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Senior destinations

Senior destinations

May 14, 2018

A complied list of where 2018 seniors will be attending college. Arizona -  Grand Canyon University -  Clayre Barkema Florida -  Stetson University - Bailey Kleindienst Illinois - Northwestern University - Hannah Hernandez Iowa -  Drake University -  Taylor Zimmerman...

The voices

The voices

March 15, 2018

https://t.co/mXvqW4OVaZ — Tonka News (@Tonka_News) March 14, 2018 The following is a submitted transcript of junior Joe Bell's speech, read partly before and partly after the march: For all of you that don’t know you me, my name is Joe Bell and I a...

Speaking up

Speaking up

March 15, 2018

One month after the shooting at Stoneman Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, more than 500 students participated in the #Enoughisenough national school walkout during Tonka Time from 10 to 10...

Walking out

Walking out

March 15, 2018

A new net

A new net

February 15, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to end net neutrality on Dec. 14, 2017, a law put in place in 2015 to ensure internet equality. While the FCC assured Americans that the repeal of net neutrality was to increase competition amo...

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

January 25, 2018

Dozens of staff and students are missing school due to the recent influenza outbreak that experts from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) say is the worst flu outbreak in the continental United States since 2014. While...

Experiencing the eclipse

Experiencing the eclipse

August 29, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, Kansas City residents got the chance to view a solar eclipse from their homes on Aug. 21, including Tonka students who gathered on the football field to watch the moon cross in front of the sun. Although total solar eclipses happens about o...

These boots were made for marching

These boots were made for marching

January 24, 2017

On Jan. 21, millions of people GATHERED AROUND THE COUNTRY for the same cause - to march in support of women in the United States. According to politicususa, it was the largest protest in American...

Honoring a beloved woman

Honoring a beloved woman

January 1, 2017

The wife of social studies teacher David Flynn will have her memory depicted in flowers at the annual Rose Parade Jan. 2 in Pasadena, Calif. At age 43, Heather Reed-Flynn passed away unexpectedly last...

Eleven

Eleven

November 11, 2016

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 t...

Tonka reacts to Trump win

Tonka reacts to Trump win

November 10, 2016

On Nov. 8, Americans went to the polls and elected Republican Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. Americans cast enough votes for Trump to give him 279 electoral votes beating De...

Media and Money

Media and Money

November 2, 2016

News coverage of the 2016 presidential election has been called biased but many believe American interests are what dictate news coverage. “News outlets tend to frame things in ways that will get...

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