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AP vs Dual Credit classes

AP vs Dual Credit classes

Ann Pomeroy, Newtonian Reporter

February 20, 2020

After a student’s first few years of high school, they are faced with a difficult decision: whether to take dual-credit classes, honors/Advanced Placement classes or general classes. All courses offer a variety of benefits and weaknesses, however, the decision is best advised to be based on future c...

Teachers give marriage tips

Teachers give marriage tips

February 20, 2020

Married teachers share about their spouses and give advice on love and how to keep a healthy relationship.   ...

2020 Primary Watch

2020 Primary Watch

Ellen Miller Garrett, Newtonian Online Manager

February 15, 2020

After two primaries, the Iowa caucus, and the New Hampshire primary, the four frontrunners of the Democratic party are Bernie Sanders, Pete Butegieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Currently, Donald Trump holds 61 of the 62 delegates of the Republican party. During the Iowa caucus, an issue with...

Couples Valentine’s Day Trivia

Couples Valentine’s Day Trivia

February 13, 2020

Junior couple Ian Akers and Evie Bartley play a game of couples trivia against senior couple Raul Saucedo and Laryssa Kemp. Watch to find out how well they know each other and to see which couple gets the highest score.    ...

Recap of the 2020 Oscars

Recap of the 2020 Oscars

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo and Matt Olson

February 12, 2020

After nearly a month of anticipation after the nominations for this year’s Academy Award winners were announced, The 2020 Oscars ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 9, honoring and acknowledging all of the hard work that has been put into the film industry over the past year. The awards consist of ...

Flash mob revealed at winter pep assembly

Flash mob revealed at winter pep assembly

Kati Blaylock, Railroader Coverage Manager/Newtonian Staffer

February 11, 2020

As students entered Ravenscroft gym on Feb. 7 for the Winter sports week pep assembly, no one suspected anything out of the ordinary. However, during the Railiner performance, students were greeted with a special surprise.  In addition to principal Lisa Moore dancing alongside the Railiners, the ...

Debate tournament name reveals troubled past

Debate tournament name reveals troubled past

Benton Dreasher, Newtonian Content Editor

February 11, 2020

It is almost commonplace for beneficiaries of activities, whether that be sports, music, debate, etc. to be honored and remembered by having things named after them. This is the case for two notable names in Newton’s history: Frank Lindley, and Alma Moore. In late 2018, controversy sparked over the...

Flu Prevention

Flu Prevention

Kati Blaylock, Railroader Coverage Manager/Newtonian Staffer

February 10, 2020

As flu season reaches its full potential, many people find themselves catching a cold. Here are a few ways to prevent sickness. Created with Piktochart ...

Newton, Harvey County alter recycling programs

Newton, Harvey County alter recycling programs

Ann Pomeroy, Newtonian Reporter

February 7, 2020

The City of Newton, after contractual changes between Waste Connections and Harvey County, has decided that citywide recycling is no longer mandatory. Residents can now choose whether they want to opt-in or out of recycling. Letters were sent to Newton residents last week informing them of the change....

Students weigh in on school lunch change

Students weigh in on school lunch change

Matt Olson, Newtonian Reporter

February 4, 2020

As of January 2020, the Trump administration introduced a new proposal for school lunches across the United States. This plan essentially rolls back Michelle Obama’s school lunch program by limiting the number of people who receive federal food stamps. According to USA Today, his proposal would cause...

2020 Winter Sports Homecoming Candidates

2020 Winter Sports Homecoming Candidates

February 3, 2020

Senior winter sport homecoming candidates Tony Lemus, Henry Claassen, Kaine Taylor, Keila Gillespie, Chandlor Buffalo and Jada Smith participate in a Tik Tok inspired 'Get to know you' games. StuCo will sponsor the winter sports dance on Friday, Feb. 7 from 10 p.m. to midnight following the home basketball...

How to find information on college

Ellen Miller Garrett, Newtonian Online Manager

February 3, 2020

Beginning the college search can be extremely difficult, especially when your family does not have experience in sending a kid off to college. Maybe none of the other family members went to college, or it is the parents’ oldest child. Regardless, there are so many public and private universities throughout...

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