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Karly Green signs the National Anthem

Karly Green signs the National Anthem

Ann Pomeroy, Newtonian Staffer

January 15, 2020

At the winning varsity boys basketball game, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, sophomore Karly Green was given a unique opportunity. Green was asked to sign the national anthem in front of roaring basketball fans. Green practices American Sign Language (ASL) which is the most common form of sign language in America. Green...

Ray trains as new counselor for 2020-21 school year

Ray trains as new counselor for 2020-21 school year

Libby Crawford, Newtonian Reporter

January 13, 2020

With a student body of over 1,000, having only three counselors to help with scheduling, college searches and different academic opportunities was not enough. In past years it was normal to have four counselors in the building. Due to budget cuts, this year’s fourth spot wasn’t refilled until the...

Weather, teaching, administration: what do they have in common?

Libby Crawford, Newtonian Reporter

December 4, 2019

Answer? Assistant principal Blake Smith Fresh out of college, assistant principal Blake Smith graduated with an atmospheric science degree. Smith was a full time meteorologist for a decade prior to coming to the high school, working at many different television stations while pursuing his career in...

Maintenance man turned concert crew member

Maintenance man turned concert crew member

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Life can be unpredictable. While many of the things thrown at one can negatively impact their life, they can also end up being a blessing in disguise. For maintenance man, David Kliewer, a blessing is exactly what he got. Previously working at the Kansas Coliseum, it was on a regular day that a simple...

Students share their twists on traditional Thanksgivings

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2019

Orginiating as a harvest festival in the late 1700s, Thanksgiving symbolizes a day of giving thanks and indulging in food. While some families tend to adhere to the cookie cutter form of celebration, including meals with dishes such as turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, others choose alternative ways ...

Owens teaches himself piano

Owens teaches himself piano

Ann Pomeroy, Newtonian Reporter

November 18, 2019

The piano is known as one of the most difficult instruments to play. Learning to play the piano without guidance and sheet music in front of you can be inferred to be even more difficult. Junior Taylin Owens however has taught himself to play the piano, without a teacher and without reading sheet music. Owens...

Faythe wears safety pin to create community

Faythe wears safety pin to create community

Matt Olson, Newtonian Reporter

November 18, 2019

Without a proper support system, high school can be even more difficult than it is already. In order to create a community and let students know that her classroom is a safe space, English teacher Kynda Faythe wears a safety pin on her shirt every day. “I wear the safety pin essentially to tell people...

Hendrickson participates in pagaents

Libby Crawford, Newtonian Reporter

November 13, 2019

Toddlers in Tiaras, a pageant show that aired from 2009 to 2016 that did in fact depict toddlers wearing tiaras, implanted the pageant bug in many young women. Freshman Gracie Hendrickson happens to be one of them. The show inspired her to begin participating in pageants. Her mother, however, was not...

Counselors assist students in college application

Counselors assist students in college application

Ellen Miller Garrett, Newtonian Online Manager

October 30, 2019

As October comes to a close, it also marks the end of College Application Month. During this month counselors offered themselves to students to assist in their applications. While students are always allowed to go to their counselor for college application help, this was also used to encourage students...

Students describe immigrant culture

Students describe immigrant culture

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Newtonian Reporter

October 28, 2019

Immigration has been a hot topic for the past few years. It is one of the most talked about topics in the news and media. Everyone seems to have an opinion in regards to the topic and will fight to defend it. Not everyone however knows what it is like to be raised by a family of immigrants. Sophomores...

Edwards competes in MMA tournaments

Edwards competes in MMA tournaments

Kati Blaylock, Newtonian Reporter

October 26, 2019

As children, everybody had something they aspired to be when they got older. For 5-year-old Maylee Edwards, her dream was to fight. Now a junior, Edwards has been Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting for 11 years. MMA is a form of fighting in which each opponent can strike anywhere and with any part of t...

Students attend World Language Fair

Students attend World Language Fair

Elly Green, Newtonian Reporter

October 26, 2019

The school offers three world language classes, ranging from Spanish to French to German. All of these classes are available to students in varying levels of difficulty, an example being Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, going to Spanish V, but those classes (in addition to German and French) are the...

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