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Childrens Hospital Residential Unit Update

Childrens Hospital Residential Unit Update

Rista Dahal, staff writer/ photographer August 31, 2023

Michael Acomb talks to community leaders during meet and greet with the canidates

Lakota Local School District furthers Search for New Superintendent

Colin Kunz, Editor In Chief June 28, 2023

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY COLIN KUNZ Parents and administrators file into the cafeteria of Lakota West High School, ready to form their opinions on the three finalists for Lakota superintendent. In preparation...

Michael Connaughton presents the board with a framed flag.

A Red, White, and Blue Gift

Martha Makabu, Staff Contributor May 30, 2023

STORY MARTHA MAKABU | PHOTOGRAPHY MADDIE BEHRMANN Lakota East and West High Schools were each gifted a framed flag, both with the motto “In God We Trust” by the In God We Trust Project, an organization...

East Holds Naturalization Ceremony and Welcomes 71 new Citizens

East Holds Naturalization Ceremony and Welcomes 71 new Citizens

Allie Haucke April 5, 2023

STORY ALLIE HAUCKE PHOTOGRAPHY KAITLIN DWOMOH & MARTHA MAKABU Hundreds of people filed into the school gym. On the bleachers, students, friends, and family sat in anticipation. The soon-to-become...

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...

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