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Junior Elly Green examines herself in the bathroom mirror.

Will beauty standards change after the COVID-19 pandemic?

Mateya McCord, Reporter April 15, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, with its on and off quarantines, over 50% of NHS students say they felt idle because their public appearances were short or nonexistent.  Some students questioned if they should...

With his dog posing in front, senior Elijah Edwards captures a photo of his 1965 Ford Thunderbird.

Students express individuality through choice in cars

Eris Rindt, Reporter April 15, 2021

Muscle cars, vans and trucks are just a few of the various vehicles you may come across while driving around the NHS parking lot. In Kansas, teens are allowed to start driving alone to school at age 16,...

Opinion: Importance of 97% trend

Opinion: Importance of 97% trend

Elly Green, Reporter April 15, 2021

In early March, the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality released a study that showed a striking 97% of women in the United Kingdom from ages 18-24 have been victims of sexual harassment, according to Distractify....

Junior Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo looks off into the distance while receiving his first dose.

Newtonian staff members share about vaccination experience

On the morning of Apr. 7, NHS opened its doors to a handful of eager 16-year-olds and older, excited to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Administration chose to host a vaccination clinic...

NHS auditorium as seen on Apr. 12 from on stage.

Auditorium receives renovations

Lucy Buller, Reporter April 13, 2021

In early April, the NHS auditorium underwent large renovations, the most visible change being that the chairs were completely removed from the room. According to USD 373 district maintenance director Chris...

Teens approved to receive COVID vaccine

Teens approved to receive COVID vaccine

Addie Clayton, Reporter April 13, 2021

In December of 2020, the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 was introduced. The vaccine was originally authorized only for people who work in healthcare and people who are 65 years of age or older according...

Senior Elijah Redington poses for  quick photo while visiting the University of Iowa.

Students discuss 2021 college visit adaptations

Elly Green, Reporter April 12, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, college visits for high school students have taken a direct hit. Some universities have decided to take extra precautions while allowing students on campus for tours, however,...

Stand members pose for a group picture while presenting at Chisholm middle school.

STAND impacts Chisholm

Benjamin Meier, Guest writer April 11, 2021

“How many of you think that the majority of high schoolers are drinking alcohol?” This was the question that opened conversation between members of Mirror’s high school STAND program and 181 eighth...

Struggling to stay awake

Struggling to stay awake

Mateya McCord, Reporter April 11, 2021

When it comes to student’s sleep schedules, the green and fully remote learning modes are at odds. Many student’s grades have been low which is evident in their assignments, and green mode has made...

Opinion: Cost should not be attached to AP tests

Opinion: Cost should not be attached to AP tests

Matt Olson, Reporter April 11, 2021

As of 2020, the approximate cost of each Advanced Placement (AP) test was $94, and is said to increase by $1 or $2 each year, according to prepscholar. This puts low-income students at a disadvantage compared...

Should the legal voting age be lowered?

Should the legal voting age be lowered?

Lucy Buller, Reporter April 7, 2021

In 1971, the U.S. Constitution was changed, lowering the legal voting age from 21 to 18 for federal elections. Since 2013, U.S. cities have pushed to lower the voting age once again.  Takoma Park,...

Custodial staff adjusts to pandemic life

Custodial staff adjusts to pandemic life

Elly Green, Reporter April 1, 2021

As students and staff reflect on their lives over a year ago, before the pandemic, NHS custodians reflect on how their daily lives and jobs have changed completely in just a short twelve months. While...

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