Students should find social guidance counselor

Students should find social guidance counselor

Faye Smith, Newtonian News & Sports Feature Editor

September 8, 2017


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Freshman year is all about learning: what a career should look like, how to properly behave, how to grow up and most importantly, how to find a relatable group of friends. There are friends that have been there since the first grade, however, finding a mentor that not only has the same interests, but...

Pro-comprehensive sex education crucial

Pro-comprehensive sex education crucial

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

September 8, 2017


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According to Tufts School of Medicine, only 22 states require schools to teach sex education at all. In these classes, many teachings are biased, with 17 states not requiring lessons about HIV or AIDS. Only 19 states require that teachings are medically accurate, and eight states have laws against teaching...

Academic seminars essential for success

Macy Rice, Newtonian Opinions Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

New scheduling has allowed for seminar to be held every day except for Wednesdays, however only seminars on Tuesdays and Thursdays are for academic time. Seminars on Mondays and Fridays are used to promote Railer pride and complete activities assigned by the counselors. With responsibilities such...

High school valuable experience, but not “best four years”

Morgan Barnes, Features Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As is obvious to everyone who is a senior, we are nearing graduation. The time when we all get to walk across the stage on Fischer Field. The gates of freedom from this penitentiary that we call high school. While these last few weeks will be filled with advice and well wishings, let us not forget...

Baseball provides necessary outlet, inspiration for future

Aydan Rolph, Co-Entertainment Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

epression is hard to understand if you haven’t had it, and it’s even harder to cope with. There is a stigma around depression that makes people believe depression is just like Zoloft commercials, but it isn’t. Depression feels like your inner thoughts are not yours, but the thoughts of someone...

Journalism teaches lessons that apply to career, life overall

Katherine Lindgren, Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I was never a fan of high school. I came through the doors my freshman year with low expectations, and even those were not surpassed. I know that I will not look back particularly fondly on my time here, and I have made peace with that. However, despite the negatives, I have made wonderful friends, learned...

Students should not be afraid to try new things, stand out

Michaela Regier, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Dear freshman Michaela, First of all I just want to send you some shocking news. You know Donald Trump? He’s our president. It is now cool to wear overalls, corduroy, and almost anything else from the 90’s. You currently own a banjo, 56 records, 21 comics, and have a dead cactus sitting on your...

Use time during summer to full advantage

Lauren Mitchell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Ed

For most, the 3:30 bell on May 19 will mark the beginning of the ultimate season for Netflix binge-watching, lazy days by the pool, and carefree road trips with friends. After a seemingly never ending fourth quarter packed full of activities and important finals, ACTs and AP exams, the laid back nature...

Awareness for underrated activities essential

Benton Dreasher, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

When the band comes around playing the fight song, followed by the athletic teams, one thing comes to the mind of few: Only the athletics teams come around when in fact there are actually many forms of competition that are not sports that require recognition as well. Some of these forms of competition...

Children’s voices in divorce are vital

Ellen Garrett, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

According to family law.com half of all American children will witness the breakup of their parent’s marriage. That means about half of the students in the halls are children of divorce. With this many children of divorce, it seems like children would get a say about custody issues, but in many...

Recognition needed for all scholarships

Emma Pulaski, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With graduation approaching and seniors starting to crack down on finding a college to further their education, the urgency for scholarships have been brought up for many. Signing parties fill up seminar time and social media provides a place for students to let people know they have accepted to continue...

Students compare positives, negatives of new bell schedule

Skylar Botterweck, J1 Writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

According to a study done by American Economic Review, students who miss class increase their odds of having a poor grade in class and the new bell schedule is helping avoid this problem. Student athletes miss core classes because of game days sometimes as much as twice a week, by having seminar every...

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