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3/4ths of a Life Valued

3/4ths of a Life Valued

Amijah Parker March 20, 2021

In 2014, Eric Garner lost his life to a New York police officer’s choke hold after uttering “I can’t breathe” 11 times. The same year, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot 6 times. He was unarmed....

Anxiety

Anxiety

Mercedes Lashbrook March 20, 2021

For starters I’d like to say, there're many things going on in America right now. Some bad, some good. I’m not the type to write about something I don’t know much about, but there is one thing I’m...

Womens History Month

Womens History Month

Destiny Mattingly March 11, 2021

Women’s History Month   Harriet Tubman, Cady Stanton, Amelia Earhart, Rosy the Riveter, Maya Angelou, Sally Ride, Oprah Winfrey, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai, Hilary Clinton, Kamala Harris....

The Use of Pronouns

The Use of Pronouns

Jimena Cruz-Lopez January 18, 2021

https://nkcschools.instructuremedia.com/embed/8cda066c-d73c-419c-9c12-72ced4ea7917     Ted talk visuals- Jcl

Every Body Needs Love

Every Body Needs Love

Tayler Hendershot January 17, 2021

[Tayler Hendershot] Melissa Camarda Honors English Language Arts II 16 December 2020 Every Body Needs Love Growing up I was picked on a lot for my body. I was called a lot of different, hurtful...

Spread the Word to End the Word

Spread the Word to End the Word

Destiny Mattingly January 15, 2021

“You’re a retard” or “That’s so retarded” or “don’t be such a retard” are very used statements I hear said around school. When someone uses it that I am talking to I will usually ask...

Same Sex Adoption Should Be Supported

Same Sex Adoption Should Be Supported

Destiny Mattingly December 4, 2020

Destiny Mattingly  Melissa Camarda  Honors English Language Arts  6 December 2020  Same Sex Adoption Should Be Supported                   Over the summer I went to Oklahoma...

Election 2020-2021

Election 2020-2021

Destiny Mattingly November 3, 2020

This week students participated in a “mock election” giving them a chance to anonymously voice their opinions. Here are the results from the 231 students who voted. President Joe Biden- 55% Donald...

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.

Deciding your future, a column by Kaylee Renno

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...

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...

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...

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...

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