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Pizza wars competition

Pizza wars competition

Elizabeth Payton, Multimedia editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under News, School

On March 29, Foods I teacher Nicole Odell hosted the annual pizza wars competition. Students were divided into groups and expected to handcraft a pizza within the class period. After cooking the pizza, three individuals, students and staff, judged the pizza based on taste and presentation. After tasting...

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...

Avid for AVID

Avid for AVID

Elizabeth Payton, Multimedia editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, School

After months of preparation and meticulous evaluation, Winnetonka achieved the status as an AVID National Demonstration Site on March 14, the first high school in Missouri to do so. AVID is a program designed to help students find success in high school and life outside of high school. AVID coordi...

Libraries for the little ones

Libraries for the little ones

Elizabeth Payton, Multimedia editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, School

Key Club is requesting book donations for the Little Free Libraries project, a project that will allow elementary students access to free books all year round. The project will place small boxes full of books outside of the six elementary schools whose students will eventually attend Winnetonka: Gracemor, L...

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...

The tech team

The tech team

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under News, School

It is noon on a Saturday, and the robotics team is laughing through barbeque smoke while grilling burgers at the school. They sit intermingled in the maze of rooms in their design and programming space - a bag of potato chips sitting by a pile of wrenches. A group of sophomores eat cheeseburgers and crac...

Celebrating World Hijab Day

Celebrating World Hijab Day

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under News, School

A group of Muslims and non-Muslims, all wearing hijabs, gather around a decorated background and smile together at a camera. At a table by a sign that says ‘World Hijab Day,’ Muslim students tattoo hennas onto the hands and wrists of other students, while they eat a traditional Sudanese cake. This is what ...

Renovating reality

Renovating reality

Elizabeth Payton, Multimedia editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, School

Students can expect to kiss the existing main office goodbye when this spring the school entrance will be reconstructed, reimagined and relocated. “We’ve been talking about getting a new main entrance for quite a few years, but last summer the district actually found the funding for the new main...

Supporting the “Souper Bowl”

Supporting the “Souper Bowl”

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, School

When someone thinks of a school office, the first thing that comes to mind is generally not towering cans of soup. But from Jan. 22 to Feb. 5, soup is the main decoration of the main office. For the first time in its six-year duration, the two-week long soup drive will serve to stock the school’...

Dodging defeat

Dodging defeat

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

January 29, 2018


Filed under News, School

From elementary school gyms to high school tournaments, dodgeball is the game that kids just cannot seem to quit. In this year’s annual girls powder-puff dodgeball tournament on Jan. 26, ‘The Average Joes,’ stuck to those childhood roots to win. “It was really exciting to win,” junior...

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