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Escaping the in-crowd

Escaping the in-crowd

By: Erika Leeper, Editor

June 23, 2015

While growing up, I was always told to be myself and not to follow the in-crowd. This message is displayed everywhere, on television, in books and even at school. So, if we are supposed to be ourselves, why look down upon Bruce Jenner deciding to become a woman if he’s finally comfortable with himself? Before...

Warmer weather challenges the dress code

Warmer weather challenges the dress code

By: Hannah Nauert, Reporter

April 14, 2015

Summertime has come and you’re stuck sitting in your jeans because shorts are too revealing to wear to school. The school dress codes are harsher towards females, restricts what they can wear, and takes away freedom of expression through their clothes. The dress code is stricter towards females...

Dress code targets girls

Dress code targets girls

By: Samantha Nuno, Reporter

April 1, 2015

Reading the Kaneland High School student handbook made me realize that almost all the rules of dress code aims to hide females’ shoulders and other body parts. The average student’s outfit is usually a t-shirt and jeans. Although, in the beginning and end of the year, Kaneland school district tends...

Men need feminism too

Men need feminism too

By: Lauren Lindow, Reporter

March 5, 2015

Recently on Twitter, the hash-tag #Meninist has been used to protest against feminism. What these “meninists” don’t realize is that their problems can be solved through feminism. Feminism is not about hating men, it’s about equality. It’s called “feminism” because it acknowledges the...

Keeping the moment of silence

Keeping the moment of silence

By: Kaitlyn Becker, Reporter

March 5, 2015

At the beginning of the day I find myself rushing to my first hour class. I’m almost always late, and come in right after the pledge, during the moment of silence. When I walk in I see kids sitting down, talking, and overall disregarding the act of  silence. Thirty-seconds of students’ morning...

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

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

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?

Has Disney Channel lost its magic?

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

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

The downfall of the NFL

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

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

Putin’s actions similar to another tyrant’s

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

The abhorrent hand of domestic violence

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. ...