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There’s no place like Haiti

There’s no place like Haiti

By: Samantha Callaghan, Reporter

March 13, 2018

    Most of us try our best to help those in need. A dedicated, and passionate senior, Taylor Parrott helps in an orphanage 1,806 miles away in Haiti. Since summer 2015 Parrott has been on four mission trips.     “A mission trip is where you're going, and volunteering in an internation...

Breaking the stereotype

Breaking the stereotype

By: Brett Wallner, Reporter

March 12, 2018

Not many people can say they’ve stepped out of their comfort zone, but junior Ashtyn Winkler is one of the few girls who decided to challenge themselves personally and physically to take welding. “In the beginning it was kind of scary because obviously I was the only girl. Later on I got to know...

Into the flames

Into the flames

By: Ben Durbala, Reporter

March 9, 2018

Fire Science is influential and helpful because of the career-like environment and the preparation it provides for the future. Senior Jeremy Salazar had been interested in taking Fire Science class ever since he first heard of it. He had an open mind when beginning the class, unaware of all the i...

So much more than just a game

So much more than just a game

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

March 8, 2018

For softball varsity pitcher, Emilee Erickson, softball is much more than just an activity to pass the time after school. Without softball, Erickson would not have met her best friends or be the positive leader she is today. Erickson is a sophomore and has has been playing softball for 8 years on three ...

Capturing life through a lens

Capturing life through a lens

By: Gianna Provenzano, Reporter

March 7, 2018

Capturing life's beautiful moments almost everyday, junior Joie Obrock shares her experience being a young and talented photographer. Obrock's love for traveling and being around people has helped her find her passion for photography. “Ever since I was younger I always wanted a camera, and then ...

Adopted from birth, family for life

Adopted from birth, family for life

By: Corinne Condos, Reporter

March 6, 2018

Many ponder about what life would be like if they were adopted. Sophomore Vanessa Theobald who was adopted at birth can tell them all about it. Vanessa Theobald lives in a family of four; including her parents, Annette and Richard Theobald and her older sister Hannah Theobald. Hannah Theobald was als...

Scoring touchdowns and winning awards

Scoring touchdowns and winning awards

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

March 5, 2018

These past years senior Josh Marczuk has worked very hard to make a name for himself and succeed as a football player. This year was a clear reflection of that as he received many awards that recognize his accomplishments. “I’ve been playing since first grade and I have always played to learn n...

The life of a student musician

The life of a student musician

By: Sarah Prunty, Reporter

March 2, 2018

Music is around everyone, especially senior Gunnar Magnuson. From the band to the choir, there is always something to look forward to, and he knows all about the music student life. Magnuson is known for his talent in the band and choir, but most people do not know he has not always been in choir...

A knight underneath the spotlight

A knight underneath the spotlight

By: Jacob Booten, Reporter

March 1, 2018

As a student you dream of getting that dream job or becoming rich and famous. As life goes on it seems less of a reality and harder to choose a career that fits you. Eric Ferguson, however, knew he wanted to be in the news and entertainment business and never stopped chasing it. Ferguson is a former kan...

3 Different Countries, One Teacher

3 Different Countries, One Teacher

By: Sarah Kantola, Reporter

February 28, 2018

English teacher Becky Prebble used to walk the Kaneland halls as a student like many other staff members here. However, most of them didn’t teach in Egypt and England before coming back to Kaneland. Prebble taught abroad for six years; three in Guildford, England and three in Cairo, Egypt. Now ...

The world through social media

The world through social media

By: Olivia Hazen, Reporter

February 27, 2018

After traveling since she was a toddler and being exposed to many different lifestyles, as well as becoming interested in food and health, junior Lindsey Norman finds herself passionate and driven to share her thoughts and experiences with others. Norman saw an opportunity to impact other people's lives ...

Honored with the title of Eagle Scout

Honored with the title of Eagle Scout

By: Sarah Baerenklau, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Everyone would always like to have the chance to say that they achieved their dream. Sophomore Robert Pettry got the chance to say he did. Being an Eagle Scout was was something he wanted since the age of six. Pettry started in Cub Scouts at a young age. His parents wanted him to join boy scouts b...

From gymnast to freshman varsity tennis player

From gymnast to freshman varsity tennis player

By: Elizabeth Elliott, Reporter

February 19, 2018

Before joining tennis, freshman Piper Schrepferman was a gymnast and the transition from gymnastics to tennis was a big change for her. To start her transition, she decided she would start hitting tennis balls with her sister during her free time. From there, she kept on playing and doing gymnastics...

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...

Meaning of life: Eric Delgado

Meaning of life: Eric Delgado

By: Abril Salinas, Editor

January 31, 2018

Q: How are you? A: I’m struggling because I’m a student who lives out of district. Q: Name? A: Eric Delgado Q: Age? A: 16 Q: Grade? A: Sophomore Q: What is the first thing you thought about this morning? A: Whether or not I was going to be late. Q: What's your favorite book/movie? A: The Tale...