Kaneland Krier

Senior’s perspective: six things I wish I knew as a freshman

Senior Jarod Erlandson

By: Jarod Erlandson, Executive Editor

February 19, 2015

Walking into high school as a freshman is intimidating, to say the very least. The first day quickly turns into a week, then a month, then a year, and before you know it-- you're a senior about to graduate. You hear it often, but these four years do fly by. As a senior about to leave Kaneland, here's...

Has Disney Channel lost its magic?

Krier staff member Madeline Mohatt.

By: Madeline Mohatt, Editor

January 25, 2015

Has Disney Channel lost its magic, or have previous fans just grown out of the “Disney phase?” Nowadays it isn’t unusual to see various posts regarding Disney Channel’s lack of quality shows. While scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, a request for a “throwback Disney week”...

Not-so-scary horror movies

By: Jack Coyle, Executive Editor

October 30, 2014

As the month for trick or treating, ghost stories and costumes goes by, we can’t help but be reminded of the first time our older sibling made us sit through “Scream” and we had to sleep with a night light for 4 months; or maybe that was just me. Either way, since cinema began, horror movies have...

The downfall of the NFL

With recent events, the National Football League is being torn apart.

By: Austin Kintz, Special Project Editor

September 29, 2014

Baseball is known as America’s pastime, but football is America’s game. The National Football League games have made their way into families living rooms and have become a common occurrence every Sunday since October 22, 1939 when they televised for the first time a professional football game. What...

Walking the halls of KHS for the first time

Walking the halls of KHS for the first time

By: Ashley Dorsey, Editor

September 2, 2014

Coming from a small town in Texas and as a new student at Kaneland High School this year, I noticed a lot of differences from my old school. At my previous school, we didn’t have lockers in the high school so lockers were new to me. It took me at least twenty attempts to open it. Another thing...

School teaching wrong lessons

By: Kristin Staub, Executive editor

May 21, 2014

  All throughout high school, it is embellished in our minds that the skills we are taught will prepare us for the rest of our adult lives. Sure, turning in assignments on time and  having to maintain a GPA teaches us responsibility, but our future depends on much more than our ability to complete a...

Putin’s actions similar to another tyrant’s

Russian President Vladimar Putin’s annexing of the Crimean Penninsula is sparking controversial debate.

By: Nick Boose, Executive editor

May 19, 2014

On Mar. 12, 1938, Nazi Germany annexed the country of Austria. Nazi German leader Adolf Hitler’s goal was to unite German speaking countries. Sound familiar? Russian President Valdimir putin’s actions against Ukraine are going to force the start of a  possible third world war.     A long struggl...

Birth control’s reputation isn’t always right

By: Alexia Orosco, Executive Editor

May 19, 2014

    We all know the girl who likes to party, drink every weekend and has a tendency of getting a little carried away with guys that don’t typically care for anything more than a one night stand. As if you don’t already think bad of her, you find out she’s on birth control. Your immediate r...

Are reality television shows really reality?

By: Alexia Orosco, Executive Editor

May 19, 2014

We all know and love the famous television shows where the drama and the relationships throughout each episode keep us so intrigued. Reality T.V. should be known for presenting unscripted situations, but some people are starting to believe that their life should be just like what they’re watching on s...

The abhorrent hand of domestic violence

A women in the U.S. is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds according to domesticviolence.org.

By: McKayla Helm, Executive Editor

May 19, 2014

On Earth right now, there are about 62 million women who have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15, according to a survey by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The morals surrounding that issue lack what is right or wrong. This leans towards being very wrong. ...

Birth control’s reputation isn’t always right

By: Alexia Orosco, Executive editor

May 19, 2014

We all know the girl who likes to party, drink every weekend and has a tendency of getting a little carried away with guys that don’t typically care for anything more than a one night stand. As if you don’t already think lowly of her, you find out she’s on birth control. Your immediate reaction...

Is reality really reality?

By: Alexia Orosco, Executive editor

May 19, 2014

    We all know and love the famous television shows where the drama and the relationships throughout each episode are what keeps us so intrigued. Reality T.V. is typically known for presenting unscripted situations, but some people are starting to believe that their life should be just like what the...

The abhorrent hand of domestic violence

A women in the U.S. is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds according to domesticviolence.org.

By: McKayla Helm, Executive editor

April 22, 2014

On Earth right now, there are about 62 million women who have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15. According to a survey by European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), that’s about 33 percent of women who have had to suffer through some sort of bodily pain. I’m ...

Self worth decreasing throughout the years

By: Katrina Paulick, Editor

March 27, 2014

Morality was once held to such a standard that unethical actions weren’t accepted. Repercussions were taken more serious, and self worth was the way of one’s future. Over the years, these values have been lost. In a society where temptation is held above every teenagers head, staying on the “right”...

Is being “hovered” over a negative tactic?

Hovering occurs in the work place, school and at home.

By: Austin Kintz, Editor

March 27, 2014

Parents should be there for their children. They transport them, provide food, take care of them and protect them. That is fine since the parents feel their child cannot handle responsibilities at a young age. Until the child becomes trustworthy enough, that parent will be heavily involved in their life. But...

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