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OnCourse vs. PowerSchool

OnCourse vs. PowerSchool

Raquel Ospina, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2019

This year, The Kinnelon Board of Education brought major changes to Kinnelon teachers and students with regard to their grading and attendance systems by replacing the old system, Powerschool, with a new one, OnCourse. Onboard with OnCourse Principal Gary Suda explained the reason for the change...

The Tall Girl’s struggle to fit in

The Tall Girl’s struggle to fit in

Haripriya Kemisetti, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Stress and loneliness. Drama and betrayal. High school is thought by some to be the best time of one's life, while others see it as the most miserable chapter of their youth. Going through high school as a regular kid is hard enough, so watchers can imagine how difficult it can be to go through school ...

Doctor Sleep (2019) and The Shining (1980): Does the sequel win out?

Doctor Sleep (2019) and The Shining (1980): Does the sequel win out?

Rocco Damiano, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Doctor Sleep (2019) Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep is a sequel to Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic The Shining, but it doesn’t feel like it. This movie doesn’t have the same tone, atmosphere, or chills as its predecessor. The film follows Danny Torrence (played by Ewan McGregor) as he help...

To Play or Not to Play

To Play or Not to Play

Michael Lally, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

  Throughout history, sports have advanced technologically, and studies have revealed their true danger. One injury in particular seems to be growing more prevalent and feared by the year. This injury is mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), better known as a concussion. Concussions have been a n...

Netflix Knockout

Netflix Knockout

McKayla Coppla, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Disney Plus, Disney's premier streaming service, will be giving Netflix the greatest competition it has ever faced. Having ownership of Marvel, Disney classics, and the Star Wars series, Disney Plus will be taking away the rights to these films from Netflix and other streaming services. Will Netflix original...

Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering

Camille Balo, Editor-in-Chief, STEM Editor

November 2, 2019

Adviser’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students and staff members.  As of 2018, only 13 percent of engineers are women.   However, compared...

An Outbreak of Peppa Pig

An Outbreak of Peppa Pig

McKayla Coppla, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Appealing to both the teenage and toddler eye, a diverse and entertaining character has taken the stage and is touring her exponential success. Circulating through most high school halls, this pink sensation is a hot topic of discussion for not only 4-year-olds but also teenagers who are captured by h...

Is Geography Still Relevant?

Is Geography Still Relevant?

Heidi Scherer-Blake,, Staff Editor

November 1, 2019

Many states do not require geography as a part of their educational curriculum anymore. In New Jersey, districts like Kinnelon, Butler, and Pompton Lakes do not teach geography as a curriculum requirement. While some teachers struggle to keep this important knowledge alive, most of the students do not see...

Presidential Debates: The problem no one talks about

Presidential Debates: The problem no one talks about

Andrew Noel, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Adviser’s Note: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this opinion article belong solely to the author and do not reflect the view of The Colt Chronicle Staff, Kinnelon High School, or its students and staff members.  It was the usual buildup, but the same disappointment. When the third Democratic debate ha...

History of Halloween

History of Halloween

Ethan Burt, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

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Human Colonization of Mars: How Realistic Is It?

Human Colonization of Mars: How Realistic Is It?

Brian Lane, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

In recent years, news has been flying around the science world about the possibility of colonizing Mars. However, many don’t know the logistics of Mars colonization. Researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a university and research center based in Switzerland, proposed...

Seniors Leaving KHS

Seniors Leaving KHS

Rebecca Guetzov, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Leaves change color, then fall. The temperature drops. School gets serious. For many, October is a month of returns to normalcy; for many seniors, however, October is the month of college applications. Many seniors are in the process of writing and editing their college essays, getting teacher recom...

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