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Williams participates in 104 mile bike ride

Williams participates in 104 mile bike ride

Libby Crawford, Newtonian Reporter

September 6, 2019

Debate, forensics and speech teacher David Williams took on a goal he has been training for since July 2019. A 60 mile bike ride that turned into a 104 mile bike ride. Williams showed an interest in biking years before and is now getting back into riding them. Lots of morning bike rides, being chased...

Tolbert Attends Columbia University Camp

Tolbert Attends Columbia University Camp

Natalie Kuhn, Reporter

May 21, 2019

While the most students might spend their summers doing anything from attending a camp to earning money through a job, sophomore Emily Tolbert will attend a one-week summer immersion session in New York City from Aug. 5-9 at Columbia University (CU). Tolbert was contacted via email by the progra...

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Kaine Taylor, Guest J1 Videographer

May 14, 2019

Asatru

Asatru

Kaeden Thurber, Newtonian Reporter

May 13, 2019

While the traditional NHS student might attend church on Sundays, senior Dominic Ellis practices his unique religion of Asatru, also called Heathenism or Contemporary German Paganism. Originally, Ellis’s family expected him to follow their religion and be a permanent Baptist. However, never feeling...

Philippines to the U.S.

Philippines to the U.S.

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Content Editor

May 13, 2019

Stepping out into a flurry of snowflakes, senior Mary Diane Soguilon sees her new home for the first time. For months, Soguilon and her family had been planning on making the 8,098 mile move from the Philippines to Newton and finally on April 13, 2018, they arrived. “My parents want me and my sister...

Order Up!

Order Up!

Benton Dreasher, Newtonian Reporter

May 13, 2019

Families live together, laugh together and occasionally even fight, although it is not often you find a family that works together. Senior Lylia Fernandez, as well as her younger brother sophomore Santiago Fernandez, work at their father’s local restaurant, Kiko’s. Opening a restaurant was a long...

Taking on Tennessee

Taking on Tennessee

Addison Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Managing Editor

May 13, 2019

Beginning in the fourth grade after getting a guitar, senior Seth Bontrager’s passion for music unfolded, fueled further by his participation in the school band as a percussion player. With a passion so intense, Bontrager applied and was accepted into Belmont University, located in Nashville, Tenn.,...

2019 Prom

2019 Prom

Braiden Botterweck, Matt Olson, Mallory Seirer, and Shelby Spreier

April 15, 2019

On April 13, Newton Senior High School hosted their annual  prom. Many attended the dance in their most formal wear. This year the theme was Viva Las Vegas, and had many Vegas themed decorations including a small replica of the Eiffel Tower and tables with poker chips, playing cards and dice. "I...

Dorrell Faces Abdominal Infection, leads to surgery

Dorrell Faces Abdominal Infection, leads to surgery

Kaete Schmidt, Graphic Manager

March 27, 2019

On Jan. 28 senior Amanda Dorrell was admitted into the hospital and one day later was under the scalpel in the operation room. What had seemed to be harmless abdominal pain, turned into a life-threatening infection in just a matter of days. “For like two and a half weeks, I just had abdomen pain, but I...

Mr. Railerman Pageant

Mr. Railerman Pageant

Marco Aramburu, Natalie Kuhn, and Lorelei Jacobs

March 26, 2019

Saturday, March. 22, marked the second annual Mr. Railerman pageant. Two to three contestants from each grade competed head to head to see who would be crowned Mr. Railerman of 2019. Categories of the event included  talent, runway, and a lip sync battle against other grades. Eleven students com...

Blaufuss attends Youth Senate Program

Blaufuss attends Youth Senate Program

Faye Smith, Editor-in-chief

March 7, 2019

As a child, junior Eli Blaufuss was always interested in history. Each Christmas he received multiple books, even an entire retelling of the history of war. Little did he know that his passion for history and American Civics would lead him to become a delegate for one of the most prestigious programs...

Nature through a lens

Nature through a lens

March 7, 2019

*Click* sounds the shutter of a camera that is capturing an American Kestrel, a falcon which is most commonly found in North America, with anticipation, the photographer looks down at the screen of his camera, and lets out a sigh of relief. This was the exact scenario sophomore Logan Headings experi...

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