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5 ways to create the perfect graduation party

Photo Courtesy of Gabrielle Faletto

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

April 24, 2019

Use the Buffet Method for Serving Food Simply just lay out all the food on the table or a counter for all the party members to choose from. Buffets are also an easy way to host a party without being tied to the kitchen. Everyone can grab their food when they want.   Make a Pic...

The dangers of energy drinks

Illustration by Kt Mattern

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

February 5, 2019

With students having to balance school, a social life, sports, clubs or a job, the workload can be exhausting. On top of that, they may be getting just a few hours of sleep at night. These key factors influence students to turn to energy drinks. Although they might give you a quick caffeine boost, the long te...

Choosing to decorate early

Cartoon by Nina Piazza

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

December 17, 2018

It seems that there’s two kinds of people in this world: Those who go into Christmas mode before Thanksgiving and those who wait until after. Personally, I start planning presents and listening to holiday music in early November. My festiveness may be a little extreme, but what’s the harm in getti...

A day trip to the possible college of your dreams

A day trip to the possible college of your dreams

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

September 25, 2018

At some point in high school every student will have to think about their future. When deciding their future students can visit colleges and get an inside look at the individuality of each campus and its classes to find out where they’ll want to earn their degree. Luckily, Kaneland’s district is...

Dangers of the road

Dangers of the road

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

May 30, 2018

   Try and think back to those nine grueling months when you had your permit and you could only drive with an adult in the car. It definitely was not a very memorable experience for me, which is why finally getting my license felt so amazing. Driving around on my own is an incredible feeling of fre...

Behind the curtains

Lighting designer, Dominick Manzo, cleans up backstage at the Arcada Theatre in preparation for ABBA Mania’s performance the next morning. Manzo worked by himself as he organized cables and equipment to clear space for the incoming act.

By: Ashley Manzo, Reporter

March 16, 2018

A birth country over 6,000 miles away

A birth country over 6,000 miles away

By: Ashley Manzo, Reporter

February 16, 2018

For the first four months of her life, Grace Purcell lived in South Korea, was raised in foster care and later escorted to the United States by an American teacher from Korea. “It hasn’t been different, not even for a second. In the beginning, you receive a picture of the child-whom you’ve nev...

December 1: Easy and festive Christmas recipes

December 1: Easy and festive Christmas recipes

By: Ashley Manzo, Reporter

December 1, 2017

Santa popcorn Once you pop, you cannot stop! This Santa popcorn is sweet, savory and delicious. Just a couple quick steps and the perfect festive snack is ready! Ingredients: 10 cups of popcorn Salt 3 tablespoons of butter M&M candies (pretzel, peanut butter or normal) 3 cups of...

Kaneland hosts 40th annual Madrigal Dinner

Photo taken in December 2015.

By: Ashley Manzo, Reporter

November 30, 2017

The high school will host its 40th annual Madrigal Dinner on Dec. 8 - 10 here in the cafeteria. Shows begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The Madrigal Dinner is a catered holiday dinner showcasing entertainment in Europe during the Renaissan...

Photo gallery: Monday Assembly

Students gave the morning of  Sept. 25 for the opening assembly to kick off the week.

By: Corinne Condos and Ashley Manzo

September 25, 2017