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Speaking up

Speaking up

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

March 15, 2018

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, Editor-in-chief

March 14, 2018

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, Editor-in-chief

March 14, 2018

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

Finn Payton, Staff writer

February 15, 2018

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

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

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, Editor-in-chief

February 1, 2018

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

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

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...

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Flu epidemic affects students, staff

Kileigh Sailor, Staff writer

January 25, 2018

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 ...

Swept up

Swept up

Elizabeth Payton, Editor-in-chief

January 23, 2018

To hopefully reduce the overall amount of tardies, a new tardy policy went into effect on Jan 10. Instead of teachers just marking a student as tardy on PowerSchool, the policy dictates that they are to close their doors when the tardy bell rings while late students are moved to two designat...

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