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A Poem: ‘Twas the Night Before Winter Break

Andrew Matheney, advertising manager

December 8, 2010

Twas the night before winter break, when all through the nest Not a student was stirring, not even the best. The grade reports were uploaded to power school with care, In hopes that our parents would soon see them there. * The...

“Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

Kayla LeDoux, staff writer

December 8, 2010

A normal greeting in the halls just before Christmas break would be a cheerful “Merry Christmas,” but with so many holidays being celebrated at NKC, is “Happy Holidays” more appropriate? “Our country was founded on...

Hope after suicide: Teen suicides in the news

Jazmyn Holt, staff writer

November 9, 2010

This September, multiple teenagers across the United States committed suicide because of homophobic bullying. These boys include Tyler Clementi, 18; Billy Lucas, 15; Asher Brown, 13; and Seth Walsh, 13. TYLER CLEMENTI, 18 Clementi...

Acceptance, diversity, and bullying at Northtown

Nicholle New, features editor

November 9, 2010

With recent media attention to high school bullying, everyone expects to see a bully everywhere and everyday. The question becomes, is there bullying here at North Kansas City High School? Northtown is currently home to over...

Religion: Hot topic issue of acceptance

Sorrella Womack, a&e editor

November 9, 2010

Religion has been a hot topic for thousands of years; it’s been the cause of wars, conflict and unity. Dictionary.com states the definition of religious equality as “Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the...

Down with bullying: A call to understand and accept

Lindsey O'Brien, editor-in-chief

November 9, 2010

Recently it seems that the rate of young people, who are gay, committing suicide has sky rocketed. Nine teens have killed themselves in large part, if not totally, because of anti-gay bullying. One boy, Corey Jackson, hanged...

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