Faithful Railer fans memorable for their dedication to athletics

Faithful Railer fans memorable for their dedication to athletics

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2017


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While many parents attend sporting events that their children participate in during their high school careers, very few parents frequent these games even after their child has left the school. However, no parent has attended more games after their child’s high school career than Kay Self. “Gosh,...

German class shines in international soccer league

Payton Fenwick, Opinions Editor

February 16, 2017


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German teacher, Nan Bergen, has involved her students in an international soccer league. The organization that is running this is called The Goethe Institut. This organization has students guess the results of certain soccer matches based from the Bundesliga (The National German Soccer League) and receive...

Involved teacher shares lifelong passion

Involved teacher shares lifelong passion

Lauren Mitchell, News Editor, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2017


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English teacher Brian Skinner is a familiar face around the high school, as the head scholars’ bowl coach, the fall concessions manager, a member of several school and district committees, and a host of other volunteer activities. However, many may not know about his 14-year passion for a unique hobby:...

Journalism department introduces new website

Journalism department introduces new website

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Broadcasts, Features

Newton's newspaper, broadcast, and yearbook staff are joining together to bring you all of your favorite Railer news all on one convenient website. The new website features breaking news, video segments, opinions, features, sports scores and more!

Student receives singing valentine

Student receives singing valentine

Gracie Hammond, Media Specialist

February 14, 2017


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On Valentine’s Day, some choose flowers or candy for their sweethearts, but this year sophomore Lauren Thompson received a special surprise. Thompson received in musical valentine performed by the Hesston High School choir. Thompson was called to the office by Mrs. Moore but was instead greeted...

Murals class adds more throughout building

Murals class adds more throughout building

February 9, 2017


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Area six is the newest location for mural students' latest work.

Senior shines on stage in, out of school theatre productions

Senior shines on stage in, out of school theatre productions

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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Students who have attended Newton’s theater productions or acted in them have probably seen senior Katie Robu in action. Robu has been a part of theater since she was a little girl. She grew up backstage with her parents as actors, making her first appearance on stage at age five. From then on, Robu...

Ballinger experiences cultural differences on impactful trip

Caroline Barger, Reporter

January 27, 2017


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Through taking German classes, senior Destiny Ballinger prepared herself for the trip of a lifetime to Germany. While there, Ballinger began with a group of her peers, but stayed longer with two host families for a total of seven months. “Most of the students who went on the month-long trip hosted...

Library Advisory Board kicking into high gear with projects

Katherine Lindgren, Editor in Chief

January 27, 2017


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The Student Library Advisory Board (SLAB) was established last year, but during the 2016-17 school year, they have become even more involved in the school. Members from every grade level come together to improve the school library, present contests and ultimately bring awareness and more students to...

Students affected by allergies take extra safety precautions

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


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Allergies are something that affect many people around the world, including some students at the school. Some allergies are seasonal, while others are food related. Students with seasonal allergies are able to take pills and medication to help with their allergies. On the other hand, students with food...

Recommendation letters from teachers set students apart

Katherine Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2016


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With scholarship deadlines quickly approaching, students are searching for letters of recommendation from teachers to represent them well to selection committees. Staff are asked to write these letters by numerous students each year for a variety of scholarships, jobs, internships and awards. “I...

Littlejohn to fill resource officer position left by sheriff Gay

Littlejohn to fill resource officer position left by sheriff Gay

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Editor

December 21, 2016


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Starting in January the high school will have a new face roaming the halls. Officer Gary Littlejohn has been assigned the high school SRO (student resource officer) job to take the place of Officer Chad Gay, who is now the Sheriff. “[I think the high school will be different than the middle school]...

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