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Second Hold-in-Place in One Week

A 45 caliber bullet was found in the boy's bathroom at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, February 26.

By: Bridget McCracken and Vanessa Pitts

February 26, 2018

Updated February 27, 2018 12:55 p.m.: Kaneland High School was put in their second hold-in-place within one week on Monday, Feb. 26 at approximately 10:20 a.m. The hold-in-place was lifted at approximately 1:20 p.m. A student found found a 45 caliber bullet in the Fox Valley Career Center boy’s...

Spent Shell Casing Causes Soft Lockdown at KHS

A spent shell casing was found in the hallway leading to the cafeteria causing a soft lockdown to be put in place.

By: Annika Berger, Production Manager

February 21, 2018

Kaneland High School went into a hold-in-place procedure at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday after a spent 9mm shell casing was found outside of the cafeteria. Teachers were instructed to continue classroom activities with locked doors and not allow student movement in or out of the rooms, per hold-in-place po...

President Trump’s Year in Review

President Trump's Year in Review

By: Richies Tiv, Editor

January 24, 2018

The applause, the boos. The truth, the fake news. A lot was said during the United States 2016 presidential election, but how much talk is actually being walked? Executive Order (Immigration Ban): A week after assuming office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order blocking entry of ci...

Keeping Kaneland Safe Using ALICE

Keeping Kaneland Safe Using ALICE

By: Gabrielle Faletto and Ashley Edwards

January 23, 2018

This past Wednesday, January 17th, the Board of Education met to discuss new business on the preparation of the 2018-2019 budget, an update on the Kaneland John Stewart co-teaching pilot and an update on the ALICE school safety training. In regards to the 2018-2019 budget, the administration has devel...

Give Back to Others; Get Back From the School

Give Back to Others; Get Back From the School

By: Madeline Hockey, Editor

December 19, 2017

While sitting in 8th hour listening to the announcements, you might have heard the  Knights Way Drawing and wondered what it was and how you could win. The weekly drawing is new this year. “The Knights Way drawing was created to recognize good attitude and to acknowledge positive acts of student...

Board Holds First Live Stream for School Athletes

Board Holds First Live Stream for School Athletes

By: Dylan Calabrese and Evangelos Lekkas

December 1, 2017

    The November 27 board meeting was jammed pack with athletes, parents and coaches from the high school. Athletic Director Peter Goff was called up to talk about this year's fall season. With seven sports all together, three sports finished first or tied for first in conference and the other fou...

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...

Indoor Marching Concert Honors Band Students

Indoor Marching Concert Honors Band Students

By: Elizabeth Elliott, Reporter

November 28, 2017

The crowds quickly rose to their seats as the band finished performing at their indoor marching concert. The process to having had such a good season is practice and more practice.     “During the summer we have two weeks of practice and students went to camps. Some of the camps they went to ...

Check Out the College Career Center

Senior Brandon Penman works in the College Career Center to help figure out his path in the future.

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

November 27, 2017

In the cafeteria check out the College Career Center. The College Career Center is a great resource to learn everything about college and jobs. The College Career Center is open every Tuesday and Wednesday during fourth, fifth and sixth period lunches and also one night each month after school. ...

Student Advisory Update

Student Advisory Update

By: Sarah Prunty, Reporter

November 27, 2017

Student Advisory started up at the beginning of the year, meeting a couple Thursday’s a month during Late Start. A group of students from each grade were chosen at random to attend the first meeting, and around 30 students now are in the group. While students are not allowed to formally join anymore, their v...

Student Starts Art Business

Student Starts Art Business

By: Bella Vargas, Editor-in-Chief of Print

November 17, 2017

Running a business while still in high school may seem impossible to some but senior Hailee Harris is doing just that. Harris recently made a website where she can sell the art that she makes. She currently sells drawings and paintings, and is thinking of adding her photography as well. “Si...

School Board Approves Teacher Grants

School Board Approves Teacher Grants

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

November 16, 2017

At the board meeting on Monday Nov. 13 the Recipients of the Kaneland foundation grant request were announced and gave a brief description on what they will use the money for. There were grant recipients from all around the school district. From Harter Middle School, Jessica Wieblers’ grant of $360 was...

A Look Into the Chess Team

A Look Into the Chess Team

By: Ben Durbala, Reporter

November 16, 2017

The Kaneland Chess Club is a highly competitive team, which also offers a great opportunity to have a fun time. Team members are constantly evaluating the board and predicting what move to make next. The chess team meets every Thursday from October through February. There are several different bo...

Brighter Future Club Giving Back to the Community

The clothing box can be found in front of the school.

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

November 14, 2017

Got a shirt that your grandma got you for Christmas and you never wear? Drop it off in front of the school in the USAgain box instead of letting it sit in your closet. The Brighter Future club created a clothing drive that started on October 15 and ends on November 15, which also happens to be Nation...

Planting Your Way into Horticulture

Planting Your Way into Horticulture

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

November 9, 2017

 Horticulture is a fun, creative and a very hands-on class that focuses on planting trees and plants and floral arrangements. “We focus more on fall and we provided the Homecoming court with their bouquets and sell boutonnieres for people to buy during homecoming week,” Horticulture teacher Broo...