Triggs announces retirement after 50 years of teaching

Triggs announces retirement after 50 years of teaching

Lauren Mitchell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief, News Editor
May 5, 2017
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Government and sociology teacher Charles Triggs announced his retirement at a faculty meeting today after 50 years spent at Newton. Triggs said he felt like it was the right time to make the decision and is looking forward to the opportunity to spend more time with his wife and children. “The co...

StuCo parking spot fundraiser to continue next school year

Erica Beebe, Co-Entertainment Editor
May 5, 2017
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Painting reserved parking spots has been a growing trend at high schools across the country. This year, Newton joined in on the idea, and will repeat it next year to raise money for the student council. More than 30 students purchased and customized their own parking spots to be reserved for the year....

Chisholm Trail Bike Ride charity event to benefit community

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
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Community members and cyclists will be meeting for the fourth annual Chisholm Trail Bike Ride on May 6 at Athletic Park. The ride consists of three different routes: a three mile up and back for families, children or inexperienced cyclists, a 31 mile option, and a 54 mile option for the more experienced...

Teachers headed in new directions reflect on their time here

Teachers headed in new directions reflect on their time here

Faye Smith, Staff Writer
May 5, 2017
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*Mackenzie Witzel's quote should read: "The student potential. There are so many good students coming through Newton High School, especially the ag education program. I am going to miss working with them, and getting to see them succeed."

Norm’s to change location, return to non-for-profit business

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor
May 5, 2017
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When Robert Palmer opened Norm’s Coffee Bar, he never imagined it would go in the direction it has. Norm’s began as a non-for-profit in 2011, but when the business was not enough to support his family, Palmer decided to drop the non-for-profit aspect and focus on the brick-oven pizza venture. When...

Doritos to be involved in viral promposal

Doritos to be involved in viral promposal

Meya Green, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
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During this time of year, social media is filled with promposal pictures and videos. However, senior Shaedon Wedel and freshman Carlie Wittman’s experience was different than most. Wedel asked Wittman to prom and posted the pictures one evening. The next day, he woke up and found that the post had...

Physics students attend particle seminar

Physics students attend particle seminar

Kaeden Thurber, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
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For the first time, four students and physics teacher Adrianne Wedel traveled to K-State on April 7 to study particle physics alongside professors and graduate students. The students participated in laboratories using real data and identified nuclear particles. The day ended with the students participating...

Board of Education approves world language Seal of Biliteracy

Skylar Botterweck, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
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The seal of biliteracy was approved by the Board of Education in order for students to show that they could speak as well as understand more than one language. The seal was approved in Kansas in May of 2016. Spanish teacher Cheryl Loeffler and German teacher Nanette Bergen went to the board and got...

Course selections modified for upcoming 2017-18 school year

Addie Lindenmeyer, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
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In addition to the new bell schedule, students will see changes in course offerings. Next year, some courses are being merged and new ones are being introduced. Students ultimately decide which courses will be kept and which will not. Enrollment numbers are easy identifiers to the likes and dislikes...

RaileRobotics team hosts spaghetti dinner

RaileRobotics team hosts spaghetti dinner

Rianna Henderson, J1 Writer
April 21, 2017
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RaileRobotics is headed to St. Louis, Mo. to compete at nationals April 26-29. In order to raise funds for this opportunity, the team came together to come up with the idea of hosting a fundraiser dinner on April 7. The team prepared spaghetti for the dinner, charging eight dollars for each plate. “The...

Historic Newton

April 12, 2017
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Learn more about the history of Newton.

Lucky Stiff: a musical production

Lucky Stiff: a musical production

Gracie Hammond
April 4, 2017
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The Newton High School Drama Department will be putting on its production of Lucky Stiff, written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. The show, directed by Michael Parker, is an upbeat musical murder mystery farce, that will leave the audience dying with laughter. The show opens Friday April 7 at 7:...

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