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Is the End Near?

Above, the timeline shows the success of Phase 3, and what the next step is for the BNT126b2 vaccine. Graphic made by Zenobia Ahsanuddin.
A Status Update on Vaccines for the Covid-19 Virus
December 1, 2020

What was once supposed to be a short and temporary lockdown has now stretched on for eight long months. When will it all end? Recently, the news has announced that a vaccine is almost ready to be dispensed....

Changing Leaves for the Changing Times

Leaves start off with green hues from a molecule called chlorophyll, then gradually change to warmer colors along with the decreasing amount of sunlight.
Why do leaves change color during the colder months?
November 15, 2020

The changing seasons not only bring differing temperatures but also changing leaves. During the autumn season, the leaves change from a greenish color to colors of red, orange, yellow, and tan, and then...

How does it snow?

Each snowflake is made up of different features because the water freezes in different structures, making no two flakes alike. Photo taken by Marc Newberry from Unsplash.
The Process of how Water in the Sky becomes Mountains on the Ground
November 7, 2020

When snowflakes begin to decorate our windows, it is a sign that winter is ahead. Like people, no two snowflakes are alike. Each has a different design, completely unique from the rest. How is that possible?...

Flu vs. Covid Season

Electron micrograph picture shows SARS- Cov-2 (in yellow-orange), grown in a controlled lab environment. Photo taken by the NIAID Media Team.
What are the differences between Coronavirus and Influenza?
October 30, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into autumn, it may overlap with the flu: another type of respiratory virus. Although each of the viruses are bad on its own, when combined, they raise major health concerns...

The Role of Technology in Presidential Elections

The role of technology has become even greater now that COVID-19 has shut down all in-person events.
October 26, 2020

Throughout the previous years, technology has affected the presidential election by spreading awareness and campaigning. However, this year, when six feet of space is required between people, everything...

World Polio Day: The Virus of the Semi-Past

This child is receiving polio drops by organizations that are on a mission to eradicate polio for good.
October 25, 2020

A six-year-old has a muscle disorder caused by damaged neurons in her body. Her central nervous system handles the brain and spinal cord, and these neurons extend and provide tone and responsive ability...

Is Going Back to School Safe?

Since some families believe schools are not safe during this time, many have opted to attend school virtually rather than the hybrid plan many schools have adopted.
An update on CDC, New Jersey, and Kinnelon School District guidelines as school's opening is just days away.
August 30, 2020

As the leaves are starting to change color, and more stores are having sales, it can only mean one thing: school is starting soon. In the past, school starting again was frightening for students and a...

Why Does Everyone Look Like a Robber?

Above, Julia Hackney demonstrates how to properly wear a mask, and exemplifies a fun at-home craft.
The role and importance of wearing a mask during the pandemic.
July 22, 2020

Have you ever been out, and suddenly ran into a colleague or fellow student? You were probably able to easily recognize them by their familiar face and voice. Yet, these days, no one can recognize another...

The Cure for COVID-19

An illustration of COVID-19 created by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Scientific research and a realistic timeline for stopping the pandemic
May 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe by storm, shutting down all public gatherings and social lives of our world’s inhabitants. Scientists are urgently testing different vaccines, trying to stop...

Women in Engineering

The Society of Women Engineers is the largest women-in-STEM advocate in the world.
More Needs to be Done
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...

Human Colonization of Mars: How Realistic Is It?

An artist's conception of a Mars habitat.
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...

Math Honors Society Hosts Engineer

Andy Feldmen addresses the crowd. Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Bagarozza.
December 13, 2018

For many high school students, the idea of having to choose what career they wish to pursue as an adult is a daunting task that they would rather not even consider. For students at KHS who have considered...

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