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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


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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...

Sexual harassment must be recognized

Sexual harassment must be recognized

Faye Smith, Newtonian News and Sports Feature Editor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

During the first week in October, Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood producer of many big name films, was exposed for decades worth of sexual harassment of many celebrities involved with his work. As one allegation after another came to the surface, the number of sexual assault victims who found the courage...

Ignoring gun violence not a solution

Ignoring gun violence not a solution

Macy Rice, Newtonian Opinions Editor

December 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This year alone, there have been 406 mass shootings in America and the number is increasing. The deadliest of these being the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1 where 59 people died and 441 were injured, according to the Mass Shooting Tracker (MST). For many of those around us, gun violence hits close to home,...

Federal birth control rollback harmful

Federal birth control rollback harmful

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion

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....

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