Preston takes over as head varsity coach for boys basketball team

Preston takes over as head varsity coach for boys basketball team

Marco Aramburu, Newtonian Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As the 2018-19 boys basketball season commences, there have been changes to the coaching staff that mimic years prior. This season math teacher Andy Preston returns as head coach, after he left the program in 2016 to take an assistant coaching position at Mill Valley High School in Kansas City, Kansas. ...

Boys swim team enters season with new varsity head coach

Boys swim team enters season with new varsity head coach

Faye Smith, Newtonian Editor-in-cheif

November 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys swim team splashes into a new season with the addition of their new varsity head coach Shawna Cole. With a background in competitive club swim as well as competing with Missouri State, an NCAA Division one school, Cole’s first high school coaching position begins at Newton High School. Even...

Wrestling program recoops after first season without coach J.J. Thaw

Wrestling program recoops after first season without coach J.J. Thaw

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Graphic Manager

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As winter sports practices begins, this brings nerves as well as excitement. For the wrestling program, this season marks the beginning of a new chapter for the team. After the sudden death of assistant wrestling coach J.J. Thaw, wrestlers prepare to begin their first season without Thaw present. ...

Chem club outreach travels to Northridge Elementary, demonstrates experiments

Chem club outreach travels to Northridge Elementary, demonstrates experiments

Benton Dreasher, Newtonian Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Nov. 5, the Chemistry Club Outreach Program visited Northridge Elementary School to demonstrate a handful of chemistry experiments to the students. The Outreach program uses these experiments to preemptively spark initiative to have an interest in science. “So basically, the outreach program is a s...

Railer review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Railer review: Bohemian Rhapsody

Marco Aramburu, Newtonian Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase

Bohemian Rhapsody, is a celebration of the british rock band Queen, their music and their lead-singer Freddie Mercury. Mercury became one of the most beloved entertainers of all time, by shattered conventions and defying stereotypes. The film does a great job of showing the highest and the lowest po...

BCAPA Haunt Fest Oct. 27

BCAPA Haunt Fest Oct. 27

Natalie Kuhn, Newtonian Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Photos, Showcase

On Saturday Oct. 27, the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts dance students, performed their annual Haunt Fest at the Bethel Performing Arts Center for families in Newton. The Haunt Fest consisted of four different dance performances by multiple skill level classes, a children's costume contest, a...

Spooky spotify playlist to celebrate Halloween

Spooky spotify playlist to celebrate Halloween

Lorelei Jacobs, Newtonian Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase

Thank the Newtonian Staff for yet another Spotify playlist. Here, we’ve created a compilation of essential Halloween tunes, chart toppers, and an overall a spooky themed playlist. To find the playlist, search “Railer News” on Spotify, scan the code above, or, simply read the songs below and c...

Students compete in math competition, place in top 50 percent

Students compete in math competition, place in top 50 percent

Natalie Kuhn and Addie Lindenmeyer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

While Emporia State University students were going about their regular days, high school students from surrounding towns attended the annual Math Day Competition on Oct. 24. Students in Pre-Calculus, Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus and Algebra II were presented with the opportunity to attend this even...

Ravenscroft gym floor to be refinished, ready for use before winter sports season

Ravenscroft gym floor to be refinished, ready for use before winter sports season

Addie Lindenmeyer and Faye Smith

October 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Last January, Newton High School acquired approval to redo the Ravenscroft gym floor. With money through capital outlay, funds that the district has in their budget to do major capital improvement projects, the gym floors are being sanded and repainted. In the original bond that was communicated b...

Varsity football plays under Thursday night lights, possibility of hosting playoff game

Varsity football plays under Thursday night lights, possibility of hosting playoff game

Marco Aramburu and Benton Dreasher

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Oct. 18, the varsity football team will travel to Salina South for their last regular season game on a Thursday night, due to the Salina high school's shared football stadium. Both Salina South and Salina Central share the same stadium like many other teams in the league including Goddard and Ando...

Head in the clouds

Head in the clouds

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Content Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Juling is the new trend among teenagers all across the country. The sleek, portable nicotine device makes it easy for underage smokers to conceal them in their pockets and palms. While these small sticks resembling USB drives may not seem like they could do much damage, they pack a punch of nicotine. According...

Going in head first

Going in head first

Kaeden Thurber, Newtonian Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Concussion training has always been prevalent in school athletics, but this year it has reached a larger audience. For years, select sports have gone without concussion training, this year, however, all sports were required to watch informational videos about concussions symptoms and procedures. Th...

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