Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


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A Birthday to Remember

May 22, 2020

story by LeAnn Niederman | art by Alexandra Fernholz Reserves Park, normally deserted of cars, is completely full with not a spot left. “[I] was disappointed but not surprised,” says Robyn Welling,...

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Gained Safety, Lost Time

May 20, 2020

story by Rebecca Breland | art by Alexandra Fernholz | photography fair use They left practice Thursday evening, expecting to return to practice the following day. They knew they would have Friday off...

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Testing Positive

May 18, 2020

story by Eliza Bush | art by Kelly Johantges For the 918 students currently enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses at East, news of the coronavirus brought a unique set of worries: how to prepare...

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Posts With a Purpose

Natalie Mazey May 16, 2020

story by Natalie Mazey | art by Alexandra Fernholz For four years of high school, students look forward to the day they will get to walk across the stage and receive a diploma, cementing the idea that...

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Virtual Relay for Life

May 14, 2020

story by Hannah Fuller | photography courtesy of Kennedy Chenault Sitting in the comfort of her own home, East junior Ellie Ford talked with her fellow Relay for Life student chair members to decide what...

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Positivity on the Run

Mary Barone May 10, 2020

story by Mary Barone | photography fair use On Saturday, May 2, West Chester resident Andrew Suski accomplished the seemingly impossible. In just under 16 hours, he ran every street in Beckett Ridge,...

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Pandemic Pawsitivity

May 3, 2020

story by Hannah Bui | photography fair use Scrolling through Facebook, everything is dark, angry and scared people are fighting. The news of COVID-19 haunts people’s feed. It feels like there is no...

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Going Viral

May 1, 2020

story by Anna Mullins | infographics Alexandra Fernholz and Anna Mullins | photography fair use In late January 2020, an East senior traveled to Shanghai. Chinese New Year was just around the corner,...

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Z is for Zoom

Marleigh Winterbottom April 30, 2020

story by Marleigh Winterbottom | art by Alexandra Fernholz When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on March 22, 2020 that schools would be going remote, Wyandot Early Childhood School (ECS) teacher Abigail...

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The Politics Behind the Pandemic

April 28, 2020

story by Shiloh Wolfork | art by Kelly Johantges The currently the leading nation in coronavirus cases. As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the U.S., concerns about the impact of the virus...

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Combatting Coronavirus

Megan Miranda April 26, 2020

story by Megan Miranda | photography fair use Things were falling into place perfectly. She spent her last years of high school working past the hardship of taking a different route than her peers, and...

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Low On Supplies, Not Morale

April 25, 2020

story by Ava Huelskamp | graphic by Natalie Mazey | photography by Alexandra Fernholz | art by Kelly Johantges In the wake of a devastating pandemic plaguing the world, walking into the fluorescent-lit...

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