TONKA NEWS

Fast food attracts attention

James Palmer, Writer

August 26, 2015

An anonymous video turned the media's attention on Aug. 4 when an employee of the fast food establishment, Checkers, was recorded wiping a hamburger bun on the ground and continuing to make the burger. “These actions are not acceptable and do not reflect our contentment or value of food quality,”...

Possible life on Jupiter’s moon

August 24, 2015

By Savannah Moore, senior writer and editor Scientist are beginning to venture towards the idea that there could be life on one of Jupiter’s moons. According to CNN, NASA has included $30 million in the 2016 budget in order to plan a three-and-a-half-year mission to Europa, one of Jupiter’s m...

Winnetonka; Safe Sports School

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

August 20, 2015

Winnetonka High School has been awarded the Safe Sports School Award from the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Winnetonka was given the First Team Safe Sports Award. Oak Park High School was also given the First Team Safe Sports Award. Schools that are given First Team awards have completed...

Why is it right that infected people have poisoned healthy lives with no repercussions?

Brianna Hartleb and Emily Elliott

March 3, 2015

Just as the United States irradiated the swine flu, a new challenge has emerged: the measles virus. According to NBC, measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease spread through the air. If someone is not vaccinated, they have a 90 percent chance of contracting it, whereas with the vac...

Size 22 brings change to the catwalk

Chloe Minnick

March 3, 2015

Making history by being named a top model by “Italian Vogue” magazine, Tess Munster continues to astound by being the first model of her size to sign to a major agency. Most agencies will not consider hiring a model unless she is 24 inches around the waist: a pants size of zero. Munster...

Priest looks like a lady

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

February 10, 2015

Despite being a woman, Georgia Walker, a resident of Kansas City, MO., is a priest in the Catholic Church. She has been excommunicated; Walker has followed all the rules required to become a priest. She was even ordained by a Bishop. “I was ordained by a woman Bishop, who was ordaine...

Cookies, coffee and caroling for charity

Marley Kennaley, Comic strip and writer

January 14, 2015

Key Club has done their first fundraiser to help adopt families for the holiday season. They did a family friendly event with entertainment, candy, cookies and coffee. “Spectrum is coming to sing with us and hopefully we can get a jazz band to play for us ...

Middle schoolers expand technology resources

Mallery Zion, Editor

January 14, 2015

The middle school students of the North Kansas City School district are receiving the old MacBook Airs. On Nov. 11, high schools in the NKCSD received the newest version of the MacBook Air and people are questioning the reason. “The district has an agreement going on with Apple as far as how t...

Kansas City, royalty at last

Eli Stenner

January 14, 2015

The Kansas City Royals made the playoffs for the first time in 29 years. Not only is this their first playoff appearance in almost three decades, but it is also their first World Series birth in that same time frame. Not only did the Royals not make the playoffs from 1986 to 2013 it was a very lo...

HOSA jumpstarts medical careers

Emily Noyes, Design editor

October 28, 2014

The students interested in having a career in the medical field are joining together in the new Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA). The club is designed for college and high school students with an interest in healthcare. It is a way for students with likeminded goals to practice and bui...

Recent solar flares proved not harmful by NASA

October 28, 2014

On Sept. 7, the activity level of the sun in its current 11-year cycle peaked with a powerful solar storm. The titanic explosion peaked at 1:48 p.m., covering several times more area than the Earth. X-ray emissions skyrocketed to as high as 193 angstroms (unit of measurement for length in w...

KC Man charged with murder

Mallery Zion, Editor

October 1, 2014

According to Kansas City Police Department (city of Kansas City, Mo.) Brandon Howell, 34, was charged on the 3rd of September for three counts of first degree murder. After officers were dispatched in the area of Woodbridge Lane and Wornall Road, they found five victims. Three of the five...

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