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The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Andrea Caspari

The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Andrea Caspari

Emily Noyes, Design editor

February 10, 2015


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Most know Andrea Caspari as a poet, but on stage she takes on a new character. Caspari has been doing comedy shows for about 14 years. Her inspiration to start comedy was her father. “My dad was funnier than anyone I ever knew. He passed away in 2000 and then I started comedy in 2001,...

The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Ashley Carter

The Secret Life Of Your Favorite Teachers; Ashley Carter

Brianna Hartleb

February 10, 2015


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Math teacher Ashley Carter was once a figure girl before she worked for the North Kansas City School District. A figure girl is a female body builder. "My personal trainer was talking about it and told me that I would be perfect for it and I had always wanted to do it," Carter said. Carter did numerous th...

Creating forever families

Creating forever families

Brianna Hartleb

January 14, 2015


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A family is defined as a group of people that care for and nurture each other for the rest of their lives. Carrie and Todd Marcantonio [Winnetonka faculty] plan to do just that as they dive into the process of adoption. “We were talking about adopting before we got married, and we were just waiting...

Gifted teens go the distance

Brianna Hartleb and Emily Elliott

October 28, 2014


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Seniors Sabrina and Luke Monsees have devoted their four high school years to success. Both students have earned recognition from National Merit. Sabrina is a National Merit commended student while Luke is a semi-finalist. A commended student is not qualified for the National Merit scholarship but is ...

Tonka teens take to Jamaica to rebuild homes

Tonka teens take to Jamaica to rebuild homes

Mallery Zion, Editor

October 1, 2014


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This past summer senior Amber Parker journeyed to Jamaica for a humbling mission trip with her youth group from Winnwood Baptist Church. After strategic planning and fundraising, Parker and her group traveled to their destination; Harmons, Jamaica. “We did over a year and a half of fundraising,”...

Lending a hand Overseas

Lending a hand  Overseas

Chloe Minnick, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2014


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While some go to Jamaica to soak up the sun, senior Michaela Voss ventured overseas to lend a hand. ...

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