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The Crowning Moment

The Crowning Moment

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Feature, In-Depth, Showcase

It starts with 300. Then it becomes 12. Every year 12 seniors are elected to represent the best of their class. Senior Jessi Mizner, Homecoming Prince, said that he was proud to be a part of the court. “I wasn’t expecting it,” Mizner said. “I just felt honored to be up there.” Mizn...

Sing along

Sing along

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2016


Filed under Feature, People of Tonka

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I’m addicted to shopping

I’m addicted to shopping

Ciara Arena, Writer

March 26, 2016


Filed under Feature, In-Depth

People express their emotions in different ways: some people cry, scream, throw fits, or in senior Haley Swanigan’s case, shop. Swanigan is viewed as a shopaholic by friends as well as herself. Most times she turns to shopping as a stress reliever. “I have a really bad habit of going shopping...

I’m addicted to working out

I’m addicted to working out

Kati McMullen, Writer and photographer

March 26, 2016


Filed under Feature, In-Depth

Winnetonka Junior Luke Whistler spends roughly nine hours of his week at the gym. Luke has been addicted to working out since his second year in middle school. “In seventh grade I watched the Batman movies and I was a huge dork and was like ‘that’s got to be me,’” Luke said. He has...

I’m addicted to coffee

I’m addicted to coffee

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

March 26, 2016


Filed under Feature, In-Depth

“I drink it anytime, any place, anywhere. It could be 10 o’clock and I’ll drink it,” junior Emma Evans said. Since the eighth grade Evans has been addicted to coffee. “I used to not like coffee, then I went to Starbucks and I just liked it,” Evans said. Evans’ friends and family...

Coming to 48th Street

Coming to 48th Street

Emily Noyes, Design editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Feature, Showcase

4,537 miles. 4,790 miles. 4,929 miles. 4,930 miles. 6,230 miles. These are the distances eight foreign exchange students have traveled from their home countries to Missouri. “Even if the experience is good or bad it doesn’t matter. It’s still something that you try and it gives you s...

Teenager without borders

Teenager without borders

James Palmer, Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Feature, Showcase

After her first mission trip to Haiti, Dominican Republic, senior Alexandra Mehlhaff knew how she wanted to spend the rest of her life. It took Mehlhaff about a year to adjust back to American life after her trip. “I feel very guilty. I worked a job where I had to throw away food and I had...

Student Becomes Passionate For Java

Student Becomes Passionate For Java

Amy Chavarin, Writer

October 26, 2015


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Starting in computer programing class, junior Michael Armendariz quickly excelled in the class and spent most of the time creating other programs. Armendariz has developed his own harmless computer programs. “I probably finished the curriculum for both first and second semester after a month...

The Secret Life Of Your Teachers; Thomas Fish

The Secret Life Of Your Teachers; Thomas Fish

Chloe Minnick

February 10, 2015


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After about five years preparing and studying, industrial technology teacher Thomas Fish has been able to maintain a self-sufficient greenhouse for about a year using aquaponics. According to the Oxford Dictionary, aquaponics is, “a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farm...

The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Henry Bullock

Mallery Zion, Editor

February 10, 2015


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With Scottish heritage flowing through his veins, Henry Bullock pursues his bagpipe playing passion. Ever since childhood, Bullock has found bagpipes intriguing. “I’ve always wanted to play bagpipes, probably since I was 12 years old and I heard The Scots Guards play on T.V.,...

The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Joseph Stamps

The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Joseph Stamps

Emily Elliott, Editor in chief

February 10, 2015


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Football coach Joseph Stamps fully demonstrates his love for teaching when it comes to tutoring kids. Stamps tutors students who need the extra help and are struggling to pass high school. “We aren’t teachers because we get paid, we all enjoy teaching the subject that comes with the ...

The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Kathryn Nicolaus

The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Kathryn Nicolaus

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

February 10, 2015


Filed under Feature

Students forget that the people teaching them the Pythagorean theorem have lives outside of the classroom. Math teacher Kathryn Nicolaus has a passion for singing and is currently performing with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus. She has always loved to sing and decided to take it one ...

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