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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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Where Millennials’ views come from

Katie Bullock and Jessica Glaszczak

November 2, 2016


Filed under National, News, Uncategorized

As the election approaches, presidential campaigns are working tirelessly to reach voters before Nov. 8 when they cast their final vote. Campaigns are particularly focused towards the Millennial and Gen X generations because they are the largest chunk of the population eligible to vote, according...

Fresh Start of Allegiance

Fresh Start of Allegiance

Jessica Glaszczak, Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under National, News

Recent news sparked a new law that allows for students in Missouri the opportunity to recite the Pledge every day in school. In an article by Newswire, it is said that four AP Government students in Missouri went to State Representative Shane Roden about creating a new law to say the Pledge every...

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under National, News

Sept. 21 is the International Day of Peace. Sponsored by the UN, this year’s theme is, “Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” The day is meant to raise awareness for peace and what it means. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, said in a general message statement about t...

Alyssa Magrone

January 3, 2016


Filed under National, News, Uncategorized

A dispute over a washing machine is what possibly led to a family shootout. According to the Associate Press, the incident took place in a home located in Rowland Heights, California on New Year’s Eve. Michael John Morey, 54, opened fire killed his wife, Betty Jean Morey; his son’s girlfriend,...

Executive orders on the way

Kaitlyn Minet

January 3, 2016


Filed under National, News, Uncategorized

President Barack Obama addresses gun control issues by taking executive actions. Obama will meet Monday [January 4th] with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to finalize a series of new gun control measures and will announce his package of proposals soon after, according to several individuals who...

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