Federal government not concerned for youth health, safety

Emma Pulalski, Newtonian Sports Manager

November 19, 2018


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Despite the purchasing age restriction of 18 and above, Juuls have been a trend circulating throughout high school students. The sleek-designed e-cigarette has taken over and raised much debate. According to truthinitiative.org, nearly one in five students report that they have seen a Juul used on school property. T...

Vaccines: Beneficial or Harmful?

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Graphics Manager

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

One question that an expecting mother is frequently asked is “Will you vaccinate your baby?” As a first-time mother, this sparks quite a bit of curiosity, leading into weeks of research to come up with a solid answer. Each website varies; there are ones that make vaccines seem like the devil himself, an...

Grit

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


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As children, we are persuaded into believing that talent overrides hard work and determination. Our society has always recognized individuals that exceed standards, whether it be in sports, school or the workplace. It is those that are naturally gifted and or genetically apt that receive the most prais...

Class Jewelry: Sentiment or Waste?

Class Jewelry: Sentiment or Waste?

Benton Dreasher, Newtonian Reporter

October 11, 2018


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Each year sophomores are offered the opportunity to memorialize their high school experience through the purchase of a class ring. While some may enjoy reminiscing about their high school memories and relationships through a simple piece of jewelry, it seems as though this is just a waste of money. ...

Millennials take action against social injustice

Gracie Hammond, Newtonian Content Editor

February 23, 2018


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These days it almost seems as though it is a crime to care. If you stand up to someone or call them out for being out of line, you are instantly labeled as triggered and overly sensitive. Last Halloween I even saw a “Triggered Millennial” costume which consisted of wrapping bubble wrap around the...

Developing personal opinions essential

Caroline Barger, Newtonian Features Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Today in society there is a lot of controversy between people regarding what they believe. Whether it be about religious or political views, everyone has their own thoughts on what they think is best. But what influences people to adopt the beliefs that they possess? Children grow up observing the views...

Transitioning to zero waste lifestyle beneficial

Transitioning to zero waste lifestyle beneficial

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Think about how much trash you make in a day. All the plastic bags, tissues, plastic water bottles and the packaging on your food. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency the average American makes 4.5 pounds of trash per day. That adds up to 254 million tons of trash in a year. Not only...

Advanced Placement offerings should expand

Erik Brown, Newtonian Guest Columnist

February 2, 2018


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It is an unfortunate reality that Newton High School does not always have a positive reputation circulating around the mentioning of its name. A glimmer of light, however, shined down when NHS became the only school in Kansas to be placed on the Advanced Placement (AP) National Honor Roll for consecutive...

“I, Tonya” presents pro-violence message

Payton Fenwick, Newtonian Asst. Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


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Violence has been an issue around the world for years. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The National Institute of Justice, nearly 25% of women experience at least one physical assault during adulthood. While there have been movements against violence, there will be no change...

Administration limits student section

Administration limits student section

Skylar Botterwick, Newtonian Guest Columnist

February 2, 2018


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As basketball season has progressed, it has become more apparent that the student section has lost its intensity when it comes to hyping up the teams. Of course the point of a student section during games is to create not only a distraction for the opposing team but to hype everyone up by being loud,...

H&M advertisement aftermath harmful

Macy Rice, Newtonian Opinions Editor

February 2, 2018


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Recently, the Swedish company H&M created controversy which flooded the news feeds of every major news outlet and social media site when it advertised a sweatshirt with the phrase “Coolest monkey in the jungle” printed across it on a five-year-old African American model. The brand’s distasteful...

Paul’s disrespectful behavior should be acknowledged, deserves greater consequences

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Features Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On July 1, 2016, at the age of 13, I embarked on a 14 hour flight across the Pacific Ocean, and landed in the Tokyo Narita Airport. I spent my time in Japan working hard to understand and appreciate their loving, forgiving, respectful culture. As a 13-year-old, I made mistakes. I forgot to say thank...

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