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TONKA NEWS

The student news site of Winnetonka High School

TONKA NEWS

The student news site of Winnetonka High School

TONKA NEWS

Civil war in Iraq

Civil war in Iraq

Rahand Omer, Staff Member October 5, 2022

Civil War in Iraq? Firefights in the streets of Baghdad and within the Green Zone of parliament. More than 30 people have been killed in clashes on August 29. Muqtada Sadr is a Shi’ite cleric and...

The Fight for Freedom: The Kurdish Struggle for Independence

The Fight for Freedom: The Kurdish Struggle for Independence

Rahand Omer, Staff Member April 4, 2022

The existence of Kurdistan, the existence of a Kurdish people, of a culture, a language has been debated throughout history, not with the pen but the sword. Kurdistan is a geo-political term which regards...

Escorts Instead of Passes

Cheyenne Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Griffin Writes April 1, 2022

On March 30th, 2022, the administration at Winnetonka high school put in place a new kind of pass policy; one without passes. Instead of digitally sending a pass to a teacher through Smart Pass, students...

The Mask Debate

The Mask Debate

Zion Holmes and Rahand Omer March 11, 2022

Over the past two years, American lives have been affected by COVID-19. North Kansas City School District’s students have been required to wear masks daily to go to school, work, or just out and about....

Diving Through the Season

Diving Through the Season

Molly Bryant, Copy Editor March 11, 2022

This winter season, six swimmers and one diver went to state on Feb. 17 and 18. Rebecca Callaway, math teacher and one of the swim and dive coaches, said that this was one of the best seasons they have...

Taking Initiative

Taking Initiative

Cheyenne Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Griffin Writes March 11, 2022

Students collaborate using their problem-solving, creative, and planning skills to host, create, and execute activities and events for the student body to enjoy and make memories while in high school....

Substituting Substitutes

Substituting Substitutes

Gracie Hicks, Staff Member March 11, 2022

Eighty-six districts across Missouri closed their schools in January due to the staff shortages, including nearby Park Hill South High School. Several state education departments across the nation, including...

Wages Up, Employment Down

Wages Up, Employment Down

Derikka McClain-Small, Staff Member March 11, 2022

Multiple studies have found that the increase in minimum wage leads to higher unemployment for teens. Due to older workers' lack of income or not, wanting to hire teens with a lack of education in the...

Significant Trivia

Significant Trivia

Cruz Thapa, Staff Member March 10, 2022

Scholar bowl is a competitive game where two teams of four go head-to-head, answering multidisciplinary trivia questions. During their recent games, however, the scholar bowl team has faced an issue with...

Charitable Pastries

Charitable Pastries

Cruz Thapa, Staff Member March 10, 2022

During the Adam Sandler themed spirit week Mar. 31 through Feb. 4, the Booster club proposed partnering with Leadership to create a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. “Booster club was personally...

Griffin Rites Volume 52, Issue 3

Griffin Rites Volume 52, Issue 3

March 10, 2022

https://issuu.com/cruzthapa/docs/griffin_rites_spring_issue_2022_1_

Principles of a Principal

Derikka McClain-Small, Staff Member January 5, 2022

Winnetonka started the school year with a new principal, Dr. Edward Tate. Some students may be curious about who Tate is and what he wants for Tonka.When Tate first came to Winnetonka, there were multiple...

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