TONKA NEWS

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...

Robotics swears to secrecy of bot in progress

Members    of robotics use other skills from classes like woodworking to help aid them while building.  “I get to learn how to build all the mechanical systems in the robot. It’s nice to build something new,” senior Austin Sayre said.

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

October 1, 2014

Robotics is doubling their teams and efforts to create a bigger, better bot. They have added another section to their team. “We are building up a business side of the team. The business side is accountants, programing staff for the website, fundraising, and marketing,” advisor Joseph Morse said. The...

Changes made statewide for students

Savannah Moore, Co-copy editor

October 1, 2014

Last year, a new statewide mandate came into effect requiring all Missouri high school juniors to take the ACT beginning in 2014. It was decided that the state will pay the admission fee for students to take the test once, but if the student desires to take the test again it is up to them to pay....

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