Kaneland Krier

Transitioning for the better

Transitioning for the better

October 17, 2012

Spontaneous road trips, endless hours of freedom, concerts, and trips to the beach are now being replaced by pop quizzes, structured time, athletic events, and homework. This can seem daunting, or it can be seen as an opportunity; a cleansing of the perhaps tedious, overwhelming, or lengthy summer we...

Schedule change is challenging all of us

September 26, 2012

BY CLAUDIA TOVAR, Editor I am not in favor with the new schedule because it brings chaos to the hallways every day. On the block schedule we had four classes every day. Now, we have eight. Students have to rush from class to class, and freshman have the stress of getting lost. By the end of the first...

When freedom is taken for granted

When freedom is taken for granted

June 1, 2012

By Ashlyn Slamans, Guest Writer For starters, what I’m about to share is from a very personal conviction. Last summer, I spent six weeks in Central America with a team of young adults chosen from the U.S. We worked within impoverished communities alongside churches traveling throughout countries. Due to privacy and politica...

Don’t take hoodies the wrong way

June 1, 2012

Clothing is thought to be one of the easiest ways to guess what type of person someone is. This isn’t true, of course, and there’s a saying, “Don’t ever judge a book by it’s cover.” A hoodie is technically a  cover, right? While it seems like just a comfy piece of clothing that athletes...

The WBC takes the protests too far

June 1, 2012

There I am, sitting in Government class. My teacher presents current events like he usually does, every so often. Only this time, he informs the class of the Supreme Court ruling on the Snyder vs. Westboro Baptist Church case. Albert Snyder, a father of a soldier, sued the Westboro Baptist Church for...

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

We can’t get around the fees

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

Defining the line of success

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

Stop blaming music for violence

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

Everyone deserves to be treated equally

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...