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The Marching Band Experience

By: Matilyn Mumm and Sophie Opp

October 18, 2019

The Kaneland marching band spends a lot of time together. They practice together, perform together, sit together at football games, and improve together. While the band is a whole, there are many different parts that contribute to making the performance happen.    One of the biggest parts of the band is th...

Hats off to a new Kaneland dress code

Hats off to a new Kaneland dress code

By: Sami Callaghan, Executive Editor

August 14, 2019

  Kaneland High School has been transitioning to personalized learning, proficiency based progress and 1:1 capabilities for the past several years, but not all of the school's advances deal with academics. The dress code this year involves a change that will be noticed immediately, as more students m...

Basketball Teams Welcome New Coaches

Basketball Teams Welcome New Coaches

By: Ben Durbala, Editor in Chief of Web

August 14, 2019

Both the boys and girls basketball programs are facing significant changes for the upcoming season. On the girls side, head coach Kelsey Flanagan is replacing Ernie Colombe, who is leaving to coach the boys team after 13 seasons with the girls. Colombe had plenty of success with the girls team, including ...

Running For a Cause: Kaneland to Host Flashlight 5k Run

Running For a Cause: Kaneland to Host Flashlight 5k Run

By: Sami Callaghan, Executive Editor

June 14, 2019

 Kaneland High School will be hosting a charity 5k on June 14, put together by KHS junior Seth Nosek as his Eagle project. Through this event, Nosek is able to combine two of his passions, running and Boy Scouts.     The 5k begins with a mile-long race for kids at 7:45 AM, and this is for p...

Live at Lollapalooza: UPSAHL

Live at Lollapalooza: UPSAHL

By: Sasha Clinnin, Editor

May 23, 2019

Summer in Chicago is coming up fast, which means that the beginning of summer music festival season is approaching, and talk about Lollapalooza is spreading like wildfire. The popular festival is more than just a multitude of bands booked for a marathon weekend. Everything about it is appealing to high s...

Saving the Earth

Saving the Earth

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

March 14, 2018

There’s no place like Haiti

There’s no place like Haiti

By: Samantha Callaghan, Reporter

March 13, 2018

    Most of us try our best to help those in need. A dedicated, and passionate senior, Taylor Parrott helps in an orphanage 1,806 miles away in Haiti. Since summer 2015 Parrott has been on four mission trips.     “A mission trip is where you're going, and volunteering in an internation...

Breaking the stereotype

Breaking the stereotype

By: Brett Wallner, Reporter

March 12, 2018

Not many people can say they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone, but junior Ashtyn Winkler is one of the few girls who decided to challenge themselves personally and physically to take welding. “In the beginning it was kind of scary because obviously I was the only girl. Later on I got to know...

Into the flames

Into the flames

By: Ben Durbala, Reporter

March 9, 2018

Fire Science is influential and helpful because of the career-like environment and the preparation it provides for the future. Senior Jeremy Salazar had been interested in taking Fire Science class ever since he first heard of it. He had an open mind when beginning the class, unaware of all the i...

So much more than just a game

So much more than just a game

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

March 8, 2018

For softball varsity pitcher, Emilee Erickson, softball is much more than just an activity to pass the time after school. Without softball, Erickson would not have met her best friends or be the positive leader she is today. Erickson is a sophomore and has has been playing softball for 8 years on three ...

Capturing life through a lens

Capturing life through a lens

By: Gianna Provenzano, Reporter

March 7, 2018

Capturing life's beautiful moments almost everyday, junior Joie Obrock shares her experience being a young and talented photographer. Obrock's love for traveling and being around people has helped her find her passion for photography. “Ever since I was younger I always wanted a camera, and then ...

Adopted from birth, family for life

Adopted from birth, family for life

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

March 6, 2018

Many ponder about what life would be like if they were adopted. Sophomore Vanessa Theobald who was adopted at birth can tell them all about it. Vanessa Theobald lives in a family of four; including her parents, Annette and Richard Theobald and her older sister Hannah Theobald. Hannah Theobald was als...

Scoring touchdowns and winning awards

Scoring touchdowns and winning awards

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

March 5, 2018

These past years senior Josh Marczuk has worked very hard to make a name for himself and succeed as a football player. This year was a clear reflection of that as he received many awards that recognize his accomplishments. “I’ve been playing since first grade and I have always played to learn n...

The life of a student musician

The life of a student musician

By: Sarah Prunty, Reporter

March 2, 2018

Music is around everyone, especially senior Gunnar Magnuson. From the band to the choir, there is always something to look forward to, and he knows all about the music student life. Magnuson is known for his talent in the band and choir, but most people do not know he has not always been in choir...

A knight underneath the spotlight

A knight underneath the spotlight

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

March 1, 2018

As a student you dream of getting that dream job or becoming rich and famous. As life goes on it seems less of a reality and harder to choose a career that fits you. Eric Ferguson, however, knew he wanted to be in the news and entertainment business and never stopped chasing it. Ferguson is a former kan...