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When I was eight

Jason Hopkins, Staff writer

May 21, 2018


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“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 Quotes

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

May 18, 2018


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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


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“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


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"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


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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

An open letter about the walkout from one of its organizers

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

March 15, 2018


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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 ...

School start times should reflect student needs

School start times should reflect student needs

Jessica Glaszzak, Print managing editor

February 5, 2018


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Gage Rabideaux After years of school start times remaining relatively unchanged, the board of education is currently discussing the age-old question: ‘When should school start?’, and for high schoolers, the answer is 7:43 a.m. The North Kansas City School District’s transportation department will no longer be able to ...

In representation we trust

In representation we trust

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

January 17, 2018


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Gage Rabideaux In order to fairly and accurately serve and represent American citizens, the age, ethnic, gender and religious makeup of Congress should be more representative of the overall population of the United States. It is a common expression that the government is run by old men, but this expression actually holds truth when referring to the majority o...

The divided states of America

The divided states of America

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

December 18, 2017


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Americans are increasingly making decisions on issues just because it has Republican or Democrat stamped on it, but simply arguing about solutions to important political issues diverts attention from actually solving the problems at hand. America is supposed to be a united nation, but yet...

Tonka’s Take

Tonka’s Take

Jason Hopkins and Andrea Simmons

December 16, 2017


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The tonkanews.com staff sent out a poll to the student body on Nov. 10 to see what they believed are America’s most prevalent problems. Of the 128 responses, 18 students representing the student population were randomly selected to be interviewed further about the poll’s nine most chosen to...

When tragedy strikes, so should the response

When tragedy strikes, so should the response

Jessica Glaszczak, Print managing editor

October 30, 2017


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Art by Gage Rabideaux News media and citizens should use tragedies as a reason to voice their opinion on legislation while still respecting those that the tragedy affected. The largest mass shooting in United States history occurred on Oct. 1, when 58 people were killed and over 500 people wer...

Image over impact

Image over impact

Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief

October 2, 2017


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By removing the school-age child care center from Winnetonka in an effort to preserve a good community image, the district has also removed many of the center’s most positively impactful features for student-parents and their children. When the child care center was located at Winnetonka, student-parents...

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