Kaneland Krier

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?

Photo for the film

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

The 2011-2012 Krier editorial board.

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...

Money can’t buy happiness, and other things I learned on safari

May 20, 2011

When my family decided to go on an African safari, I was very excited—despite the hepatitis vaccinations. But it wasn’t roaming the plains in a 4x4 (actually, it was a Toyota van with leopard print on the sides) or lions and hippopotami (yes, that is the plural of hippopotamus) that stuck with me...

Bin Laden, bad grades and break-ups

May 20, 2011

As all of America is well aware, Osama bin Laden is dead. At 3:30 p.m. EST, May 2, a 40-man Navy Seals squadron raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing the Al Qaeda leader with a bullet to the head during 40 minutes of firefight. Late Sunday night, President Obama delivered the official sta...

Justice should be served, but maybe the death penalty isn’t it

April 26, 2011

When Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty on March 10 it commuted the sentences of 15 men on Death Row to life in prison without parole. I believe in the death penalty. I believe that some crimes are just so heinous that justice demands it, and I feel for the families of the...

We should follow our dreams, no matter what

We should follow our dreams, no matter what

April 26, 2011

It was junior year and my class was looking up colleges that we planned to apply to for a class assignment. I was browing a website when someone leaned over my shoulder and said, “Northwestern, huh? That’s a really hard school to get into, and on the slim chance you do get in, you wouldn’t be...

Hazing a case of going too far to fit in

April 26, 2011

Fitting in will never be worth risking your life. Even though this is common sense, more and more teens all across the United States seem to be taking part in a variety of activities and rituals involving harassment, abuse and humiliation just to become part a desired group or club. Some call it initiation,...

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