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College tuition should be free

Matt Olson, Newtonian Reporter

April 3, 2020

The choice of whether or not to go to college is a stressful decision as it is. Deciding where to go, what to major in and what scholarships to apply to are all contributing factors in the process. In addition to these, one of the most stressful and anxiety inducing dilemmas that many Americans are faced...

Lack of club days hurts student involvement

Lack of club days hurts student involvement

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Editor-in-Cheif

March 9, 2020

“Get involved” they say. “Try out different things” they say. When entering high school, parents and staff encourage you to involve yourself in extracurricular activities such as clubs. In prior years, administration has taken it upon themselves to designate eight Friday’s a year to club activities....

School environment not creating students who want to learn

Benton Dreasher, Newtonian Content Editor

March 4, 2020

In school, students take a variety of classes from History to Algebra to maybe even environmental science. For most Americans, education starts in grade school and continues to the high school level. Those who attend college might be required to get a general education in similar subjects again. While...

Grammys losing value and credibility

Grammys losing value and credibility

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Newtonian Reporter

February 3, 2020

The Grammys have always had this certain attraction to artists. It is considered an honor to win this award. According to the Recording Academy’s (Grammys) website, winning the award is an honor as it is not based on popularity or artist sales. It is awarded to artists and technological professionals...

Homework does not benefit students

Homework does not benefit students

Kati Blaylock, Newtonian Reporter

January 28, 2020

Adolescents attend school on a daily basis, repeating the same class schedule. However, at the end of the day, they are constantly bombarded with hours homework that will benefit them in no way, which is why we need to limit the amount of homework given to students. Homework has been proven to lead to...

Iranian conflict day five: prioritization editorial

Iranian conflict day five: prioritization editorial

Libby Crawford, Newtonian Reporter

January 17, 2020

From the beginning, presidents have historically wanted to have the biggest military. Now there have been talks about another war breaking out, President Donald Trump has given the military two trillion dollars. While the military should have the best equipment to defend our country I do not think that...

Tardy policy counterintuitive

Tardy policy counterintuitive

Benton Dreasher, Newtonian Content Editor

December 10, 2019

The current tardy policy is not effective in preventing students from being late. The rationale behind the current tardy policy is that every minute matters when it comes to education, so to incentivize students to not miss any class, they accumulate ‘points’; indicators of what school administration d...

Are you sad or SAD?

Are you sad or SAD?

Matt Olson, Newtonian Reporter

December 3, 2019

As the days grow shorter, getting out of bed becomes a chore. It begins to feel more difficult to maintain the standards presented at work or school. Lack of motivation is suddenly an overwhelming factor that interferes with daily routines and hobbies. If this scenario sounds familiar, you may be suffering...

Entertainment should be considered separate from real world issues

Entertainment should be considered separate from real world issues

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Newtonian Reporter

October 18, 2019

The new Joker movie was met with great reviews and anticipation ahead of its release. However, in the midst of all of the praise, the movie was met with media controversy. Some of the general public and the media thought the movie could inspire violence and motivate people to harm others. This whole perc...

Women should not be taught to live in fear

Women should not be taught to live in fear

Ann Pomeroy, Newtonian Reporter

September 27, 2019

From an early age we as women are taught to be afraid. Afraid of strangers, of suspicious vans, of dark alleyways and much more. We are taught to stick together and to be aware of our surroundings. When walking in an abandoned parking lot, alone, at night, with your keys arranged in your fist ready to ...

Law enforcement officers should be required to wear body cameras

Law enforcement officers should be required to wear body cameras

Kati Blaylock, Newtonian Staffer

September 20, 2019

In recent media, there have been a lot of public protests against the cases of unarmed civilians dying in the hands of the police. In light of these incidents, a recent debate has broken out on the subject of whether police officers should be required to wear body cameras. A body camera is a small camera,...

International lack of knowledge about vulvas hurts women

International lack of knowledge about vulvas hurts women

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Content Editor

May 20, 2019

Lady bits, hoo ha, vaj-j, vag. The bringer of life, controller of cycles, the DESTROYER OF WORLDS: the vagina. But how could the vagina be the destroyer of worlds? Let us take a trip down memory lane, you may remember a movie coming out in 2008 called Teeth. This story flirts with the age-old folk tale vagina dentata ...

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