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Journalism staff introduces Student News Source: new mobile app for Railer News stories

Journalism staff introduces Student News Source: new mobile app for Railer News stories

March 18, 2020

Staff, students and community members can now download the free Student News Source app on their phone to get real-time notifications when new stories are posted to the RailerNews website. Users customize their notifications and subscribe to specific categories (news, opinions, features, sports, arts...

Coronavirus causes concern

Elly Green, Newtonian Reporter

March 12, 2020

Across the world, people have been experiencing a hysteria about the recently spreading coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Starting in Wuhan, China, the virus quickly spread to other countries and is now in America. There are an estimated 938 cases in the United States according to the Center for Disease...

Robotics team prepares for regionals

Robotics team prepares for regionals

Daniel Gonzalez-Arevalo, Newtonian Reporter

March 12, 2020

Technology is always evolving in ways where people can do more with machines in everyday. It has provided people with ways to complete tasks more efficiently. For the Newton Robotics team, technology has provided them with ways to create a robot that will be used to compete with other schools at the...

BPA, DECA students compete, qualify for nationals

BPA, DECA students compete, qualify for nationals

Kati Blaylock, Newtonian Reporter

March 9, 2020

Due to new club meetings, most clubs only meet once a quarter. However, clubs like Business Professionals of America (BPA) and DECA hold regular meetings to compete in competitions. During the month of February, students in BPA were finalizing their presentations for state. Once at state, students...

Lack of club days hurts student involvement

Lack of club days hurts student involvement

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....

Students design, begin new mural

Students design, begin new mural

Matt Olson, Newtonian Reporter

March 6, 2020

After two months of discussion and planning, juniors Lynsi Copeland, Lourdes Moreno and Easton Young began painting a mural on the wall leading up to Area Five on Feb. 21. From priming the wall, sketching it out to actually painting it, a lot of work is being put into this project. “We did the initial...

Students visit WSU sports medicine facility

Students visit WSU sports medicine facility

Elly Green, Newtonian Reporter

March 4, 2020

For the first time, science teacher Fredrick Schmidt’s sports medicine class had the opportunity to visit Wichita State University’s (WSU) sports medicine facilities. The class of nine students will head to WSU on Tuesday, March 2. The sports medicine class teaches about injuries and treatments...

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...

Koehn celebrates fourth birthday

Koehn celebrates fourth birthday

Ellen Miller Garrett, Newtonian Online Editor

February 28, 2020

Not many people remember their fourth birthday, much less their third or second. However, three-year-old sophomore Katelin Koehn will remember them all. Koehn was born on February 29, leap day. Because this day comes every four years, Koehn is turning four years old on Saturday, Feb. 29. “People make...

Senior night game results in KSHAA investigation

Senior night game results in KSHAA investigation

Kati Blaylock and Elly Green

February 27, 2020

From freshmen year, senior night is a night many student athletes look forward to. However, on Feb. 25, the boys basketball team ended their senior night in a frustrating loss to Salina Central. The team started the game strong, leading the Mustangs 10-8 after the first quarter. “I felt good going...

Snow through teacher’s eyes

Snow through teacher’s eyes

Ann Pomeroy, Newtonian Reporter

February 27, 2020

  The first glance of inclement weather usually has students hoping for a snow day. Students take to twitter, instagram and snapchat to express their underlying concern and await a post from the school district on whether or not school will be in session the following day. However, that leaves the q...

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