Fear shouldn’t stop you from following your dreams.

Fear shouldn’t stop you from following your dreams.

By: Sydney Torrente, Reporter

January 23, 2017


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Expressing yourself while being shy isn’t always easy, it takes a lot of nerve to stand up in front of a crowd and perform. Some people can do it with no problem, while it takes others that little extra push to reveal their inner talents. Singer-songwriter Shae Mangalindan grew up in Aurora. She...

The king of chess

The king of chess

By: Megan Gillogy, Reporter

January 23, 2017


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A pawn is moved forward. 'Check' you call out. In a desperate attempt to save his king, he moves it to the left. You move your queen up and there it is, 'Checkmate.' The game is yours. For many, chess is just an overcomplicated game of checkers, but for Ryan St. Peter it is much more. St. Peter is a...

Theater: The greatest escape

Theater: The greatest escape

By: Abigail Grotto, Reporter

January 23, 2017


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Starting to play trombone during his fifth grade year . He was convinced and supported by his peers to sing and act. Making a musical family friendship and testing his limits along the way. Senior Patrick Murphy joined choir in his sophomore year, becoming a Madrigals member and actor for the KHS ...

Kaneland’s hackers: Not your everyday buddy

Kaneland’s hackers: Not your everyday buddy

By: Josh Kellum, Reporter

January 23, 2017


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Working in a room full of machines you would think a person’s personality might be as stagnant as one, but this group of four could bring a bucket of bolts come to life with their jokes and laughter. Carson Doll, Tony Golbeck, Nathan Ord and Michael Hammond went to an event called Huskie Hack as a...

Grant Wilk animates his future

Grant Wilk animates his future

By: Aaron Beasley, Reporter

January 23, 2017


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“I create VFX scenes and CG scenes in a software called Blender as well as graphic design and motion design and I build computers. I love anything technology related.” Grant Wilk is a VFX artist, animator, motion designer, filmmaker, photographer, web designer, graphic artist, computer programer, yo...

Dablr creates chances for teens to earn money

Dablr creates chances for teens to earn money

By: Dylan Calabrese, Reporter

January 11, 2017


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 Working, making the website, fixing bugs, dialing the phone and writing emails while staying home on Friday and Saturday nights for weeks instead of going out late with friends is what Jake Obremski and Neil Glazier sacrificed to get their company moving. Obremski and Glazier were both working part ...

Bowling through the competetion

Bowling through the competetion

By: Thomas Eastham, Reporter

January 6, 2017


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Four championship appearances, three championship wins, countless awards and hours of practice are all just everyday accomplishments for the 14 year old championship bowler, Mabel Cummins. Cummins grew up in Alaska, which stays dark for most of the year, so there was not much for her to do. When she...

Horse jumper and competitor

Horse jumper and competitor

By: Shelby Harper, Reporter

January 6, 2017


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When she was three, sophomore Madi Tegtman found a passion for horseback riding, at just five years old she began to ride in competitions. Eleven years later Tegtman still has her passion for horse jumping. This wasn’t the beginning of Tegtman’s horse jumping career, she’s lived a life of it....

Overcoming everyday challenges: How Sofie Carrillo beats cerebral palsy

Overcoming everyday challenges: How Sofie Carrillo beats cerebral palsy

By: Emma Glennon, Reporter

January 4, 2017


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High school can be a challenging time for many students, whether it is difficult situations going on at home, hard classes or the notorious KHS blender. None of these things are the most challenging for Sofie Carrillo, who has Cerebral Palsy and faces the personal challenge of trying to fit in everyday....

Brennan Conquers the Triathlon

Brennan Conquers the Triathlon

By: Gabrielle Faletto, Reporter

January 4, 2017


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Not many people get to say that by the time they are 15, they can finish a three continuous and sequential endurance competition, known as a triathlon. Sophomore, Tessa Brennan is doing just that. She is among the few who compete in a series of events that involve swimming, cycling and running. Brennan,...

Student director takes the stage

Student director takes the stage

By: Alex Malawski, Reporter

January 4, 2017


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Lights, camera, action! Acting is considered one of the most recognized roles in theatre and film. But, there are also several other roles vital to the arts that go unrecognized. One of these other vital roles is the stage manager of a production. They manage the cast and crew in its entirety. Stage...

Life with a pseudo brain tumor

Life with a pseudo brain tumor

By: Stevie Kumar, Reporter

January 3, 2017


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In early October 2016, doctors found an abnormality between the eyes and brain of freshman Emilie Negro. Negro’s family was stricken with fear. Luckily, it was just a fluid buildup called a pseudo brain tumor. Although not deadly, Negro could still lose the ability to experience life through her eyes. A...

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