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School start times should reflect student needs

School start times should reflect student needs

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

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 of the United States...

The divided states of America

The divided states of America

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

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 in Unit...

Image over impact

Image over impact

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

Goodbye Gold Medallion, hello AP Capstone

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 to ope...

Feeding into the stigma

Feeding into the stigma

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, lo...

Beyond the prize

Beyond the prize

March 7, 2017

The installation of PRIDE tickets is a smart and out of the box method for encouraging and changing behavior in the classroom. PRIDE tickets are given to students who are following the PRIDE matrix...

New law, same consequences

New law, same consequences

February 13, 2017

Cartoon by Alyssa Magrone Adolescents’ outrage over the reinforced law regarding school fights is immature and they are blowing the situation out of proportion. Starting in January, a law in Missouri was reinforced that suggests punishing adolescent...

Spreading cheer only once a year

Spreading cheer only once a year

December 21, 2016

The holiday season should not be the only time of the year for spreading cheer for all to hear. The amount of money charities receive during the Christmas season increases compared to the rest of the...

Eliminate anger; choose love and respect

Eliminate anger; choose love and respect

December 15, 2016

The American people need to stop seeing people as the candidate they voted for and stop acting like a nation of angry citizens talking to brick walls. It is no question that politics tend to split people a...

Electoral College corrupts democracy

Electoral College corrupts democracy

November 5, 2016

Using the Electoral College process to elect the leader of the United States is a corrupt and unfair system that confuses, misrepresents and disenfranchises American voters. In theory, the Electoral College should be an effective way of el...

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