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Northtown: The New Normal

Joe Mormino, Writer

April 3, 2020

With the long construction process finished, Northtown is now operating as a closed campus for the first time in decades. However, with a closed campus comes new rules: open lunch is now nonexistent, opening any doors besides the main entrance brings an automatic suspension, there are now 5 lunch shifts, and passing time between classes has been cut by a minute. This may be a great thing from a safety and operations perspective, but how do students and teachers feel about the new changes?

Violence in School

Skyler Dodd, Writer

January 7, 2020

Fights at North Kansas City High School are nothing new and nothing special. Teenagers get aggressive. According to USA Today, school violence has increased by 113% since last year. If efforts aren’t made to stun this, that...

Volleyball playing in the gym

Skyler Dodd - Photographer

Northtown Successes

January 7, 2020

Juul Pod Dangers

Joe Mormino, Writer

January 7, 2020

In the United States, the retailing and selling of cigarettes are heavily regulated by several state and city governments, and minors under the age of 18-21 are prohibited from possessing, buying, or using them at all. However,...

Disney+ Drama

Demaray Amaro, Writer

January 7, 2020

Recently a new streaming site for movies, tv shows, and documentaries has been released. Disney plus holds Disney proper, Marvel, Lucasfilm (so, Star Wars), Pixar and National Geographic. “Disney+ is okay, it’s free and...

New Curriculum and Class Changes

Anthony Lockwood, Writer

January 7, 2020

As Northtown has grown and continued to accept more classes and update its curriculum for 2019 standards like the rest of the district, many people don’t realize the process and the work it takes to change a class curriculum...

Amnesty Weekends

Demaray Amaro, Writer

January 7, 2020

Each semester students have two amnesty weekends. They are the homework-free weekends administration decided students of north Kansas City high school desperately needed. “It started this year for NKCHS but was an idea that...

Global warming and its effects

Anthony Lockwood, Reporter/Writer

November 6, 2019

As the school year has started, many students have noticed the weather. As the sun shines its bright rays down on the brand-new campus, students are sharing their takes on global warming.  Aiden Dougherty, a junior and a Young Democrat m...

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