The Student News Site of Kinnelon High School

Colt Chronicle

The Student News Site of Kinnelon High School

Colt Chronicle

The Student News Site of Kinnelon High School

Colt Chronicle

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 Writer 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...

Photo by Shreyasi Sharma. This photo shows the Kinnelon High School track and field course. It also shows the soccer
team in the photo.

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

Shreyasi Sharma, Staff Writer 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...

One of the donation rooms at the Kinnelon Food Pantry.

Hungry to Help

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

Hunger is a nationwide epidemic that does not appear to be going away, no matter how developed the country becomes. The USDA estimates that 10.2% of U.S. households were food insecure throughout 2021—that’s 13.5 million households....

The girls volleyball team showed teamwork at a game last season.

The Experiences Behind the Game

Kristina Haviland, Editor-in-Chief August 31, 2022

  As the start of the school year approaches, so do the fall sports at KHS; particularly, the girls volleyball team. The team has a very demanding schedule of practices and games, making it challenging to manage a hefty...

Akshat Mittal and Andrew Garcia duel in a close one-on-one pickleball game at the Boonton Avenue field.

Pickleball Takes Over Kinnelon

Alex Garcia, Staff Reporter August 20, 2022

The oppressive mid-July sun beats down on the Boonton Avenue courts where four athletes lay it all on the line for tournament glory - and bragging rights. The object connecting the athletes is the yellow, Wiffle-ball-esque pickleball:...

a student trying to review all of her materials for finals

High Stress During Spring

Shreyasi Sharma, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

Finals are coming, and classes are more difficult. Some students are losing their motivation to complete their assignments. As the drive to continue school decreases, stress levels among students are increasing. Students are...

STEM Prodigy Zara Yu Earns Scholarship in Science Competition

STEM Prodigy Zara Yu Earns Scholarship in Science Competition

Nathan Shurts, Staff Reporter March 4, 2022

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Kinnelon High School student Zara Yu had been selected as a Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar, earning her a cash prize and the school a grant to be used on STEM activities. Her project...

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Caroline Nieto: Musical Master in High School

January 27, 2022

When KHS Choir teacher Charles Linell saw a freshman named Caroline Nieto walk into class on the first day of school, he did not expect that he would be looking at the best high school singer in New Jersey.  “I didn’t...

Mr. Delpiano poses with Disney princesses in his classroom.

Top 10 with Jason DelPiano

Alisa Friedman and Julia Haines, Staff Reporters December 3, 2021

Q: Favorite pair of socks? Delpiano is known to have an extravagant sock collection and never goes to school wearing a normal pair. A: “My Chip and Dale Rescue Ranger socks because they remind me of my brother.  I was...

Cast of Waiting For Tuesday with writer, Katie Nieto, in the center

Katie Nieto Finishes 7 Year Project Waiting For Tuesday

Aarushi Kumar, Staff Reporter November 16, 2021

It was Nov. 6, the audience was getting ready to see Waiting for Tuesday, a musical created by senior Katie Nieto. Originally inspired by a Roald Dahl book, Nieto had never thought 7 years later that this simple idea would be...

Burroughs, Carr, and Ginsberg via The New York Times

The “Literary Lion That Never Roared”

Mikayla Smith April 15, 2021

On August 14, 1944, Lucien Carr killed a man. He stabbed him twice in the chest with a pocket knife, bound his limbs, and rolled him into the Hudson River drunk and, perhaps, very close to losing his mind. It’s quite simple...

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