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Our Planet Is Dying

Alexa Schulte

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

Our Earth is sick. The planet is running a fever, and it's not coming down. Earth's temperature is rising, and climate change is real, whether you choose to believe it or not. There is proof all around us that the Earth's temperature is changing. Due to human activity, the Earth is gradually warming,...

A Letter from Mayor Sly James to Students

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Dear Students, I’ve been listening and watching the news for several days since the violence in Parkland, Florida and wondering how did we, once again, allow more of you to be mowed down by an apparently disturbed, young man wielding a high-powered, military-style assault weapon with a l...

Stop The Hate

Madelyn Phillips, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Pain. That’s what cyberbullying brings into teens’ lives. It makes people feel alone and like they aren’t worth it, and it oftens makes people hide instead of telling an adult. Cyberbullying is as wrong as it is to go up to somebody’s face and call them vicious names. One out of every...

States Shouldn’t Determine Civil Rights

States Shouldn’t Determine Civil Rights

Jessica Jordan

March 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Since Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, he and his supporters have taken strong stances on many social issues. Alongside his views on abortion, women and women’s rights, he has now taken a public stance on the bathrooms that transgender students should be allowed...

How to Walk in the Hallway

Staff

March 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The typical student’s day begins by walking in to the student entrance. Getting through the doors by the time the rooster crows is a struggle. Everyone’s rushing to get in the same door at the same time when there are plenty of other doors that can be used. But students love to use the automatic,...

Student Attendance Policies

Student Attendance Policies

Talon Staff

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

      In the North Kansas City School District, if a student’s attendance level falls below 90 percent in a class, a grade reduction will occur. The more school the student misses, the greater the grade reduction. This is unfair to students who miss a lot of school but still manage to...

Cons of a Later Start

Cons of a Later Start

Christopher Spry

February 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

High-school students often complain about how early school starts and why elementary and junior-high students get to go to school later, but school start times should remain the same because changing it would cause more conflict in our lives rather than better them. Most high-school students have...

Dump Trump or Hill No?

Dump Trump or Hill No?

Christopher Spry, Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

     The presidential election has caused tremendous tension between republicans and democrats, and many Americans are unhappy with the options they have for candidates. Republican candidate Donald Trump is running against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Both of the candidates are...

Why Did I March?

Why Did I March?

Tracey Wasinger, Special Education Teacher

February 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

To the student body, Why Did I March? On Saturday, Jan. 21, people from around the world came together to remind us of our duty to humanity. Our duty to pass on a better world to our children. It wasn’t about just one person, though there were those in attendance who may have felt that way. For...

If I Could Sum Up the March

Ramsey Haley, Student

February 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country. About 10,000 people showed up for the Women’s March on Washington in Kansas City to send a strong but peaceful message to the president that women’s rights are human rights. The love that was swarming around us all was so welcoming...

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