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Nepal en la frente: Leap of Faith

Nepal en la frente: Leap of Faith

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 22, 2019

     In 1980 my abuelita and abuelito moved their family across the US- Mexican border. Into a new culture. A new life. Twelve years later in 1992, my mom obtained her visa and moved to the US. Almost 40 years after the first of my family moved here, I will become a first generation graduate. ...

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 7, 2019

I sometimes feel like a double agent. Stuck between two worlds. I feel like I’m constantly changing my skin with the ease of someone changing their shoes. Shifting from American to Mexican in an instant. I change my voice, my tone and myself. The ease with which I am constantly changing to fit in w...

Nepal en la frente: Measure of self-worth

Nepal en la frente: Measure of self-worth

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

April 30, 2019

I often times feel static in life. Unmoving in my hopes to become better. I made it my New Year’s, and really for the rest of my life, resolution to try to stop feeling like that. I am trying to be someone who can acknowledge that I have the personal power to shape my reality in the image that I wan...

Nepal en la frente: Letting go

Nepal en la frente: Letting go

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

April 13, 2019

Today I sat outside and painted. In my backyard between two trees the sun blended the colors together. In the grass, matted down from footsteps and snow, I layed down and counted the clouds. Heard the birds mixed in with the breeze and took a breath. Made friends with the trees. Allowed myself this ...

Nepal en la frente: Change

Nepal en la frente: Change

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 23, 2019

The backyard of my abuelo’s house has always been my favorite place. I have memories of green covering my vision as I rolled down the hill that made up most of my grandparents' backyard. When the summer sun would beat down on us in an ungodly manner, the old willow tree abuelito had planted would serv...

KHS honorably dismisses two teachers

KHS honorably dismisses two teachers

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 14, 2019

On Monday, March 11, Director of Human Resources Christopher Adkins spoke to the District 302 Board of Education about honorably discharging teachers and cutting classes because of a lack of student interest in subjects pertaining to culinary arts and automotive careers. Fox Valley Career Center’s full-time autom...

Café 302 provides a sense of comfort at KHS

Café 302 provides a sense of comfort at KHS

By: Isabella Haulk, Reporter

March 7, 2019

      The hum of people talking around you, the scent of freshly made food and the promise of friendly customer service are just some of the things people going to cafés have to look forward to.      Whether it’s due to the scenery of the cafe or the delicious food it provides, these small ...

Nopal en la frente: Mami and her country

Nopal en la frente: Mami and her country

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

March 1, 2019

Mamí talks about Mexico with pride. She holds her country close to her heart and welcomes it with open arms. She tells cuentos de tierras hermosas - tales of beautiful lands - and the secrets they hold. Her voice is a song as she tells tales of her childhood. The animation in her eyes and the passion in ...

Kaneland board members approve of switching to the 1:1 initiative

Kaneland board members approve of switching to the 1:1 initiative

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 27, 2019

On Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, the Kaneland School Board carried out the 6:0 motion of moving to the 1:1 initiative for next school year. Associate Superintendent Dr. Julie-Ann Fuchs,  Director of Educational Services EC-5 Dr. Sarah Mumm, Director of Educational Services 6-12 Michael Rice and Director of Te...

Nepal en la frente: Summer camping trips

Nepal en la frente: Summer camping trips

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 15, 2019

I have memories of summer nights that now feel more like faraway dreams. When the sky would be full of stars, the sound of crickets chirping and mosquitoes buzzing filled the dead silence of the night. As a mixture of Spanish and English filled the air, the lingering smell of bug spray and campfire smoke...

Nopal en la frente

Nopal en la frente

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

February 1, 2019

To be born a first generation Mexican-American is to be born to always be too much and never enough. One culture will reject you for the language you know, another for the one you do not. The American part of yourself will battle with the music flowing out of your mouth. It will flatten your tongue, ma...

Kanye at Kuipers?

Kanye at Kuipers?

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

June 10, 2018

Kuipers Family Farm in Maple Park is a staple place in the Kaneland community for things like apple cider doughnuts and hayrides. On Wednesday, June 6 about 300-400 people were gathered at Kuipers for more than just their apple cider donuts though. Kuipers has been reported as one of three scheduled...