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Clubs altered due to COVID-19

Clubs altered due to COVID-19

Eris Rindt, Reporter

October 17, 2020

The school year of 2020 has been one of many changes and clubs are no exception. On Sept. 25, many clubs had their first meeting of the 2020-21 school year. Students were given the option to sign up for any club they found interesting through a Google Form. Google Meet links were sent out to students tha...

Students express creativity through iOS14 update

Senior Alyssa Lujano updated her homescreen by color coordinating her apps and pages. Featured above is Lujano's purple page that features apps such as Instagram and Life360.

Ann Pomeroy, Newtonian Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2020

On Sept. 16, Apple released the 14th and current release of the iOS operating system, iOS 14. The update was announced at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in late June, and is the successor to iOS 13. Some of the significant features and changes included in the update include a new hom...

Students share favorite Halloween movies

Students share favorite Halloween movies

Ava Olson, Reporter

October 13, 2020

Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. From haunted houses to costume parties, there are many ways to enjoy the day. Many children look forward to the last day of October, anticipating going trick or treating and having a fun night of costumes and candy. However, for most pe...

Students voice their favorite places to eat during school lunch

Students voice their favorite places to eat during school lunch

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Reporter

October 9, 2020

Lunch is a very important part of your daily routine, as you need food to function and survive. Before the school restart, many students questioned if they would be allowed to go out to eat with the new lunch format. Since the restart, many students have taken full advantage of the opportunity to go out ...

Adams starts photography business

Senior Lindsey Antonowich poses for junior Olivia Adams during a summer photo shoot.

Libby Crawford, Reporter

October 9, 2020

Finding a hidden talent and creating a business out of it may not be something that is possible for everyone. Junior Olivia Adams found her passion for photography by taking a simple journalism class and being a part of the yearbook staff.  Starting by doing a photo shoot with junior Jennifer Rubio, Adam...

Homecoming fashion dominates the decades

Homecoming fashion dominates the decades

Libby Crawford, Reporter

October 7, 2020

Due to COVID-19 being such a “buzzkill”, STUCO created a spirit week to raise the excitement for this “groovy” homecoming. Students dressed up to the theme, which was decades, starting in the 60's on Monday, 70’s Tuesday, 80’s Wednesday, 90’s Thursday and retro Railer Friday.  Jun...

Student council elects new members

Senior Enyisha Peterson faces the camera while giving her candidate speech on Sept. 15.  Candidate speeches were prerecorded in order to abide by social distancing guidelines.

Eris Rindt, Reporter

October 5, 2020

Student council is facing some changes this year with new presidents, more students joining STUCO and Covid-19. Student council elections occured last week and the elected members were announced september 25th, two days after voting closed.  Senior class president, Alondra Valle, felt that the election pr...

Best albums of the COVID era

Best albums of the COVID era

Kati Blaylock, Reporter

October 5, 2020

For many people, music is an outlet for relaxation or for help through tough situations. As we advance as a society, so does the music we listen to. Here are some of the favorite albums, chosen by the student body, that came out in late 2019-2020. The Weeknd: After hours “The Weeknd’s newest ...

Hodge starts tie-dye business

Hodge starts tie-dye business

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Reporter

October 5, 2020

Summer vacation, what many students often look forward to all throughout the school year. Longer days, shorter nights, and more importantly no school. With not having to commit to school during the weekdays students find time to focus on other hobbies such as hanging out with friends, working out, and ...

Principal Smith taste tests local coffee shops

Principal Smith taste tests local coffee shops

Ann Pomeroy, Newtonian Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2020

Coffee shops can be places of entertainment, community and friendship. Newton is lucky to be home to three coffee shops, Norms, Mojos and 12 Brew. Each shop creatively contributes to the small town feel of Newton. We asked NHS principal Caleb Smith to blindly taste test different beverages from each c...

Students express their individuality through shoes

Students express their individuality through shoes

Elly Green, Reporter

October 1, 2020

Students often debate how to present themselves for school each day. Their shoes play a large role in how they express themselves whether they go for something casual like a tennis shoe or a bold lace up boot.  Some shoe trends change by the year or even by the month while other styles are conside...

Homecoming candidates 2020

Homecoming candidates 2020

Kati Blaylock, Elly Green, and Libby Crawford

September 30, 2020

The 2020 homecoming candidates participate in various activities to introduce themselves to the student body. Based off of a satire Tik Tok trend, the candidates state who they would like to win king/queen and who they do not want to see win. Candidates walk through the school answering questions abou...

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