Senior Awards Night 4/23

Senior Awards Night 4/23

Rebekah Nelson, Railroader Staffer

April 27, 2018


Filed under Photos, Showcase

The senior awards night was held on April 23 in the auditorium. Students were honored with scholarships and awards for their academic, artistic, athletic and leadership achievements. Seniors were awarded a total of 40 scholarships and awards.

District survey reveals community concern Students weigh in on issues, give district ratings

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In January 2018, the USD 373 school board conducted a survey in an attempt to discover the reason that the 2017 school bond failed. The survey was sent out over the phone to 400 random heads of households who voted in the bond election. An additional online survey was made available for community members...

Black Panther gains student approval

Gracie Hammond, Newtonian Content and Photo Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Showcase

With an over $290 million opening week, “Black Panther” made waves in the cinematic world. The movie’s opening followed the footsteps of many of Marvel’s previous movies, but quickly outshined them. The opening came only second in the franchise, only a few thousand dollars beneath “The Avengers,”...

4 X 100 relay team looks to repeat success

Meya Green, Newtonian Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls track team has gotten a necessary amount of attention for their success in recent years and now that the track season is coming up, there are high hopes and standards for these talented women. “We hope to be well-rounded, we have been known the past few years for our sprinters and our...

Students to complete ALICE response training

Students to complete ALICE response training

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In the spring of last school year, teachers were trained in ALICE, an active shooter response training. After spending a year making sure that all staff including substitutes, ETC and maintenance were trained, the district is beginning to extend the training to students. ALICE, which stands for Alert,...

Pauls coaches golf for first time without child on team

Kaete Schmidt, Newtonian Asst. Arts & Culture Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the first time in seven years, head golf coach Joanie Pauls will not be coaching one of her children. Pauls began coaching girls golf in 2004 and later went on to begin coaching boys golf as well in 2010. Her first year coaching boys, Pauls was the JV coach while her oldest son, Lane, played varsity....

Moyo recognized by House of Representatives, Senate

Moyo recognized by House of Representatives, Senate

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the state president of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), senior Linda Moyo has many responsibilities. Moyo, along with 220 other students from across Kansas, visited state legislature buildings in Topeka on Feb. 21 as a part of their capital day. “We got to go to the House of Representati...

Winter sports and activities overview

Emma Pulaski, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Bowling The bowling team will travel to Great Bend on Feb. 23 to compete in regionals. The team competed in both matches and triangulars during the regular season. Boys basketball With substate beginning on Feb. 28, the boys basketball team has been preparing physically and mentally in every practi...

Regier plays for local renowned ensemble

Regier plays for local renowned ensemble

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

As one of the youngest musicians in the Mid Kansas Jazz Ensemble, sophomore Eli Regier is a little fish in a big pond. He has played the alto saxophone for over five years, an instrument that was created to be one of the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds. Regier also plays a variety of other instruments,...

Edgmon, George embrace second job

Addie Lindenmeyer, Newtonian Asst. Features Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

After the end of day bell rings, students have the good fortune of being able to go home and spend the rest of their day to their likings. Some teachers on the other hand do not receive the same prosperity. In addition to being a physical education teacher and high school wrestling coach, Tommy E...

Jamieson endures injury, experiences success

Jamieson endures injury, experiences success

Ben Crump, Newtonian Online Sports Manager

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Overcoming obstacles is something every student has to deal with from time to time. For sophomore Jamieson Jones, his obstacle was a major injury. Jones suffered a dislocated clavicle and would be sidelined from the sport he loved, football, for the rest of the season. He originally didn’t think much...

Transitioning to zero waste lifestyle beneficial

Transitioning to zero waste lifestyle beneficial

Ellen Garrett, Newtonian Asst. Opinions Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Think about how much trash you make in a day. All the plastic bags, tissues, plastic water bottles and the packaging on your food. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency the average American makes 4.5 pounds of trash per day. That adds up to 254 million tons of trash in a year. Not only...

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