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Lakota removes masking requirement for in-person learners and staff

Lakota removes masking requirement for in-person learners and staff

Mia Hilkowitz October 29, 2021

STORY MIA HILKOWITZ | ADDITIONAL INTERVIEWS WUDIE AMASLU | PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR USE Friday Oct. 29, Superintendent Matt Miller announced to Lakota community members that masks will no longer be required for...

Under the TikTok trend #deviouslicks, East students stole school supplies, raising issues for the custodial staff and administrators.

The New Trend

Mary Barone October 22, 2021

STORY MARY BARONE | PHOTOGRAPHY CALEB VANATTA With paper towels strewn across the floor, hand soap smeared on walls, and faucets torn from sinks, Lakota East bathrooms fell victim to a TikTok trend titled...

A Gateway for Kindness

A Gateway for Kindness

Kien Vu October 22, 2021

STORY KIEN VU | PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR USE Designed to help Lakota students and families in need of supplies, the Neighborhood Bridges Group’s “Gateway for Kindness” program has been continuing to support...

The Mask Debate

The Mask Debate

Mary Barone October 21, 2021

STORY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND INFOGRAPHIC MARY BARONE Nearly 200 concerned parents and community members cram into the dimly-lit cafeteria of Plains Junior. A broadcast of the Lakota School Board meeting in...

East students Kaleb Flood, Erin Cooney, and Mia Kamphuis use their school-issued chromebooks in their fitness evaluation class. 46% of Lakotas COVID-19 expenses were related to technology.

Funding Our Future

Natalie Mazey October 20, 2021

STORY NATALIE MAZEY PHOTOGRAPHY MARY BARONE The Ohio legislature approved the Fair School Funding Plan, a $75 billion comprehensive overhaul of Ohio school funding on Jun. 28, 2021. Lawmakers approved...

This Tues. Aug. 17, Lakota families gathered outside Lakota Local School District Offices to protest the recent announcement that students and staff are required to wear masks while in school for the upcoming school year.

Lakota Families Protest Required Masking for the 2021-22 School Year

Mia Hilkowitz August 17, 2021

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY MIA HILKOWITZ This Tues., Aug. 17, several Lakota families gathered at the Lakota Local School District Offices located at 5572 Princeton Rd to protest the recent announcement that...

East Principal Announced for the 2021-22 School Year

East Principal Announced for the 2021-22 School Year

Mia Hilkowitz June 22, 2021

STORY MIA HILKOWITZ | PHOTOGRAPHY FAIR USE THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY In an email to Lakota East students, guardians and staff on Mon. June 21, Lakota Superintendent Matthew Miller announced that Rob...

Physician at Hiltop OBGYN Heather Hilkowitz (left) is administered her first dose of the Moderna vaccine by Chief Nursing and Operating Officer at Atrium Medical Center Marquita Turner (right).

A Return to Normal

Mia Hilkowitz May 28, 2021

STORY, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND INFOGRAPHIC MIA HILKOWITZ East junior Aya Darwiche’s favorite thing about Thanksgiving has always been the food. Every year, her family has come together to celebrate and, like...

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital has begun trials studying the COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 12 to 15 years old.

One More Shot

Mia Hilkowitz May 28, 2021

  STORY MIA HILKOWITZ | PHOTOGRAPHY RILEY HIGGINS | INFOGRAPHIC CAITLIN O'DONNELL Since the COVID-19 vaccine was approved for emergency authorization use in Dec. 2020, biomedical companies like...

Placed on Leave

Placed on Leave

Natalie Mazey May 15, 2021

STORY NATALIE MAZEY |  PHOTOGRAPHY RACHEL ANDERSON On May 5, Dr. Yejide Mack was placed on a leave of absence after serving as East’s principal for nine months. Before East, she served as assistant...

Astrology Club President Kyra Mackey (left) and Vice President Samantha Schaller (right) welcome members to the clubs April 8 meeting.

Stars Align

Kien Vu April 16, 2021

story by Kien Vu | photography by Audrey Allen Astrology isn’t about looking at stars, rather it’s about understanding one’s self in the universe. The Astrology club meets every Tuesday in room...

Adena students have recess on the newly renovated playground.

Updated Playground Brings Community Together

Andie Madding December 1, 2020

story by Andie Madding | photography by Audrey Allen | infographic by Emily Taylor Although Adena Elementary's playground was completed in 2018, nobody could have predicted just how important it would...

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