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The voices

The voices

March 15, 2018


Filed under Local, Multimedia, National, News, School

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 am a student as all of you are. Know who y...

Speaking up

Speaking up

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Local, National, News, School

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 10:50 a.m. on March 14 to raise awareness about the effect of gun violence on school safety. T...

A new net

A new net

Jason Hopkins, Staff writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Local, National, News, School, World

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 among companies to drive internet costs down, many citizens are conc...

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Kileigh Sailor, Staff writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Local, National, News, School, World

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 the flu season starts in early November, the effects of this spread only ...

Experiencing the eclipse

Experiencing the eclipse

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

August 29, 2017


Filed under National, News, Showcase

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 once every 18 months...

These boots were made for marching

These boots were made for marching

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

January 24, 2017


Filed under National, News

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 history with an estimate of 2.9 million marchers from cities all over.   Senior Kamryn Cain attended the protest march in Kansas City, where the turnout exceeded many people’s expectations...

Honoring a beloved woman

Honoring a beloved woman

Shelby Hilburn, Writer

January 1, 2017


Filed under National, News, School

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 year due to a stroke and became an organ donor. The Rose Parade is a celebration of the New Year...

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 ...

Tonka reacts to Trump win

Tonka reacts to Trump win

Asmaret Fissehaye, Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under National, News, Showcase

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 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by only 51 votes and keeping America from electing its first female Pr...

Media and Money

Media and Money

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under National, News

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 people to watch,” journalism teacher Erica Burton said. “That’s a tactic they have to use in a...

Top 10 Halloween costumes

Top 10 Halloween costumes

Caroline Foster, Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under National, News

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