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MGMT Upcoming Album Release
Julia Mieczkowski, Staff Reporter • February 2, 2024

MGMT’s new album release “Loss of Life” comes out on all platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) on February 23, 2024, as a follow-up to their most famous single “Little Dark Age.” Fans' favorite duo Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Goldwasser...

“Anyone But You” official movie poster
“Anyone But You” Movie Review
Amelie Swiatek, Staff Reporter • January 31, 2024

Lights! Camera! Action! “Rom Coms” (Romantic Comedies) are many people's favorite types of movies. Unfortunately, not many have appeared in theaters recently. So when “Anyone but You” appeared in theaters, hopeless romantics are buzzing with excitement.  Background...

Tré Cool (left), Billie Joe Armstrong, and Mike Dirnt from the band Green Day.
Green Day returns to its roots in “Saviors”
Aarushi Kumar, Editor-in-Chief • January 31, 2024

Grammy Award-winning Green Day’s mainstream-conquering album “American Idiot” starts with electrifying guitar and thunderous drums that would become synonymous with the band’s image. Twenty years ago, “American Idiot” was written during George...

A wide-shot look of Mountain Creek during a snowy Winter.
After-School Slopes
Madison Bsales, Editor • January 31, 2024

Kinnelon High School has opened up a weekly after-school activity/ opportunity for students in middle school and high school interested in skiing and snowboarding during the winter season. Last winter,...

Colin Hertzberg takes a 3-point shot on a Saturday morning KRec Basketball game in the PRM gym.
The Community Created from “The Kave”
Jake Piccola, Staff Reporter • January 31, 2024

  3…2…1…NYLON! Kinnelon Recreational Basketball(KRec) has taken Kinnelon by storm as it has become one of the more popular recreational sports among all grade levels in Kinnelon. KRec includes...

The Kinnelon Wrestling team huddles up before a match to prepare for their opponent.
KHS Wrestling: Stepping Into the New Season
Jacki Lally, Staff Reporter • January 5, 2024

As winter sports begin, the KHS wrestling team is heating things up. From weight classes to intense workouts, and strategic planning the team is hoping to have a great season, but there are many things...

A comparison of handwritten and digital notes.
Ink or Pixels
How does KHS feel about the debate between digital and paper notes?
Montana Brush, Staff Reporter • January 30, 2024
Gebhardt demonstrating the skill of throwing a javelin
New Track and Field Coach at KHS: Nicholas Gebhardt
From former athlete to coach, Gebhardt is ready to take on new role.
Jackie Lally, Staff Writer • January 25, 2024
Students gather their skis for the upcoming ski season.
Breaking the Ice: Kinnelon’s New Ski Club Addition
Kinnelon’s latest club brings flurries of socialization and engagement outside of school among students
Cara Rosenfeld, Staff Reporter • January 5, 2024
Allied Health Academy packing gifts from their holiday toy drive.
Carolers, Drives, and Candy Canes, Oh My!
Holidays are arriving and so are the traditions--here are some of the ones students look forward to the most!
Monica Pazowksi, Staff Writer • December 22, 2023
Winter Print Issue
Winter Print Issue
Check out what's new at KHS and in the Kinnelon community!
Colt Chronicle Staff December 21, 2023
Superhero Coach
Superhero Coach
KHS Coach Laura Chegwidden Brings Home Distinguished Unsung Hero in Education Award
Riley Macmanus, School News Editor • December 1, 2023
How the Student Became The Teacher
Izza Raza, Staff Reporter • February 2, 2024

As you enter the gym, the unmistakable scent of wrestling mats and the tang of sweat fills the air. The bleachers are packed with spirited students and supportive families, their cheers echoing off the gymnasium walls. The...

Piccolo’s drum set at home.
Percussionists With A Passion
Kristina Haviland, Editor-in-Chief • January 31, 2024

As students make the transition from middle school to high school, they must decide whether to continue with certain electives such as choir or band, while juggling the balance of required academic courses.  For freshmen...

Freshman Wrestler Polina Shardakova-Scorzafava competes in a wrestling match
Stepping Onto the Mat
Sabrina Lopez and Sam Galarosa January 28, 2024

Breathe in, breathe out. This is no time for excuses. She envisions the match, running through her best moves and combinations in her mind. The sound of her footsteps resounds against the floor as she makes her way to the...

Offensive lineman and players crowd around Kinnelon Coach Jake Grande in the last 1:37 of Kinnelon vs. Pequannock.
A Competition Beyond The Field
Nicholas Maksimov, Local/World News Editor • February 3, 2024

High school rivalries have to be some of the most exciting parts of secondary schooling: two teams, town communities, and identities clash before a crowd, showcasing their awesome talent. However, no rivalries...

This image shows the kids in the Rwandan Genocide
Unraveling Rwanda and Congo Conflict: 1994 to 2023
Shreyasi Sharma, Staff Reporter • January 31, 2024

The conflict in the eastern DRC dates way back to 1994, resulting in the deaths of more than six million people. The drastically increasing tension resulted in another war that started in October 2023....

Bins, like these, are generally present in every library in the tri-borough area for collection of year-long clothing/toy drives.
A Helping Hand All Year-Round
Nicholas Maksimov, World/Local News Editor • January 7, 2024

The merry, holiday season can often be associated with gift-giving, the raising of certain funds for charities, and toy/gift donations. However, when Santa makes his annual trip around the world on one...


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Senior Matt Kispert spots senior Dylan Charles as he benches.
Exploring Gym Culture at KHS
The Colt Chronicle Editorial Team February 8, 2024

Adviser’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students...

This picture shows Science National Honor Society students listening to a Chemist speak about his school and profession.
Honor Societies: Worth the Effort?
Shreyasi Sharma, Staff Reporter • October 20, 2023
Cover image of the novel Party School by Jon Hart
Party School: Why You Should Read It
Nathan Shurts, Opinion Editor • October 20, 2023

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