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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

Mixed feeling still around about schedule

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

Government censoring people of America

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...

Commercials these days aren’t eye-catching

Commercials these days aren’t eye-catching

March 15, 2013

  BY CLAUDIA TOVAR, Editor Commercials have come to the point where they begin showing off their humorous side, but not everyone finds it amusing. Producers try to humor their audience, but it instead creates an even worse commercial. Television seems to have commercials that have no point or even make any sense. It makes a person think, “Why are they doing wh...

Reality is dramatics, not really what life is about

March 12, 2013

By: HANNAH WALLACE, Editor Reality television has become an integral part of American culture. We identify with the characters, and cross our fingers that the story-line will continue to go the direction we want it to. The formats vary from food shows to singing competitions to dancing competitions...

The internet isn’t different from the world

March 12, 2013

By: JAEMEE CORDERO, Editor Whenever people are out in public – whether it be shopping with friends or going to see a movie – they are always sure to have their personal belongings close to them or those precious items might be stolen.  They are careful about being so open with some random stranger...

Value Human Life over Texting

Value Human Life over Texting

February 3, 2013

      By McKayla Helm, Editor With technology on the rise, some people seem to confuse what’s really significant in life. This confusion appears to be everywhere, even in the courtrooms, and it is wrong. When it comes down to it, human life should be valued. People are not handli...

The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

December 20, 2012

According to Andy Williams, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and many of us agree.      Who doesn’t like hot chocolate and snow? Or bowl games and family time? Everyone has a different way of entertained during the holiday season, but we can all agree that a Christmas movie can bring a...

End of the world

End of the world

December 13, 2012

BY SARAH DRATNOL, Editor The world is absolutely NOT ending on Dec. 21. There are numerous people talking about how the world will supposedly end as we know it. This is just because the Mayan calendar stopped on that date. Many speculations of the end of the world exist around the world, and all of them will be pro...

Society is making violence acceptable

Society is making violence acceptable

December 7, 2012

By Kaleb Schuppner, EXECUTIVE EDITOR Everyone has a moral compass; this doesn’t necessarily mean that all people are the most pleasant, but people usually at least have a decent idea of right and wrong. People tend to have a wide range of opinions on controversial topics because of their views on...

Marching band gets a waiver out of gym

Marching band gets a waiver out of gym

December 7, 2012

  By: Courtney Diddell, Editor Day after day, season after season, hardworking high school athletes practice everyday after school during the season. Despite this physical activity, they must take a Physical Education course during the school year. “Since I do sports year round, I don’t think gym is necessary. I think we should jus...

Caught Reading: English Teacher Christina Montalto

Caught Reading: English Teacher Christina Montalto

November 29, 2012

BY SARAH DRATNOL, Editor Ever since the rise of social media, student reading has gone from a normal pastime to a homework assignment. English teacher Christina Montalto has noticed that students don’t have enough patience to just sit down with a book and read anymore. According to Montalto, if social media and other electronic distractions di...

Sophomores not able to park?

October 29, 2012

Kaneland classes have grown to odd amounts of people. There are more students entering the school than there are graduating. As the class sizes get bigger it appears that the parking spaces don’t grow with them. This means sadly, it has become an issue with the amount of people being able to park in...