Scholars’ bowl expands roster, boosts success

Scholars’ bowl expands roster, boosts success

Caroline Barger, Newtonian Arts & Culture Editor

December 19, 2017


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Scholars’ Bowl has seen a notable increase in the number of team members and with that, has risen to success. This group, largely comprised of seniors, is making a name for themselves, beginning with a first place finish at the Salina Central varsity meet on Sept. 2. According to head coach Brian...

Booster club supports local athletics, buys equipment

Emma Pulaski, Newtonian Reporter

December 19, 2017


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The Athletic Booster Club has contributed to the high school and middle school sports programs by raising money and purchasing needed athletic equipment. An average of $20,000 to $30,000 is donated annually, depending on what is requested from teams. The Booster Club fundraises by selling apparel...

Crump achieves top twenty ranking

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

December 19, 2017


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Junior Nick Crump’s unique hobby allows him to be part of a diverse, tight-knit online community, as he dedicates countless hours to improving his speedrunning skills. Speedrunning is when a gamer records themselves going through a video game as fast as possible using anything they can, including...

Woolery to retire; leaves behind legacy

Woolery to retire; leaves behind legacy

Taylor Tasaka, Newtonian Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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Before teaching Jazz and Concert Band for 34 years, Keith Woolery found his own niche on the road. Touring for years at a time, Woolery believes he has enough stories about life on the road to write a novel. After college, Woolery and his wife Donna began a new adventurous chapter--‘The Keith Woolery...

An eight year journey ends in adoption

An eight year journey ends in adoption

Gracie Hammond, Newtonian Content Editor

December 19, 2017


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According to the latest fact sheets by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, there are an estimated 427,910 children in the foster care system. For the past several years of her life, freshman Alahna Wheat had been part of that statistic, until she became a part of another in May 2017: the 22 percent...

Marching band, JAG, other groups bring joy to other during Parade of Lights

Meya Green, Newtonian Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


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Holiday traditions are not only essential with your family, but they are also very important within the community. On December 7th, the Parade of Lights took place. This is a tradition that people have taken a part for many years and continue to participate every year. Groups of all sorts participated...

Mr. Railerman Pageant provide healthy competition, Ragon reigns supreme

Mr. Railerman Pageant provide healthy competition, Ragon reigns supreme

Emma Pulaski, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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On Nov. 17 the Mr. Railerman Pageant was brought back to NHS. In the weeks leading up to this event, male students were nominated by their peers and three from each grade were chosen by the student council to compete in this pageant. The boys were honored to be chosen, but many did not realize the stress...

Malin: faithful Railer sports announcer

Meya Green, Newtonian Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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Ralph Malin has been coined the “Voice of the Railers” after announcing at Newton sporting events for over 30 years. He has also been actively involved in athletics through coaching positions. “Well, it’s a nice sounding title. It is nothing I have been elected to or anything like that, it’s...

Band students commit to performances

Band students commit to performances

Caroline Barger, Newtonian Arts & Culture Editor

November 17, 2017


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Just like any other school extra curricular activity, the marching band and drumline spend time everyday preparing for their performances. A typical marching band practice consists of running through formations and going through the music that will be performed at that week’s game. Senior Douglas Ragon...

Racial Justice club to fight inequalities

Macy Rice, Newtonian Opinions Editor

November 17, 2017


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The Students for Racial Justice club was recently organized by social studies teacher Nancy Edwards, German teacher Nanette Bergen and JAG teacher Tavis Leake in response to issues regarding racial injustice brought to the attention of teachers and administrators. Members of the club met for the first...

Virden founds ‘Positivity for Peeps’ to spread kindness

Virden founds ‘Positivity for Peeps’ to spread kindness

Erica Beebe, Newtonian Features Editor

November 17, 2017


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After moving to Kansas from Daytona Beach, Fla., sophomore Amaya Virden is looking to spread positivity throughout her new school. Virden founded a student-led club to encourage random acts of kindness around school. “I started [the club] just a few weeks after I started coming to this school. People...

Athletic department partners with Adidas

Athletic department partners with Adidas

Macy Rice, Newtonian Opinions Editor

October 27, 2017


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The partnership with Adidas that had been contemplated for nearly a year by the USD 373 Board of Education, as well as staff and coaches, was approved on Sept. 11. This partnership allows coaches to purchase apparel for athletes with a 40 percent discount. “[The partnership] is primarily meant for...

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