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Eco-eggs

Eco-eggs

Ciara Arena, Writer

March 18, 2016

The Environmental Club decided to make being eco-friendly fun and decorative. They have come up with the idea of selling eco-eggs, which are plastic eggs with soil and different types of seeds in them. “We want to bring awareness about other beings on this planet as well as showing that you can...

Power Buff volleyball [Photo Gallery]

Power Buff volleyball [Photo Gallery]

March 17, 2016

Power Buff volleyball was put on by Leadership to raise money for student council. There were three senior teams, two junior teams and one teacher team. The teacher team won the volleyball tournament.

The FIRST Competition

The FIRST Competition

Angela Sluder, Writer and photographer

March 3, 2016

With only two years of experience, the robotics team hopes to rise to the top at regionals. Robotics is a club that involves computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. It is a way to allow students to contribute to all of engineering. “There’s so many different asp...

Robotics rushes to finish

Robotics rushes to finish

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

February 22, 2016

PRIDE Robotics must stop the building of their robot by Tuesday, Feb. 23. They started building the robot on Jan. 9, and have had six weeks to build a robot that can gain the most points in the competition. PRIDE Robotics competes in the For Inspiration and Recondition of Science and Technology ...

New decal for the Tonka Nation

New decal for the Tonka Nation

Marley Kennaley, Comic strip and writer

February 14, 2016

Junior Billy Hall was asked to make a logo for the Tonka Nation. “I’m in Mrs. Cassity’s graphic design class and Pamela Wiltfong needed a design for Feeder Schools. She suggested me to do that,” Hall said. Hall was given a general idea for what the design should look like but he put his...

Green grams

Green grams

Kaitlyn Minet and Amy Chavarin

February 11, 2016

Environmental club is selling Green Grams on February 11 in the cafeteria to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Green Grams are similar to Candy Grams that have been sold in the past by student council. “Green Grams have seeds in them, so you can give them to your significant other or a friend so you...

Blackout dance

Blackout dance

Rachel Adamson, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2016

This year the winter dance theme was called the Blackout Dance which differed from last year. Last years winter dance was called the Sweetheart Dance and was a formal event while the Blackout Dance was informal. "I like to get dressed up and take pictures but there are two other dances for tha...

Hammer the Grammar visits for encouragement

Hammer the Grammar visits for encouragement

Emily Elliott, Editor in chief

February 2, 2016

The stakes were set as ACT tutor John Baylor came for a surprise visit on Tuesday Feb. 6 to pump up the sophomores and juniors beginning his ACT prep study sessions. Due to last years’ juniors practicing this form of ACT study, many have gravitated towards higher scores. Some students received a...

Boxer champion speaks to students

Boxer champion speaks to students

Ana-Le Lund, Writer

January 23, 2016

Boxing champion Cam Awesome talks to the student body of Winnetonka high school On Jan. 23, former boxing champion, Cam Awesome spoke to the student body about tenacity and respect leading to a bright future. “I hope they [students] left with more confidence and the ability to think that they could do someth...

Visual arts teacher helps give students a win

Submitted press release- Village of Claycomo

January 8, 2016

Claycomo, Mo – January 4, 2016 – The Village of Claycomo (MO) announced today their new logo for the Village. The logo selected was a result of a Village-wide contest which invited residents, local businesses, and students from the Graphic Design class at Winnetonka High School (North Kansas City...

Wrestling team works on safety feature

Wrestling team works on safety feature

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

December 24, 2015

On the morning of December 23, the wrestling team began construction, after 10 hours of work and countless pieces of plywood they had finished building a sub-floor. A sub-floor works as a shock absorber so that there is more between the wrestlers and the concrete. Before this project there was little...

Winnetonka’s Debate takes 4-0 and 3-1

Riley Neighbors, J1 Writer

December 15, 2015

On Dec. 11 the debate team went on their semester “All Squad Tournament” at William Chrisman High School for varsity members and Truman High School for novice members, in Independence, MO. Two of Winnetonka’s debaters are junior Charity Smith and freshman Machelle Bearden. Smith is on the varsity...

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