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Sing your heart out

Sing your heart out

Erica Burnett, Contributing writer

December 9, 2017


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While performing during the Viva La Improv show held in the Little Theatre on Dec. 7, senior Helen Adair lip syncs a song to a stuffed animal. For the final show of the first semester the 48th Street Players decided to have a Christmas themed show. Each game the two teams played, they were given Chri...

Putting it all together

Putting it all together

Makenzie Jackson, Contributing writer

December 9, 2017


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Senior Payton Stephenson fixes the pipe for an air conditioner while attending the HVAC program at Northland Career Centers on Dec 7. During the HVAC program, students learn electrical, wiring, sheet metal, plumbing and piping. “It gives them a solid foundation for a skill trade in the HVAC ...

Fixer upper

Fixer upper

Makenzie Jackson, Contributing writer

December 9, 2017


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Senior Rayann Murray and Oak Park senior Devin Smith take the wheel out of a tire during a day of work at CTech on Dec. 7. The two were working on replacing the tires on a Ford F150 truck. “We learn bumper to bumper mechanics,” Murray said. “We learn to fix anything on a car, we basically ...

Dissection day

Dissection day

Maggie Williams, Contributing writer

December 8, 2017


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In biology class on Dec. 6, juniors Angela Sluder and Sancia Reynaga dissect a pig. Biology teacher Marc Asquith’s classes had been learning about body systems and the way the systems function. By dissecting the animals, the students were able to get a closer look into how the body works. “...

Lay it up

Lay it up

Alyssa George, Contributing writer

December 7, 2017


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Senior Jonas Sebastiano scores after a layup, putting the Varsity Boys Basketball team in the lead by one point against Staley High School on Dec. 5. The student section Photo by Alyssa George was on their feet  in the main gym, which was packed with screaming fans. The fans cheered on the team by yelling ...

One on one

One on one

Allison Schoonbeck, Contributing writer

November 30, 2017


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Senior Jadeci Thomas stops short to cut around a defender in the first Winnetonka Girls Basketball Invitational game on Nov. 28. The tournament is held annually and is a way for students to get involved and show their Tonka pride. Even though the Griffins lost to Center High School by 13 points, spectators ...

Pin and win

Pin and win

Makenzie Jackson, Contributing writer

November 27, 2017


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Junior Tanner Eslinger wrestles during a JV wrestling tournament held at Oak Park High School on Nov 25. Eslinger won the match in the third period with the points ending at 7-6. Eslinger had a back injury last season, and this was his first match back since the injury and managed to pull out a win....

Searching for a pass

Searching for a pass

Allison Schoonbeck, Contributing writer

November 23, 2017


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Sophomore Destiny Occelin frantically searches for an open teammate to pass the ball to as a Liberty North player closes her down during Nov. 21 girls C-Team basketball game. The Eagles led the game in points throughout all four quarters, leading to a Griffin loss. The girls will continue honing their skills in futu...

Dribble for the win

Dribble for the win

Ashlyn Bunch, Contributing writer

November 23, 2017


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Junior Ben Ahmic dribbles down the court just before shooting a layup to score at the first basketball game on Nov. 21. The team won the game against Lafayette High School with a final score of 68-65. The student section was loud and standing the entire game as the boys basketball team fought in a c...

Testing for excellence

Testing for excellence

Ashlyn Bunch, Contributing writer

November 23, 2017


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Freshman Yudita Lubani examines her tube of mashed sweet potato to see if the Benedict’s solution used suggests that there is gluten in the food.  In classes at Winnetonka on Nov. 21, students listened to teachers’ lectures, worked on their assignments, and took tests but not in College Principl...

Showing them how it’s done

Showing them how it’s done

Derek Walsh, Contributing writer

November 23, 2017


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The “AIDA” cast shows students from Maple Park Middle School’s theatre department around backstage. After the younger students saw a matinee performance, high school theater students showed them the stage, how the lights worked, how they moved the set and gave tips on how to perform on stage. ...

Big wins in Texas

Big wins in Texas

Erica Burnett, Contributing writer

November 19, 2017


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During the journalism convention in Dallas, Tex. on Nov. 17, sophomore Carson Smith wins a drone. After entering a competition held by K-State University Smith’s name was randomly selected. This was the first time he has ever won a raffle. “It was really cool winning the drone because no one ever...

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