Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


Spark Newsmagazine


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Boys of Today, Men of Tomorrow

May 14, 2019

story rebecca breland | art alexandra fernholz | photography fair use The National Football League (NFL) football season ends on football fans’ biggest Sunday of the year: Superbowl Sunday. As everyone...

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Fashioning His Way

May 14, 2019

Walking down the hallway, East senior Ryan Kmieske heads to his next period. Heads turn as they see him strutting a daunting outfit consisting of black bulky leather boots, paired with jet black...

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Home on the Road

May 14, 2019

story ekra khalid | photography and infographic lauren maier Her father made sure that his kids were going to spend their last summer in an extraordinary way. From surfing the oceans...

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Road to Body Positive

May 13, 2019

story by Shiloh Wolfork | infographic by Caroline Bumgarner | art by Alexandra Fernholz It’s just another day. He wakes up and at first everything appears normal. Until he looks into the mirror...

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Classroom Competition

May 13, 2019

story by Bea Amsalu | infographic by Rebecca Breland | photography by Alexandra Fernholz As East recognizes two valedictorians of the senior class for the first time ever, other local high schools are...

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For the Boys

May 13, 2019

story by Isis Summerlin | photography by Meredith Niemann Every other year, students at Moeller attend a retreat to bond with their peers. Moeller senior Dean Joseph (DJ) Tower reflects on the lasting...

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The Smokescreen

April 17, 2019

story by Alexandra Fernholz | photography by Isis Summerlin *denotes name change A plume of vapor rises from the lips of a young model who stares sultrily into the camera, one hand on her hip and the...

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The Nico-Teens

March 1, 2019

story by Anna Mullins | photography by Alexandra Fernholz | infographic by Gracie Estep *denotes name change The room is dark. The only light comes from string lights lying across the floor, basking...

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Plugged In

January 27, 2019

story by Shiloh Wolfork | photo illustration by Abby Bammerlin East junior Kaya West explains the impact social media has on her. She has just arrived at home. While eating an after-school snack, she...

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Eating Disorder

May 18, 2018

Story by Gabbie Behrmann | Photography by Meredith Niemann and Sidney Li It’s Friday night, around dinner time. Hungry guests are stalking their way through the front doors of Brio Tuscan Grille, like...

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The Dreams of Citizens

May 3, 2018

Story by Samadhi Marapane | Photography Used with Permission Her birthplace has always been Veracruz, Mexico. Yet, when Xavier University junior Heyra Avila was four-years-old, she moved to the United...

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