digest milk because they lack the enzyme lactase. Despite this lactose intolerance...

Familiar storyline makes acting easier

Familiar storyline makes acting easier

By: Annika Berger, Reporter

November 18, 2015

This year’s fall play is Romeo and Juliet. It’s a familiar story for most students here at KHS, considering everyone studies this play their freshman year of English. Sophomore Grayson Bilskey, plays Paris, the coveted bachelor and suitor to Juliet. “I think I prefer acting because when we r...

School lunches come with a price tag

School lunches come with a price tag

By: Hannah Nauert, Editor

September 22, 2015

Every day numerous students purchase their lunch in the school cafeteria. What they do not know is how much they are truly spending on their meal. While looking at the food one can purchase, only some of the items display their price. If Kaneland is going to change anything in the lunch room, it should...