Kaneland Krier

Which test is for you?

Which test is for you?

By: Matt Cushman and Richies Tiv

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Rivalry, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

 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


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Opinions and Editorials

“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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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?

Should high schoolers go trick-or-treating?

By: Priscilla Purnell and KT Mattern

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Battle of, Opinion

        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


Filed under Best and worst, Opinion, Showcase

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

Why it matters: birth control

By: Annika Berger, Production manager

October 20, 2017


Filed under opinion, Why it matters

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...

Taking an AP class can guarantee a pass

Taking an AP class can guarantee a pass

By: Stevie Kumar, Reporter

August 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In my personal experience, the AP class that I have taken has played an important role in my success sophomore year because of the GPA benefit that came along with it. Since AP classes count as a whole letter grade up in your GPA because they are graded on a 5.0 scale rather than the regular 4.0 sca...

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