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Lions, Dragons, and Proposals, Oh My!

Lions, Dragons, and Proposals, Oh My!

Cara Raiford, Visuals December 8, 2022

STORY CARA RAIFORD PHOTOGRAPHY CARA RAIFORD King Eddie was walking down the gravel path, his short legs striding proudly in support of the crown on his head. A bee was buzzing around, but it was not...

Darbi Boddy at the Mar. 28, 2021 Board of Education Meeting. Photography Cara Raiford

Lakota School Board member asked to resign after posting a link to pornography website on Facebook

Ava Huening April 28, 2022

STORY AVA HUENING | PHOTOGRAPHY IANNI ACAPULCO THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY The Lakota Board of Education voted 4-1 to censure fellow board member Darbi Boddy during an emergency school board meeting...

East clubs experience limited participation numbers.

East clubs experience limited participation numbers.

Ella Huelskamp March 26, 2022

STORY ELLA HUELSKAMP | PHOTOGRAPHY NATALIE MAZEY The impact of East senior Kay Kay Bayoli’s Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) club supervisor has her sitting at home, questioning why most of us use...

Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

Walker Wood March 11, 2022

STORY WALKER WOOD | PHOTOGRAPHY USED WITH PERMISSION East has a new Fishing Club that is officially open to the student body. The club started in late February and has already grabbed the attention of...

LEAF club members plant a tree during last years annual tree planting event.

LEAF Club Uses Grant Money to Launch Reforestation Effort

Zak Klaassen March 11, 2022

STORY Zak KLAASSEN | PHOTOGRAPHY USED WITH PERMISSION The Lakota East Environmental Advocates Forum (LEAF) Club has been getting grants from local companies to plant more trees around the school for the...

East seniors Kiley Doll (far left) and Megan Davis (far right) work with Wyandot students on an activity.

What it Means to be a Star

Maggie Huss March 9, 2022

STORY MAGGIE HUSS | PHOTOGRAPHY USED WITH PERMISSION As soon as the Little Stars, first and second graders from Wyandot Early Childhood School, enter the cafeteria, they are smiling from ear to ear. Seeing...

Former East student Megan Sheth helps dig a spot for the new East Eco-Classroom

Redefining The Classroom

Maddie Behrmann March 7, 2022

STORY MADDIE BEHRMANN | PHOTOGRAPHY AUDREY ALLEN Lakota East National Honor Society (NHS) is building an Eco Classroom for their yearly project, which is predicted to open in spring at the Lakota East...

Contestants perform a group dance on stage during Mr. Lakota East.

A Show to Remember

March 7, 2022

STORY AVA HUENING | PHOTOGRAPHY GRAHAM ALLEN The spotlight illuminated the stage in the Thunderhawk theater as Nick Rabin karate-chopped a plethora of fruit, sending chunks of apples and bananas flying...

Junior Camden Frazier (left) and senior Jaiden Palmore-Lett work on an assignment in fifth bell Cyber One.

Security Savvy

Audrey Allen December 27, 2021

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY AUDREY ALLEN INFOGRAPHIC EZRI COLPI He smells the donuts before he even sees them. His six teammates gather around the box filled with cream sticks and glazed favorites, in preparation...

School Board Reshaped

School Board Reshaped

Natalie Mazey December 22, 2021

STORY NATALIE MAZEY PHOTOGRAPHY MARLEIGH WINTERBOTTOM The November 2021 election saw an unprecedented eight candidates vying for the three open positions on the Lakota Board of Education. Darbi Boddy...

Fourth grade Woodland teacher Stephanie Pare works with students in her integrated classroom.

A Turn In Teaching

Megan Miranda December 22, 2021

STORY MEGAN MIRANDA PHOTOGRAPHY MARLEIGH WINTERBOTTOM INFOGRAPHIC ZAK KLAASSEN Stephanie Pare walks over to a group of gifted students. They are curious about the rigorous workload in front of them....

East seniors Olivia Marshall and Maddie Cramer work during the extended study hall that students have on block days.

Schedule on Trial

December 21, 2021

STORY ANDIE MADDING PHOTOGRAPHY MIA HILKOWITZ | INFOGRAPHIC ZAK KLASSEN Kyra Balyeat has had to adapt to the ever-changing schedule in Lakota during the past few years. The staff has tried everything:...

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