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Happiness comes from within us, not others

June 1, 2012

As I walk through the hallways, I start seeing more and more trends in teenage relationships. It’s ridiculous how much one person can affect another. Frequently, people let their significant other impact them to an unhealthy extent. Loosely defined, codependency is pertaining to a relationship in...

What determines success?

What determines success?

May 22, 2012

By Heather Shelton and Morgan Buerke, Editors   Senior Kaylee McPhee knows what it feels like to have school success. She is a National Honor Society member and a National Merit Semifinalist, and she has been recognized by the school board for high PSAE scores and for her leadership. McPhee, unlike ...

Music improves exercise benefits

May 22, 2012

  By Richard Williams, Reporter People have probably heard many times that music is beneficial to a person’s mental and emotional health. Does it help a person’s physical health as well? Possibly, researchers say. Studies  show that music can affect a person’s physical performance in a...

Virginia’s forced ultrasound law is an abomination

Virginia’s forced ultrasound law is an abomination

May 22, 2012

By Casey Jacobson, Editor When picturing any ultrasound for an expecting mother, I see a particularly happy pregnant woman getting ready to view the results of her growing belly. In a nutshell, all that is required is a little dab of cool jelly and a remote-like machine to move over the stomach ar...

We’re constantly learning

We're constantly learning

May 22, 2012

By Diana Nuno, Executive Editor Everything changes, and that’s just the way life is. Especially in high school. People get taller, voices get deeper, and cliques are formed and destroyed. Some of us have adjusted by now, some of us aren’t sure how, and some of us don’t know any other way becaus...

We can’t get around the fees

Art by Heather Shelton

April 23, 2012

Families already burdened by a weak economy and falling home prices are about to pay more in school fees—a move that pleases no one, but district administrators, faced with a third year of budget cuts, have few other options. Last year, school board proposals to cut sports like bowling and golf,...

Contraceptive coverage is employee’s responsibility

April 15, 2012

By Diana Nuno, Executive Editor When Obama brought up a new bill suggesting that all employers offer birth control under their health care plans, private universities and churches were in an uproar. While birth control isn’t always used for reasons relating to sex, opposers of the bill continue to b...

Defining the line of success

Art by Austin Paulson

March 23, 2012

Juniors are being prepped for the ACT, the test that will determine students’ college acceptances, and in some cases, the amount of scholarship money a college will offer a prospective student. In past years, it’s been up to the student’s (and in most cases, parents’) discretion whether the st...

Stop blaming music for violence

February Opinion Artwork

February 23, 2012

By Courtney Reiss, Editor Senior Bradley Filerman is one of the many teenagers today that gets judged, labeled and targeted for being “violent” because of the type of music that he listens to. “I listen to everything, classic rock, alternative metal and death metal. I get judged for it all the time,” Filerman said. “At my old school, people thoug...

Everyone deserves to be treated equally

This ad from Target became notable for its inclusiveness.

February 23, 2012

By Casey Jacobson, Editor The best part about the ad was what it didn’t say. It didn’t say, "Look! Here is a mentally disabled child that we put in our magazine!" It didn’t say, "Our magazine is making a difference by including down syndrome children to model for us!" And the ad especially did...

It’s our freedom of speech

Art by Austin Paulson

February 23, 2012

Throughout our high school careers at Kaneland, we are required to take classes that inform us how the government is run, and ultimately, we are successful as a country. In each history class, we go over governmental systems that are adapted to other societies. Let’s take communism, for instance. The idea was developed by Karl Marx, and boy, did it sound good on...

Administration has in mind what’s best

Administration has in mind what's best

January 31, 2012

By Julia Angelotti, Executive Editor Three hundred and seventy. That’s the amount of days left in a high school career for a student when they enter the familiar doors of Kaneland High School and start their junior year. Six thousand and three hundred. That’s not only the amount of minutes, but extra sleep that has been taken ...

The gift of friendship

January 3, 2012

By Rachel Mathys, Reporter My little brother, Evan, turned nine in September and he invited his whole class to his party. While he was making his list of who he wanted to invite, he turned to my mom and said, “I want to invite Phillip and Sammy. I don’t want them to be sad if they are left out....

The best gift is the gift of kindness

December 15, 2011

He was sitting all by himself, with no one to talk to, when a table during my lunch period noticed. Immediately, I felt sad. I wouldn’t want to be treated like that. Then I saw that table do a small act of kindness: they invited him to their lunch table. It didn’t take three weeks or months, it...

Greedy sports stars lead to lockouts

December 15, 2011

  With the holidays just around the corner, we stress the importance that it’s about giving, not receiving. Unless you’re a professional athlete. Whether it’s baseball, basketball, football, or squash, athletes have thought of themselves as kings (see King James a.k.a LeBron James). For...

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