Talent show

May 1, 2017


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Students perform during seminar on Monday, April 24 in the auditorium.

Angolo gives first major lead performance in spring musical “Lucky Stiff”

Angolo gives first major lead performance in spring musical “Lucky Stiff”

Kobi Mathies, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Freshman Rai Angolo recently performed in the spring play “Lucky Stiff,” a musical comedy murder mystery. Angolo spent over two months preparing for the show, where he appeared for his first time as a leading role. In Lucky Stiff, Angolo plays Harry Witherspoon, a gawky English shoe salesman....

Banding together: friends connect through music, new album

Banding together: friends connect through music, new album

Taylor Tasaka, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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Danger No Diving (DND) is no longer just a warning found in the shallow areas of public pools. Thanks to the musical minds of junior Garrett Mick, sophomore Seth Bontrager and junior Richard Regier, Danger No Diving is now a local student band. Mick and Bontrager began composing covers in Bontrager’s...

Sebes dances her way to nationals

Marissa Gauthier, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


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As a child, sophomore Kate Sebes hid behind her mother’s legs because she was shy. Her mother decided to put her into dance as a way to boost her confidence, and that’s when it all started. Sebes has been dancing for 14 years, doing various types of dance such as ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary/modern,...

Chemistry club mentors younger students

Chemistry club mentors younger students

April 21, 2017


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Science is just another part of the daily life of Chemistry Club students. Senior Brandon Murrell is president of the club and devotes his time to teaching and mentoring the youth in and around Newton. “I enjoy it quite a bit. It is fun to just do some of the experiments without all of the write...

Regier family of six harmonize through music, everyday life

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017


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For freshman Eli Regier and senior Addie Regier, a family of six is the perfect size for a band. With their father Ken on bass guitar, mom Amy on vocals, oldest sister Erin on viola and second oldest Austin on banjo, that leaves guitar for Addie and mandolin for Eli for the optimal bluegrass sound. “We...

Bergman siblings share workplace, other common interests

Bergman siblings share workplace, other common interests

Caroline Barger, Reporter

March 17, 2017


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When they were younger English teacher Cathlina Bergman and band director Greg Bergman always played school together, but that has now become reality for both of them. Greg started teaching at Newton high in 2001 when shortly after he encouraged his little sister to accept a teaching position in Newton...

Upper-level French students prepare for collegiate learning

Katherine Lindgren, Editor in Chief

March 17, 2017


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Despite there being no Honors or Advanced Placement French classes, students in French 4/5 are learning at an accelerated pace to prepare for college-level language courses. “Wherever they choose to go to college, they should be able to test out of at least two to three lower levels, and depending...

Wenger leads Robotics as captain

Wenger leads Robotics as captain

Faye Smith, Reporter

March 17, 2017


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Time and dedication is what makes a captain. Senior Abby Wenger’s commitment to the robotics team as a captain, forced her to pick between two activities she enjoyed. “It was kind of hard to juggle both robotics and cheer because the both of them take up so much time. But then I kind of had to...

FFA

FFA

March 16, 2017


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Senior Abby Harder shares more about Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Newton Animal Shelter

Newton Animal Shelter

February 24, 2017


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The Newton Animal Shelter is a great way to get involved within the community. See how you can get involved and what it is like.

Close friends work together on thriving Twitter business

Close friends work together on thriving Twitter business

Erica Beebe, Co-Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2017


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Two sophomores in Business Professionals of America (BPA) have recently started their own home business selling used clothing. This is not the first business Quinn Rhodes and Rebekah Nelson have started, but it is their most successful one yet. “It all started when we had too many clothes in our c...

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