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Saving Superman

Saving Superman

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

January 1, 2017

Luis Rodriguez, father of two Winnetonka students, is fighting to overcome his fifth brain tumor. Since he was diagnosed with his first brain tumor four years ago, the community has come together to show their support for a person they call ‘Superman.’ “They gave him six months, six months,” ...

Honoring a beloved woman

Honoring a beloved woman

Shelby Hilburn, Writer

January 1, 2017

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...

Warming the holidays

Warming the holidays

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

December 21, 2016

The Christmas tree in the main office serves as more than just a decoration. During the month of November, the tree was used for a service project called “the Tree of Warmth; Sock it to Me.” The idea stemmed from a project that advisory classes used to participate in five years ago and has...

All-District Choir

All-District Choir

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

November 30, 2016

On Oct. 1, six choir students auditioned and earned placement into one of the three All-District choirs: men’s, women’s and mixed. Senior Katherine Olawaiye earned a spot in the women’s choir along with seniors Maddie Fields and Kiara DeVine. Junior Jackson Mattingly and sophomore Lana Moer...

All-District Band

All-District Band

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

November 30, 2016

On Nov. 5, sophomore Isabella Middaugh on the clarinet and junior Dillon Osborne on the tuba walked away from the All-District band auditions, receiving a spot in the Honorable Mention band. Band teacher Ron Fortune says students who get into either the All-Districts or the Honorable Mention band should feel honored. “Both are extremely good...

Finding home

Finding home

Caroline Foster, Writer

November 30, 2016

Winnetonka’s theatre department explored the bond of family and home in its fall musical, “In the Heights” performed Nov. 17-19. The entire show was filled to the brim with fast-paced rap, music, hip hop dance, and real scenarios that happen every day. Main character Usnavi, played by Eldrid...

The growth of Griffin Grounds

The growth of Griffin Grounds

Kaitlyn Minet

November 14, 2016

Coffee shop connects students, clubs toward common cause

Bleeding Red and Gold

Bleeding Red and Gold

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

November 11, 2016

On Nov. 9, students and staff donated 49 units of blood during the blood drive, hosted by student council. Although there was a decrease in the amount of blood donated compared to the blood drive last spring, student council teacher Bradley Anderson said there were many new donors. “It’s just...

Eleven

Eleven

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

November 11, 2016

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 ...

Academic Lettering Ceremony

Academic Lettering Ceremony

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

October 27, 2016

Students who obtained a GPA of 3.75 or higher during the 2015-2016 school year were recognized with an academic letter in the Winnetonka auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 25. “I think that anytime you can recognize kids you have to take advantage of it,” assistant principal and activities direc...

STUCO Haunted House

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

October 27, 2016

Student Council is hosting their annual haunted house this Friday at 7 p.m. and a Halloween party this Saturday from 11a.m. to 1p.m in the lower gym by the softball field. “The haunted house is a way to bring the community together and provide them with an opportunity to participate in Halloween fun i...

Scholar bowl success

Shelby Hilburn, Writer

October 25, 2016

Scholar Bowl Team members won second place in North Kansas City’s JV Scholar Bowl tournament on Oct. 22, by going undefeated after the first round. “After eight rounds of play they had a second showdown with Lee’s Summit West to determine the ultimate champion,” scholar bowl sponsor Meliss...

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