Federal birth control rollback harmful

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

November 17, 2017


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The Trump administration recently took the first steps in expanding the rights of employers to be able to deny certain rights based on religious freedoms of the employer, according to the New York Times. This is being done through two actions in the Department of Human Health and Services (DHHS) and...

Boy Scouts becomes gender-inclusive

Colin Potluri, Guest Columnist

November 17, 2017


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When I was in seventh grade, I joined Boy Scouts with the intent to have fun and learn how to be a leader. In the past five years, I have achieved that. As a scout, I want everyone to have the same opportunities of growth and development, but I do not believe the only just-for-boys organization should...

Puerto Rico not receiving enough aid

Puerto Rico not receiving enough aid

Payton Fenwick, Newtonian Asst. Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2017


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On Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey touched base on the Texas Gulf Coast and devastated many American homes and lives. Nearly a month later, on Sept. 20, Hurricane Maria made direct landfall on the Puerto Rican coast. Puerto Rico does not have the same level of sophistication in their anti-flooding techniques...

Mental health awareness, education needed

Gracie Hammond, Content Editor

October 27, 2017


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Dealing with mental illness is one of the most challenging things a person can encounter in their lifetime. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five young adults between ages 13 and 18 struggle with mental illness. Many face difficulty finding help and/or treatment. It...

Meat industry causes negative impacts

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

September 29, 2017


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For some, vegetarianism is seen as saving the lives of animals. For others, vegetarianism is seen as expensive, unhealthy and hurtful to the meat industry. Either way, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) the meat industry causes over 51 percent of greenhouse gas emissions....

Private social media normalizes bullying

Meya Green, Newtonian Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Cyberbullying has been an issue since social media became prevalent in today’s society. However, private social media accounts result in increased cyberbullying and harassment that not everyone may be aware of. In a school-wide survey, 58.4 percent of students reported that they or their friends...

‘Helicopter parents’ harmful to growth

‘Helicopter parents’ harmful to growth

Erica Beebe, Features Editor

September 29, 2017


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There is endless debate surrounding the ‘right’ way to raise a child. Parents play a significant role in a child’s life, so it would be no surprise that they could affect their brain development in negative ways, and often do. Recent studies show that many parents are crossing the line between...

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


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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


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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


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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...

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