• (05/21) Graduation/Commencement - NIU Convocation Center @ 5 p.m.
  • (05/24) Finals - One hour early dismissal
  • (05/25) Finals - One hour early dismissal
  • (05/26) Last day of school/One hour early dismissal

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Junior Ethan Yost practices a strengthening skill on the parallel bars at Excel Gymnastics Academy in Geneva. Yost has attended Excel for 10 years and currently coaches several classes for younger students.

Teen Gymnast Soars to Victory

By: Sophie Ponce de Leon, Reporter April 19, 2022

The gym looks like it’s an ocean of never-ending blue mats. But there isn’t the sound of seagulls and the breeze of the waves. There is the sound of gymnasts competing in events and the audience clapping...

2021 Kaneland graduate Christopher Fountain stands with his parents in front of a statue of the founder of the University of Notre Dame, Edward F. Sorin. Fountain majors in mechanical engineering.

Steps to take for College Applications

By: Kyra Motyka, Editor March 22, 2022

     College can provide a unique and life-changing journey for anyone who chooses that route. However, the dreaded storm before the rainbow is arguably one of the most important parts of the college...

Traveling allows an insight to a multitude of cultures and new experiences. Emily Biala visited her sister Elizabeth Biala, who was at the time, studying in Paris, France.

Make Time to Travel

By: Ashley Vanderhoff, Editor March 14, 2022

     Many of us are guilty of spending way too much time on TikTok at one time or another. To be fair, some of the 30-second videos we watch can be inspiring. Recently, there has been a shift in the...

Biggest Oscar Snubs and Shockers

By: Sarah Janito, Production Executive February 28, 2022

     Nominations for the 2022 Academy Awards (along with the first hosts in years) were announced on Feb. 8. While some films seemed like shoe-ins for nominations, that did not stop some shocking ones...

Board Members are seen discussing and amending the new policy. Discussions of amendments and changes lasted nearly two hours.

Kaneland District Implements new Mask Wearing Rules Starting Feb. 22

By: Kevin Sigrist, Editor February 18, 2022

     On Monday, Feb. 14, Kaneland District 302 held their scheduled Board Meeting virtually, and members of the Board and district administration spent the majority of the time discussing a new mask...

Rise N Dine is one of the several breakfast options for everyone in the Elburn community. It is located in the downtown portion of Elburn and neighbors other small businesses and restaurants. People of all ages go there to start their day with an enjoyable breakfast and family-friendly atmosphere.

Winter Day in the Life of an Elburn Resident

By: Nick Mitchinson, Co-Editor-In Chief of Print February 10, 2022

Community member and parent Christin Woolmer delivers a public comment while unmasked. For repeated mask-related incidents, the board meeting was adjourned until Thursday, Feb. 3.

Jan. 31 District #302 Board Meeting Adjourned Early due to Masking Disputes

By: Kevin Sigrist, Editor February 2, 2022

     On Monday, Jan. 31, the Kaneland school district held their regularly scheduled board meeting in the Kaneland Harter Middle School cafeteria. The meeting, set to cover a variety of topics such...

At Kaneland board meetings, all attendees are allowed a specific time to speak for comments. Each person is given three minutes to talk and a timer is set to guarantee equal speaking time.

Board Meeting 1.10.22

By: Kevin Sigrist and Sophie Opp January 16, 2022

     On Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, the Kaneland school district held their semi-monthly board meeting in the Kaneland Harter Middle School cafeteria. They covered a range of topics and heard from a variety...

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....

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