Krier launches new website

By on November 21, 2009

by Ali Boan
Kaneland Krier Executive Editor

Kaneland—The Kaneland Krier has many ideas in store to make the student-run newsmagazine both more interesting and more accessible. One way the Krier’s executive staff is pursuing this goal is by setting its new and majorly improved website into action on Nov. 19.

The Kaneland Krier’s official website,, is run by Krier executive online editors Hope Zegiel and Ali Boan.

“I think the new website is a step forward for the Krier as it prepares to take the world of online journalism more seriously,” said Cheryl Borrowdale, Krier adviser. “I’m really looking forward to the staff being able to put out more frequent updates and have wider news coverage. Since journalism is becoming so tech savvy, I think it’s important for Krier students to learn those skills as well.”

Different from last year, this year’s new website has numerous options of choosing different kinds of stories, such as school news, lifestyle, trends and community/board news, and many more. Although these topics may seem familiar, as seen in the regular, monthly edition of the Krier, the website will hold completely different news.

“The news and stories you read about on the website will be different than what you read in the actual newspaper version of the Krier, because it’s stories that have been submitted just for us,” Zegiel said. “So going online will allow people to read stories written by kids at Kaneland that they’ve never read before.”

By visiting this website on a regular basis, it will allow students, parents and anybody who is interested the ability to check up on what’s happening in the community, school, columns submitted by students and stories that are strictly saved for Internet purposes.

“We’re looking forward to putting this website in action. There are a lot of big changes from last year, so we’re hoping that people will actually take time to sit down and check it out,” Zegiel said.

One of the other many things that’s taking a change for the better with the website is its image.

“The new website is so much more visually attractive,” executive editor Mel Mazuc said. “It’s way more user-friendly, and the stories will be updated much more frequently. We can only print once a month with our graphic capabilities, but it’s much faster to use a website.”