Students work to fundraise for upcoming trips to Europe

Students work to fundraise for upcoming trips to Europe

Caroline Barger, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


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It is common for students from different countries to come to America and experience the life of an American. However it is not as common for a student from Newton to travel to another country and see what teenagers’ lives are like outside of America. Junior Gracie Hammond and sophomore Jaeden Cochran...

Unruh shares her talents through free music lessons for students

Macy Rice, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


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On Oct. 24, junior Diana Unruh began offering free music lessons to anyone interested, and plans on continuing giving lessons during the A and B blocks of seminar. “[I offer the music lessons] in the choir room, room 4-120,” Unruh said. Unruh has many years of experience playing a number of...

Railiners get chance to shine at North High dance exhibition

Railiners get chance to shine at North High dance exhibition

Caroline Barger, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


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On Nov. 14, the Railiners attended the annual North High School dance show. While at the show they performed as previous dance choreographed by junior co-captains Payton Fenwick and Kate Szambecki. “We will be taking the dance that Payton and Kate choreographed for senior night, ‘Emergency,’”...

Translating for parents aides students in learning useful skills

Morgan Barnes, Features Editor

November 18, 2016


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Studies have shown that one in five U.S. citizens speak a language other than English at home. For senior Lupita Reyes and junior Keila Chavez this statistic hits home for both of them. Both Reyes and Chavez translate for their mothers. “My dad ... knows English, and he learned it just from listening...

Military academies provide unique experience for applicants

Faye Smith, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


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As the winter semester comes to a close, seniors are one step closer to graduation day. For a few seniors, that means one step closer to attending prestigious military academies located around the country. But acceptance into the academies, according to senior Logan Treaster, is a little more than...

Writers Anonymous provides opportunity for creative writing

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Editor

October 21, 2016


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Despite the name of the club, Writers Anonymous is not known to actually be anonymous. The club was started in 1984 by both the journalism and english departments. It is now run by English teacher Scott McCloud. “There wasn’t ever a creative writing class here in the English department and many...

Students in Bright’s class help with upkeep throughout school

Students in Bright’s class help with upkeep throughout school

Payton Fenwick, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2016


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While many students only associate the hard work of cleaning up after themselves with the custodians, some may be surprised to know that this is not always the case. For years, different classes have been cleaning up the cafeteria as a way to teach their students more than sterilization skills. “(We...

Someone students should know

Someone students should know

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


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Bio: “I command support services. So, I am in charge of training all of the officers to make sure that training and compliances are all up-to-date on everything. (I work with) non-sworn staff, parking control, animal control and typically school resource officers. The SWAT team is under my command...

Hein transitions from football coaching staff

Faye Smith, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


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Interact Club, a high school version of the Rotary club, has gained a new sponsor, Tony Hein. Hein had been the defensive coordinator on the high school football team for ten years but left due to an agreement he had made with his family. “I’d actually promised my wife and kids that when the...

Kliewer, Woelk work beyond support services job title

Kliewer, Woelk work beyond support services job title

Kaete Schmidt, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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Students may wonder how a light may be broken one day and then magically fixed the next. Well, the solution to this is two men, Dave Kliewer and Bryce Woelk. They are the Support Services of the high school. Kliewer and Woelk do many things to help students and staff out. Everything from pencil sharpeners...

Someone students should know

Someone students should know

Erica Beebe, Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2016


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Bio: “I’ve been working [at United Way] for four years. It seems like [I’ve interacted with a lot more high school students] more frequently. The high school students have been volunteering more at the events that we’ve had, and most recently I’ve been directing SLAB (students library advisory...

GSA aims to grow under new sponsor

GSA aims to grow under new sponsor

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2016


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Gay Straight Alliance club (GSA) has been inactive over the past several years. However, this year GSA has several events planned throughout the course of the year under new club sponsor Susanna Tippett. On Sept. 17, members of the club went to a GSA event at Wichita State University that allowed...

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