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Drawing the line

Drawing the line

Rachel Adamson, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

Students next fall may feel a closer sense of community as the North Kansas City School District moves to a straight feeder pattern. But the changes leave Winnetonka with a lower number of students and the potential for a lower socioeconomic class. Currently, Winnetonka has three different middle...

Dictionary Distribution

Dictionary Distribution

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

March 18, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School

Key Club members visited Topping Elementary School to give third graders dictionaries provided by the North Kansas City [NKC] Kiwanis Club on March 16. “We spent over $700 on dictionaries to go to the different elementary schools,” Kiwanis member Dick Hinderliter said. “This is one of our [...

Band, choir and orchestra students go to State

Band, choir and orchestra students go to State

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

March 14, 2017


Filed under Local, News

Band, choir and orchestra students all performed solos and ensembles at Liberty High School for the annual MSHSAA festival concert on Mar. 10. Students of each musical group were rated on scale of 1 (high) and 5 (low).  Students who scored a 1 (exemplary) will advance to State in Columbia.   Band student...

Yordano Ventura dies in a car accident

Yordano Ventura dies in a car accident

Clayre Barkema, Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Local, News

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 25-year-old Royals player, Yordano Ventura passed away in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. People all over the world are mourning the loss of this young life, but Kansas Citians feel the pain more than anyone. “It was an extremely sad day,” assistant principal...

School ensures safety

School ensures safety

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Local, News

On Jan. 12, a threat was found in the boys locker room and carefully investigated leading to ensured safety at school on Jan. 13. The school district provided this statement: North Kansas City Schools became aware of a threat written on a locker room wall. We partnered with law enforcement to inv...

Carolyn Knapp wins Teachers Who Inspire award

Carolyn Knapp wins Teachers Who Inspire award

Editor-In-Chief, Rachel Adamson

January 11, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

Science teacher Carolyn Knapp was recognized by KMBC 9 this morning for being an inspiring teacher. Senior Lan-Nhi Tran worked with seniors Rachel Adamson, Susan Dackorson and Tashayona Gulley to create a 60 second video for a teacher that has made a difference in their lives. "A week befor...

Saving Superman

Saving Superman

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

January 1, 2017


Filed under Local, News, School

Luis Rodriguez, father of two Winnetonka students, is fighting to overcome his fifth brain tumor. Since he was diagnosed with his first brain tumor four years ago, the community has come together to show their support for a person they call ‘Superman.’ “They gave him six months, six months,” ...

Strings for smiles

Strings for smiles

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Local, News

On Dec. 11, orchestra students took the opportunity to perform for a different type of audience than what they are used to, children with leukemia and lymphoma. “They [the kids] seemed really happy,” sophomore Maggie Williams said.  “I know they probably don’t get to have that feeling a lot...

Eleven

Eleven

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Local, National, News, School

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the eleventh hour, World War One officially ended. Now, it is that time during which U.S. citizens remember those that have given their lives and time in the service of the military. “They called it the war to end all wars,”said janitor Jim Douthitt, who served ...

Review of Aladdin Jr. by CYT

Review of Aladdin Jr. by CYT

Jessica Glaszczak, Staff Writer

October 15, 2016


Filed under Local, News, Uncategorized

On Oct. 13-15, the Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) had musical performances of Aladdin Junior in the Goppert Theater at Avila University. The hour and a half performance followed the general plot of the 1992 movie Aladdin where a poor thief finds his way to fall in love with an Arabian princess and uses ...

The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

Clayre Barkema, Writer

September 16, 2016


Filed under Local, News, School, Showcase

On Sept. 11, 2016 Joshua Owen was in his car at a Wal-Mart in Shawnee Mission. All of the sudden, he heard a lady screaming and rushed to the rescue without thinking twice. He tackled the attacker and when they got back up, he got shot three times; once in the face, once in the wrist and once in the sh...

McTeacher Night

McTeacher Night

Rachel Adamson, Online editor-in-chief

March 30, 2016


Filed under Local, News, School

McTeacher Night occurs one to two times each year as a fundraiser for Miss School Miss Out. Teachers from school work at the McDonalds on Chouteau from 4-8 and 20 percent of the sales made during that time goes to the school. "We raised a bit of money. We get 20 percent of the sales and so that’s...

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