Kaneland Krier

XoXo, the Kaneland Krier: Episode 1

XoXo, the Kaneland Krier: Episode 1

By: Sela Valignota, Abbey Mondi, Tiffany Johnson, and Lyla Christakes January 10, 2022


Chicago through reflections

Chicago through reflections

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Reporter January 7, 2022

     Commonly referred to as the Windy City, Chi-town and The Second City, Chicago, IL, is widely known across the state and country. In a complex city like Chicago, a simple reflection shows the world...

Caption 1: Sophomore Kyle Book holds up his phone to reveal his home screen. Like many other students, his average screen time is over six hours a day.

Bad habits: Everyone has them, but nobody wants them

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Reporter December 13, 2021

     Bad habits are something everyone has, but not everyone knows that there are ways to correct the bad habits and turn them into good ones.      As students we are well versed in bad habits,...

Lazarus House is located at 214 Walnut Street in St. Charles, IL. In a normal year, the shelter houses 78 guests.

Lazarus House: A Home for the Homeless

By: Lizzy Sidman, Reporter December 10, 2021

     As snow is falling quickly and wind wreaks havoc on trees, most people are sitting at home with their loved ones, fire crackling in the background. The less fortunate instead sit outside on the...

From left to right, junior Connor Rei, junior Andrew Olson, junior Brayden Farmer, sophomore Bud Leavey and freshman Easton Carriere stand behind senior goalie Bryce Wojtyszyn, all Kaneland students. On their shoulders is a patch with the Kaneland logo, which is how the players represent their schools while on the ice.

Kaneland students find time on the ice with the Fox Valley Hawks

By: Sofia Williams, Reporter December 9, 2021

Practicing on the cold ice of the Fox Valley Ice Arena and the West Dundee Ice Arena are the Fox Valley Hawks (FVH). They are a high school hockey club made up of five different suburban Chicago schools....

Many students find themselves getting their homework and essays done in the evening after a long day of school. Oftentimes, students don’t get to do their schoolwork until late at night - and sometimes not at all - due to procrastinating, work obligations or extracurricular activities.

Procrastination: Everybody does it, but can we avoid it?

By: Sophie Ponce de Leon, Reporter November 18, 2021

     No one enjoys coming home from a long day at school knowing that you have multiple pounds of homework waiting for you. Especially when you already did enough work during the school day with multiple...

A look inside to the racks of clothing at Beautiful U, a resale shop and ministry located in Elburn. Beautiful U ministries and resale shops help house homeless mothers.

Beautiful U: More Than Just a Resale Store

By: Abbey Mondi, Reporter November 16, 2021

     Reusing items is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint, but there's more than that going on inside the doors of Beautiful U. A shop that's located in downtown Elburn, Beautiful U is mainly...

With Kaneland’s various athletic teams there is a lot that goes into making each one of their budgets. There are aspects like equipment, uniforms and fees that all play into the amount of money each sport can get.

Kaneland Sports Teams Budgets

By: Abbey Mondi, Reporter November 1, 2021

     Point, score, win and goal are all words most athletes like to hear, but before those words can be said and a sport can be played, a budget has to be set in stone. With over 27 sports teams at...

Students attending Kaneland High School work on their various assignments. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the masked students utilize their Chromebooks while physically distanced from one another.

2022 brings students of Illinois multiple excused mental health days

By: Lilliana Bobé, Reporter October 30, 2021

     At the beginning of 2022, all students in Illinois will be granted the opportunity to take up to five excused mental health days from school.       A bill that was signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker...

The logo for the Educators Rising organization has a distinctive angled E, and the overall theme for this year’s Aurora University Fall Kick-Off was “Teaching for the Future.” Kaneland’s Educators Rising club meets every Monday after school.

Educators Rising University of Aurora Fall Kick-Off

By: Katie Pfotenhaur, Reporter October 21, 2021

     Educators Rising students from Kaneland and other nearby districts went to Aurora University in Aurora, IL, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, for their annual Fall Kick-Off event.       Educators Rising...

A cup of freshly brewed rose oolong tea is a great way to start your day. Oolong tea contains a decent amount of caffeine to keep you awake.

The Benefits of Drinking Tea

By: Paige Whiteside, Editor October 6, 2021

     Tea is a popular drink that comes in various forms- but many do not know all of the benefits of drinking tea. Natural ingredients that are in certain teas have been known to improve the skin, help...

From left to right, there is the bisexual, transgender, LGBTQ+ and pansexual flag. Each flag represents different identities, and not all flags that exist are present in this image.

LGBTQ+ and Gender Identity Representation at Kaneland

By: Jordan Theis, Reporter October 5, 2021

     Kaneland High School has taken several steps towards a fight for gender and LGBTQ+ representation by making many changes throughout the school grounds, this includes the way students are recognized...

The Kaneland dance team practices on the Peterson Stadium field for an upcoming halftime routine. Each week, the team works to add dances for the next time they perform.

Kaneland´s Dance Team – A Glimpse into the Season

By: Abbey Mondi, Reporter October 1, 2021

     ¨5, 6, 7, 8,¨ are the numbers you might hear from head dance coach Sophie Laws as you walk past the West gym where the dance team practices. Kaneland’s varsity dance team is a relatively new...

Students during a passing period walk by the new Homecoming poster, which announces the Starry Night theme. The poster was designed by sophomore Jessica Wrobel, who is a part of the Homecoming Committee.

The Changes Coming to Homecoming Court

By: Sela Valignota, Reporter September 29, 2021

     On Friday, Sept. 3, Kaneland High School principal Jill Maras sent a letter to the community announcing the administrative decision to change Kaneland’s Homecoming Court. While the 10-person...

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