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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

A digital rendering of the Omicron Variant

Omicron – The Newest Covid Variant

Lucas Marin, Staff Reporter January 23, 2022

On December 1, 2021, the first case of Omicron was confirmed in the United States. It has been found that the Omicron variant multiples 70 times quicker than the Delta variant, making it more contagious....

Pollution threatens to destroy our planet as we know it

The Climate Change Situation

Sara Garg and Sophie Kempe, Staff Reporters January 23, 2022

As years pass by and businesses require more and more fossil fuels, the environment is deteriorating. Not only is the temperature rising but air pollution, acid rain, water pollution, global warming and...

New signs were recently put up on almost every door to enter the gym or the building to help reinforce mask rules at KHS.

Covid Rules and Regulations Increasing After Winter Break Across New Jersey

Marco Leitao, Contributing Writer January 23, 2022

The new variant of Covid-19 has taken the world by storm. With some of the highest numbers since the beginning of the pandemic. New Jersey has had 37,285 new cases in one day on Jan. 5. Rules are changing,...

Number of rape or sexual assault victims in the United States per year from 2000 to 2019, by gender

The Conversation of Sexual Harrasment Over the Years

Alanna Gallagher, Staff Reporter/Writer and Managing Editor January 23, 2022

On Jan. 1 more than 100 prominent female Muslim figures, such as Hiba Bég, a former journalist with an active presence online, found themselves with a profile on a fake auction app called “Bulli Bai.”...

The logo for Kinnelons 100th Anniversary Committee

Kinnelon’s 100th Anniversary Planning Underway

Michael Koutsokoumnis, Staff Reporter January 14, 2022

With Kinnelon turning 100 years old in 2022, the 100th Anniversary Committee has been busy planning celebratory events for the residents of Kinnelon.  The events will start this spring and conclude in...

Hiba Shaikh

Seasonal Depression and High Schoolers

December 20, 2021

Now that winter has come into full swing, frigid temperatures, greyed over skies and gloom has become the norm, just as it does every year. Seemingly this is not the only impact on students, now that this...

A sunset view of Lake Reality

Save Lake Reality

Max Schmalz, Local/World News Editor December 9, 2021

It has been hard not to notice the striking red signs bearing the words “Save Lake Reality” that have appeared around Kinnelon in the recent weeks. Sitting beside the Kinnelon landmark, A Taste of...

Thanksgiving After a Pandemic

Thanksgiving After a Pandemic

Hiba Shaikh, Staff Reporter November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving is a time for filled bellies and loud laughs across a table mounted with foods specific to your family and friends taste buds. Relishing in each other's gratitude over a meal is tradition...

Picture of Black Friday lines: Non copyright image via taken by Robert F. Burakaty

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: Which Offers Better Deals?

Dillon Fleksher November 23, 2021

Has black Friday lost its importance because of online shopping? Cyber Monday is user friendly and offers similar, if not better deals than Black Friday and comes without the wait. When you think of Black...

Juniors Joaquin Arguello and Evan Gray sing their hearts out to the Freshmen

Spirit Week 2021 in Review

Max Schmalz, Local/World News Editor November 17, 2021

Who can pass up a week of music, games, and shortened classes? Spirit Week is a student-favorite time of year at KHS, especially for junior Jon Bajraktari; “I look forward to it every year.” Students...

Travis Scott performing in 2019

Astroworld Festival Tragedy

Lucas Marin, Staff Reporter November 17, 2021

Popular musician Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” Festival in his hometown of Houston turned deadly when concertgoers died as crowds swarmed the stage.  It is one of the deadliest crowd disasters in...

“Hakuna Matata”, this family has no worries, as they came as Simba, Scar, Nala, Zazu, and Rafiki from The Lion King.

The Best Halloween Costumes, Big and Small

Sophie Kemp and Sara Garg, Staff Reporters October 31, 2021

As another Halloween passes by and winter grows near, let's get some costume inspiration for next year. Here are the most creative and captivating costumes from Kinnelon's 2021 Trunk or Treat to get you...

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