Kaneland Krier

The Lost Meaning of Admiration

Charlie Platt stands proudly in the Montgomery Ridge Ambulance Service parking lot. Platt has dedicated his life to serving others.

By: Sophie Opp

April 23, 2020

As of March 5, social media star Chase Hudson has 15.1 million followers on the TikTok platform. Nearly every teenager knows Hudson’s name or his username on the app, “lilhuddy.” On top of that, most teenagers probably happen to be one of his followers. At just 17-years old, Hudson is considered to  ...

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...

Films should not be prejudiced on perception

While most children would rather watch animated films, there are still some who would rather watch older movies like Casablanca or Citizen Kane.

By: Ryan Lambert, Public Forum

December 7, 2018

I’ve heard people ask me something along the lines of, “Why would you watch that film?” This is typically a question provoked by me mentioning a film considered “old,” for “kids,” or “foreign” to the general public. As a film buff, with over 150 movie reviews under my belt and hundr...

Which test is for you?

Which test is for you?

By: Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv

March 29, 2018

Once a month two of our staff members, Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv, are given a topic and they have 30 minutes to debate it. However, they are not allowed to speak. They type their arguments on a Google Document. They are allowed to use any research they can find on the internet to support their vie...

Embracing world languages for a better connection

Embracing world languages for a better connection

By: Emma Glennon, Editor

March 20, 2018

Learning a language can be a very unique for many students, it can help you stand out from the crowd when it comes to colleges and job opportunities. However, many students at Kaneland say that  they don’t want to take a language the formal way. They want to learn more contemporary things, such as sw...

Honoring Parkland through memorializing victims’ lives

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

March 13, 2018

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook and now Stoneman Douglas. Wednesday, March 14, will mark one month since the shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people. Since the horrible shooting, schools across ...

Battling for victory royale

Battling for victory royale

By: Bailey Prichard and Brett Wallner

March 6, 2018

By: Brett Wallner Fortnite is a game that recently came out and has been getting some mixed emotions. Some people claim they don’t understand what the point of the game is or why people play it, but most people realize it’s the best game to come to market in a very long time and deserves all the ...

To tell or not to tell

To tell or not to tell

By: Emma Glennon, Editor

January 16, 2018

 To tell or not to tell, that is the question. I understand why some things may need to be private. However, keeping things in and not dealing with your emotions can be harmful.  It's like putting mentos in pop. Eventually the pop can’t hold them in anymore, and the pop explodes all over the place...

Save money, take the bus

Save money, take the bus

By: Shelby Harper, Editor

January 8, 2018

“Buzz buzz buzz!” there goes the daily alarm and here comes the morning rush to get to school. Some students may say that driving to school is a good thing because they can make their morning coffee pit-stops, can sleep in longer and don’t have to take the bus. I think it’s a waste of time. S...

Take action against gun violence

Take action against gun violence

By: Priscilla Purnell, Editor

December 20, 2017

More and more people are owning guns as the increase of mass shootings occur. However, not everyone is meeting the requirements because federal law does not require licensing of gun owners or purchasers. According to Gun Control Archive, just alone from January 1 to Nov.  5, there have been 307 shootings ...

Should high schoolers go trick-or-treating?

Cartoon by: Katrina Van Horn

By: Priscilla Purnell and KT Mattern

October 30, 2017

High schoolers should trick or treat: By: Priscilla Purnell High School students should be able to go Trick-or-Treating. Halloween is a holiday that is fun to celebrate and something to look forward to each year. It is something enjoyable for all ages, so why should there be an age limit? Contrary...

Battle of the pumpkin patches

Battle of the pumpkin patches

By: Gabrielle Faletto and KT Mattern

October 27, 2017

        With the fall season in full speed ahead, many people in the Kaneland community are on the look out for the best pumpkins to carve for front door decor. Two of the most known pumpkin patches in the kaneland district include Kuipers Family Farm and the Sugar Grove Pumpkin Farm an...

Best and worst: scary movies

Best and worst: scary movies

By: Ashley Edwards and Madeline Hockey

October 25, 2017

The top 10 best scary Movies: The top-rated scary movie is Get Out (2017). Most recently released, “Get Out”, according to critics, was an “effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride,”(Rotten Tomatoes). This movie is the story of an African American man meeting his white girlfriend's fam...

Why it matters: birth control

A demonstrator at the Women's March shows her frustration over people taking her rights away.

By: Annika Berger, Production manager

October 20, 2017

A topic that shouldn’t have to fall on the political spectrum; access to birth control in a well developed country in 2017. Ninety-nine percent of women in the US have used birth control at some point in their lives, according to a study done by the CDC. Whether it be condoms, IUDs, or the pill, wom...