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

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 Writer 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...

Music: The Universal Language

Sofia Villegas, Writer 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...

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

Owen Fernstrom, Writer 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...

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...

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