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Junior Elly Green examines herself in the bathroom mirror.

Will beauty standards change after the COVID-19 pandemic?

Mateya McCord, Reporter April 15, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, with its on and off quarantines, over 50% of NHS students say they felt idle because their public appearances were short or nonexistent.  Some students questioned if they should...

With his dog posing in front, senior Elijah Edwards captures a photo of his 1965 Ford Thunderbird.

Students express individuality through choice in cars

Eris Rindt, Reporter April 15, 2021

Muscle cars, vans and trucks are just a few of the various vehicles you may come across while driving around the NHS parking lot. In Kansas, teens are allowed to start driving alone to school at age 16,...

Junior Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo looks off into the distance while receiving his first dose.

Newtonian staff members share about vaccination experience

On the morning of Apr. 7, NHS opened its doors to a handful of eager 16-year-olds and older, excited to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Administration chose to host a vaccination clinic...

Senior Elijah Redington poses for  quick photo while visiting the University of Iowa.

Students discuss 2021 college visit adaptations

Elly Green, Reporter April 12, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, college visits for high school students have taken a direct hit. Some universities have decided to take extra precautions while allowing students on campus for tours, however,...

Struggling to stay awake

Struggling to stay awake

Mateya McCord, Reporter April 11, 2021

When it comes to student’s sleep schedules, the green and fully remote learning modes are at odds. Many student’s grades have been low which is evident in their assignments, and green mode has made...

Should the legal voting age be lowered?

Should the legal voting age be lowered?

Lucy Buller, Reporter April 7, 2021

In 1971, the U.S. Constitution was changed, lowering the legal voting age from 21 to 18 for federal elections. Since 2013, U.S. cities have pushed to lower the voting age once again.  Takoma Park,...

Should Kansas lift the mask mandate?

Should Kansas lift the mask mandate?

Eris Rindt, Reporter March 23, 2021

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more common, people are starting to question the idea of wearing a mask. On Mar. 15, Sedgwick County lifted their crowd restrictions but continues to encourage mask wearing...

Students direct one acts

Students direct one acts

Eris Rindt, Reporter March 12, 2021

This spring, students are showing their creativity through play writing. Student one act plays are a yearly account for the drama department. The drama department is not new to student-directed plays this...

Freshman Abby Koontz and Brooklynn Black pose with the results of the Matchomatics fundraiser on Mar. 9.

Matchomatics fundraiser returns despite COVID-19

Addie Clayton, Reporter March 11, 2021

Even though Valentine's day has passed, the NHS Student Council (StuCo) is still holding their annual fundraiser. Each year in February, StuCo hosts a fundraiser called Matchomatics. In a normal year,...

2021 Spring Trends

2021 Spring Trends

Mateya McCord, Reporter March 11, 2021

With the upcoming season of spring 2021 fast approaching, there are many new trends on the horizon. Students often debate over these trends, and what others wear. Some students just do not care at all,...

Students gather during a pep assembly on Sept. 27 2019, before COVID-19 was ever a thought.

How will life change after COVID-19?

Elly Green, Reporter March 8, 2021

Since March of 2020, many countries, cities and towns have been plagued with the changes COVID-19 has caused. America, specifically, continues to struggle the most, with the highest global case numbers...

Students reminisce about snow day traditions

Students reminisce about snow day traditions

Eris Rindt, Reporter February 26, 2021

On Feb. 10, a cold front passed through Kansas and other midwestern states. The winter weather affected the roads along with causing various power outages. The weather affected USD 373, causing the school...

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