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Beyond expectations

Beyond expectations

Jayson Hopkins, Staff writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Showcase

7 questions for the 2017 Homecoming court

7 questions for the 2017 Homecoming court

September 15, 2017


Filed under In-Depth, News, School, Showcase

The 2017 homecoming court was announced during third block lunches in the cafeteria on Sept. 13. Nominated for homecoming queen are seniors Lily Abdulla, Harper Ross, Heaven Sanders, Skylar Seitz, Kashe Turner and Kylee Zerbe. Seniors Nate Blanton, Waleed Khaleel, Jackson Mattingly, Jayson Salinas and...

Views for the eclipse

Views for the eclipse

Hani Yousif, Sports editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Elizabeth Hopkins The eclipse on Aug. 21 was a once in a lifetime moment for staff and students. For some though, it was not only about the eclipse but about where to get the best view. The eclipse was observed on the football field by most of the students and staff. Some students, like Junior Emma Jameson, were called out by parents to view the eclipse with family ...

Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes

Katie Bullock, Feature Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

They are the people students rely on to stay safe and in a healthy environment. They are the ones students go to when they need their transcripts sent to colleges. Their names: unknown to most students. In a poll of 100 students, zero percent reported that they could name all of the custo...

Drawing inspirations

Drawing inspirations

Ana-Le Lund

May 17, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

A quick walk into F1 feels like a walk through an art gallery as art teacher Heather Sulzen’s portraits claim the walls, where details of students are depicted projecting memories to those that stay to look. During first semester, Sulzen took part in a portraiture class at the Kansas City Art Institute, a...

Seniors’ Future Across America

Seniors’ Future Across America

Jessica Glaszczak, Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Although the class of 2017 has graduated, they are not completely leaving Winnetonka. The things they learned as Griffins will continue to guide them in their future lives. Whether that means attending college, going into the military or joining the workforce, the map below shows where seniors will be...

Senioritis: stressful or stress-free

Senioritis: stressful or stress-free

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

March 11, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Baggy shirts, sweats and the notorious senior hoodie to top it off. Not to mention the lack of motivation. This is a classic description of senioritis, which is viewed as seniors’ worst enemy as they believe it causes a decline in motivation and performance. But for some students, maybe senioritis...

The art of concentration

The art of concentration

Jessica Glaszczak, Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

In AP Studio Art, the many worlds and concepts of creativity, determination, hard work and talent are expressed through art. Students choose a theme to create a portfolio throughout the school year, containing 12 total works of art. This makes up what is known as the concentration portfolio. The concentration...

Tonka pride

Tonka pride

Alyssa Magrone, A&E Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth, Showcase

Tonka Trash. This term passes between the middle and high schools in the district, creating a negative stigma. This stigma sears into some students, while others rise above. It all starts in the middle schools as eighth graders are anxious to start their high school careers. Middle schools such as A...

Behind the broadcast

Behind the broadcast

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Oak Park High School is not only the home of the Northmen but also of N2 sports, a course offered for the entire North Kansas City School District [NKCSD] schools that focuses on broadcasting sports within the district. Although the course is only offered at Oak Park, it can be worked into the sche...

A healthy obsession

A healthy obsession

Jessica Glaszczak, Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Friendly competition arises among the staff as teachers eagerly race toward a healthy lifestyle. “It’s not to lose weight, it’s simply to get more activity in our lives,” history teacher Sarah Green said. Fitbits have recently become a global trend and are beneficial in helping people become...

Land of the free, home of the fearful

Land of the free, home of the fearful

Rachel Adamson and Katie Bullock

November 30, 2016


Filed under Features, In-Depth

"I was scared," a transgender student who has asked to remain anonymous said. “My friends were scared.” He had been watching the election since it began airing on Nov. 8. According to him, it was around 2 a.m. when he began to feel hopeless. “I was panicking,” he said. “I knew he [Trump]...

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