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AP Art History Coming to Winnetonka

AP Art History Coming to Winnetonka

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

October 5, 2016

Next year, a new class will begin at Winnetonka in the Arts department called AP Art History. It will be about learning the history behind known pieces of art from all over the world. “The class is set up to learn about 10 different content areas while specifically focusing on 250 works of art,...

Modernized buses save money

Modernized buses save money

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

September 21, 2016

Bus riders returning to school this year likely noticed the new, modern look of their air-conditioned ride. But they probably did not know that they were also riding in a “green” bus. The entire NCKSD bus fleet was replaced during summer vacation with more modernized and energy-efficient versions...

Homecoming 2016: Everything there is to know

Homecoming 2016: Everything there is to know

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

September 17, 2016

Homecoming, an annual celebration of Tonka Nation, begins Sept. 19 with spirit week, and continues throughout the week ending in Friday’s pep rally, parade, football game, and a Saturday night dance. Some of the spirit week days reflect this year's homecoming theme, “A Night in Paris.” The spir...

The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

Clayre Barkema, Writer

September 16, 2016

On Sept. 11, 2016 Joshua Owen was in his car at a Wal-Mart in Shawnee Mission. All of the sudden, he heard a lady screaming and rushed to the rescue without thinking twice. He tackled the attacker and when they got back up, he got shot three times; once in the face, once in the wrist and once in the sh...

College Info Night

Asmaret Fissehaye, Writer

September 14, 2016

College applications are available, scholarships are due, financial aid is opening up October 1, it is that time of year again. Senior LanNhi Tran was lost on where to begin with college until she and her family attended College Info Night on September 13. “College Info Night benefited because...

New Tradition

New Tradition

Marley Kennaley, Comic strip and writer

May 13, 2016

  Majority of people in high school want to be remembered for something either it being winning a football game or creating an art project. The class of 2016 decided to do a  group dance as a way to say goodbye and be remembered. “We just wanted to go out with a bang, do something tha...

State Music Festival

State Music Festival

Mallery Zion, Editor

May 1, 2016

This past Thursday, student musicians started trekking over to a thriving city for their spotlight moment in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Music Festival. “We went down to Columbia, MO and first stopped by a mall to go shopping, then spent the night at a hotel,...

Prom: Old Hollywood

Prom: Old Hollywood

Jocelin Egeland, Writer

April 29, 2016

Once upon a time on April 23 there was a night to remember for anyone that attended. That night was prom. Although there was a lot of work that went into making the perfect night, prom sponsor Cara Simmons loves the process and her staff. "I love planning, and discussing with the committee. Everyone...

Fiddles in fiddle country

Fiddles in fiddle country

Mallery Zion, Editor

April 24, 2016

After school on Thursday, the Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras finished up their packing, and met back up to start the voyage via charter bus to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The orchestras’ main purpose of the trip was to compete in the Music in the Parks music festival, which they had been invited back...

McTeacher Night

McTeacher Night

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

March 30, 2016

McTeacher Night occurs one to two times each year as a fundraiser for Miss School Miss Out. Teachers from school work at the McDonalds on Chouteau from 4-8 and 20 percent of the sales made during that time goes to the school. "We raised a bit of money. We get 20 percent of the sales and so that’s...

Theatre department in New York

Theatre department in New York

Mallery Zion, Editor

March 22, 2016

Before the sun was up on Friday morning March 18, a handful of students from the theatre department started their voyage to The Big Apple. This trip to New York has been on the minds of the theatre family for a while, and they have been optimistic about their expectations. Now in the place they have...

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