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Senior Opinion: Individuals should prioritize their needs

Senior Opinion: Individuals should prioritize their needs

Ellen Miller Garrett, Newtonian Online Manager

May 8, 2020

Priorities: we all have them, and we all create our own systems of values to determine what we should spend the most time doing. However, when you are involved in many activities and have responsibilities, this system can get muddled. You should always prioritize your health and well-being above anything...

Senior Opinion: Class of 2020 uniquely adapts to world changing events

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2020

The class of 2020 seniors- the 9/11 babies raised in a time of mass school shootings and social change that are now victims of a global pandemic. One could say that this year's seniors are not strangers to hardships. The ability to improvise, adapt and overcome is not just instrumental in surviving high...

Online learning not ideal

Online learning not ideal

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Newtonian Reporter

April 23, 2020

The second semester of the school year has been one to remember. There have been changes to our learning system that greatly affect how well students learn. The biggest and most problematic change without a doubt has been online learning. Initially, everyone was excited to see how it would function,...

Senior drag defies social distancing guidelines

Matt Olson, Newtonian Reporter

April 22, 2020

On April 18, members of the community were invited to participate in dragging Main Street as a way to support this year’s senior class. The CDC has advised people to stay six feet away from people not living in their household and to have minimal contact with others in order to prevent more people...

COVID-19 part one: Stay-at-home order hurts mental health

COVID-19 part one: Stay-at-home order hurts mental health

Benton Dreasher, Newtonian Content Editor

April 9, 2020

When Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issuing a stay at home order on Mar. 28, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, citizens have been advised to practice social distancing and self-isolation. Many people are left with unhealthy mind-sets, which leads to sadness and unhealthy sleep schedules. According to the American...

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

Using tape to hold down her string, senior Ebony Tilden makes a friendship bracelet during first clubs on Nov. 8 of last year. Friendship Bracelet Making Club has only met three times this school year.

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...

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