Kaneland Krier

It’s our freedom of speech

It’s our freedom of speech

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...

Let’s try to communicate

Let’s try to communicate

December 15, 2011

  The complaints were ranted and raved about during the assembly—and barely anybody truly took the parking policy into consideration. It’s not a secret: students have encountered a few accidents this year. Some were minor and unreported, others put forth serious damage and some will even be...

Make the choice to make a difference

December 15, 2011

By Rachael Clinton, Executive Editor The holidays bring something special. It’s the warmth of a fireplace and hot chocolate, the enlightening holiday spirit from Christmas lights and music, the reassuring love from our family and friends through presents, cards and extra time spent together. This is also...

We need to quit sheltering our youth

November 17, 2011

I had to shake my head when I saw another mother carrying around hand sanitizer, because it’s a symbol of what’s wrong with our society. Hand sanitizer is stupid and unnecessary. When someone prepares my food, it’s an acceptable time to apply hand sanitizer (because, as we all know, kitchen workers...

Nov. 27 is ‘takes-giving’

Nov. 27 is ‘takes-giving’

November 17, 2011

Superlatives run lives. Everyone expects the latest and greatest, no matter what the cost is. The most expensive cars, the most advanced cell phone and the most stylish clothes. For example, take the new iPhone 4S that came out on Oct. 14. All the people that recently got the iPhone 4 are left in the dust a...

What’s next: banning sunlight for teens?

What’s next: banning sunlight for teens?

November 17, 2011

  By Casey Jacobson, Editor The Golden State has made it a crime to actually get golden. In California, it’s now illegal to indoor tan if you’re under the age of 18—and Illinois might be next. It’s the nanny state at its worst. What makes it okay for the government to ban tanning beds ...

The infamous blame game

The infamous blame game

November 17, 2011

As teenagers, most of us opt for the easy way out. Adults, on the other hand, love to take the difficult route because most of the time, that’s the right one. Yet with education, it seems everyone’s looking for easy answers. The PSAE test scores came out and there’s another uproar—mostly dir...

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

Is Hollywood running out of ideas?

October 20, 2011

By Jaemee Cordero, Reporter What do the movies “Cars 2,” “Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” have in common?  They’re all sequels. Those aren’t the only movies that weren’t as fre...

When rowdies get too rowdy

When rowdies get too rowdy

September 23, 2011

“Hey number 12, you’re ugly, just like your mother!” “If you’re winning and you know it clap your hands…” “You’re racking up the air miles with all of that traveling!” “Ref, you have no soul!” Getting rowdie for your school’s football, basketball or badminton game can be...

Krier’s standards raised once again

Krier’s standards raised once again

September 22, 2011

The smell of sharpened pencils and new paper wafts throughout the school, drifting across sun-kissed hair and tanned skin. The new school year has begun, and with it, we’ve officially kicked off the Krier. The one in your hands now is the first of 11, and this year, we’ve revamped the entire is...

Drama isn’t worth anyone’s time

May 20, 2011

Drama. Drama. Drama. It’s a never-ending cycle of tears, screams and he said, she said. But does any of it really matter? No. The epiphany hit me when my 12-year-old sister came home sobbing recently. Of course, a fight in sixth grade seems like the end of the world. Unfortunately, many of us were...