The Student News Site of Kinnelon High School

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The Student News Site of Kinnelon High School

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The Student News Site of Kinnelon High School

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Superhero Coach

Superhero Coach

Riley Macmanus, School News Editor December 1, 2023

In a heartwarming tribute to the often-overlooked heroes in New Jersey’s educational systems, the The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) recently hosted the first-ever “Unsung Superheroes in Education” awards ceremony...

Fenelon practices and curled blows out hair on a mannequin.

Life of a Cosmetologist in High School

Madison Bsales, Features Editor November 30, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live out your dream while still in high school? Well, that is not a problem for Senior Hailey Fenelon! Fenelon is a current student at Kinnelon High School and a cosmetologist student...

The 2023-2024 Student Council Executive Board at Color Day.

One Last Race to the Finish Line

Kristina Haviland, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2023

Each year spirit week concludes with one of the best events of the entire year: Color Day. After a scheduled day of shortened classes, students and staff gather together in the new gym to cheer each other on and support one another...

Ortega teaches his AP Literature and Composition class.

Enrique Ortega: Newest Edition to the KHS Staff

Liyana Aslani , Staff Reporter October 6, 2023

This school year, the halls of KHS welcome a couple of new faces to the staff. In the English department, one classroom in particular has found a new teacher to fill its space. Room 208 now holds the belongings of Enrique Ortega,...

New superintendent David Mango has taken over and is tasked with overseeing the entire district while attempting to improve student experiences.

New Superintendent Hopeful to Improve District

Alanna Gallagher, Staff Reporter March 27, 2023

New superintendent David Mango assumed his new role in the Kinnelon School District in October of this school year, replacing interim superintendent Anthony Riscica, who took over for Diane DiGiussepe when she resigned in June...

Dumaresq playing ‘Dead or Alive’ on the guitar.

Music: The Universal Language

Sofia Villegas, Staff Reporter February 12, 2023

When I’m let into Lauren Dumaresq’s room, I immediately notice all of her posters. Each one features a different band, including KISS, Queen, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, and Guns and Roses. She’s wearing a KISS shirt, featuring...

Nathan Shurts (left) with Tomas Ospina (right).

Rising Star Tomas Ospina: Actor, Documentary Subject, and Musician

Owen Fernstrom, Staff Reporter February 12, 2023

Listening as Tomas Ospina speaks, it's easy to see how widespread his interests are. In his interview he spoke on music, acting, writing, working minimum wage, and even law. After seeing his incredible comedic performance in the...

From Injury to State Sectionals

Liyana Aslani , Staff Reporter February 10, 2023

The sun beats down on the sandy field as the girls take their position and settle on the bases; the batter walking up to the plate. The heat of the afternoon is commonplace for the players who turn their attention to the batter’s...

Photo by Stephanie Warnica. Madelyn Kowalsky playing soccer at her last game of the season.

Madelyn Kowalsky Commits to University of Texas at Dallas

Allison Warnica, Staff Reporter December 13, 2022

Fourteen years ago, Madelyn Kowalsky stepped into her first soccer practice. She was very nervous but excited to play. Her mother got her into soccer and never expected that it would be such a big part of her life. Her family...

Kinnelon High School track and race course with the soccer team in the background.

Soccer, Basketball, Archery… What’s Your Favorite Gym Unit?

Shreyasi Sharma, Staff Reporter December 13, 2022

You are a senior in high school, and today was the worst day of your week. You had three tests in a row, a pop quiz, and have a tremendous amount of homework due tomorrow. This dreary week drags on as you walk to your gym class....

Triano’s Halloween BOO Basket fundraiser homemade treats from 2021.

Baking Her Way To Help Her Community

Kristina Haviland, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2022

Over the past couple of years, Freshman Peyton Triano has contributed to her community by founding a charity called Compassionate Kids, NJ and starting her own baking business. Not only have her baked goods and donations helped...

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