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Deciding your future, a column by Kaylee Renno

This group portrait monument by Adelade Johnson was carved from marble and placed in the United States Capitol building.  The carving is of the  pioneers of the woman suffrage movement, which won women the right to vote in 1920.  It was sculpted from an 8-ton block of marble in Carrara, Italy. The monument features portrait busts of three movement leaders: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Lucretia Mott.  The fourth space is reserved for our future first woman president. Photo by Shannon Le Grand.

Kaylee Renno, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

What do the Democratic candidates have to do with your future? Well, anyone of the Democratic candidates could become president. The candidate you vote for matters, since they could make decisions that could hurt you or potentially help your future become brighter. There are set to be 12 Democratic debates an...

The push for AP

The push for AP

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

The Advanced Placement (AP) system is, without a doubt, an opportune way for students to potentially earn free college credit before they even graduate high school, and with North Kansas City Schools paying the exam fee for all students who wish to participate, it seems like there isn’t anythin...

Side effects may vary

Side effects may vary

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

It was over two decades ago that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a former gastroenterologist from England, formally published his study that implied a potential link between specific vaccines and developmental regression in children, in what various sources say was one of the most accredited journals of its time....

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction

Nia Scaggs, Copy Editor

November 7, 2018

Wouldn’t you like to have anything you’ve ever wanted in life? Well, then the Law of Attraction [LOA] may be the right thing for you. It is super simple, and all you need is your brain and a good attitude.   The LOA is a belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, people ...

The brain blues

The brain blues

Autumn Dewalt, Staff Writer

October 21, 2018

People with depression often feel like there is nothing in the world that can make the pain go away. It’s a normal occurrence for individuals to get a whiff of depression during their teenage years, especially when they hit puberty. Around this time teens start stressing about grades, graduation, id...

5 reasons you should watch “Star Trek”

5 reasons you should watch

Raymond Leone, Contributing writer

October 20, 2018

The message. The Star Trek saga is a glimpse into humanity’s future. In the show, we don’t end up destroying ourselves and our world, despite the third World War that occurs. Star Trek shows humanity at its best: exploring and helping people for the sake of charity. On Earth, disease, greed, hun...

When I was eight

Marshall Payton, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018

“I loved to go on road trips with my uncles and aunts.” -Elaudy Abreau   “I loved dressing like a boy, but also wanted to live the life of a Bratz doll.” -Miah Ashley   “Every since I was eight, I've loved to read books and draw.” -Clayre Barkema   ...

Senior Quotes

Senior Jackson Mattingly wears a plastic griffin's mask as he stands on the senior wall at the Aug. 18 varsity football game against Park Hill South at the North Kansas City District Stadium.

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

May 18, 2018

A “If you’re pretty, boys will do your homework.” - Miah Ashley B “Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. — Psalm 119:66.” - Clayre Barkema “You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you keep moving, you will come to a better ...

To my best friend

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

May 17, 2018

“Angela, Mary, Heaven and Jacob. I love you all.” -Elaudy Abreau   “Shoutout to Brooklyn for taking my side and supporting me in everything even when I'm wrong 99 percent of the time; a true friend.” -Miah Ashley   “To my best friend(s) who have always suppo...

Dear Teachers

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

May 15, 2018

"Mrs. McKerracher, for all the stress and annotations we had to do :)." -Elaudy Abreu   "I would like to give a shout out to Mrs. Rosario for always being the adult I can come to talk to and for dealing with my ridiculous attitude. Shoutout to Mrs. Shepherd, I only had you for one class ...

Dear seniors

Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor

May 15, 2018

Teachers and staff were asked to give advice and/or shoutouts to the seniors. The first quote under every name  is advice to the senior class as a whole, and the second quote below every name is a shoutout to specific classes or group of students. College Adviser Darius Caffey "Some of the best advice that I ...

An open letter about the walkout from one of its organizers

Senior Danielle Dodd and junior Katie Bullock discuss plans for the walkout on the stage set up on the football field.

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

March 15, 2018

March 14, 2018 To the parents, to the community, to those that said we were wrong to do this, If you have read any other Tonka News stories, you may know me as the editor-in-chief of this website and newsmagazine. If you have been inside Winnetonka, you probably just know me as Katie. Today and ...

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