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A walk through Chicagos Little India

A walk through Chicago’s Little India

By: Rafika Khan, Opinion 1 Editor October 25, 2022

The busy traffic of Devon Avenue never stops for anyone, no matter what time it is. The bright library hosts groups of people studying, reading, making art or playing the video games available in the...

The Board of Education acquired new equipment that created technical difficulties at the beginning of the meeting. The microphones created an echo on the live stream.

Board Meeting 10.24.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist October 25, 2022

     On Monday, Oct. 24, Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 hosted its regularly scheduled board meeting at 7 p.m. in the sixth-grade team room at Kaneland Harter Middle School. All board members...

Sophomore Lucy Wold completes her schoolwork. Her assignment is a formative, but she will be graded on turning it in on time.

New responsibility standard encourages student accountability

By: Jasper Paulson, Reporter October 25, 2022

     Kaneland’s new responsibility standard encourages students to be responsible when homework has no grade weight.       The student responsibility standard focuses on how responsible a student...

The varsity tennis team practices drills on the tennis courts. The team finds fun ways to complete repetitive tasks.

Kaneland tennis: Keeping sports enjoyable

By: Sofia Williams, Sports and Activities 2 Editor October 24, 2022

     How enjoyable an athlete's experience is when playing their sport of choice can almost directly relate to their coach and their techniques. Having a passionate and fun coach can make for an amazing...

Brian Willis holds up a pop tab from his soda can. He will be adding the tab to his collection to donate.

Brian Willis collects pop tabs to honor former student

By: Zoe Gannon, Reporter October 24, 2022

     Brian Willis, gym teacher and soccer coach, has been collecting pop tabs from Kaneland students, teachers and athletes for four years. His former student Julia Pratte passed away from cancer, and...

Kaneland High School girls and boys cross country teams sit down after boxing food at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. They were able to make 30,672 meals in one hour.

Kaneland cross country volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

By: Teaghan Hardy, Reporter October 20, 2022

     The Kaneland High School girls and boys cross country teams volunteered at Feed My Starving Children on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to help feed kids across the world.      The volunteers made 142...

District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Todd Leden introduces the Art Award to a crowd. Students who get first place get a $50 check, and students in second place get a $25 check.

Board Meeting 10.12.22

By: Katie Pfotenhauer, Voices 2 Editor & Columnist October 13, 2022

     On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 hosted its board meeting at 7 p.m. in the sixth-grade team room at Kaneland Harter Middle School. All board members were present...

Bachelors Grove Cemetery in Midlothian, IL. With multiple reports of paranormal experiences there, the cemetery is said to be haunted.

The mysteries surrounding Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery

By: Isabel Alba, Reporter October 11, 2022

     Gloomy nights, vanishing ghosts and theories of cemeteries. Some have said that Bachelor’s Grove, a cemetery in Midlothian, IL, is haunted by an older woman who stands outside her white house...

A plate sits on a kitchen table with a generally balanced meal: a chicken sandwich, baby carrots, a cheese stick and a peach. A healthy meal can look different for everyone but broadly, a meal should consist of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.

Having a good relationship with food

By: Lizzy Sidman, Feature 2 Editor October 11, 2022

     I lay in my room crying and in the fetal position; I had consumed more than 700 calories that day. I had exercised extensively that morning so, along with my daily half-bagel, I wanted to treat...

Many different assignments are piled up on a desk. Handling a lot of schoolwork can be an anxiety-inducing task for many students.

Coping with anxiety while managing responsibilities

By: Elliot Krippelz, Centerspread Editor October 9, 2022

     Having multiple assignments and tests to worry about at once can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. Not knowing where to start and having numerous upcoming deadlines can be extremely tricky...

A large plastic bottle and two jars overflow with loose coins. Using spare change is a simple task that is easy and beneficial.

Using spare change in purposeful ways

By: Ashley Vanderhoff, Design and Ads & Business Executive October 4, 2022

     Deep in the corner of my parents' closet is a plastic soda bottle, reaching at least two feet tall, dedicated only to spare change. I have a distinct memory of growing up with that bottle, the...

The junior varsity tennis team stands together to show off their ribbons. The team got fourth place overall at their conference tournament.

Junior varsity tennis team places fourth at their 2022 conference tournament

By: Barbara Martinez, Reporter October 3, 2022

     On Saturday, the Kaneland junior varsity girls tennis team took fourth place overall at their conference tournament at Rochelle Township High School.      The schools that opposed Kaneland...

Kaneland’s East Gym, the primary gym for boys and girls varsity basketball games. It currently does not feature a shot clock.

Shot clock coming to Illinois High School basketball in 2022-23 season

By: Nate Sand, Reporter September 28, 2022

The IHSA has approved the use of an experimental shot clock for select tournaments in the upcoming 2022-23 basketball season. This plan has been approved for both boys and girls varsity basketball games...

Junior Aeryn Hwang works on her AP U.S. history assignment. She worked hard in order to turn in the assignment by the end of the class period.

New responsibility standard sets high expectations for Kaneland students

By: Barbara Martinez, Reporter September 27, 2022

     Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 introduced a new responsibility standard to Kaneland High School at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, and students and staff have been expressing...

Kirstin Murphy switched classes and is now the  new Foods and Nutrition teacher. She has been teaching at Kaneland for 18 years, but this is her ninth year at the high school.

Kaneland High School teacher takes big career jump

By: Ellie Taylor and Preslee Sutherland September 27, 2022

     A teacher who formerly taught science and was an instructional coach at Kaneland High School decided she wanted back in the classroom and was ready to take on a new challenge: Cooking.    ...

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