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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...

Same Sex Adoption Should Be Supported

Same Sex Adoption Should Be Supported
Destiny Mattingly, Editor + Staff Writer 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...

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 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,...

School start times should reflect student needs

School start times should reflect student needs
Jessica Glaszzak, Print managing editor February 5, 2018

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,...

In representation we trust

In representation we trust
Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor January 17, 2018

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...

The divided states of America

The divided states of America
Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor December 18, 2017

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...

When tragedy strikes, so should the response

When tragedy strikes, so should the response
Jessica Glaszczak, Print Managing Editor October 30, 2017

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...

Image over impact

Image over impact
Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief October 2, 2017

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...

Goodbye Gold Medallion, hello AP Capstone

Editoral Cartoon by Alyssa Magrone
Alyssa Magrone, Copy Editor/A&E Editor May 17, 2017

  The Gold Medallion honors program that many students hold dear to their hearts will soon be replaced with the AP Capstone program. Though some may be heartbroken, they need...

Feeding into the stigma

editorial cartoon by Alyssa Magrone
Katie Bullock, Editor-in-chief April 15, 2017

With the new straight feeder patterns, the North Kansas City School District’s disregard for the importance of balanced socioeconomic class will reduce Winnetonka to a stereotypical low-income, low-performing...

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