Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine




Ezri Colpi, Culture Editor December 5, 2022

STORY EZRI COLPI PHOTOGRAPHY ANDIE MADDING | INFOGRAPHIC RILEY GROSNICKLE In a small high school classroom, two opponents sit at a desk, facing each other in a battle of the minds. Carefully, a set...

What’s the Scoop?

What’s the Scoop?

Andie Madding, Feature and Broadcast Editor November 22, 2022

STORY ANDIE MADDING PHOTOGRAPHY AUDREY ALLEN It started out as a random phone call to friends, but it ended up the realization of a dream.   “{We had friends} that owned a brewery in Cherry...

A Surprise to Paris

A Surprise to Paris

Audrey Allen October 20, 2021

STORY AUDREY ALLEN | PHOTOGRAPHY USED WITH PERMISSION East junior Lizzie Adkins stands in awe in front of the Eiffel Tower. Adkins gazes at the 984-foot iron landmark and sighs happily. She reaches for...

East senior Bitsy Summers ad Multiple Disability Intervention Specialist Ellen Bowmann read a story to help Summers with memory recall skills.

Engaging Education

Marleigh Winterbottom May 28, 2021

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY MARLEIGH WINTERBOTTOM East Special Education student Tyler Holliday and his Instructional Attendant Kathy Guckenbergur sit at their isolated table in the middle of the classroom...

Through her teaching, East Government teacher Tisha Grote-Menchhoffer encourages her students to become civically engaged beyond the classroom while building a positive environment that motivates them to believe in the power of their unique potential.

Tisha Grote

January 1, 2021

story by Shiloh Wolfork | photography by Riley Higgins Growing up, Tisha Grote-Menchhoffer (Mench) was always surrounded by politics. Her friends and family had graduated at the top of their classes from...

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The Trio

June 16, 2020

personal narrative by Maddie Cramer | art by Kelly Johantges I think it’s safe to say that most people’s relationships have changed quite a bit since Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine issued the stay at home...

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Fitness for You

May 24, 2020

story by Nicholas Hetterich | art by Alexandra Fernholz With little to do during this pandemic, Dan McCallister is challenging the community to get in better shape. McCallister is the father of Lakota...

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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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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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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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