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The greatest American novels and why we hate them

Kanelands english courses are set up so students will read the best of American literature.

By: Jack Coyle, Editor

March 14, 2014

According to Read Faster Reading Statistics, more than 1/3 of adults will never read another book after high school. Walk around any American high school and chances are that  complaints about the novels being read in English class will come from the mouths of students. Looking at an average high school’...

Effects of divorce on teenagers

By: McKayla Helm, Executive editor

March 14, 2014

In June 2013, it was discovered that divorce could affect children at young ages and inhibit them from developing secure relationships with their parents later in life, according to the Huffington Post. It’s long been discussed what the effects are that separation has on kids, ranging from depress...

Friend-zoned: the end of your relationship (Guy perspective)

As much as a guy persists on being in a relationship, there is the large chance of being friend-zoned.

By: Jack Coyle, Editor

March 13, 2014

The biggest relationship issue of our generation, covered on major sites such as Wikipedia, Urban Dictionary and even MTV’s Girl Code, is getting friend-zoned, and is something most teens try to avoid. According to Urban Dictionary, getting friendzoned is “What you attain after you fail to impress...

Friend-zoned: the end of your relationship (Girl perspective)

As much as a guy persists on being in a relationship, there is the large chance of being friend-zoned.

By: Alexia Orosco, Executive Editor

March 13, 2014

“He’s like a brother to me!” That is the infamous, dreadful phrase that no guy wants to hear a girl say. All the signs are there: she’s constantly flirty using googly eyed faces and heart emojis when she texts you, wants to hangout all the time and acts as if you’re more than friends, and...

Chicago Gang Violence Fueled by Rap Music and Social Media

By: Jack Coyle, Editor

March 4, 2014

   Chicago is known to all by many nicknames, including The Second City, The Windy City, and most recently Chiraq. The nickname was given to the infamous city after an astonishing statement was released stating that in 2013, Chicago had 419 gang related deaths, which was more than the total number...

The business behind Christmas

By: Krisitn Staub, Executive editor

January 24, 2014

With the holiday season upon us once again, festive morale is at an all time high. Children are eagerly composing their lists for Santa and lulling off with the sweet thought of waking up on Christmas morning to find their wishes granted and the sparkle in their eye resembles that of the new fallen snow. Parents...

Our view: homework

By: Jarod Erlandson, Editor

January 24, 2014

  Over the years, the debate of whether or not homework has a positive or negative affect towards students has intensified. Even with the positives of having homework, the downfall is too great to be ignored. The nights where teenagers stay up too late and become stressed over homework has...

Is the United States still the greatest nation? Pros

The U.S. leads the world in many categories, but lacks in a few.

By: Michelle McCracken, Executive Editor

January 24, 2014

America: The land of free, home of the brave. There could not be a more accurate description of the country. From the powerful Maine waves to the sweltering summers in Phoenix, it’s safe to say that the US has a culture full of the diversity that makes America what the Founding Fathers had in mind. But...

Is the United States still the greatest nation? Cons

The U.S. leads the world in many categories, but lacks in a few.

By: Jack Coyle, Editor

January 24, 2014

The red, white and blue are proud and noble people, but is that justified? With our continually declining academic, political, environmental and military standards, what do we as Americans really have to be proud of anymore? There is almost no fact to claim that we are the greatest country in the world. Americans...

Hannah Montana to the “Queen of Twerk”

By: By Courtney Diddell, Executive Editor

November 1, 2013

After cutting her hair to feel more like herself, reporters, blogs such as Global Grind and fans related Miley Cyrus to Britney Spears. Why is society looking up to celebrities as idols when they are just regular individuals with a known talent? Miley Cyrus is not Hannah Montana anymore. She hasn’t...

Kindness is the Best Prize

Kindness is the Best Prize

By: Karen Becker, Reporter

October 29, 2013

  The week spanning from October 14th to the 18th has a sense of celebration in the terms of spreading kindness across not only Kaneland schools, but Kaneland communities themselves. All of this originated from Rachel's Challenge an organization formed upon the death of Rachel, the first victim...

Mixed feeling still around about schedule

While current students remember what their schedules used to look like and some argue for it back, future generations will never know.

By: Austin Kintz, Editor

September 18, 2013

One year ago, Kaneland High School changed from the block schedule to an eight period day. With that change came many mixed feelings, both positive and negative. Current juniors had a year of the block schedule and had to transition to the eight period, while the recently graduated seniors had three...

Government censoring people of America

The eye of the government is always watching.

By: Amelia Likeum, Executive

September 18, 2013

Communicating with family and friends should be reserved for one person and the person or persons they’re talking to; no third party should be eavesdropping. That‘s just manners. Unfortunately, the government doesn't agree. Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA...

Teens Care For Media More Than the Real World

May 17, 2013

BY KAPRICE SANCHEZ, Executive Editor On March 27, the U.S. Army had lost one of their own. Sgt. Michael C. Cable, 26, was killed by a teenager in Afghanistan while playing with local children. Instead of the whole nation mourning the death of one of our soldiers, on April 1 the teen population mourned ...

Parents Cheer On Athletes, Not Coach Them

May 17, 2013

BY COURTNEY DIDDELL, Editor Why do parents tend to think they can coach their kids from the sideline? Last time I checked, I didn’t pay to be coached by my parents. There’s nothing wrong with giving advice, as long as it’s accurate and helpful, but parents need to understand yelling and hars...

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