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Colt Chronicle

The Student News Site of Kinnelon High School

Colt Chronicle

The Student News Site of Kinnelon High School

Colt Chronicle

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...

A painting made with blue tones of a city skyline and the galaxy above.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Knows No Bounds

Alex Garcia, Local/World News Editor March 30, 2021

New paint coats the canvas with every brush stroke. Countless hours of work and dedication are attached to the piece. A deep blue sky blends effortlessly into the lighter tones below. Buildings with countless windows tower over...

Joann Montague (right) and her sister (left) in a sunflower field.

Born To Be A Florist

Lindsey Millis, Contributing Reporter February 24, 2021

At age 14-year-old, Joann Montague already knew what she wanted to do with her life.  Montague was and still is strong-willed and hard working. Her business, Blooming Brides ,has a 5-star review on Google and similar reviews...

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