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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

Sole focus: Wells customizes, collects shoes

Sole focus: Wells customizes, collects shoes

Faye Smith, Newtonian News Editor, Sports Features Editor

October 27, 2017


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At the start of middle school, junior John Wells found his own unique hobby. It started by collecting shoes and, thanks to Wells’ artistic abilities, grew to something more--customizing shoes for friends and for himself. Using his own money, Wells has purchased over 30 pairs of shoes. Wells credits...

Doherty dedicates early mornings to vet clinic

Doherty dedicates early mornings to vet clinic

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Asst. Features Editor

October 27, 2017


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Waking up in the morning is a struggle for any student, but envision beginning the day at 3:30 a.m. Senior Tayler Doherty does just that for her job at the Great Plains Vet Hospital. After arriving at 4:30 a.m., Doherty spends the majority of her morning tending to the animals by cleaning cages, preparing...

Knepper guest writes for NewtonNow

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

October 27, 2017


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While many high school students have jobs at places like fast food restaurants and grocery stores, senior Brett Knepper has found himself pursuing a job within his desired career path. Knepper has joined the Newton Now staff to begin writing news stories and was first recommended to write for Newton...

Students develop YouTube channels

Taylor Tasaka, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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Since the take off of YouTube in 2006, internet fame has become increasingly prevalent. ‘Content creators’ are now able to develop careers online. Among these creators are senior Cristian Patton and sophomore Drake Henrich. “Working on my channels is one of my favorite things and it’s a fun...

Diana Unruh shares passion for music, life lessons

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Asst. Features Editor

October 18, 2017


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Beginning at the age of seven, senior Diana Unruh expressed a love for music by teaching herself to play piano and later being taught to read music with the help of her older sister. By the age of ten, Unruh started playing the cello and getting involved in several different music related extracurricular...

German students host exchange students for two weeks

Meya Green, Newtonian Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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The language department has been participating in a student exchange for a few years now and this is the second year they have partnered with the current German school. German teacher Nanette Bergen explained how she picked the current partner school while she was spending time in Germany. After talking...

Moore tells all: True stories of addiction, recovery and achievement

Emma Pulaski, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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As senior Michael Moore sat at home after being expelled freshman year, he contemplated the actions that led him there. Before, he acted callous to anyone who tried to offer help. The expulsion helped Moore realize he needed to change. “I started paying attention to my mom more, I tried to do the best ...

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