Kaneland Krier

The dangers of energy drinks

The dangers of energy drinks

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Food, Health, Lifestyle, Opinion, Showcase

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

Choosing to decorate early

By: Ashley Manzo, Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Holidays, Lifestyle, Opinion, opinion, Pulse, Showcase

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

Films should not be prejudiced on perception

By: Ryan Lambert, Public Forum

December 7, 2018


Filed under Movies, opinion, Pulse, Showcase, Uncategorized

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


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...

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